Experiencing Winter at Bannalp

Snowshoe tour around Lake Bannalp

Bannalp is an amazing high-mountain valley in the foothills of the Alps, surrounded by majestic peaks. Insider tip for the Engelbergertal valley.

The Bannalp region, a jewel of Canton Nidwalden, located at an altitude of 1600-2800 m in Oberrickenbach - Wolfenschiessen in the Engelberg Valley, is a lovely mountain valley in the foothills of the Alps.

In winter the magic of snow makes Bannalp an attractive mountain region to explore on skis, snowboards or snowshoes. The snowy peaks are accessible by gondola and the Chrüzhütte mountain station is the starting point of magnificent tours in the gorgeous, snow-covered highlands. A snowshoe trail around the Bannalpsee lake takes hikers to the Urnerstaffel mountain inn (Berggasthaus Urnerstaffel) and then back again to the lake, passing through an idyllic winter landscape. Snowshoes can be rented directly from the Fell-Chrüzhütte cable car valley station.


  • Easygoing snowshoe tour around Lake Bannalp
  • Magical winter landscape
  • Urnerstaffel mountain inn (Berggasthaus Urnerstaffel)

Journey Details

Duration 1 hour 10 min
Difficulty easy
Distance 3.0 Kilometres
Altitude difference 110 Metres
Arrival Take the train (Zentralbahn) from Lucerne to Wolfenschiessen. Change trains here and take the 331 Postbus line in the direction of Oberrickenbach. From here, take the Fell cable car to Chrützhütte valley station.
Return travel Leaving behind the magical winter landscape, the 331 Postbus line will take you from Oberrickenbach (LFCH valley station) to Wolfenschiessen, where you can then take the train (Zentralbahn) in the direction of Lucerne.

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.

Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Timetable no. 60.331 Wolfenschiessen–Oberrickenbach

Postbus route 331 (Wolfenschiessen-Oberrickenbach) is open all year round


For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required on the previous day until 16.00 h at the latest. Tel. +41 58 448 06 22

Reservations for individual travelers (1-9 persons) are not accepted. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. 

Bicycle transport

No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

Limited wheelchair accessibility guaranteed in the Postbus

Special comments:
Registration by phone: +41 58 448 06 22

Contact details


Luftseilbahn Fell-Chrüzhütte AG
6387 Oberrickenbach

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