Away from everyday life

The snowy Alpine scenery, romantic valleys and wintry forests, the panoramic view of the Eiger, Moench and Jungfrau, all in the still of winter. A day off from everyday life can feel that good.

Roam the idyllic winter landscape, away from the large crowds Immerse yourself in the velvety peace and quiet of a winter’s day. Unwind and re-energize. And who knows, perhaps, in the remoteness of nature, one good idea or another will come to you, without you having to look for it.

There are two signposted snowshoeing tours to choose from in the Niederhorn region. This includes the longest signposted snowshoeing trail in the Canton of Berne.

H Snowshoe trail Vorsass – Chüematte – Waldegg

I Snowshoe trail Vorsass – Grünenbergpass – Habkern

 Vorsass – Chüematte – Waldegg

Starting point: Middle station Vorsass
Finishing point: Waldegg
Hiking time: 2 to 3 km per hour (depending on the snow and trail)
Distance: 10km
Difference in altitude: 200m (ascent) / 500m (descent)

”Elevation profiles”

From the Vorsass station you hike up in direction north east to Flösch. A short hike through the forest is followed by open space that allows wonderful views across Lake Thun. From Flösch the trail carrys on through light forest up to Unterburgfeld, where the hut with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as an impressive backdrop invites you for a short break. The snow shoe trail leads in the opposite direction from the hiking trail up to Chüematte. On fairweather days the Chüematte bar is open for refreshments. From here the descent starts on the hiking trail. You can reach the Waldegg bus stop at hotel Regina via Hohwald.

 Vorsass – Grünenbergpass – Habkern

Starting point: Middle station Vorsass
Finishing point: Habkern
Hiking time: approx. 6 hours (depending on snow conditions)
Distance: 17.8km
Difference in Altitude: 680m (ascent) / 1100m (descent)

”Elevation profiles”

Welcome to the longest marked snow shoe trail in the region Berne. This challenging route starts at the middle station Vorsass and leads northeast up to Flösch. After a short ascent along the hiking trail it follows the forest line across to Chüematte. On fairweather weekends the Chüematte bar is open for refreshments. From here the trail climbs up to the huts of Oberberg. Continuing along the south slope of the Gemmenalphorn you reach the foot of Güggisgrat. The view down to the Justistal, the Sigriswiler Rothorn, Sichel and the seven stallions is breathtaking. After a short descent you are in the Seefeld area which reaches all the way to Grünenbergpass. Far away from civilization you feel like you are in a different world. Leaving the Grünenbergpass you enter the snow covered fir tree forest and follow the way down southwards to Habkern.

Every Friday and Saturday evening, the Vorsass Mountain Restaurant offers guided snowshoeing tours. Tour leaders from the region take you with them on one-hour and two-hour snowshoeing tours through the fairytale landscape of a Niederhorn winter. Along the way, there is a little breather under the starlit sky, with home-made mulled wine. After the tour, a fine fondue awaits you in the Vorsass Mountain Restaurant, before you descend back into the valley with the Niederhorn Cable Car.

Offer

  • Return ticket to Vorsass
  • Snow shoes and walking sticks
  • Mulled wine along the way
  • Fondue in the Vorsass Mountain Restaurant (excl. drinks)
(All prices are in CHF, incl. 7.7 % VAT.) AdultChild
Guided snowshoeing tours
From Beatenbucht64.0044.00
From Beatenberg59.0041.50

Reservation
The Vorsass Mountain Restaurant will be happy to accept your reservation up to three days in advance, by either telephone or email. Minimum number of participants: 12.

Bärgrestaurant Vorsass
3803 Beatenberg
Telephone +41 33 841 00 28
info@bergrestaurant-vorsass.ch

Equipment
Winter clothing (incl. headgear and gloves), as well as sturdy winter boots, is mandatory.
Head lamps are mandatory, and not included in the price. Dynamo-powered head lamps can be bought at Beatenbucht and Beatenberg Valley Stations.

Implementation
Whether it will take place will be decided on the day of travel. Should the weather be unreliable or stormy, or should too few people have registered, you will be informed about it by telephone.

Condition trails

H Snowshoe trail Vorsass – Chüematte – Waldegg

I Snowshoe trail Vorsass – Grünenbergpass – Habkern

Snowshoeing tours

 Vorsass – Chüematte – Waldegg

Starting point: Middle station Vorsass
Finishing point: Waldegg
Hiking time: 2 to 3 km per hour (depending on the snow and trail)
Distance: 10km
Difference in altitude: 200m (ascent) / 500m (descent)

”Elevation profiles”

From the Vorsass station you hike up in direction north east to Flösch. A short hike through the forest is followed by open space that allows wonderful views across Lake Thun. From Flösch the trail carrys on through light forest up to Unterburgfeld, where the hut with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as an impressive backdrop invites you for a short break. The snow shoe trail leads in the opposite direction from the hiking trail up to Chüematte. On fairweather days the Chüematte bar is open for refreshments. From here the descent starts on the hiking trail. You can reach the Waldegg bus stop at hotel Regina via Hohwald.

 Vorsass – Grünenbergpass – Habkern

Starting point: Middle station Vorsass
Finishing point: Habkern
Hiking time: approx. 6 hours (depending on snow conditions)
Distance: 17.8km
Difference in Altitude: 680m (ascent) / 1100m (descent)

”Elevation profiles”

Welcome to the longest marked snow shoe trail in the region Berne. This challenging route starts at the middle station Vorsass and leads northeast up to Flösch. After a short ascent along the hiking trail it follows the forest line across to Chüematte. On fairweather weekends the Chüematte bar is open for refreshments. From here the trail climbs up to the huts of Oberberg. Continuing along the south slope of the Gemmenalphorn you reach the foot of Güggisgrat. The view down to the Justistal, the Sigriswiler Rothorn, Sichel and the seven stallions is breathtaking. After a short descent you are in the Seefeld area which reaches all the way to Grünenbergpass. Far away from civilization you feel like you are in a different world. Leaving the Grünenbergpass you enter the snow covered fir tree forest and follow the way down southwards to Habkern.

Guided snowshoeing tours

Every Friday and Saturday evening, the Vorsass Mountain Restaurant offers guided snowshoeing tours. Tour leaders from the region take you with them on one-hour and two-hour snowshoeing tours through the fairytale landscape of a Niederhorn winter. Along the way, there is a little breather under the starlit sky, with home-made mulled wine. After the tour, a fine fondue awaits you in the Vorsass Mountain Restaurant, before you descend back into the valley with the Niederhorn Cable Car.

Offer

  • Return ticket to Vorsass
  • Snow shoes and walking sticks
  • Mulled wine along the way
  • Fondue in the Vorsass Mountain Restaurant (excl. drinks)
(All prices are in CHF, incl. 7.7 % VAT.) AdultChild
Guided snowshoeing tours
From Beatenbucht64.0044.00
From Beatenberg59.0041.50

Reservation
The Vorsass Mountain Restaurant will be happy to accept your reservation up to three days in advance, by either telephone or email. Minimum number of participants: 12.

Bärgrestaurant Vorsass
3803 Beatenberg
Telephone +41 33 841 00 28
info@bergrestaurant-vorsass.ch

Equipment
Winter clothing (incl. headgear and gloves), as well as sturdy winter boots, is mandatory.
Head lamps are mandatory, and not included in the price. Dynamo-powered head lamps can be bought at Beatenbucht and Beatenberg Valley Stations.

Implementation
Whether it will take place will be decided on the day of travel. Should the weather be unreliable or stormy, or should too few people have registered, you will be informed about it by telephone.

Map