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Photo of Schwarzwaldalp - Wildgärst Photo of Hubelmatte nach Wildhorn Photo of Launensee - Arpelistock
  • Schwarzwaldalp - Wildgärst

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Broch, Canton de Berne (Switzerland)
    Distance
    8.88mi
    Elevation +
    4731f
    TrailRank
    82| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Schwarzwaldalp - Wildgärst Photo of Schwarzwaldalp - Wildgärst Photo of Schwarzwaldalp - Wildgärst

    Just after the last snowfall we went to do the Wildgärst. The depart point is approximately at 1400m and the summit at 2980m. So it is and intense day but you can really enjoy it. There is no technical point to worry ab...

    thats great route
    mehdi.tabibvand
    Deu ni do la calor que feia
    marta.ferrer
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  • Hubelmatte nach Wildhorn

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Iffigenalp, Canton de Berne (Switzerland)
    Distance
    16.40mi
    Elevation +
    6578f
    TrailRank
    76| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Hubelmatte nach Wildhorn Photo of Hubelmatte nach Wildhorn Photo of Hubelmatte nach Wildhorn

    It was Saturday 29th when we took the car to travel to Hubelmatte. Our plan was to get to Iffigenalp, but it was impossible because there was 45cm of fresh snow... So, we parked the car, prepared everything and we start...

    Realment va ser un molt bon cap de setmana! :)
    marta.ferrer
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  • Launensee - Arpelistock

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Hintere-Windspillen, Canton de Berne (Switzerland)
    Distance
    11.70mi
    Elevation +
    5646f
    TrailRank
    75| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Launensee - Arpelistock Photo of Launensee - Arpelistock Photo of Launensee - Arpelistock

    Some weeks ago we decided to do the first 3000 of the season. As the weather was good for all weekend, we decided to finished a bit early on Friday an ascend till the refuge the same day. We parked the car in Launensee,...

    Molta solitut i vam poder gaudir de valent! Els guardes del refugi molt amables :)
    marta.ferrer
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  • Iffighore von Hubelmatte (Lenk)

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Iffigenalp, Canton de Berne (Switzerland)
    Distance
    8.07mi
    Elevation +
    3809f
    TrailRank
    75| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Iffighore von Hubelmatte (Lenk) Photo of Iffighore von Hubelmatte (Lenk) Photo of Iffighore von Hubelmatte (Lenk)

    Last Saturday we went to Lenk to do some back country skiing. The weather was wonderful and the Snow in the north faces was powder so we enjoyed every moment. We have parked the car in Hubelmatte. The first 200m we foll...

    A nice day!! :)
    marta.ferrer
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  • Engstligenalp - Grossstrubel

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Engstligenalp, Canton de Berne (Switzerland)
    Distance
    9.00mi
    Elevation +
    4311f
    TrailRank
    75| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Engstligenalp - Grossstrubel Photo of Engstligenalp - Grossstrubel Photo of Engstligenalp - Grossstrubel

    Last Saturday we went to the sky resort Engstligenalp to climb the Grossstrubel (our first 3000 of the season). It’s possible to do all the trip by public transport (SBB). You have to travel by train until Frutingen and...

    Al final ens va fer un bon dia i tot!!
    marta.ferrer
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  • Col des Mosses - Pic Chaussy

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Les Mosses, Canton de Vaud (Switzerland)
    Distance
    6.09mi
    Elevation +
    2933f
    TrailRank
    74| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Col des Mosses - Pic Chaussy Photo of Col des Mosses - Pic Chaussy Photo of Col des Mosses - Pic Chaussy

    One of the firsts ski touring routes of the season. We slept in Col des Moses and we get up at 8. It was really cold, so we decided to wait a little bit before starting the route. The first part of the route is between ...

    Itinéraire super bien et facile à suivre. J'ai aimé parce que la direction de la rando n'était pas dans le sens où tout ...
    Marika Russ-Oser
    Great route, great conditions, beautiful views! Lots of people. You can climb either from the left (low grade, slightly...
    John Binay
    Molt bona ruta!! :)
    marta.ferrer
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  • Wannehörli von Saanenmöser

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Saanenmöser, Canton de Berne (Switzerland)
    Distance
    4.05mi
    Elevation +
    2175f
    TrailRank
    73| Rating 4.89
    Photo of Wannehörli von Saanenmöser Photo of Wannehörli von Saanenmöser Photo of Wannehörli von Saanenmöser

    To climb the Wannehörli you can park the car in a little parking next to the road, just at the entrance of Sannenmöser. This backcountry ski route is easy, and it doesn’t take a long time, but you can have some wonder...

    Nice ride!
    Jean Colliard
    Très joli et beaux espaces
    gilles fleury
    Unes vistes esplèndides!
    marta.ferrer
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  • Arolla - Zermatt

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Arolla, Canton du Valais (Switzerland)
    Distance
    19.29mi
    Elevation +
    6355f
    TrailRank
    72| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Arolla - Zermatt Photo of Arolla - Zermatt Photo of Arolla - Zermatt

    This Easter we decided to do the trip between Arolla and Zermatt. The first day we depart from Arolla and we overnight in the refuge Cabane de Bertol. This first part is not complicated, but the last part to arrive on th...

