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

Skitour to the Staldhorn

Ski Touring · Valais · closed
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  • Gipfelkreuz Staldhorn
    / Gipfelkreuz Staldhorn
    Photo: Georges Sanga, www.sac-cas.ch
  • / Gipfel Staldhorn
    Photo: TomClancy, www.gipfelbuch.ch
  • / Aufstieg zum Staldhorn am Simplon
    Photo: cappef, Hike.org
  • / Simplonpass vom Staldhorn aus
    Photo: tignoelino, www.hike.org
  • / Hopsche auf dem Weg zum Staldhorn
    Photo: tignoelino, www.hike.org
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Skitour from the Simplonpass via Hopsche over the Gälmji and onto the Staldhorn. The short tour only takes about 2.00h.

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

closed
easy
Distance 3.6 km
2:00 h
471 m
7 m
 

Ascent

Simplonpass – From the Simplonpass at 2’005 m head west and pass the flat areas at th Hopsche. At approximately 2’200 m turn north-westwards and head right over the ramp of the Gälmji up onto the pass. You will reach the summit over the western ridge.

Descent

Simplonpass – The descent is via the ascent route. This may vary depending on the risk assessment.

Author’s recommendation

Visit a restaurant on the Simplon Pass to recharge your batteries.

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

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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: August 12, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Staldhorn, 2,456 m
Lowest point
Simplon Pass, 1,985 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hospiz Simplon
Hotel Simplon-Blick
Hotel Monte Leone

Safety information

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

 

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 and hints

In very safe conditions, the descent into the Nesseltal is a special experience.

 

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

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

Snowshoe and ski tour map 1: 50,000 is available from the Brig and Simplon tourist office.

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

Start

Simplon Pass (1,991 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'645'196E 1'121'783N
DD
46.245967, 8.024648
DMS
46°14'45.5"N 8°01'28.7"E
UTM
32T 424811 5121839
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Destination

Simplon Pass

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Simplonpass at 2’005 m head west and pass the flat areas at th Hopsche. At approximately 2’200 m turn north-westwards and head right over the ramp of the Gälmji up onto the pass. You will reach the summit over the western ridge.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can easily reach the Simplon Pass by post bus from Brig or Iselle.

Getting there

With the car or bus up to the Simplon Pass.

Parking

Parking spaces are available on the Simplon Pass.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'645'196E 1'121'783N
DD
46.245967, 8.024648
DMS
46°14'45.5"N 8°01'28.7"E
UTM
32T 424811 5121839
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

More 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

  • Ski tour to the Spitzhorli (2737 m above sea level)
  • Skitour to the Tochuhorn (2648 m above sea level)
  • Skitour auf den Bistinenpass (2417 m.ü.M.)
  • Skitour on the Wasenhorn or Punta Terrarossa (3245.8 m above sea level)
  • Skitour auf den Straffelgrat (2633 m.ü.M)
  • Skitour ab dem Simplon Pass auf den Monte Leone (3553 m.ü.M.)
  • Skitour auf das Hübschhorn (3192 m.ü.M.)
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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.6 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
471 m
Descent
7 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available High-altitude ski tour suitable for snowboards Clear area

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