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Schneeschuhtrail Panoramaweg Rothwald

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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.
difficult
Distance 7.9 km
3:30 h
535 m
496 m
2,253 m
1,719 m

This varied snowshoe hike takes you from the car park at the Hotel Ganterwald over wooded areas, with panoramic views over the Gantertal valley to the mountain guesthouse Wasenalp. The impulsive mountains in front of your eyes will take you up in a southerly direction. At the top a breathtaking panorama opens up again. The Restaurant Mäderlicka invites you to take a break. Afterwards you can enjoy a varied descent through the Jochwald to Rothwald.

Further snowshoe tours and round trips can be found here

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
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,253 m
Lowest point
1,719 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 85.58%Path 14.40%
Forested/wild trail
6.7 km
Path
1.1 km
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Rest stops

Hotel Ganterwald
Restaurant Mäderlicka

Safety information

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

The trails are marked with wooden poles with a purple coating. In addition, reflective light bands are attached. We kindly 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

Ganterwald (1,718 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'152E 1'125'930N
DD
46.283206, 8.037462
DMS
46°16'59.5"N 8°02'14.9"E
UTM
32T 425849 5125964
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Destination

Rothwald, ski lift

Turn-by-turn directions

From Hotel Ganterwald follow the marked trail to Obru Egge. From here you hike uphill via Hackber up to the mountain restaurant Wasenalp. Then you follow the prepared slope (blue slope markings) up to the "Wintrigmatta". Once here, follow the lake slope (red slope markings) until just below the "Chastelegga Lift" mountain station. Continue in a southwesterly direction uphill to the panorama restaurant Mäderlicka. Then we can again follow the snowshoe trail marking over the Jochtwald down into the "Obru" and later into the "Undru" Rothwald. You return to the starting point (Hotel Ganterwald) via the pavement of the national road.

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
2'646'152E 1'125'930N
DD
46.283206, 8.037462
DMS
46°16'59.5"N 8°02'14.9"E
UTM
32T 425849 5125964
w3w 
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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
difficult
Distance
7.9 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
535 m
Descent
496 m
Highest point
2,253 m
Lowest point
1,719 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Clear area Forest
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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