Winter hiking

Activities

St-Luc : Planets Path Tignousa - Hôtel Weisshorn

N°5 - The Planets Path in winter, a recommended hike for families of good walkers

This path located near the ski area is punctuated by the representations of the solar system’s planets. On the way to, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the valley and its summits. The highlight of this hike is the Hotel Weisshorn, one of the pearls of the valley. Have a drink on the panoramic terrace of this historic hotel. After a well-deserved break, you will enjoy the view on the way back to the Funicular.

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Turn-by-turn directions

From the village of St-Luc go by Funicular to Tignousa, where the ski resort starts. Head towards the Hotel Weisshorn on a flat groomed path. Start by walking to the François-Xavier Bagnoud Observatory, located 100 metres to the right of the Funicular. Then follow the Chemin des Planètes leading to the Hotel Weisshorn for about 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Start: Tignousa (2177 m)
Destination: Hôtel Weisshorn (2177 m)

Author's recommendation

Plan to stop at the Weisshorn Hotel and enjoy a slice of the famous blueberry pie while admiring a magnificent view.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    2364 m 2138 m

  • Ascent

    331 m

  • Descent

    331 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 6 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 6.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

You can easily reach St-Luc by Postbus from Sierre. Get off at the stop "St-Luc, Bella Tola". Cross the village to the departure station of the Funicular and go up to Tignousa.

Approach

Take the A9 motorway towards Sierre, exit at Sierre-Est, direction Val d'Anniviers. In Vissoie, follow the sign "St-Luc/Chandolin".

Parking

Several parking places are available in the village and nearby the Funicular.

Equipment

We recommend: 

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

Safety information

Use of the snowshoe trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Valais/Wallis Promotion accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.

 

  • 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 leave any waste 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.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible, avoid going alone.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, 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.

Additional information

Funiculaire 

Contact

  • Caisse St-Luc : +41 27 476 15 50
  • info@funiluc.ch

Maps

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