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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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  • / Restaurant Mäderlicka
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuwandern Rothwald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuwandern Rothwald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuwandern Rothwald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuwandern Rothwald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuwandern Rothwald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Schneeschuwandern Rothwald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Restaurant Mäderlicka
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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.
closed
moderate
Distance 6 km
3:00 h
468 m
500 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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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: May 27, 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
Mar
Apr
May
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Aug
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Rest Stop

Hotel Ganterwald
Rest. Mäderlicka - 2220 m.ü.M.
Schutzhaus Napoleon

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
w3w 
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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.

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • 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
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
468 m
Descent
500 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Circular route Clear area Forest
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
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