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.

 
Snowshoeing recommended route

Schneeschuhtrail Ganterwald

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Experience the fascination of snowshoeing in the beautiful winter world of the Rothwald. Where you can glide through snow-covered and untouched winter landscapes.
closed
moderate
Distance 4.3 km
1:41 h
206 m
238 m

This snowshoe trail leads from the Hotel Ganterwald along the marked trail to the "Obru Egge". From here it leads uphill via Hackber up to the mountain guesthouse Wasenalp. Then you hike along the prepared Wasmerstrasse (piste) down into the "Obru Rothwald" and further into the "Undru Rothwald" to the valley station Skilifte Rothwald. Finally, you return to the starting point via the pavement of the national road.

The route from the post bus stop Rothwald Post (near the valley station of the ski lift) to the mountain restaurant Wasenalp is very popular as a winter hike without snowshoes. This route is pisted-during the skiing season and is open for multiple use. Time requirement about 45 minutes.

Author’s recommendation

At the start, end as well as in the middle of the tour there are possibilities for refreshment.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: May 27, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,959 m
Lowest point
1,721 m
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Rest Stop

Ganterwald
Schutzhaus Napoleon

Safety information

This route is only accessible when the lake is open (danger of avalanches)!

The trails are marked with wooden poles with a purple coating. In addition, reflective light bands are attached. We kindly ask you to follow the marked routes in the interest of our forest and wildlife. Waste should be put back in your rucksack.

Tips and hints

More tours and snowshoe trails

Start

Ganterwald (1,753 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'204E 1'125'496N
DD
46.279294, 8.038085
DMS
46°16'45.5"N 8°02'17.1"E
UTM
32T 425892 5125529
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Destination

Rothwald, ski lift

Turn-by-turn directions

This snowshoe trail leads from the Hotel Ganterwald along the marked trail to the "Obru Egge". From here it leads uphill via Hackber up to the mountain guesthouse Wasenalp. Then you hike along the prepared Wasmerstrasse (piste) down into the "Obru Rothwald" and further into the "Undru Rothwald" to the valley station Skilifte Rothwald. Finally, you return to the starting point via the pavement of the national road.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Brig the Rothwald can be easily reached by post bus.

Getting there

Post bus stops are available in both Ganterwald and Rothwald.

Parking

Free parking is available in Ganterwald and Rothwald

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'646'204E 1'125'496N
DD
46.279294, 8.038085
DMS
46°16'45.5"N 8°02'17.1"E
UTM
32T 425892 5125529
w3w 
///weeks.immediate.horses
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Clothing adapted to the weather conditions is indispensable.

Similar routes nearby

  • Schneeschuhtrail Doruwaldji
  • Schneeschuhtrail Rothwald
  • Snowshoetrail to Hohture
  • Schneeschuhtrail Panoramaweg Rothwald
  • Schneeschuhtrail Wasenalp / Hohliecht
  • Snowshoe trail Rosswald - Resti
  • Snowshoe trail Rosswald - Panorama trail
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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.3 km
Duration
1:41 h
Ascent
206 m
Descent
238 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Forest

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