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Rinderberg - Wistätthorn (2362 M.Ü.M)

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Beautiful freetouring route from the Rinderberg mountain station via the Gandlouene ridge - Rüwlisepass - Oberer Laseberg - Wistätthorn and subsequent freeride descent to St. Stephan or Turbach.
moderate
Distance 8.2 km
2:30 h
759 m
405 m
2,360 m
1,699 m
From the village of Zweisimmen or from the ski area Schönried - Saanenmöser - Zweisimmen you take the cable car up to the top station of the Rinderberg. After a short first ascent with a few vertical meters, you already reach the summit of the Rinderberg. From there it is downhill over the ridge to the Parwengensattel, which can also be reached by chairlift. Then follows the short variant descent to the "Rüwlispass". From there the ascent to the "Hinder Laseberg" begins. The route then follows the ridge in the direction of the Rüwlishorn. In the basin below the Rüwlishorn the ascent continues in southern direction along the ridge. The Wistätthorn offers a unique view over the Bernese Alps and the Gastlosen. The ski descent can be back to the ski area, to the village of St. Stephan or to Turbach.

Author’s recommendation

After the tour, a coffee at the Rytz Bar in the St. Stephan ski area.
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Update: December 16, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,360 m
Lowest point
1,699 m
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Safety information

 

Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.

Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.

Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.

It is forbidden to walk on the ski pistes.

Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.

Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.

Tips and hints

Further ski tours can be found under the following link:

https://www.gstaad.ch/winter/ski-snowboard/skitouren.html

Start

Bergstation Rinderberg (2,006 m)
Coordinates:
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2'593'823E 1'150'737N
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46.507912, 7.358163
DMS
46°30'28.5"N 7°21'29.4"E
UTM
32T 374037 5151792
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Destination

Wistätthorn

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Public transport

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Zweisimmen railway station

By road

The Destination Gstaad is located in the south-west of Switzerland right on the border to the French-speaking part of the country. The Destination is easily accessed by rail or car from the regions around Lake Thun and Lake Geneva and the Gruyere region Direct connections to the European high-speed rail network and all international airports in Switzerland guarantee a time-saving and pleasant journey.

 

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Parking

Parking railway station Zweisimmen

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'593'823E 1'150'737N
DD
46.507912, 7.358163
DMS
46°30'28.5"N 7°21'29.4"E
UTM
32T 374037 5151792
w3w 
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Equipment

We recommend

Ski touring equipment: touring ski-boots, touring skis with touring bindings, ski poles, skins, ski crampons

Climbing harness

Avalanche transeiver

Backpack, shovel, probe

Backpack with avalanche airbag system

Warm weatherproof clothing

Warm gloves and warm hat

Sunglasses and sunscreen

Warm drinks

Snack (high energy foods such as chocolate, dried fruit etc.)


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.2 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
759 m
Descent
405 m
Highest point
2,360 m
Lowest point
1,699 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Summit route suitable for snowboards Linear route Clear area
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1600 m 1800 m
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