Snowshoes can be rented at the Gemmi mountain station or in the sports shops in Leukerbad.
Combine the excursion with a little tobogganing adventure. Two sledge runs lead from the Gemmi Pass down to Daubensee Lake. Sledges can be rented at the mountain station.
Safety informationPlease stay on the signposted and secured trail. Away from the trail there may be avalanche danger and you will need further know-how and appropriate equipment. Respect nature and animals. You are moving in a wildlife protection zone on this route.
Tips and hintsCheck the local winter sports report and the status of the facilities. The tourist office in Leukerbad will be happy to provide you with information material and can give detailed information about the route.
From Basel and Zurich: A1 motorway to Bern; A6 to Spiez; direction Kandersteg; Kandersteg - Goppenstein car transport; direction Gampel; Leuk - Leukerbad.
From Geneva: Motorway A1 to Lausanne; direction Sion/Sierre; Leuk - Leukerbad.
From Milan: Motorway A8/A26 direction Simplon; car transport Iselle-Brig; direction Leuk - Leukerbad.
Various parking options in the village of Leukerbad. Follow the local parking guidance system.
Car parks in Leukerbad: Sportarena parking, Rathaus parking, Torrent parking, Leukerbad Therme parking, Alpentherme parking.
Book recommendations for this region:
Snowshoes, telescopic poles with large plates, day hiking rucksack, comfortable and waterproof winter/walking boots that fit into the binding of the snowshoes, warm andhard-wearing winter clothing in multiple layers, gloves, sun protection, gaiters, snacks and drinking water, thermos flask with hot drink, first aid kit, mobile phone, maps.
Away from marked/secured routes: Avalanche equipment with avalanche transceiver, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel and appropriate know-how.