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

Snowshoetour to the Magehorn (2621 m)

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Snowshoetour from the Engeloch to the Magehorn. This tour is only suitable for experienced mountain walkers.
moderate
Distance 7 km
4:00 h
865 m
865 m

Ascent

Engeloch - Starting at the Engiloch Restaurant (or the car park to the north of it), drive west over the bridge at Chluismatta and cross the Alpstafel and the Ritzibach creek to the northwest. After the Ritzibach, you ascend the wooded ridge to the west. Then turn right (north), cross under the Hotosse and continue to the upper end of the Marchgraben. At the foot of the northern flank of the Galehorn, continue to the Magelicka at 2,439 m. From there climb the southern flank to the summit.

Descent

Engeloch - 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

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Update: August 18, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
Magehorn, 2,621 m
Lowest point
1,805 m
Best time of year
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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 Street, Engeloch (1,811 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'644'518E 1'119'488N
DD
46.225370, 8.015649
DMS
46°13'31.3"N 8°00'56.3"E
UTM
32T 424089 5119559
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Destination

Magehorn

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting at the Engiloch Restaurant (or the car park to the north of it), drive west over the bridge at Chluismatta and cross the Alpstafel and the Ritzibach creek to the northwest. After the Ritzibach, you ascend the wooded ridge to the west. Then turn right (north), cross under the Hotosse and continue to the upper end of the Marchgraben. At the foot of the northern flank of the Galehorn, continue to the Magelicka at 2,439 m. From there climb the southern flank to the summit.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

You can reach Engeloch by bus from Brig or Iselle(It).

Stop: Simplon, Engeloch

Stop: Simplon, Engeloch

Getting there

with the car or the bus to Engeloch, Simplon

Parking

There are some parking spaces available in Engeloch

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'644'518E 1'119'488N
DD
46.225370, 8.015649
DMS
46°13'31.3"N 8°00'56.3"E
UTM
32T 424089 5119559
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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 snowshoeing equipment plus rope, ice ax and crampons.

Similar routes nearby

  • Snowshoe to the Staldhorn
  • Snowshoetrail to Spitzhorli
  • Snowshoe Tour on the Simplonpass
  • Snowshoetrail to Panettone
  • Snowshoe tour on the Breithorn (3437 m above sea level)
  • Skitour to the Rossbodo (1930 meters above sea level)
  • Snowshoe tour in the Bodme
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
865 m
Descent
865 m
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