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Ski tour on the Schilthorn (2795 m above sea level)

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    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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The ski tour to the Schilthorn starts in this variant from Simplon Dorf or Egga. The Schilthorn is often visited from the Sirwoltesee after the Galehorn.
moderate
Distance 4.8 km
4:00 h
1,334 m
43 m
Ascent

Simplon Dorf - the ski tour starts in Simplon Dorf or Egga. From Simplon Dorf you climb in a south-westerly direction towards the Chatzustafel and further up to the Rossbodestafel. The tour continues towards Stosbode and Schilte to the summit. Follow the ridge north to the summit of the Schilthorn. In addition to the mountains, you overlook the Simplon Pass with the Altes Spittel, Barralhaus and hospice.

descent

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

Author’s recommendation

Simplon Dorf with its three hotels is known as a ski touring Mecca in winter. Go on varied tours every day. Benefit from the new Simplon snowshoe and ski touring app. Earn points and get great rewards. The app is available at simplon.app
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: August 12, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Schilthorn, 2,791 m
Lowest point
Simplon Dorf, 1,500 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel Post Simplon Dorf
Hotel Rest. Grina
Hotel Restaurant Fletschhorn

Safety information

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

Caution: snowdrift accumulations on the steep slopes of Schilte.

Safe skiing, 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

Simplon Dorf (1,500 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'647'507E 1'116'248N
DD
46.196022, 8.054051
DMS
46°11'45.7"N 8°03'14.6"E
UTM
32T 427012 5116262
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Destination

Simplon Dorf

Turn-by-turn directions

The Schilthorn is often climbed from the Sirwoltesee after the Galehorn. Caution is advised on the steep slopes of Schilte as snow drifts are often blown in. The long descent over the south-east slopes are often less traveled than the descent to the Chlusmatte.

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

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Simplon Dorf can be easily reached by post bus from Brig.

Getting there

By post bus or private vehicle to Simplon Dorf.

Parking

Free parking spaces are available in Simplon Dorf.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'647'507E 1'116'248N
DD
46.196022, 8.054051
DMS
46°11'45.7"N 8°03'14.6"E
UTM
32T 427012 5116262
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.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.8 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
1,334 m
Descent
43 m
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