Winter hiking

Activities

Winter hike Moosfluh - Chüestall - Riederalp closed

From the view point overlooking the Great Aletsch Glacier back to Riederalp: full of impressions, you hike down to the sunny plateau with fabulous views of the mountains.

Take the glacier lift up to the Moosfluh view point where, even before the winter hike begins, you’ll be treated to a breathtaking panoramic view of the Great Aletsch Glacier and the snow-clad 4,000-metre peaks of the Valais Alps. Drink in this spectacle to your heart’s content, before following the adventure trail along the mountain ridge to Breitebode. At this point, leave the ridge and descend towards the Chüestall mountain restaurant. The route passes the top end of the Golmenegg ski lift, heading down to the Moosfluh Gletscherbahn valley station, before continuing westwards to the mountain station of the Riederalp-Mitte cable car. The tour comprises a number of separate sections. Please check the winter sports report for the status (open/closed).

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Moosfluh – Bergrestaurant Chüestall – Riederalp, top station of aerial cable car Mitte

Take the glacier lift up to the Moosfluh view point where, even before the winter hike begins, you’ll be treated to a breathtaking panoramic view of the Great Aletsch Glacier and the snow-clad 4,000-metre peaks of the Valais Alps. Drink in this spectacle to your heart’s content, before following the adventure trail along the mountain ridge to Breitebode. At this point, leave the ridge and descend towards the Chüestall mountain restaurant. The route passes the top end of the Golmenegg ski lift, heading down to the Moosfluh Gletscherbahn valley station, before continuing westwards to the mountain station of the Riederalp-Mitte cable car.

The tour comprises a number of separate sections. Please check the winter sports report for the status (open/closed).

Start: Moosfluh, station amont du combination lift (2332 m)
Destination: Riederalp, top station of aerial cable car Mitte (1910 m)

Author's recommendation

For a programme to pamper your palate, plenty of sunshine and sublime views of the Valais mountains, make a stop at the Chüestall Mountain Restaurant!

Technical information

  • Altitude

    2333 m 1880 m

  • Ascent

    31 m

  • Descent

    453 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 2 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 4.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Mörel-Filet, then on foot to the Riederalp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). Take the cable car up to Riederalp. 

Approach

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Mörel-Filet exit, then follow signs for the parking facilities. Proceed on foot to the Riederalp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG), which takes you up to Riederalp.

Parking

  • Limited parking spaces (charges apply) at Mörel-Filet station. Further parking options are signposted. 
  • Large pay multi-storey car parks at the entrance to Mörel-Filet and in the village centre. 

Equipment

We recommend: 

  • good footwear
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water, picnic
  • camera
  • hikingpoles (optional)
  • printout of this hike (click “Print” icon, top right, to download)

Safety information

Winter sports report

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. 

  • Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on “Print” icon, top right of this page.

  • Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.

  • Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals. Do not leaveanywaste in nature.

  • Take extra care protecting yourself from the sun at altitude. UV radiation can be exceptionally strong, even in cloudy weather.
  • Plan hike carefully: take into consideration fitness level of each participant, weather forecast and season.

  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertainweather, turn back in good time.

  • Do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • Take note of the warning signs that point out the constant danger, especially the danger of avalanches.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible, avoid going alone.

Note(s) 
The altitude and the route mean that good footwear is absolutely essential for this winter hike. 

Literature

Get a free panoramic map at the cable car stations and info centres of the Aletsch Arena.