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Snowshoe Tour from Grindelwald to Rosenlaui

Nature and wildlife lovers, take note. On this 2-day scenic snowshoe tour you can hike along the tracks of the chamois as you make your way from Grindelwald to Grosse Scheidegg, and then into the protected wildlife sanctuary at Schwarzhorn. With a bit of patience and peace and quiet, you will able to watch chamois feeding as you continue on the fixed path towards Gemsberg. Throughout this tour, nature takes precedent; we are merely there to enjoy its marvels.

Quick Facts

 Wonderful Snowshoe Hike from Grindelwald to Rosenlaui
 2 Days
 Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
 Fitness Level: Sporty
 Groups of max. 6 people
 Overnight stay at the Broch hut included
 Guided by mountain guide/ aspirant guide

From 490 CHF

From 490 CHF

Closest Bookable Dates

Dates Available seats
01.03.24 - 02.03.24 more than 3

Tour Details

You have already completed your first tours with snowshoes and have wanted to tackle a 2-day tour with an overnight stay in a hut. Furthermore, you are interested in observing wildlife in their natural environment.

Group Tour (4-6 participants)

CHF 490 per person  
   

Private Tour

1-3 people CHF 1890 per group
4-6 people CHF 490 per person

 

To book a private tour please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01

info(at)outdoor.ch

Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 800m 550m 8km approx. 5-6 hours
2 1050m 1350m 13km approx. 6-7 hours

 

Day 1: From Grindelwald to Rosenlaui

You will meet your guide at the “Oberer Gletscher” bus stop in Grindelwald. From here you will strap on your snowshoes and begin your hike. You will steadily climb through the forest and over gentle hills to the Stepfihütte. You will recharge with a refreshment from your backpack before the ascent to Grosse Scheidegg. At the top, you will stand at the dividing line between Grindelwald and Meiringen, surrounded by sloping hills and steep rock faces. You will have a leisurely descent to Schwarzwaldalp, where you will enter a protected area. Here you will hopefully catch glimpses of chamois. Another short ascent will lead you to the Brochhütte, where you will end the day with a warm drink.

Day 2: Round tour around the Cheerhubel and through Wischbääch

Early in the morning you will start from the Brochhütte towards Pfanni. In the gentle hollows you will climb past Cheerhubel to Hagelseewli. Linger here a little while to enjoy some peace and quiet and see if you can observe chamois as they feed. Your hike will continue through the Wischbääch valley down past Schwarzhorn and Gemschberg to the alp Scheidegg Oberläger. One more small ascent will lead you to the Chiemattenhubel at 2028m. Take in the summit views before descending back to Grindelwald.

Season December - March
Departures for official tours See "Closest Bookable Dates"
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 09:00am at the "Oberer Gletscher (Hotel Wetterhorn)" bus stop in Grindelwald

 

  • 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 a taxi if needed (guests pay for the guides share)

Backpack

  • 25-30l

Clothing

  • 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 

Footwear

  • Solid and warm winter 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
  • SAC/DAV permit (if you have one)
  • GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)

Technical Equipment

  • Robust snow shoes with tele crampons
  • Ski poles (preferrably telescopic)
  • LVS (avalanche transceiver)
  • Avalanche probe
  • Avalanche shovel
  • Gaiters (optional)

 

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
Switzerland

0041 (0)33 224 07 01

info(at)outdoor.ch

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.

Cancellation

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

Equipment

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.

Clothing

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

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.

Huts

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.

Safety

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

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Winter rentals

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