Snow hikers will appreciate in the idyllic Maiensäss Steg the countryside which can best be enjoyed on the roughly two hour Schwemmiweg round tour.
Distance 4.5 km
The round tour begins at the Gänglesee car park then proceeds through the woods (Winterwald) to the Sücka alp. From there you can reach the toboggan path back to Steg or better still, you can tear down with your sledge. And because high altitude mountain air is known to give you a good appetite the restaurants in Sücka and Steg, the Bergstübli or the Seerestaurant can cater for food and drink.
Take your own sledge or rent one (Toboggan from Sücka).
Update: May 14, 2021
ParkingGenügend Parkplätze befinden sich beim Stausee Steg (Gänglesee).
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Author’s map recommendations
Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking
- 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
- moisture wicking skull / knit cap
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking
- Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
- Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
- 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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