A rewarding ski tour to the Hockenhorn with a thrilling descent to Ferden.
Stage 1: The tour starts at the mountain station "Gandegg" at the Lauchernalp ski resort and heads towards the glacier "Milibachgletscher" and onwards up to the Hockenhorn. As an option you can also take the Gletscherbahn gondola directly to the Hockenhorngrat. From here you will enjoy a fantastic view over the surrounding Valais and Bernese mountain panorama before setting out for the Lötschenpass Hut. Refuel at the Lötschenpass Hut for the next stage of this tour.
Stage 2: In the second stage of this tour, enjoy the descent from the Lötschenpass Hut to Ferden via the Kummenalp.
Lötschenpass Hut: Come to the first “Minergie” mountain hut in the Alps, savour the view across the Valais peaks, let the hut team to pamper you, discover nature all around the lodge, stay in spacious dormitory rooms, gaze at the stars in the suites - and come back again. More information at: Tel. +41 (0)27 939 19 81 www.loetschenpass.ch
Best time of year
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.
The postbus runs every hour from Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein to Wiler ("Wiler, Seilbahn" postbus stop). Take the cable car up to the Lauchernalp, then continue on a 2-seater or 3-seater chairlift to Gandegg mountain station.
Drive 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 Gandegg mountain station.
You 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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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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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