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 recommended route

Ski tour on the Rothorn (3108 m.a.s.l.)

Ski Touring · Valais
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The varied, long ski tour to the northwestern foot of the Fletschhorn is a demanding tour and requires skill.
moderate
Distance 5.2 km
5:00 h
1,610 m
1,610 m
Long and varied ski tour, which is only feasible in very good conditions. The ascent to the Bodmer Glacier is very steep and exposed.

Ascent

Simplon Dorf - From Simplon Dorf to Bodme (1,836 m), then ascend the hollows and slopes to the right in the direction of the Bodmer Glacier. We continue over the glacier, bypassing the middle crevasse zone and then reaching the gap (3,018 m) that opens up at the foot of the east ridge of the Fletschhorn. Either over the northwest flank or the easy ridge up to the summit.

Descent

Simplon Dorf - Like ascent. At 2600 m you can leave the glacier and cross the moraine to the right.

Author’s recommendation

Visit a restaurant in Simplon Dorf.
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
3,108 m
Lowest point
1,476 m
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Cardinal direction
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Rest Stop

Hotel Post Simplon Dorf
Hotel Rest. Grina
Hotel Restaurant Fletschhorn

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 - do not put yourself in danger.

Crampons can sometimes be required on the summit ridge.

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 and hints

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 Dorf, post bus stop (1,475 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'647'611E 1'116'205N
DD
46.195621, 8.055403
DMS
46°11'44.2"N 8°03'19.5"E
UTM
32T 427115 5116216
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Destination

Rothorn

Turn-by-turn directions

Simplon Dorf - Rothorn

snowshoe and ski tour map 1: 50000 is available at 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

Simplon Dorf can be easily reached by post bus from Brig or Iselle.

Stop: Simplon Dorf, Post

Getting there

By post bus or private vehicle to Simplon Dorf, Post.

Parking

Parking spaces are available in Simplon Dorf.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'647'611E 1'116'205N
DD
46.195621, 8.055403
DMS
46°11'44.2"N 8°03'19.5"E
UTM
32T 427115 5116216
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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Skitour in the Bodme
  • Ski tour on the Schilthorn (2795 m above sea level)
  • Skitour auf das Wenghorn (2587 m.ü.M.)
  • Skitour to the Rossbodo (1930 meters above sea level)
  • Skitour auf das Tossenhorn (3225 m.ü.M.)
  • Ski tour on the Seehorn (2439 m above sea level)
  • Skitour Furggu
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.2 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1,610 m
Descent
1,610 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Summit route High-altitude ski tour Linear route suitable for snowboards

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