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

Snowshoe tour in the Bodme

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Snowshoetour for beginners above the Simplon Dorf in the Bodme. 
moderate
Distance 4.3 km
2:15 h
411 m
411 m
Ascent

Simplon Dorf - From Simplon Dorf head in direction Obri Matte. Keep left towards Liegje and for the last part of the tour head towards the Bodmerhorn.

Descent

Simplon Dorf - The descent is via the ascent route. This may vary depending on the risk assessment.

Author’s recommendation

Ski and snowshoe 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. Purchase the app at simplon.app.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Bodme, 1,886 m
Lowest point
Simplon Dorf, 1,475 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
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Rest Stop

Hotel Grina
Hotel Post Simplon Dorf
Hotel 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 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 Dorf (1,474 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'647'656E 1'116'168N
DD
46.195287, 8.055972
DMS
46°11'43.0"N 8°03'21.5"E
UTM
32T 427159 5116178
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Destination

Bodme

Turn-by-turn directions

From Simplon Dorf head in direction Obri Matte. Keep left towards Liegje and for the last part of the tour head towards the Bodmerhorn.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

You can reach the Simplon by car or by post bus from Brig or Iselle

Stop: Simplon Dorf, Post

 

Stop: Simplon Dorf, Post

 

Getting there

By post bus or private vehicle to Simplon Dorf

Parking

There are parking spaces available in Simplon Dorf

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'647'656E 1'116'168N
DD
46.195287, 8.055972
DMS
46°11'43.0"N 8°03'21.5"E
UTM
32T 427159 5116178
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 snowshoe equipment

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  • Snowshoe to the Staldhorn
  • Snowshoe Tour on the Simplonpass
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.3 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
411 m
Descent
411 m
Circular route Linear route Refreshment stops available

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