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 Furggu

Ski Touring
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Romantic alp between Simplon village and Zwischenbergen.
easy
Distance 3.2 km
1:30 h
655 m
9 m
Ascent

Gabi - On the left bank of the Laggin you go to the second bridge, which you cross and get to the Gsteihuis. To the left of the building, climb the steep mule track to the Feerberg forest clearing. If you start further up between the gallery and the bridge at around 1260m (parking space available), the first ascent via Schilt is more pleasant, and you reach the mule track at around 1,340 m. You climb up the wide ridge through the forest clearing, past a small path chapel at 1,560 m. You can also climb the open terrain via Mittluhuis to Alphittä at 1,880 m and over to Furggu or follow the old mule track to the Furggupass.

 

descent

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

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. You can purchase the app at simplon.app.

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Highest point
1,873 m
Lowest point
1,219 m
Best time of year
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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

Snowshoe and ski tour map 1: 50,000 is available from the Brig and Simplon tourist office.

274S Visp ISBN number: 978-3-302-20274-7

Start

Gabi (1,228 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'648'981E 1'115'022N
DD
46.184888, 8.073017
DMS
46°11'05.6"N 8°04'22.9"E
UTM
32T 428461 5115007
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Destination

Furggu

Turn-by-turn directions

On the left Lagginaufer you go to the second bridge, which you cross over to the Gsteihuis. To the left of the building, climb the steep mule track to the Feerberg forest clearing. If you start further up between the gallery and the bridge at around 1260m (parking space available), the first ascent via Schilt is more pleasant and reaches the mule track at around 1340m. You climb up the broad ridge through the forest clearing, past a small path chapel at 1560m. You can also continue on the open terrain via Mittluhuis to Alphittä at 1880m and over to Furgguhochzug or follow the old mule track to Furggu (pass).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

You can reach Gabi by post bus from Brig or Iselle (Domodossola, IT)

stop: Gabi

Getting there

By post bus or private vehicle to Gabi.

Parking

There are some parking spaces in Gabi.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'648'981E 1'115'022N
DD
46.184888, 8.073017
DMS
46°11'05.6"N 8°04'22.9"E
UTM
32T 428461 5115007
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 including rope, ice ax and crampons.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.2 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
655 m
Descent
9 m
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