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.

 
Sledding recommended route

Sledge run Rosswald

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From Alpe Rosswald down to the valley station of the cable car in Ried-Brig - first fast, then leisurely. You pass the Rosswald over snow-covered coniferous forests in winter.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
easy
Distance 8.7 km
0:30 h
47 m
839 m
From the Rosswald down to Ried-Brig there is a very well groomed toboggan run, about eight kilometres long. The experience begins when you get off the gondola, which takes you to the starting point: From the Rosswald you have a wonderful and wide view of the upper Rhone valley. The toboggan run overcomes an altitude difference of 783 metres from start to finish and offers varied curves as well as more leisurely passages. The start is directly below the mountain station of the Rosswald cable cars and ends near the valley station in Ried-Brig. On the way there is a lot of variety for the athletes. At the beginning there are a few faster passages to drive through, in the second part of the route the speed becomes more leisurely and the route widens. Through snow-covered coniferous forests you finally descend to the valley station in Ried-Brig. This is easily reached by post bus, which runs regularly from Brig station to the valley station of the gondola lift. On the runners, ready, go!

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy a fine Valais fondue in one of the restaurants on Rosswald. Sledges can be hired at Rosswald.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: June 11, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,871 m
Lowest point
1,032 m
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Rosswald
Restaurant Parkplatz

Safety information

Use of the slopes at your own risk. Never ride outside the signposted pistes. Never ski after or before the end of the pistes.

Tips and hints

More info on www.rosswald-bahnen.ch

Start

Rosswald, mountain station (1,824 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'414E 1'128'272N
DD
46.304256, 8.041087
DMS
46°18'15.3"N 8°02'27.9"E
UTM
32T 426157 5128300
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Destination

Rosswald, mountain station

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Rosswald down to Ried-Brig there is a very well groomed toboggan run, about eight kilometres long. The experience begins when you get off the gondola, which takes you to the starting point: From the Rosswald you have a wonderful and wide view of the upper Rhone valley. The toboggan run overcomes an altitude difference of 783 metres from start to finish and offers varied curves as well as more leisurely passages. The start is directly below the mountain station of the Rosswald cable cars and ends near the valley station in Ried-Brig. On the way there is a lot of variety for the athletes. At the beginning there are a few faster passages to drive through, in the second part of the route the speed becomes more leisurely and the route widens. Through snow-covered coniferous forests you finally descend to the valley station in Ried-Brig. This is easily reached by post bus, which runs regularly from Brig station to the valley station of the gondola lift. On the runners, ready, go!

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can easily reach the Rosswald valley station by post bus from the Brig railway station.

Getting there

By post bus or private vehicle to the Rosswald valley station and then by cable car.

Parking

Parking is available at the Rosswald valley station.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'646'414E 1'128'272N
DD
46.304256, 8.041087
DMS
46°18'15.3"N 8°02'27.9"E
UTM
32T 426157 5128300
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tickets are available at the Magusii grocery store, the ski school or the Rosswald cable cars.

Equipment

Winter equipment and helmet must be worn.
Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.7 km
Duration
0:30 h
Ascent
47 m
Descent
839 m
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