Cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing

Blatten Village Cross-Country Skiing Trail

Relatively flat cross-country skiing track around Blatten (Lötschen)

Just above the  bus stop "Blatten (Lötschen) Post" and above the large car park, the route initially runs over a large area. Here you can do a few laps to warm up. Afterwards you cross the river Lonza and follow a slight incline towards Fafleralp. After crossing the bridge at Eisten you have the possibility to go back to the starting point on the valley track or through a small wood. If you decide on the valley track, you can choose a small additional loop. This loop leads you to a small ascent. From here you have a wonderful view of Blatten. Afterwards you will walk between barns back to the starting point.

Turn-by-turn directions

Just above the  bus stop "Blatten (Lötschen) Post" and above the large car park, the route initially runs over a large area. Here you can do a few laps to warm up. Afterwards you cross the river Lonza and follow a slight incline towards Fafleralp. After crossing the bridge at Eisten you have the possibility to go back to the starting point on the valley track or through a small wood. If you decide on the valley track, you can choose a small additional loop. This loop leads you to a small ascent. From here you have a wonderful view of Blatten. Afterwards you will walk between barns back to the starting point.

Start: Blatten, Post (1532 m)
Destination: Blatten, Post (1532 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

    1575 m 1529 m

  • Ascent

    70 m

  • Descent

    70 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 5 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 80.00
  • 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, and at Cecil's Loipenstube in Blatten.

Maps

Order the "Panorama Map" free of charge at the Lötschental information desk or at www.loetschental.ch/prospekte