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 to the Camoscellahorn

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Ski tour to the Camoscellahorn on the Simplon. Magnificent popular ski tour at the italian border. Start in the Zwischbergenvalley.
moderate
Distance 7.8 km
4:30 h
1,330 m
1,330 m
Ascent

Zwischbergen, Sera – Cross the river Grosses Wasser at the end of the dam. Follow the summer path markings over the Härd to the Flurstrasse (corridor road) and follow it to the brook Karpänz. The easier option leads along the left bank of the river down the valley to a bridge and then along the Flurstrasse to Härd. From there either on the street or over the meadows, ascend past the huts of Cagranda to the power mast in Curtett and into the light forrest. Via the soutwest ridge you will reach the summit of the Camoscellahorn / Pizzo Pioltone easily.

 

Descent

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

San Lorenzo, Italien – Recommended is also the descent over the south ridge of the Camoscellahorn to reach a point slightly above the Passo di Monscera. From there continue southeast over the Alpe Monscera (1’978 m) and continue – following the high-voltage line – to San Bernardo and on the street to San Lorenzo.

Author’s recommendation

Visit a restaurant in Simplon Dorf or Gabi 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.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Camoscellahorn, 2,612 m
Lowest point
Zwischbergen, 1,359 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Cardinal direction
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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

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

Zwischbergen (1,282 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.167579, 8.118331
DMS
46°10'03.3"N 8°07'06.0"E
UTM
32T 431936 5113044
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Destination

Camoscellahorn

Turn-by-turn directions

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Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the bus from Brig or Iselle (It) to Gondo.

 

Stop: Gondo, Kirche

Getting there

You can reach Gondo by car or by bus.

Parking

Next to the dam Sera in Zwischbergen there are parking spaces available.

Coordinates

DD
46.167579, 8.118331
DMS
46°10'03.3"N 8°07'06.0"E
UTM
32T 431936 5113044
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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

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.8 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
1,330 m
Descent
1,330 m
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