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Blatten Village Cross-Country Skiing Trail

Cross-Country Skiing · Lötschental · Open
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    Photo: Sandra Stockinger, Lötschental Tourismus
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    Photo: Sandra Stockinger, Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Dorfloipe Blatten
    Photo: Sandra Stockinger, Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Dorfloipe Blatten
    Photo: Sandra Stockinger, Lötschental Tourismus
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Relatively flat cross-country skiing track around Blatten (Lötschen)
Open
Skating, Classic
moderate
Distance 3.5 km
1:00 h
70 m
70 m
1,575 m
1,529 m
Just above the  bus stop "Blatten (Lötschen) Post" and above the large car park, the route initially runs over a large area. Here you can do a few laps to warm up. Afterwards you cross the river Lonza and follow a slight incline towards Fafleralp. After crossing the bridge at Eisten you have the possibility to go back to the starting point on the valley track or through a small wood. If you decide on the valley track, you can choose a small additional loop. This loop leads you to a small ascent. From here you have a wonderful view of Blatten. Afterwards you will walk between barns back to the starting point.

Author’s recommendation

All-inclusive cross-country active day

Interested in trying cross-country skiing but don't have the kit? No problem - for CHF 42.00 you can have a day's cross-country skiing in the Lötschental, kitted out with top equipment. The offer includes:

  • Hire of cross-country ski equipment (classic)
  • A one-day cross-country day pass for the Lötschental
  • A hot non-alcoholic drink in a restaurant of your choice

The offer including skating equipment is available for CHF 52.00.

You can reserve this offer at the Lötschental information point in Wiler and at the Lötschental Cross-country Centre in Blatten.

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Adrian Schnyder 
Update: December 14, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,575 m
Lowest point
1,529 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
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Rest Stop

Breithorn
Edelweiss
Zum Fröhlichen Jass

Safety information

  • Plan every cross-country skiing trip carefully
  • Make sure that the equipment is suitable and complete
  • Never go on a tour alone
  • Inform relatives, friends, the hut keeper or the hotel porter about your tour. Report back on arrival at your destination
  • Observe the weather development constantly
  • Observe the principle: in case of doubt turn back!

Tips and hints

Cross-Country Skiing Pass Prices

  • Lötschental season pass CHF 50.00
  • Kandersteg - Lötschental regional pass CHF 80.00
  • Swiss cross-country skiing pass CHF 140.00
  • Day pass CHF 8.00
  • Week pass CHF 40.00

Cross-country skiing passes can be obtained from the Lötschental Tourist Information Office or online at www.loetschental.ch/webshop, in hotels, restaurants, and at Cecil's Loipenstube in Blatten.

Start

Blatten, Post (1,532 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'629'470E 1'141'092N
DD
46.420534, 7.821975
DMS
46°25'13.9"N 7°49'19.1"E
UTM
32T 409476 5141447
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Destination

Blatten, Post

Turn-by-turn directions

Just above the  bus stop "Blatten (Lötschen) Post" and above the large car park, the route initially runs over a large area. Here you can do a few laps to warm up. Afterwards you cross the river Lonza and follow a slight incline towards Fafleralp. After crossing the bridge at Eisten you have the possibility to go back to the starting point on the valley track or through a small wood. If you decide on the valley track, you can choose a small additional loop. This loop leads you to a small ascent. From here you have a wonderful view of Blatten. Afterwards you will walk between barns back to the starting point.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The postbus runs every hour from Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein to Blatten ("Blatten, Post" postbus stop). Then proceed on foot to the trail access.

Getting there

Drive into the Lötschental from Goppenstein, past the villages of Ferden, Kippel and Wiler to Blatten as far as the old post office. Proceed on foot to the trail access.

Parking

You can park your car in the car park next to the old post office in Blatten (not free).

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'629'470E 1'141'092N
DD
46.420534, 7.821975
DMS
46°25'13.9"N 7°49'19.1"E
UTM
32T 409476 5141447
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Order the "Panorama Map" free of charge at the Lötschental information desk or at www.loetschental.ch/prospekte

Equipment

Cross-country ski hire:

Basic Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Cross-country skiing gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap

Technical Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Cross-country skis
  • Cross-country ski bindings
  • Cross-country boots
  • Cross-country poles
  • Waxes if required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
Open
cross-country skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.5 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
70 m
Descent
70 m
Highest point
1,575 m
Lowest point
1,529 m
Classic Skating Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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