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

Ski tour Rothwald Hohture (Hohturli, 2409 m above sea level)

Ski Touring · Valais
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  • Gipfelblick Hohture auf den Simplonpass, dahinter Mischabel und Weisshorn
    / Gipfelblick Hohture auf den Simplonpass, dahinter Mischabel und Weisshorn
    Photo: Roland Nanzer, www.sac-cas.ch
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Hohturli - a popular ski tour in the Rothwald. After a short run from the Ganterwald in the direction of Wasenalp, you climb over even slopes to the Hohture. This tour is ideal for beginners.
easy
Distance 4.3 km
3:00 h
689 m
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Ascent

Rothwald - start at the Ganterwald restaurant on the Simplonpassstrasse. Following the forest road, the tour begins with a run-in to Hackber. You climb right up to Wasenalp. Following the edge of the ski slope, you can reach Wintrigmatte from there in around 20 minutes. The path leads past alpine huts and then climbs up in the larch forest in turns. You reach the tree line at the avalanche barriers. You climb the summit Hohture (or as the locals call it: Hohturli) over the ridge.

Descent

Rothwald - The descent is via the ascent track through the open larch forest down into the Rothwald.

Author’s recommendation

In Rothwald you can eat and warm up in various restaurants.

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
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Hohtoure, 2,408 m
Lowest point
Rothwald, 1,719 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Ganterwald
Schutzhaus Napoleon

Safety information

The inspection is at your own risk. Rapid changes in weather can occur. Be careful - don't put yourself in danger.

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

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

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

Start

Rothwald, Ganterwald (1,719 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'152E 1'125'926N
DD
46.283172, 8.037455
DMS
46°16'59.4"N 8°02'14.8"E
UTM
32T 425849 5125960
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Destination

Rothwald, Ganterwald

Turn-by-turn directions

The ski tour begins at the Ganterwald restaurant on the Simplonpassstrasse. Following the forest road, the tour begins with a run-in to Hackber. You climb right up towards Wasenalp. Following the edge of the ski slope, you can reach Wintrigmatte in around 20 minutes from Wasenalp. The path leads past alpine huts and then climbs up in bends in the larch forest. You reach the tree line at the avalanche barriers. The summit Hohture (or as the locals say: Hohturli) is reached via the ridge.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can easily reach Rothwald by post bus from Brig.

Getting there

By public transport or car to Rothwald.

Parking

Public parking spaces are available in Rothwald. Be considerate of the inns.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'646'152E 1'125'926N
DD
46.283172, 8.037455
DMS
46°16'59.4"N 8°02'14.8"E
UTM
32T 425849 5125960
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Further 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 Mäderlicke (2887 meters above sea level)
  • Skitour auf das Mäderhorn (2890 m.ü.M.)
  • Ski tour to the Bortelhorn
  • Skitour to the Monte Leone
  • Ski tour on the Breithorn (3437 m above sea level)
  • Skitour to the Panettone
  • Skitour on the Wasenhorn or Punta Terrarossa (3245.8 m above sea level)
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.3 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
689 m
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