Ski Touring in the Lötschenpass

Ski touring in the Lötschental is still a well-kept secret. During this 2-day tour you will make good use of the cable car and enjoy easy access to high-altitude starting points, ensuring quick and impressive summit ascents. On the first day you will reach the peak of Elwertätsch at 3208m. An overnight stay at the Lötschenpass Hut will recharge you for a busy second day of touring and a summit of Ferdenrothorn at 3180m.

Quick Facts

 Ski Tour in the Lötschental
 2 Summits: Elwertätsch 3208m and Ferdenrothorn 3180m
 2 Days
 Experience Level: Competent
 Fitness Level: Moderate
 Groups of max. 6 people
 Overnight stay in the Lötschenpass hut included

From 525 CHF

From 525 CHF

Closest Bookable Dates

Dates Available seats

Tour Details

You have prior ski touring experience and can ski moderately steep descents with different types of snow.

Group Tour (4-6 participants)

CHF 525 per person  

Private Tour

1-3 people CHF 1990 per group
4-6 people CHF 525 per person


To book a private tour please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 700m 2250m 11km approx. 5-6 hours
2 850m 2100m 13km approx. 5-6 hours


Day: 1 Ascent and descent to Lötschenpass Hut 2690m

You will take full advantage of the cable car system and enjoy the 3208m summit of Elwertätsch on your first day. The delight from the summit continues with a 1700m descent to Wiler or Blatten. A second ride on the cable car will take you to the Hockenhorn where you will make a scenic final descent and reach the Lötschenpass Hut before late afternoon.

Day 2: Ski tour to the Ferdenrothorn 3180m

After a hearty breakfast you will descend to the lower Färda. A leisurely climb through a wide valley opens to the ascent path to the Ferdenrothorn. From the summit you have views of the cantonal border: Gasteretal with the Balmhorn to the north, Leukerbad to the west, the Bietschhorn and the Valais Alps to the south, and the Lötschenlücke gateway to the Jungfrau Region to the east. A long descent takes you over the Ferdenpass and the Flüealp to Leukerbad. In tricky conditions we will climb the Mauerhorn and descend to Albinen or Ferden.

Season December - March
Departures for official tours See "Closest Bookable Dates"
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 9:15am at the bottom station of the Lauchernalp cable car in Wiler in Lötschental


  • Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
  • His or her expenses
  • 1 night in bunk room with half-board
  • Tea for the next day

  • Your expenses
  • Snacks
  • Rental equipment
  • Costs for cable cars, ski lifts
  • Costs for a taxi if needed (guests pay for the guides share)


  • 25-30l


  • Warm, functional clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Mountaineering or hiking pants
  • Sunhat
  • Gloves (ideally one thin and one thick pair)
  • Beanie or headband
  • Extra underwear and socks
  • Thermal underwear 


  • Ski touring boots or snowboard boots

The basics

  • Sunglasses (category 3 or 4)
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm (minimum factor 30, 50 better)
  • Thermos flask, drink bottle
  • Silk sleeping bag liner
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries
  • GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)

Technical Equipment

  • Ski touring skis or splitboard with skins and tele crampons
  • Ski poles (preferrably telescopic)
  • LVS (avalanche transceiver)
  • Avalanche probe
  • Avalanche shovel
  • Avalanche airbag (optional)
  • Ski helmet (optional but recommended)


General Information for Mountaineering School

Our team is here for you. If you have any questions, please contact us or visit us in our shop in Grindelwald. We are happy to help!

OUTDOOR - Mountaineering School Grindelwald

Dorfstrasse 103
3818 Grindelwald

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Trip status for group courses

1-2 days before your tour or course we will review the weather forecast and conditions with the mountain guide to determine if we can operate. We will contact you by phone with an update.

Minimum of participants (group tours)

As soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, we will send you a confirmation by email.


If we have to cancel your tour, you have the option to reschedule to a new date, or you will receive a full refund.


Please refer to the equipment list for your tour or course. At our shop in Grindelwald, you can purchase technical equipment, mountain clothing, shoes, and backpacks. We also have technical equipment available for rent.


Choose functional clothing that is moisture-wicking and quick-drying. Dress in layers so you can easily react to temperature changes. The range at our shop in Grindelwald is tailored to mountain tours and our expert staff are happy to advise you on the best clothing for your tour or course.


Lunch is not included in the offer. We recommend bringing bars, dried fruits, nuts, or a sandwich. The amount you will need to drink depends on your individual needs and the length of the tour. We recommend .75 -1.5 liters of water, warm tea, isotonic drinks, or whatever you prefer. We also recommend that you hydrate enough the day before, so your body is well prepared for the tour.


A mountain hut is not a hotel. Running water is not guaranteed and electricity is not available everywhere, so it is not always possible to charge batteries or phones. If you have special dietary needs, please inform us in advance so we can make arrangements with the hut.


Our tours and courses are led by IVBV certified mountain guides or mountain guide aspirants. We prioritise your safety by requiring regular training to ensure our guides have relevant, up to date knowledge. Outdoor is certified by the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (BFU) and our safety and emergency concepts are audited by this organization annually.

General terms of contract

Our General Terms and Conditions apply. 

General Terms and Conditions

You don't own the equpiment needed? Rent it from us:

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