No route is too far on snowshoes. They gently carry hikers over a deep blanket of snow. Snowshoeing requires virtually no experience. Anyone who can walk can also snowshoe, thus experiencing the delightful world of pristine winterscapes. Beautiful trails lead through forests, over wide snowfields and along impressive 4000-metre peaks. Once you’ve tried snowshoeing, you’ll always want to come back and leave your tracks in the snow.
With Snowshoes in the Aletsch Forest
The Aletsch Forest is known for its ancient trees, and with its many species of fauna it is one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the Aletsch region. It is located in the centre of the Aletsch nature preserve and has been awarded the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch. High above the Aletsch Glacier and far from the skiing hordes, you will feel transported into a magical world. It is now also possible to explore this gem on snowshoes.
Several tour operators offer package tours which are conducted in an environmentally friendly manner. More information available at the tourist office.
Total hiking time: 3h30