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Ski tours in the Brig Simplon region

Have you ever dreamed of skiing in virgin powder, far away from the busy pistes and surrounded by snow-capped mountains?

Traversing the white expanses and enjoying daring descents through fresh snow evokes a real sense of freedom among experienced touring skiers. Yet even beginners can take part in ski tours, thanks to the great variety of routes on offer.

The Simplon region provides the perfect terrain for touring skiers. You can choose from countless ski tours, each offering plenty of variety. Popular destinations include Spitzhorli, Breithorn, Monte Leone, Rauthorn and Seehorn. There is also a whole series of additional peaks and passes that are less frequently climbed and which offer wonderful tours through pristine landscapes.
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    Ski tours

    The Brig Simplon region is a true paradise for passionate touring skiers. Along with excursions high up in the Alps that take several days to complete, there are also day tours of varying difficulty levels at lower altitudes to choose from.

    Staldhorn ski tour easy

    This approximately 2-hour ski tour from the Simplon Pass to the Staldhorn is particularly suitable for beginners. 

    The ski tour

    Duration 2 hours
    Distance 3.5 km
    Elevation difference 471 m
    Difficulty level Easy
    Starting point/End point Simplon Pass

    Rothwald Hohture ski tour easy

    Hohturli – a popular ski tour in Rothwald. After covering the short distance from Ganterwald towards Wasenalp, you climb upwards over even slopes to Hohture. This tour is ideal for beginners.

    The ski tour

    Duration 3 hours
    Distance 4.3 km
    Elevation difference 689 m
    Difficulty level Medium
    Starting point/End point Ganterwald/Hohture

    Galehorn ski tour medium

    The Galehorn is a popular ski-tour destination on the Simplon. There is a radio mast on top of the peak. In good snow conditions, you can look forward to beautiful, even descents. Highly popular ski-tour destination. Beautiful, evenly steep slopes provide amazing descents. Skiing in the Ritzti Valley is only possible in good snow and avalanche conditions.

    The ski tour

    Duration 4 hours
    Distance 4.5 km
    Elevation difference 1004 m
    Difficulty level Medium
    Starting point
    End point
    Engeloch
    Engeloch, Simplon Pass, Egga or Simplon Dorf

    Breithorn ski tour challenging

    The Breithorn is the most popular and traditional of the Simplon’s ski destinations. A long ascent that is rewarded with fantastic views and a speedy descent. This challenging tour requires good skiing skills. Only embark on this tour in good weather conditions.

    The ski tour

    Duration 5 hours
    Distance 4.5 km
    Elevation difference 1430 m
    Difficulty level Challenging
    Starting point/End point Simplon Kulm/Maschihüs

    Bortelhorn or Punta del Rebbio ski tour challenging

    The Bortelhorn provides a wonderful vantage point. The peak offers views of the Bernese, Valais and Ticino Alps. The descent to Berisal is one of the most beautiful in the region. In winter, the peak can only be easily accessed via the south-western ridge.

    The ski tour

    Duration 5 hours 30 minutes
    Distance 6 km
    Elevation difference 1,670 m
    Difficulty level Challenging
    Starting point/End point Berisal
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      Raclette cheese and rye bread

      In the village of Simplon, you can buy some authentic Valais cuisine to take away. In the dairy you can purchase the nationally award-winning raclette cheese, and in the Bäckerei Arnold bakery you will find the typical Simpilär rye bread made with sourdough. 

      How to get there

      Staldhorn ski tour

      Take the train to Brig and then continue by Postbus to the “Simplon Pass, Simplonblick” stop. The ascent begins right by the restaurant.

       

      Rothwald Hohture ski tour

      Take the train to Brig and then continue by Postbus towards Simplon, getting off at the “Rothwald, Ganterwald” stop. The ski tour begins by the Restaurant Ganterwald, which is situated by Simplonpassstrasse.

       

      Galehorn ski tour

      Take the train to Brig and then continue by Postbus to the “Simplon, Engiloch” stop.
       

       

      Breithorn ski tour

      Take the train to Brig and then continue by Postbus to the “Simplon Kulm, Bellevue” stop.
       

       

      Bortelhorn or Punta del Rebbio ski tour

      Take the train to Brig and then continue by Postbus towards Simplon, getting off at the “Berisal, Kehr” stop.
       

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