Winter hiking

Winter hiking

Bodmen Woodland Winter Trail open

Leading through a snowy forest between Saas-Almagell and Saas-Fee, the Bodmen Woodland Winter Trail is as fun as it is beautiful. There are a few icy spots!

Das Ziel ins Sicht: das winterliche Saas-Almagell - Saas-Fee/Saastal

This is the perfect trail for those seeking a walk in a peaceful, relaxed environment. Along the way, you’ll pass close to the Waldhüs Bodmen Restaurant with its own indoor petting zoo - a perfect stop when walking with kids. Additionally, the trail offers a number of spectacular views over Saas-Grund, the Saas Valley and the pyramid peaks of the Bietschhorn. The trail also forms part of the Tour du Mont Rose circuit.  

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Turn-by-turn directions

The trail begins at the Postplatz in Saas-Fee. From here, head for the panoramic bridge and the lower Alpin Express station. Once over the bridge, take the north-eastern fork and follow the tar road. After a slight incline, continue along a wide woodland path, passing Waldhüs Bodmen restaurant, until you reach the outskirts of Saas-Almagell. From the village square, you can either catch the post bus back to Saas-Fee or continue on foot to Saas-Grund and Saas-Fee.

Start: Saas-Fee, Busterminal (1803 m) (1803 m)
Destination: Saas-Almagell, village center (1671 m)

Author's recommendation

The path is illuminated at night.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1803 m 1670 m

  • Ascent

    20 m

  • Descent

    153 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 1 .0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 2 .0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 4 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 5 .0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

Take the train to Visp, followed by the post bus to Saas-Fee. The trail starts at the bus terminus in Saas-Fee.


Take the cantonal road to Visp, and at the roundabout near the Landbrücke continue south towards Saas-Fee and Zermatt. At the ‘Killerhof’ roundabout after Stalden, take the second exit towards Saas-Fee. At Saas-Grund turn right at the intersection after the church towards Saas-Fee.


At the entrance to the public car park.


We recommend: 

  • goodfootwear
  • 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

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.


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