Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Hüoterhüsi Trail

This snow shoe trail through the forest along ancient waterways offers sun and a breathtaking panoramic view.

This route leads from the village of Visperterminen along the marked trail towards Riedbach. Follow the waterway (bisse) until the viewpoint at Hüoterhüsi, a former water attendant's house. Take a moment to enjoy the fantastic panoramic view from here over the Rhone valley, stretching from Conches à Crans-Montana. Follow the signs back via Bodma to Visperterminen, well-known for its Païen wine.

Turn-by-turn directions

This route begins in Visperterminen. Enjoy the “bisse” (ancient waterway) flowing peacefully through the forest, surrounded by chirping birds and unspoilt nature, and culminating in a wonderful view at Hüoterhüsi. From here, the trail leads back southwards, via Bodma and with a view of the Matterhorn, towards Visperterminen, famous for its Païen wine.

Start: Visperterminen (1358 m)
Destination: Visperterminen (1358 m)

Author's recommendation

Pack your binoculars and camera. The Hüoterhüsi viewpoint offers a magnificent view over the Rhone Valley.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1660 m 1345 m

  • Ascent

    314 m

  • Descent

    314 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 5 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 5.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

Visperterminen can be reached easily from Visp using post bus 524. The hike begins from the bus terminus at Visperterminen.

Approach

Take the A9 motorway and cantonal road 9 to Visp. Follow the signs to Visperterminen and take Terbinerstrasse via Unterstalden and Oberstalden to Visperterminen.

Parking

There are a large number of public parking spots in the center of the village.

Equipment

We recommend: 

  • Good, waterproof footwear
  • Snowshoes
  • hikingpoles
  • 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 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 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.

Additional information

More information about the destination:

Literature

The tourist office in Visperterminen has brochures and information material about hiking in the region.

Maps

SwissTopoMaps 1:50'000: 274S Visp