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Wispile - Gsteig

Winter Hiking · Saanen
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Hike down over the ridge of the Wispile towards Gsteig, enjoy the panoramic view.
difficult
Distance 8.2 km
2:30 h
10 m
728 m
1,917 m
1,188 m
The gondola lift takes you comfortably up to the Wispile mountain station. The easy hike leads along a beautiful winter hiking trail along the ridge. The route offers the walker a fantastic view of the mountain panorama. At Chrinetritt, the trail descends towards Gsteig. Along various forest sections, the path winds its way to Gsteig. Once you reach the bottom of the valley, you can see the church and the neighbouring Hotel Bären with its traditionally painted façade. From here the post bus takes you back to the Wispile valley station.
It is also possible to start this winter hiking trail in Gsteig and hike up to the Chrinetritt. Then follow the ridge to the Wispile mountain station.
Please note the bus timetable and the cable car operating hours.
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Destination Gstaad
Update: January 25, 2022
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Highest point
1,917 m
Lowest point
1,188 m
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Safety information

  • Be careful, there are also sledders on the same path.
  • Follow current winter hiking trail reports ("Wispile-Gsteig").

Tips and hints

Further information winter hikes in the destination of Gstaad: www.gstaad.ch

 

Start

Berghaus Wispile (1,907 m)
Coordinates:
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2'588'771E 1'143'199N
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46.440037, 7.292526
DMS
46°26'24.1"N 7°17'33.1"E
UTM
32T 368839 5144357
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Destination

Gsteig

Turn-by-turn directions

Berghaus Wispile - Chrinetritt - Satteleggli - Gsteig

Note


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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the gondola to the Wispile mountain station and then the bus back to Gstaad, Wispile valley station. Or take the bus to Gsteig and then the gondola down to the Wispile valley station.

Getting there

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.

More information on gstaad.ch: Travel & Public Transport.

Parking

The parking space is at the Wispile valley station against a fee.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'588'771E 1'143'199N
DD
46.440037, 7.292526
DMS
46°26'24.1"N 7°17'33.1"E
UTM
32T 368839 5144357
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Good winter shoes are recommended

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8.2 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
10 m
Descent
728 m
Highest point
1,917 m
Lowest point
1,188 m
Public-transport-friendly Linear route Scenic Refreshment stops available
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1600 m 1800 m
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