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Back-country skiing

Ferdenrothorn

Back-country skiing · Switzerland
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A demanding ski tour to the Ferdenrothorn against a uniquely beautiful wintery backdrop.
difficult
15.2 km
6:30 h
1770 m
1700 m
From Ferden, climb towards the Kummenalp before continuing on towards the Ferden Pass. The route then rises somewhat more steeply, following the edge of the ridge. You can keep your skis on until around 50 metres below the summit and then, depending on snow conditions, use crampons and picks to work your way along the remainder of the ridge. The Ferdenrothorn is a striking and unique mountain, particularly when seen from the Lötschental Valley. Its eastern and north-eastern faces are folded in waves, making the mountain unmistakeable. Soak in the wonderful view over the Lötschental Valley.

 

Author’s recommendation

Our mountain guides in the Lötschental:

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
3130 m
Lowest point
1380 m
Best time of year
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Exposition
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Safety information

  • 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!

Start

Ferden, village (1378 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.394230, 7.759650
DMS
46°23'39.2"N 7°45'34.7"E
UTM
32T 404641 5138598
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Destination

Leukerbad

Turn-by-turn directions

Ferden - Färda - Kummenalp - Ferdenpass - Ferdenrothorn

 

Possible descents:

  • Ferdenrothorn - Ferdenpass - Kummenalp - Färda - Ferden
  • Ferdenrothorn - Ferdenpass - Flüebach - Majing - Leukerbad East

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The postbus runs every hour from Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein to Ferden ("Ferden, Dorf" postbus stop).

Getting there

Drive into the Lötschental from Goppenstein as far as the village of Ferden.

Parking

You can park your car in the car park by the "Ferden, Dorf" postbus stop or in the car park (not free).

Coordinates

DD
46.394230, 7.759650
DMS
46°23'39.2"N 7°45'34.7"E
UTM
32T 404641 5138598
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

  • A full set of glacier equipment is essential.
  • 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

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
15.2 km
Duration
6:30h
Ascent
1770 m
Descent
1700 m
Scenic Summit route

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