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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Ski tour to the Mäderlicke (2887 meters above sea level)

Ski Touring · Valais
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m 3000 2500 2000 1500 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Schutzhaus Napoleon Rest. Mäderlicka - 2220 m.ü.M. Ganterwald
The Mäderlicke lies at the foot of the Mäderhorn, which is climbed via the Mäderlicke.
moderate
3.7 km
2:12 h
1,130 m
1,130 m
Ascent

Rothwald - From the mountain station of the Rothwald ski lift you go up to the Mäderlicke at the top of the Bodmertälli. The view during the tour to the Mäderlicke is breathtaking. Afterwards the Mäderhorn can also be climbed.

Descent

Rothwald - The descent is via the ascent track. Depending on the assessment of the dangers, this can also vary.

Simplon Pass - Descend from the Mäderlicke towards the southeast to the Chaltwasser Pass plateau. From here either to Unner's Schallbett, to the Simplon Pass or to Italy to Alpe Veglia.

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 available at www.simplon.ch/winter

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Mäderlicke, 2,884 m
Lowest point
Rothwald, 1,754 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
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Exposition / cardinal direction
NESW

Rest Stop

Rest. Mäderlicka - 2220 m.ü.M.
Schutzhaus Napoleon

Safety information

Safe skiing, alpine, quite difficult tour. Only accessible in very safe conditions.

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

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, 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

Rothwald (1,753 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'156E 1'125'585N
DD
46.280099, 8.037481
DMS
46°16'48.4"N 8°02'14.9"E
UTM
32T 425846 5125619
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Destination

Mäderlicke

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour to the Mäderlicke is breathtaking. If you want, you can extend the tour up to the Mäderhorn.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Easily accessible by post bus from Brig

Stop: Rothwald, Schutzhaus

Getting there

By post bus or private car to Rothwald.

Parking

Parking spaces are available at the Schutzhaus and Ganterwald restaurants.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'646'156E 1'125'585N
DD
46.280099, 8.037481
DMS
46°16'48.4"N 8°02'14.9"E
UTM
32T 425846 5125619
w3w 
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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

Similar routes nearby

  • Skitour auf das Mäderhorn (2890 m.ü.M.)
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  • 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
moderate
Distance
3.7 km
Duration
2:12h
Ascent
1,130 m
Descent
1,130 m
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