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Moosjisee

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  • / The Moosjisee is fed by glacial meltwater, hence its milky turquoise colour.
  • / Moosjisee
    Photo: Pascal Gertschen

The Moosjisee (2,140 m) lies on the Five Lakes Walk and is a classic storage reservoir. Its milky colour shows that it is fed by glaciers.

The Moosjisee (also known as the Mosjesee) is an artificial reservoir. The water is used to generate electricity and for snowmaking along the pistes. Among the lake’s sources is water from the Findel Glacier, and as a result the Moosjisee has the typical milky hue of sediment-rich glacial meltwater, known as “glacial milk”. As the trail leads past the lake, observant hikers will spot a wide variety of alpine flora on the adjacent slopes.

• Milky, turquoise water
• Swimming strictly forbidden for safety reasons!

Reading
“Alpine flowers around Zermatt”, by Hanspeter Steidle, published by edition punktuell, Herisau, 2009. Bilingual German/English, ISBN 978-3-905724-15-8

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Updated: July 27, 2018

Coordinates

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46.010415, 7.779984
DMS
46°00'37.5"N 7°46'47.9"E
UTM
32T 405549 5095928
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Routes through this place

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Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
6.2 km
1:40 h
331 m
267 m
12.1 km
1:25 h
313 m
641 m
9.8 km
2:30 h
165 m
454 m
10.6 km
3:45 h
600 m
600 m
11.5 km
1:05 h
152 m
990 m
63.9 km
17:30 h
4191 m
4180 m
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