A ski tour on the popular Elwertätsch skiing mountain with a variety of descents to Blatten via Tellin.
The tour on the Elwertätsch is richly varied in terms of terrain and offers a magnificent view across to the Bietschhorn and the Valais 4000-metre peaks. The Elwertätsch lies on the boundary between the cantons of Berne and Valais, between the Gasterental Valley in the north and the Lötschental Valley in the south. The summit lies along a long ridge separating the two valleys from each other. The Elwertätsch is joined to the Sackhorn beyond the Tennbachlücke in the southwest and to the Birghorn in the northeast by the 3,169 metre-high pass, which has no name. The mountain falls with wild cliff walls down into the Gasterental Valley, interspersed by small hanging glaciers, like the Birggletscher (Birg Glacier).
Skitourenkarte Jungfrau 264S (The Jungfrau Region Ski-Touring Map 264S) - This 1:50,000 scale topographical map includes the ski tours in the Lötschental Valley, which are described in more detail in the SAC Tour Guide available from the Lötschental Tourist Information Office in Wiler or online at www.loetschental.ch/webshop
Updated: February 17, 2016
- We recommend that a state-certified mountain guide accompanies you on this ski tour
- Plan your tour carefully
- Ensure that you have a full set of appropriate equipment
- Never embark on a tour alone
- Inform friends, relatives, the mountain hut supervisor or the hotel porter of your proposed tour. Report back when you arrive at your destination.
- Keep a constant eye on weather developments
- Adhere to the principle: if in doubt, turn back!
Tips, hints and linksOur mountain guides in the Lötschental:
Getting thereDrive into the Lötschental from Goppenstein, past the villages of Ferden and Kippel as far as Wiler to the valley cable car station. Take the cable car up to the Lauchernalp, then continue on a 2-seater or 3-seater chairlift to the mountain station "Gandegg".
ParkingYou can park your car in the outdoor car park or in the indoor car park beside the cable car valley station (not free).
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EquipmentA full set of glacier equipment is essential.
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.