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Snowshoeing

Arbätrail

Snowshoeing · Switzerland
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  • Arbätrail
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  • Arbätrail
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    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
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    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
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    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
ft 7600 7400 7200 7000 6800 6600 6400 6200 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 mi Lauchernalp Kapelle Hockenalp Kapelle

A route suitable for all abilities, with a slightly steeper climb in the middle of the route.
moderate
4 km
1:45 h
305 m
305 m
Highlights on this tour include:
  • A viewpoint across the entire Lötschental Valley and the Lauchernalp ski resort from the Lauchernalp Chapel at 2,110 m above sea level.
  • Lauchernalp Chapel and Hockenalp Chapel
  • A viewpoint at the Arbäkreuz over the entire Lötschental Valley
  • Panoramic views and unspoiled nature

Author’s recommendation

Snowshoe Map of the Lötschental 1:50,000 - Region covered: Lötschental, Leukerbad, Kandertal, Adelboden, Lenk, Entschligetal (Bernese Oberland / Valais). Available from the Lötschental Tourist Information Office in Wiler or online at www.loetschental.ch/webshop

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
2220 m
Lowest point
1970 m
Best time of year
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Exposition
NESW

Safety information

  • 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

Mountain station "Lauchernalp, Holz" (1974 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.411336, 7.774158
DMS
46°24'40.8"N 7°46'27.0"E
UTM
32T 405786 5140481
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Destination

Mountain station "Lauchernalp, Holz"

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting at the mountain station "Lauchernalp, Holz", proceed parallel to the blue trail (Laucherntrail) along the marked boards up to Stafel and on to the Lauchernalp Chapel (viewpoint). Leave the blue trail there and head in an easterly direction below the Berghaus Restaurant and up to the Arbächnubel. Continue following the trail signposts as far as the Arbäkreuz (viewpoint over the entire Lötschental valley from the cross).

From there, make a circuit around the plateau of the Arbächnubel and continue down to the 3-seater chairlift and then along the winter hiking route towards the Hockenalp. Proceed down to the left of the Hockenalp Chapel and then return from there to your starting point at the mountain station "Lauchernalp, Holz".

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The postbus runs every hour from Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein to Wiler ("Wiler, Seilbahn" postbus stop). Take the cable car up to the Lauchernalp.

Getting there

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.

Parking

You can park your car in the outdoor car park or in the indoor car park beside the cable car valley station (not free).

Coordinates

DD
46.411336, 7.774158
DMS
46°24'40.8"N 7°46'27.0"E
UTM
32T 405786 5140481
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4 km
Duration
1:45h
Ascent
305 m
Descent
305 m
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