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 Top

Schneeschuhtrail Panoramaweg Rothwald

Snowshoeing
Logo Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
Responsible for this content
Brig Simplon Tourismus AG Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Wegweiser
    / Wegweiser
    Photo: Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuwandern Rothwald
    Photo: Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuwandern Rothwald
    Photo: Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuwandern Rothwald
    Photo: Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuhtrails Rothwald
    Photo: Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuwandern Rothwald
    Photo: Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
m 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Rest. Mäderlicka - 2220 m.ü.M. Berggasthaus Wasenalp Schutzhaus Napoleon Ganterwald Rothwald, Ganterwald
Experience the fascination of snowshoeing in the beautiful winter world of the Rothwald. Where you can glide through snow-covered and untouched winter landscapes.
difficult
7.9 km
3:30 h
535 m
496 m

This varied snowshoe hike takes you from the car park at the Hotel Ganterwald over wooded areas, with panoramic views over the Gantertal valley to the mountain guesthouse Wasenalp. The impulsive mountains in front of your eyes will take you up in a southerly direction. At the top a breathtaking panorama opens up again. The Restaurant Mäderlicka invites you to take a break. Afterwards you can enjoy a varied descent through the Jochwald to Rothwald.

Further snowshoe tours and round trips can be found here

Author’s recommendation

Ganterwald, Wasenalp and Mäderlicka, in these restaurants you can have a meal and enjoy the view.
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,253 m
Lowest point
1,719 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Rest Stop

Ganterwald
Rest. Mäderlicka - 2220 m.ü.M.
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, hints and links

More tours and snowshoe trails

Start

Ganterwald (1,718 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'152E 1'125'930N
DD
46.283206, 8.037462
DMS
46°16'59.5"N 8°02'14.9"E
UTM
32T 425849 5125964
w3w 
///huts.behave.struck

Destination

Rothwald, ski lift

Turn-by-turn directions

From Hotel Ganterwald follow the marked trail to Obru Egge. From here you hike uphill via Hackber up to the mountain restaurant Wasenalp. Then you follow the prepared slope (blue slope markings) up to the "Wintrigmatta". Once here, follow the lake slope (red slope markings) until just below the "Chastelegga Lift" mountain station. Continue in a southwesterly direction uphill to the panorama restaurant Mäderlicka. Then we can again follow the snowshoe trail marking over the Jochtwald down into the "Obru" and later into the "Undru" Rothwald. You return to the starting point (Hotel Ganterwald) 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
2'646'152E 1'125'930N
DD
46.283206, 8.037462
DMS
46°16'59.5"N 8°02'14.9"E
UTM
32T 425849 5125964
w3w 
///huts.behave.struck
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available from the Brig and Simplon Tourist Offices.

Equipment

Clothing adapted to the weather conditions is indispensable.

Similar routes nearby

  • Schneeschuhtrail Doruwaldji
  • Schneeschuhtrail Ganterwald
  • Schneeschuhtrail Rothwald
  • Schneeschuhtrail Wasenalp / Hohliecht
  • Snowshoe trail Rosswald - Resti
  • Snowshoe trail Rosswald - Panorama trail
  • Snowshoe Trail Rosswald - Fleschboden
 These suggestions were created automatically.
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
7.9 km
Duration
3:30h
Ascent
535 m
Descent
496 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Clear area Forest

Statistics

  • Contents
  • Show images Hide images
: h
 km
 m
 m
 m
 m
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.
Export PDF