Rothwald & Wasenalp

Rothwald/Wasenalp lonely peak

Visit Rothwald/Wasenalp to enjoy relaxing walks through larch forests, which are more stunning than ever in autumn. The area has hiking trails that lead to Rosswald and towards the Simplon Pass. A popular trail is Alpine passes trail no. 6, the 17th stage of which takes you across Rothwald. As soon as the first snow falls, Rothwald becomes a small ski resort for enthusiasts and skilled skiers. It’s also an insider tip among freeriders. Its signposted snowshoe trails offer plenty of variety.


Looking for a hike on the Simplon Pass? Rothwald/Wasenalp is just the place. And it’s easy to reach with the PostBus via the Simplon Pass road. You can start your hike directly from the bus stop. Whether you’re on a walk to the Wasenalp, a route leading to the ‘Wasmerseeli’ mountain lake or an Alpine adventure that takes you to the Alpe Veglia in Italy, your heart is sure to sing in Rothwald – especially in autumn, when the larch forest turns golden yellow.

Winter sports

Rothwald/Wasenalp is a small but impressive ski resort with 25 km of pistes and two ski lifts. It is also ideal for snowshoe adventures thanks to the stunning panoramic views and the well-developed network of trails. With an expert guide by your side, you can even climb several peaks on touring skis.


Spend the night in Rothwald and find yourself slap bang in the middle of fantastic hikes and winter sports activities.

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