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.

 
Snowshoeing recommended route

Snowshoetrail to Spitzhorli

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  • Auf dem Weg zum Spitzhorli
    / Auf dem Weg zum Spitzhorli
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Simplonpass Richtung Spitzhorli
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Simplonpass mit Hospiz und Hübschhorn
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Start auf dem Simplonpass
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Hopsche
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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Nice snowshoe tour that is possible early in winter. Often committed. You will be rewarded with a wonderful view.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
moderate
Distance 11.4 km
5:00 h
750 m
750 m

Ascent

Simplon Pass - From the Simplon Pass at 2,005 m you head west, over the plains past the hamlet of Hopsche, into the traverse on the southern slope of the Tochuhorn. Further up, turn in a north-westerly direction and climb up in the valley between Tochuhorn and Straffelgrat to Üsseri Nanzlicke. The broad south ridge is now to the summit of the Spitzhorli. 

Descent

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

Bielti - In good and very safe conditions, the descent down to Bielti is recommended at the point of the traverse under the Tochuhorn. After the descent, there is a 30-minute ascent back to the starting point of the Simplon Pass.

Author’s recommendation

Visit a restaurant on the Simplon Pass to recharge your batteries.

 

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

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Empfang Brig Simplon Tourismus
Update: August 19, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,733 m
Lowest point
1,986 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel Simplon-Blick
Hotel Monte Leone

Safety information

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

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

Simplonpass (1,987 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'645'197E 1'121'814N
DD
46.246246, 8.024664
DMS
46°14'46.5"N 8°01'28.8"E
UTM
32T 424813 5121870
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Destination

Simplonpass

Turn-by-turn directions

The Spitzhorli is a nice tour on the Simplon Pass. This can usually be done first after fresh snowfall.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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

Getting there

You can reach the Simplon Pass by public transport or private vehicle.

Parking

Parking spaces are available on the Simplon Pass.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'645'197E 1'121'814N
DD
46.246246, 8.024664
DMS
46°14'46.5"N 8°01'28.8"E
UTM
32T 424813 5121870
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 including rope, ice ax and crampons.

Similar routes nearby

  • Snowshoe to the Staldhorn
  • Snowshoe Tour on the Simplonpass
  • Snowshoetrail to Panettone
  • Snowshoe tour on the Breithorn (3437 m above sea level)
  • Snowshoetour to the Magehorn (2621 m)
  • Schneeschuhtrail Rothwald
  • Schneeschuhtrail Ganterwald
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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.4 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
750 m
Descent
750 m
Out and back

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