Snowshoeing

On soft feet through winter landscapes

Enjoy the fascination of our winter wonderlands on soft feet: snowshoes. Feel the crisp air, glance at our majestic peaks on your hike. Snowshoe trails can be found in the area of Rothwald and Rosswald or on the Simplon Pass.

Our insiders’ tip: As a perfect ending ritual to a long hike, we recommend you warm up with a fondue and an exquisite glass of Fendant – and last but not least –  "a clear" one to warm up even more. See brochure can be found in the download area.

Be a responsible snowshoe hiker!

Snowshoeing is a huge trend. As a result the local wildlife and forests are impacted negatively. An information campaign by the local wildlife, hunter and forestry service aims to educate our guests on this topic. We kindly ask you to follow our guidelines and respect nature on your hikes, for your own safety as well as the future of our environment. More on this topic can be found here.

 
Ski Touring Top

Ski tour on the Seehorn (2439 m above sea level)

Ski Touring · Valais
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  • Skitour auf das Seehorn
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    Photo: Dominic Anthamatten, SAC Saas
  • / Skitour auf das Seehorn
    Photo: Dominic Anthamatten, SAC Saas
  • / Skitour auf das Seehorn
    Photo: Dominic Anthamatten, SAC Saas
  • / Skitour auf das Seehorn
    Photo: Dominic Anthamatten, SAC Saas
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The ski tour on the Seehorn high above the Gondoschlucht offers a wonderful descent. Depending on the weather conditions, the snow on the summit hand is sometimes blown away.
moderate
4.1 km
4:00 h
1,214 m
18 m
Ascent

Gabi - From the parking lot, go up the left bank of the Laggina to the second bridge, which we cross to the Gsteihuis. To the left of the building, climb the steep mule track to the Feerberg forest clearing. The first ascent via Schilt starts further up between the gallery and the bridge at around 1260 m, and you reach the mule track at around 1'340 m. You climb up the wide ridge through the forest clearing, past a small chapel at 1,560 m. You can also climb the open terrain via Mittluhuis to Alphittä or follow the old mule track. The open forest leads from Alphittä to the east and from Furggu to the northeast to the Seetole. Climb the south-west summit flank on the right. There is a converter antenna on the summit.

Descent

Gabi - The descent is via the ascent lane. After assessing the dangers, this can also vary. On the descent, you can drive along the west ridge over the summit triangle directly to Alphitte and Feerberg.

Author’s recommendation

In the Gabi restaurant you can warm up before or after the tour.

Benefit from the new Simplon snowshoe and ski touring app. Earn points and get great rewards. The app is available at www.simplon.ch

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Seehorn, 2,435 m
Lowest point
Gabi (Simplon), 1,221 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Safety information

Safe skiing, alpine, quite difficult tour. Only accessible in very safe conditions.

The inspection is at your own risk. Rapid changes in weather can occur. Be careful and don't put yourself in danger.

Disclaimer of liability

Walking on routes in alpine terrain requires good physical condition, serious preparation and technical knowledge in mountain sports. The ascent of the routes described is at your own risk. Brig Simplon Tourismus AG, SAC and the authors assume no liability for the topicality, correctness and completeness of the information provided. Liability claims of any kind against Brig Simplon Tourismus AG or against the authors are excluded.

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Tips, hints and links

More information about ski tours at: www.sac-cas.ch/de/huetten-und-touren

 

Questions about the Brig Simplon region: www.brig-simplon.ch

Start

Simplon, Gabi (1,228 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'648'976E 1'115'023N
DD
46.184898, 8.072960
DMS
46°11'05.6"N 8°04'22.7"E
UTM
32T 428456 5115008
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Destination

Seehorn

Turn-by-turn directions

This ski tour high above the Gondo Gorge is highly recommended. Feasible winter like the beginning of spring. The slopes from Furgelti over Feerberg through the open larch forests usually offer good snow conditions. On the descent you can also drive along the W-Grant over the summit triangle and then more directly to Alphitte and Feerberg.

Snowshoe and ski tour map 1: 50000 is available from the Brig and Simplon tourist office.

274S Visp ISBN number: 978-3-302-20274-7

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

You can easily reach Gabi by post bus from Brig or Iselle.

Getting there

You can travel to Gabi (Simplon) by private vehicle or by public transport.

Parking

Parking spaces are available in Gabi.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'648'976E 1'115'023N
DD
46.184898, 8.072960
DMS
46°11'05.6"N 8°04'22.7"E
UTM
32T 428456 5115008
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Further information at the tourist office or the SAC.

Author’s map recommendations

Snowshoe and ski tour map 1: 50000 is available from the Brig and Simplon tourist office.

274S Visp ISBN number: 978-3-302-20274-7

Equipment

Complete ski touring equipment including rope, ice ax and crampons.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.1 km
Duration
4:00h
Ascent
1,214 m
Descent
18 m
Public transport friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available High-altitude ski tour Clear area Forest Point to Point

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