Cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing

Blatten - Fafleralp

Wonderful cross-country trail from Blatten to the Fafleralp right through the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The start is in the immediate vicinity of the "Blatten Post" post bus station and the large car park. At first the trail is relatively flat until Kühmatt. Here you can then visit the baroque chapel of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary - the destination of regional pilgrimages and one of the most impressive places of grace in the valley. The present chapel was built under Prior Bartholomäus Indergassen, 1646 - 1663. Take time to linger quietly in this place of faith and trace the depths of your own heart. After a further relatively flat stretch, the road climbs in serpentine curves up to the Fafleralp. Here in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, a loop leads even further into unspoilt nature. Back at Fafleralp, the route takes the same route back to Blatten. ATTENTION: Mixed traffic!

Turn-by-turn directions

The start is in the immediate vicinity of the "Blatten Post" post bus station and the large car park. At first the trail is relatively flat until Kühmatt. Here you can then visit the baroque chapel of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary - the destination of regional pilgrimages and one of the most impressive places of grace in the valley. The present chapel was built under Prior Bartholomäus Indergassen, 1646 - 1663. Take time to linger quietly in this place of faith and trace the depths of your own heart.

After a further relatively flat stretch, the road climbs in serpentine curves up to the Fafleralp. Here in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, a loop leads even further into unspoilt nature. Back at Fafleralp, the route takes the same route back to Blatten.

ATTENTION: Mixed traffic!

Start: Blatten, Post (1533 m)
Destination: Blatten, Post (1533 m)

Author's recommendation

All-inclusive cross-country active day

Interested in trying cross-country skiing but don't have the kit? No problem - for CHF 42.00 you can have a day's cross-country skiing in the Lötschental, kitted out with top equipment. The offer includes:

  • Hire of cross-country ski equipment (classic)
  • A one-day cross-country day pass for the Lötschental
  • A hot non-alcoholic drink in a restaurant of your choice

The offer including skating equipment is available for CHF 52.00.

You can reserve this offer at the Lötschental information point in Wiler and at the Lötschental Cross-country Centre in Blatten.

 

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1790 m 1530 m

  • Ascent

    350 m

  • Descent

    350 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 4.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 6 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 6.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

The postbus runs every hour from Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein to Blatten ("Blatten, Post" postbus stop). Then proceed on foot to the trail access.

Approach

Drive into the Lötschental from Goppenstein, past the villages of Ferden, Kippel and Wiler to Blatten as far as the old post office. Proceed on foot to the trail access.

Parking

You can park your car in the car park next to the old post office in Blatten (not free).

Safety information

  • Plan every cross-country skiing trip carefully
  • Make sure that the equipment is suitable and complete
  • Never go on a tour alone- Inform relatives, friends, the hut keeper or the hotel porter about your tour. Report back on arrival at your destination
  • Observe the weather development constantly
  • Observe the principle: in case of doubt turn back!

Additional information

Cross-Country Skiing Pass Prices

  • Lötschental season pass CHF 50.00
  • Kandersteg - Lötschental regional pass CHF 860.00
  • Swiss cross-country skiing pass CHF 140.00
  • Day pass CHF 8.00
  • Week pass CHF 40.00

Cross-country skiing passes can be obtained from the Lötschental Tourist Information Office or online at www.loetschental.ch/webshop, in hotels, restaurants, Cecil's Loipenstube in Blatten.