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Snowshoe hike from Fiesch to Fiescheralp

Snowshoeing · Aletsch Arena
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  • Schneeschuhwanderung Fiesch - Heimatt - Fiescheralp
    / Schneeschuhwanderung Fiesch - Heimatt - Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Schneeschuhwanderung Fiesch - Heimatt - Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
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You have to be fit to make it all the way from the valley up to Fiescheralp! But the climb through the idyllic forest, past picturesque Valais houses, is well worth the effort.
moderate
5.2 km
3:30 h
1121 m
0 m
The snowshoe hike starts on valley floor, in Fiesch. The path winds in tight serpentines through the snow-covered forest up to Fiescherstafel. After an ascent that requires quite some stamina, the beautifully situated, idyllic hamlet invites you to take a well-deserved breather with tremendous views. Here you leave the forest behind you. Parallel to the Heimatt piste, the snowshoe tour now continues uphill over open terrain to your destination on Fiescheralp.

Author’s recommendation

With its quaint Valais houses, Fiescherstafel is a unique spot for a break and some photos. Especially as snowshoes make it look like the olden days.
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Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: January 24, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2210 m
Lowest point
1090 m
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Safety information

Winter sports report
  • 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! 

Equipment

We recommend: 
  • good waterproof footwear 
  • snowshoes 
  • hiking poles  
  • winter clothing 

Tips, hints and links

Aletsch Arena AG 
Furkastrasse 39 
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet 
+41 27 928 58 58 
info@aletscharena.ch
www.aletscharena.ch   

Start

Fiesch, Birchi (1089 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.400205, 8.130036
UTM
32T 433124 5138882

Destination

Fiescheralp, top station of aerial cable car Fiesch-Fiescheralp

Turn-by-turn directions

Fiesch, Birchi - Heimatt - Fiescheralp

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Fiesch, on foot to the start of the tour in the Birchi district.

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Fiesch exit, follow Furkastrasse as far as the parking facilities.

Parking

Large pay car park at the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG).
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Get a free panoramic map at the cable car stations and info centres of the Aletsch Arena. 


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.2 km
Duration
3:30h
Ascent
1121 m
Descent
0 m
Public transport friendly In and out Scenic Refreshment stops available

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