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 Panettone

Ski Touring · Valais
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Skitour warm-up from the Simplon Hospiz or Simplon Kulm towards the Hübschhorn. The "Panettone" clearly stands out from the ridge of the Hübschhorn.
moderate
Distance 1.7 km
1:00 h
356 m
338 m

Ascent

Simplonpass – Follow the old line of the former skilift from the Simplon Hospiz or Kulm to the top station. Then continue diagonally along the pleasant north-west slopes towards the east to the large, striking black boulder “Panettone” at approx. 2’380 m. The Panettone stands out clearly from the northwest ridge of the Hübschhorn and is marked with a small cross.

Descent

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

Author’s recommendation

Ski tourers feel at home on the Simplon. Spend the night in one of the hotels on the pass or in the village and spend a few days touring in the region.

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

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Panettone, 2,355 m
Lowest point
Simplon Pass, Hospice, 1,998 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel Monte Leone
Hotel Simplon-Blick

Safety information

Safe skiing, alpine, quite difficult tour. Only accessible in very safe conditions, and you do so at your own risk.

Rapid changes in weather can occur. Be careful and do not put yourself in danger.

Disclaimer

Walking 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 do not assume any 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

Simplon Hospiz (1,998 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'645'537E 1'121'893N
DD
46.246937, 8.029085
DMS
46°14'49.0"N 8°01'44.7"E
UTM
32T 425155 5121942
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Destination

Panettone

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the old line of the former skilift from the Simplon Hospiz or Kulm to the top station. Then continue diagonally along the pleasant north-west slopes towards the east to the large, striking black boulder “Panettone” at approx. 2’380 m. The Panettone stands out clearly from the northwest ridge of the Hübschhorn and is marked with a small cross.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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

 

Stop: Simplon Hospiz, Hospiz

 

Getting there

With the bus or the car to the Simplon Pass.

Parking

There are parking spaces available next to the hospice on Simplon Pass.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'645'537E 1'121'893N
DD
46.246937, 8.029085
DMS
46°14'49.0"N 8°01'44.7"E
UTM
32T 425155 5121942
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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

Similar routes nearby

  • Skitour on the Wasenhorn or Punta Terrarossa (3245.8 m above sea level)
  • Skitour ab dem Simplon Pass auf den Monte Leone (3553 m.ü.M.)
  • Skitour auf den Straffelgrat (2633 m.ü.M)
  • Skitour auf das Hübschhorn (3192 m.ü.M.)
  • Skitour auf den Bistinenpass (2417 m.ü.M.)
  • Ski tour to the Spitzhorli (2737 m above sea level)
  • Skitour to the Tochuhorn (2648 m above sea level)
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
1.7 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
356 m
Descent
338 m
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