The easy, well-marked snowshoe trail tempts you with a winter idyll to leave the hiking trails behind. Enjoy the beauty of nature, fascinating views and glorious silence!
The marked trail begins at the mountain station of the Bettmeralp cable car and climbs gently towards Hotel Waldhaus. Continue past Chalet Tosca – along the edge of the forest and parallel to the Blausee ski lift – until you reach Gopplerlücke The highest point of the snowshoe tour affords you jaw-dropping views of the snow-covered Valais Alps. Following the forest ridge, the snowshoe tour now takes you gently downhill. Via Schweibuflüe you eventually arrive at Golmenegg. Here you cross the Aletsch Promenade and follow the trail down into the valley. Passing the St. Bernhard Chapel, your hike takes you eastwards via Biel and Flesch across open ground. After a short climb through an idyllic forest, you reach the Aletschpromenade level with Restaurant Adler. Take the Aletschpromenade to return to Bettmeralp.
It’s as if the Rhone Valley were at your feet. The wonderful vista from Flesch (after about ¾ of the tour) down into the valley will thrill you.
Plan each mountain tour carefully and adapt it to your own conditions, the weather and the season.
The weather in the mountains can change quickly, so make sure you have suitable clothing and sufficient food and water with you. If the weather is unsafe, don’t wait too long to turn back.
Let someone else know that you are doing the tour and if possible never go alone.
Do not leave marked trails and do not go onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
Walking on the ski slopes is prohibited.
Be considerate of other hikers, plants and animals.
Always find out about the local avalanche situation
Note(s) The altitude and the route mean that good footwear is absolutely essential for this winter hike.
The snowshoe trails can be tackled without a mountain guide. Beware: they are not prepared in any way and are not controlled daily; nor are they secured from natural hazards such as avalanches or rockfalls. For safety, check the weather forecast and current avalanche bulletin. Use of the trails is at your own risk!