    Jo també volia venir :( Hem de fer tota la PdG algun dia :)
    marta.ferrer
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  • Grimmialp - Rauflihorn

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Grimmialp, Canton de Berne (Switzerland)
    Distance
    8.55mi
    Elevation +
    3704f
    TrailRank
    68| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Grimmialp - Rauflihorn Photo of Grimmialp - Rauflihorn Photo of Grimmialp - Rauflihorn

    The last weekend I went to Switzerland to spent some days with my partner. I spent four days, so we had time to do some backcountry ski. The second day we changed the area and we decided to go to Grimmialp with the inte...

    Exhausting but with an amazing views!!!
    marta.ferrer
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  • Gantrisch Naturpark nach Gutstispitz

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Schwefelbergbad, Canton de Berne (Switzerland)
    Distance
    5.50mi
    Elevation +
    2464f
    TrailRank
    68| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Gantrisch Naturpark nach Gutstispitz Photo of Gantrisch Naturpark nach Gutstispitz Photo of Gantrisch Naturpark nach Gutstispitz

    Last weekend we went to Gantrisch NaturePark to ascent the Gutstispitz. You can park the car inside the parking of the little ski resort. We started our trip going into the south-East direction, following a road. Just af...

    Una bona runta!! i Bona neu!
    marta.ferrer
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  • near Schwefelbergbad, Canton de Berne (Switzerland)
    Distance
    6.13mi
    Elevation +
    3189f
    TrailRank
    66| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Bürgle 2165m - Birehubel 1850m (Gantrisch nature park) Photo of Bürgle 2165m - Birehubel 1850m (Gantrisch nature park) Photo of Bürgle 2165m - Birehubel 1850m (Gantrisch nature park)

    Gantrisch nature park is located between the cities of Bern, Fribourg and Thun. I found it a really nice valley with spectacular sights. Several tours can be done in that region as well as it is popular for country ski. ...

    Thanks Marta (gràcies)! Nice trail and great views!
    jaume.segria
    Quina ruta més guapa i amb molt bones vistes!!
    carles.oro
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  • Mont Rogneux

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Lourtier, Canton du Valais (Switzerland)
    Distance
    11.79mi
    Elevation +
    5856f
    TrailRank
    65| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Mont Rogneux Photo of Mont Rogneux Photo of Mont Rogneux

    First 3000 of the season. This time we tried the direct ascent, from 1300 to 3084m. Hopefully the quality of the Snow was good and we can gain meters without problems. We start early in the morning and without in a hur...

    Va ser un dia esgotador però molt bonic :)
    marta.ferrer
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  • Abländschen - Oberenegg

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Bruch, Canton de Fribourg (Switzerland)
    Distance
    3.76mi
    Elevation +
    2116f
    TrailRank
    63| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Abländschen - Oberenegg Photo of Abländschen - Oberenegg Photo of Abländschen - Oberenegg

    Following the advice of a friend, we went to Abländschen and we climbed the Oberenegg. There is also some other possibilities, but at the end we decided for this one. The weather was not so bad, so we could enjoy it a l...

    The views were really nice and the route as well
    marta.ferrer
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  • Hinder Laseberg von St. Stephan

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    near Grodey, Canton de Berne (Switzerland)
    Distance
    6.48mi
    Elevation +
    3018f
    TrailRank
    61| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Hinder Laseberg von St. Stephan Photo of Hinder Laseberg von St. Stephan Photo of Hinder Laseberg von St. Stephan

    The last weekend I went to Switzerland to spend some days with my partner. I spent four days there, so we had time to do some backcountry ski. The first day, we went to Matten, a little village near Lenk with the intent...

    We had enjoyed a lot!! Great track!
    marta.ferrer
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  • Gästere - Chumigalm

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Mannried, Canton de Berne (Switzerland)
    Distance
    4.54mi
    Elevation +
    2713f
    TrailRank
    58| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Gästere - Chumigalm Photo of Gästere - Chumigalm Photo of Gästere - Chumigalm

    We decided to start climbing the Chumigalm at the Gästere due to the high temperature that it was doing during the lasts days. Doing like this, the starting point is about 1300m. At this point, we have a little layer of...

    Al final va valdre la pena! :)
    marta.ferrer
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  • near Schwefelbergbad, Canton de Berne (Switzerland)
    Distance
    6.13mi
    Elevation +
    3455f
    TrailRank
    57
    Photo of Gantrischhütte - Bürglen - Schibenspitz - Birehubel Photo of Gantrischhütte - Bürglen - Schibenspitz - Birehubel Photo of Gantrischhütte - Bürglen - Schibenspitz - Birehubel

    The last 6th of December I went to Gantrisch Natural park to ascent in the summit of Bürglen then the Schibenspitz and for the last, Birehubel. The weather and the snow conditions were fantastic. I arrived there by car. ...

