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.

 
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Skitour to the Rossbodo (1930 meters above sea level)

Ski Touring · Valais
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Easy tour beginning at the Egga to the Rossbode. This short tour is well suited for beginners or as a warm-up trail.
moderate
1.9 km
1:00 h
490 m
490 m
 

Ascent

Egga / Simplon Dorf – The route leads from the Egga to the Chatzustafel passing the Senggibach creek. Then head right and continue to the Rossbodestafel.

Descent

Simplon Dorf– 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 www.simplon.ch

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Rossbode Stafel, 2,076 m
Lowest point
Simplon Dorf, 1,587 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel Post Simplon Dorf
Hotel Rest. Grina
Hotel Restaurant Fletschhorn

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, hints and links

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 Dorf, Egga (1,586 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'701E 1'117'216N
DD
46.204779, 8.043709
DMS
46°12'17.2"N 8°02'37.4"E
UTM
32T 426225 5117244
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Destination

Rossbode

Turn-by-turn directions

Even if you don't ascend a lot of meters of altitude with this tour, the nature and the view are worth seeing. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

You can reach Egga (near Simplon Dorf) by bus from Brig or Iselle (IT).

 

Stop: Simplon Dorf, Egga

Getting there

with the bus or a car to Simplon Dorf

Parking

There are some parking spaces in Simplon Dorf

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'646'701E 1'117'216N
DD
46.204779, 8.043709
DMS
46°12'17.2"N 8°02'37.4"E
UTM
32T 426225 5117244
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

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
1.9 km
Duration
1:00h
Ascent
490 m
Descent
490 m
Public transport friendly Loop Refreshment stops available Point to Point

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