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Schneeschuhtrail Doruwaldji

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  • Schneeschuhlaufen Rothwald mit Blick auf den Simplonpass
    Schneeschuhlaufen Rothwald mit Blick auf den Simplonpass
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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Experience the fascination of snowshoeing in the beautiful winter world of the Rothwald. Where you can glide through snow-covered and untouched winter landscapes.
moderate
Distance 6 km
3:00 h
468 m
500 m
2,223 m
1,723 m
You reach the mountain inn Wasenalp coming from Rothwald, Ganterwald or Egge. You hike up to the Antonius Chapel. This is where the winter snow shoe trail begins. Above the chapel you hike into the Doruwaldji. The trail takes you gently uphill past the hamlet of Bärufalle to the valley station of the Chastelegga ski lift. Follow the ski slope to the panorama restaurant Mäderlicka. Through the Jochwald forest you return to Rothwald.

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Author’s recommendation

Ganterwald, Wasenalp and Mäderlicka, in these restaurants  you can have a meal and enjoy the view.
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Silvio Burgener 
Update: December 23, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
2,223 m
Lowest point
1,723 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Track types

Forested/wild trail 70.77%Path 2.83%Road 22.46%Unknown 3.92%
Forested/wild trail
4.3 km
Path
0.2 km
Road
1.4 km
Unknown
0.2 km
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Rest stops

Hotel Ganterwald
Restaurant Mäderlicka

Safety information

This route is only accessible when the piste is open (danger of avalanches)!

The trails are marked with wooden poles with a purple coating. In addition, reflective light bands are attached. We ask you to follow the marked routes in the interest of our forest and wildlife. Waste should be put back in your rucksack.

Tips and hints

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Start

Wasenalp (1,754 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'202E 1'125'501N
DD
46.279346, 8.038061
DMS
46°16'45.6"N 8°02'17.0"E
UTM
32T 425890 5125535
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Destination

Mäderlicka

Turn-by-turn directions

From the mountain guesthouse Wasenalp you hike up to the Antonius Chapel. This is where the winter snow shoe trail begins. Above the chapel you hike into the Doruwaldji. The trail takes you gently uphill past the hamlet of Bärufalle to the valley station of the Chastelegga ski lift. Follow the ski slope to the panorama restaurant Mäderlicka.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Brig the Rothwald can be easily reached by post bus.

Getting there

Post bus stops are available in both Ganterwald and Rothwald.

Parking

Free parking is available in Ganterwald and Rothwald.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'646'202E 1'125'501N
DD
46.279346, 8.038061
DMS
46°16'45.6"N 8°02'17.0"E
UTM
32T 425890 5125535
w3w 
///foil.rely.dividers
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available from the Brig and Simplon Tourist Offices.

Equipment

Clothing adapted to the weather conditions is indispensable.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
468 m
Descent
500 m
Highest point
2,223 m
Lowest point
1,723 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Circular route Clear area Forest
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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