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

Snowshoe Trail Rosswald - Fleschboden

Snowshoeing
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  • Schneeschuhlaufen Rosswald
    / Schneeschuhlaufen Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuhlaufen Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuhlaufen Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuwandern Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Kapelle Maria zum Guten Rat Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuhlaufen Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuhlaufen Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuhlaufen Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuhlaufen Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuhlaufen Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuwandern Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuhlaufen Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuhlaufen Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuwandern Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuhlaufen Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Kapelle Maria zum Guten Rat Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuhlaufen Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuwandern Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuhlaufen Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuwandern Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuhlaufen Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuwandern Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuhlaufen Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuwandern Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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Experience the fascination of snowshoeing in the beautiful winter world of Rosswald. The peaceful silence in the woods strengthens body and soul. The view is magnificent.
easy
Distance 3.7 km
1:30 h
304 m
304 m
You start this trail at the mountain station on the Rosswald and follow the marked trail to the restaurant parking lot. From there, turn left and continue to the end of the car park. The trail continues on the right through the forest to Alpe Rosswald and under the chapel. Now follow the markings on the military trail through the Saflischwald forest to the blue ski slope (Sommerweg). From here you walk along the summer piste to the Fleschboden restaurant. Here you are at the highest point of the trail at 2311m. The way back leads you downhill at the right side of the slope back to the starting point.

Author’s recommendation

On the terrace of the Restaurant Fleschboden you can enjoy the breathtaking view.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: June 18, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Restaurant Fleschboden, 2,125 m
Lowest point
Rosswald, Bergstation, 1,821 m
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Cardinal direction
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Fleschboden
Restaurant Rosswald
Restaurant Parkplatz

Safety information

This route is only accessible when the piste is open!

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

Liability is excluded.

Tips and hints

The winter conditions and protected areas of the animals are predominantly in the forest. In order to keep the animals quiet, you have to follow the path markings. Information boards at the respective starting points of the trails and at the necessary places point out this problem. In cooperation with the Wildhut and the forest managers, the listed trails have been classified as being game and forest friendly. The snowshoe walkers are asked not to leave the marked trails - for their safety and to protect the animals in the forest. We would like to thank you for your consideration and wish you wonderful winter hiking experiences.

Start

Rosswald, Bergstation (1,824 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'411E 1'128'274N
DD
46.304275, 8.041059
DMS
46°18'15.4"N 8°02'27.8"E
UTM
32T 426155 5128302
w3w 
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Destination

Rosswald, Bergstation

Turn-by-turn directions

You start this trail at the mountain station on the Rosswald and follow the marked trail to the restaurant parking lot. From there, turn left and continue to the end of the car park. The trail continues on the right through the forest to Alpe Rosswald and under the chapel. Now follow the markings on the military trail through the Saflischwald forest to the blue ski slope (Sommerweg). From here you walk along the summer piste to the Fleschboden restaurant. Here you are at the highest point of the trail at 2311m. The way back leads you downhill at the right side of the slope back to the starting point.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can easily reach Rosswald by public transport. From Brig railway station take the post bus and take the cable car to Rosswald.

Getting there

Postbus stop Ried-Brig, LRR then cable car

Parking

There is a parking lot at the valley station, which is subject to a charge.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'646'411E 1'128'274N
DD
46.304275, 8.041059
DMS
46°18'15.4"N 8°02'27.8"E
UTM
32T 426155 5128302
w3w 
///canal.barks.flagged
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Informationen über Rosswald und die Umgebung sind im Tourismusbüro in Brig oder auch im Lebensmittelgeschäft / Tourist Info Magusii auf Rosswald erhältlich.

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available at the Brig tourist office, the Magusii grocery store on Rosswald and the ski school office.

Equipment

Clothing adapted to the weather and conditions is indispensable.

Similar routes nearby

  • Snowshoe trail Rosswald - Resti
  • Snowshoe trail Rosswald - Panorama trail
  • Schneeschuhtrail Wasenalp / Hohliecht
  • Schneeschuhtrail Panoramaweg Rothwald
  • Snowshoetrail to Hohture
  • Schneeschuhtrail Doruwaldji
  • Schneeschuhtrail Ganterwald
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.7 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
304 m
Descent
304 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Clear area Forest

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