Rothwald / Wasenalp snowshoe paradise

Pure enjoyment in the Simplon region

Enjoy an unforgettable snowshoe trek in Rothwald / Wasenalp and take in unique views of the Simplon region over a cosy cheese fondue.

The Rothwald / Wasenalp snowshoe paradise has a number of different trails to suit all levels of physical fitness and taste. And the snowshoe trails conveniently start and finish at PostBus stops. Information concerning the conditions of snow trails and possible rentals is available at or

Rothwald Route

The Rothwald snowshoe trail commences by the Postbus station Rothwald, Schutzhaus (1,760m) leading over a marked route to upper Rothwald, and up through the Jochtwald as far as the Restaurant Mäderlicka (2,220m). From there you again have a choice of two paths to make your way down to Rothwald, Schutzhaus or Rothwald/Ganterwald. And on completing the hike you can sit down to enjoy a delicious fondue and amazing views over the Simplon region. Journeys there and back are easy with PostBus. And from the Brig railway station you get to Rothwald in less than half an hour.


The trails are marked by wooden posts with a purple stripe. These trail markers are equipped with reflective light strips, ensuring that snowshoers can also enjoy this unique experience in the early evening and at night (e.g. at full moon).

Please note

You are requested not to leave the marked trails. This is for your own safety and that of the forest animals.

Path conditions

The current conditions of paths are viewed here:

Journey Details

Duration 3 hours
Difficulty medium
Distance 3.5 Kilometres
Altitude difference 460 Metres
Arrival To reach this winter hiking trail, take the following line: 12.631

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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.

To reach this winter hiking trail, take the following line: 12.631

Disembark at: Rothwald, Schutzhaus
Climb aboard at: Rothwald, Ganterwald or Rothwald, Schutzhaus

Route not open all year

Contact details


Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
Bahnhofstrasse 2
3900 Brig - Glis

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