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Winter hike: from Moosfluh to Riederalp via Chüestall Restaurant

Winter Hiking · Aletsch Arena
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  • Winterwanderung Moosfluh - Bergrstaurant Chüestall - Riederalp
    / Winterwanderung Moosfluh - Bergrstaurant Chüestall - Riederalp
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  • / Winterwanderung Moosfluh - Bergrstaurant Chüestall - Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Moosfluh - Bergrstaurant Chüestall - Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung View Point Moosfluh
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m 2500 2400 2300 2200 2100 2000 1900 1800 5 4 3 2 1 km View Point Moosfluh Bar-Buvette Moosfluh Aletsch Bahnen … Mörel-Riederalp Bergrestaurant Chüestall Riederalp Mitte

From the view point overlooking the Great Aletsch Glacier back to Riederalp: full of impressions, you hike down to the sunny plateau with fabulous views of the mountains.
easy
6 km
2:00 h
73 m
495 m
Take the glacier lift up to the Moosfluh view point where, even before the winter hike begins, you’ll be treated to a breathtaking panoramic view of the Great Aletsch Glacier and the snow-clad 4000-metre peaks of the Valais Alps. Drink in this spectacle to your heart’s content, before following the adventure trail along the mountain ridge to Breitebode. At this point, leave the ridge and descend towards the Chüestall Mountain Restaurant. The route passes the top end of the Golmenegg ski lift, heading down to the Moosfluh Gletscherbahn valley station, before continuing westwards to the mountain station of the Riederalp-Mitte cable car.

The tour comprises a number of separate sections. Please check the winter sports report for the status (open/closed).

Author’s recommendation

For a programme to pamper your palate, plenty of sunshine and sublime views of the Valais mountains, make a stop at the Chüestall Mountain Restaurant!
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Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: January 24, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2333 m
Lowest point
1880 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Gondola bar Moosfluh
Chüestall Mountain Restaurant

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. 

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

Moosfluh, station amont du combination lift (2332 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.395950, 8.048288
UTM
32T 426834 5138481

Destination

Riederalp, top station of aerial cable car Mitte

Turn-by-turn directions

Moosfluh – Bergrestaurant Chüestall – Riederalp, top station of aerial cable car Mitte

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Mörel-Filet, then on foot to the Riederalp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). Take the cable car up to Riederalp. 

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Mörel-Filet exit, then follow signs for the parking facilities. Proceed on foot to the Riederalp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG), which takes you up to Riederalp.

Parking

  • Limited parking spaces (charges apply) at Mörel-Filet station. Further parking options are signposted. 
  • Large pay multi-storey car parks at the entrance to Mörel-Filet and in the village centre. 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

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

Equipment

We recommend: 
  • Winter boots or hiking/trekking boots with a good grip
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Warm winter clothing appropriate for the weather

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
73 m
Descent
495 m
Round trip Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights

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