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  • Fieldrich - Bodezehore

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Filderich, Canton de Berne (Switzerland)
    Distance
    6.53mi
    Elevation +
    3248f
    TrailRank
    57| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Fieldrich - Bodezehore Photo of Fieldrich - Bodezehore Photo of Fieldrich - Bodezehore

    Some days ago we went to Dimitengal with a friend. The route is quite easy and if you want is also possible to do some other summits in the same day. The views at the top were so nice and the descend you can enjoy some ...

    Ens ho vam passar be amb la Sara!! :)
    marta.ferrer
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  • Seebodenalp - Rigi - Goldau

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Rigi Staffel, Kanton Schwyz (Switzerland)
    Distance
    8.22mi
    Elevation +
    2405f
    TrailRank
    56| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Seebodenalp - Rigi - Goldau Photo of Seebodenalp - Rigi - Goldau Photo of Seebodenalp - Rigi - Goldau

    At least one in life we have to do it. Taking care of the recent snowfalls, we decided to ascend the Rigi. Is quite famous and with a lot of tourists, but descending the way that we did, then is was fine. To descend fol...

    At the end it was a nice day!
    marta.ferrer
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  • Fang - Le Verdy

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Im Fang, Canton de Fribourg (Switzerland)
    Distance
    4.03mi
    Elevation +
    2625f
    TrailRank
    53| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Fang - Le Verdy Photo of Fang - Le Verdy Photo of Fang - Le Verdy

    As a high avalanche risk, we just decided to take a more safety route. That doesn’t mean enjoyable and with powder snow. This time we went to spend the weekend next to Juanpass (near Gruyer). The weather was so nice an...

    100% recomended when the avalanch risk is high
    marta.ferrer
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  • Melchsee-Frutt nach Rotsandnollen

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Melchsee-Frutt, Kanton Obwalden (Switzerland)
    Distance
    11.52mi
    Elevation +
    2687f
    TrailRank
    49| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Melchsee-Frutt nach Rotsandnollen Photo of Melchsee-Frutt nach Rotsandnollen Photo of Melchsee-Frutt nach Rotsandnollen

    Last Saturday we went to Melchsee-Frutt. The weather wasn’t nice, but enough to do some skitouren. We took the cable car from Stöckalp to Melchesee-frutt. There, we decided to go to Rotsandnollen. For our opinion, it ...

    Una miqueta toston... sort que el lloc era guai :)
    marta.ferrer
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  • Obersee - Breitchamm

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Oberlochegg, Kanton Glarus (Switzerland)
    Distance
    10.50mi
    Elevation +
    3540f
    TrailRank
    46| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Obersee - Breitchamm Photo of Obersee - Breitchamm Photo of Obersee - Breitchamm

    Our first visit to Glarus we decided to go in Obersee. The landscape is quite nice and the quality and quantity of snow was nice (even with the high temperatures that we are heaving). The route starts with a kind of fla...

    I will like to come back again! :D
    marta.ferrer
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  • Ski tour day trip (on 17&18 March 2012)

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Riemenstalden, Kanton Schwyz (Swiss Confederation)
    Distance
    13.39mi
    Elevation +
    6952f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo of Ski tour day trip (on 17&18 March 2012) Photo of Ski tour day trip (on 17&18 March 2012) Photo of Ski tour day trip (on 17&18 March 2012)

    We made two ski-tour day trips from the Lidernen Hut (1727m). The hut was easily reached by gondola lift (cable car) and has plenty possibilities for skiing and climbing. We parked the car at 9:10 (paid parking), took th...

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  • near Siviez, Canton du Valais (Switzerland)
    Distance
    15.36mi
    Elevation +
    5374f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Ski touring Valais: Rosablanche 3336 m from Siviez Photo of Ski touring Valais: Rosablanche 3336 m from Siviez Photo of Ski touring Valais: Rosablanche 3336 m from Siviez

    Long, beuatiful and safe tour in genuine alpine atmosphere. Usually no rope, crampons nor ice axe needed. Little crowdy due to the proximity of Verbier/Mont Fort lifts. But if you are soloing (like me), you may appreciat...

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  • Dent de Fenestral loop

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Finhaut, Canton du Valais (Switzerland)
    Distance
    8.51mi
    Elevation +
    3865f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Dent de Fenestral loop Photo of Dent de Fenestral loop Photo of Dent de Fenestral loop

    Beautiful and interesting loop. Parking above Finhaut, skinning up the valley above La Lechere and then skinning up the south-west slope to the Col de Fenestral. (This also makes a nice descent.) The ski down the south-f...

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  • Zermatt to Täsch Hut

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Ried, Canton du Valais (Swiss Confederation)
    Distance
    9.14mi
    Elevation +
    3625f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Zermatt to Täsch Hut Photo of Zermatt to Täsch Hut Photo of Zermatt to Täsch Hut

    A nice ski line giving access to the Täsch Hut - the hut is well worth staying at, it's been recently extended and has wonderful views. You can also turn this into a day tour from Zermatt by simply skiing on down the val...

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