Snowshoeing Schwarenbach

Guided Snowshoeing Weekend from Bern to Wallis

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16 - 17 Mar 2024


CHF 330.00



While snowshoeing, let’s retrace the steps of the Walser from thousands of years ago where they cross from Kandersteg to Leukerbad. This traverse will take us 2 days through valleys and summits trying to discover remote places as much as possible.

We’ll spend the night in the remote Berghotel Schwarenbach, surrounded by the gorgeous alpine scenery.

This event is led by Alex Dimitriou, international mountain leader.

What’s the plan?

Here are the tentative detailed itineraries for both day.


  • 09:00: meet at Kandersteg, Talstat. Sunnbüel
  • 09:15: Gondola to Sunnbüel top station
  • 09:30: Departure of the tour, approx. 14 km in mountainous terrain, with multiple breaks embellished with entertainment
  • 12:30: Lunch break
  • 16:30: Arrival at the hotel
  • 18:30: Evening meal and night at Hotel Schwarenbach


  • 08:00: Breakfast
  • 09:00: Start of the hike
  • 12:00: Meal break meal break (packed lunches can be bought from the hotel)
  • 15:30: Arrival at the Gemmi Station, gondola down to Leukerbad and return home

The route and schedules are indicative and can be adapted according to the weather and motivations.

Snowshoeing Kandersteg Leukerbad


To join this event, you need to be a fit hiker. No previous snowshoeing experience is needed.


It is the participant’s responsibility to get health and accident insurances that cover mountain rescue, including extreme sports. Becoming a Rega patron is highly recommended (CHF 40 per year only for emergency medical assistance from the air).

How to get there

If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you take the following:

  • Zurich HB 06:32 – 08:54 Kandersteg – Talstation Sunnbüel
  • Leukerbad, Gemmi Bahnen 16:34 – 19:58 Zurich HB – depending on the time the event finishes

Kit list

Day clothing essentials

  • Winter hiking boots
  • Base layers
  • Hiking or skiing trousers
  • Fleece
  • Down jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • Buff
  • Thin gloves
  • Thick gloves

Night essentials

  • Lightweight towel
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • Ear plugs

Technical gear

  • Hiking backpack (30-40L)
  • Waterproof backpack cover
  • Waterproof inner bags or bin bags
  • Snowshoes and poles: can be rented out – see “Equipment rental”
  • Avalanche set: transceiver, probe and shovel: can be rented out – see “Equipment rental”


  • Water
  • Thermal bottle for tea
  • Snacks
  • Packed lunches for 2 days


  • Sunscreen and lip protector
  • Plasters and basic medicine

Equipment rental

You have the possibility to rent the following equipment, directly from the guide:

  • Snowshoes and poles: CHF 30
  • Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe: CHF 50

You will receive an email with a form to fill in a few days before the event, where you can inform us about which items you’d like to rent. These can be paid by cash or Twint on the event day.


The price for this event is CHF 330.

Included in price

  • 2 days snowshoeing with a certified mountain leader
  • 1 night of accommodation at Berghotel Schwarenbach (shared room)
  • Dinner on Saturday
  • Breakfast on Sunday

Not included in price

  • Packed lunches
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Transportation to Kandersteg and the return trip from Leukerbad
  • Cable cars (CHF 26 with half fare travel card, GA or Magic Pass)

Group size

Min. 4 / Max. 8 participants

By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions.


16 - 17 Mar 2024


CHF 330.00


9:00 am - 4:00 pm



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