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Cross-country skiing in Lötschental

Getting active in the magic valley

Discover snow-covered valleys, picturesque villages, and breathtaking mountain landscapes on well-groomed cross-country ski trails. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you'll find trails for every skill level among the 24 km of classic and skating tracks. Immerse yourself in the culture of the Lötschental region and experience the magic of cross-country skiing in this enchanting setting.

From Bern, the RegioExpress Bern–Brig will take you directly to Goppenstein in just 70 minutes. From there, you can continue with a postal bus to Lötschental.

Cross-country trail

Trail from Blatten to Fafleralp

The trail from Blatten to Fafleralp is a wonderful route through the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Lötschental. It leads past the impressive Baroque Chapel of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and then climbs in zigzags to Fafleralp. There you can enjoy a loop through unspoilt nature in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site before taking the same route back to Blatten. The trail is suitable for both classic cross-country skiers and skaters. The starting point is directly by the post bus stop "Blatten (Lötschen), Post".

Starting point Parking lot at post bus stop "Blatten (Lötschen), Post"
Distance 6.5 km
Duration
2 hours 35 minutes
Difference in altitude 251 Hm / 251 Hm
Level of difficulty medium

Circular trail between Kippel and Wiler

This cross-country ski trail is more than just a link between the two villages of Kippel and Wiler. It is breathtakingly beautiful. This route can be tackled both in the classic cross-country skiing style and in skating style. The starting point is the campsite in Kippel. You can reach the campsite on foot in around 7 minutes from the "Kippel, Altersheim" post bus stop.

Starting point Kippel campsite
Distance 2.4 km
Duration
20 minutes
Difference in altitude 48 m / 56 m
Level of difficulty medium

Trail from Wiler to Blatten

The trail starts in Wiler and leads through the snow-covered landscape along the Lötschenbach stream to Blatten. The route can be traversed in both the classic and skating styles. The starting point is at Lonzastäg in Wiler. From the post bus stop "Wiler (Lötschen), Dorf", you can reach it on foot in around 8 minutes.

Starting point Lonzastäg in Wiler
Distance 3.7 km
Duration
35 minutes
Difference in altitude 140 m / 9 m
Level of difficulty medium

Kippel village trail

The village trail in Kippel is ideal for beginners and anyone who wants to enjoy cross-country skiing in a quiet and relaxed environment. The route leads through the village of Kippel and its immediate surroundings. It offers a marvellous view of the surrounding mountains and the typical Lötschental architecture with its characteristic wooden houses. The trail is suitable for both classic cross-country skiers and skaters. The starting point is the campsite in Kippel. You can reach the campsite on foot in around 7 minutes from the "Kippel, Altersheim" post bus stop.

Starting point Campsite in Kippel
Distance 2.1 km
Duration
20 minutes
Difference in altitude 44 m / 52 m
Level of difficulty medium

Wiler village trail

The cross-country ski trail in Wiler offers a varied route for cross-country skiers. It leads through the picturesque village of Wiler and the surrounding countryside. The trail is suitable for both classic cross-country skiers and skaters. The starting point is at Lonzastäg in Wiler. From the post bus stop "Wiler (Lötschen), Dorf", you can reach it on foot in around 8 minutes.

Starting point Lonzastäg in Wiler
Distance 4.6 km
Duration
30 minutes
Difference in altitude 93 m / 92 m
Level of difficulty medium

Blatten village trail

The cross-country ski trail starts just above the post bus stop "Blatten (Lötschen), Dorf". At the beginning, the route leads over a wide area, which is perfect for warming up and getting in the mood for the trail. After a few laps of this area, you cross the Lonza and continue on a gentle incline towards Fafleralp.

After crossing the bridge at Eisten, you have the choice of either staying on the valley trail or returning to the starting point through a small wooded area. If you opt for the valley trail, you also have the option of choosing a small additional loop. This loop leads you to a short ascent from where you can enjoy a marvellous view of Blatten. The route then leads between the barns back to the starting point.

 

Strating point Above the "Blatten (Lötschen), Dorf" post bus stop
Distance 2.9 km
Duration
45 minutes
Difference in altitude 49 m / 49 m
Level of difficulty medium

Availability

Availability depending on snow conditions.

Subject to change without prior notice

Rates

Lötschental cross-country pass

  • CHF 10.00 Day ticket
  • CHF 50.00 Week ticket
  • CHF 60.00 Lötschental season ticket
  • CHF 90.00 Regional pass* 
  • * Kandersteg and Lötschental

    Cross-country ski passes and day tickets are available at the Lötschental information centers, in hotels, restaurants, and at Cecil's Loipen-Stube in Blatten.

Cross-country skiing courses in Lötschental

Whether you are a beginner or already experienced in cross-country skiing, you can learn cross-country skiing or develop your skills in different groups, depending on your current ability and your preferred technique (classic or skating style).

The Cool School course times are daily from 9.00 am to 11.30 am and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

1 hour CHF 80.00, each additional person CHF 15.00
1.5 hours CHF 120.00, each additional person CHF 20.00
2 hours CHF 150.00, each additional person CHF 35.00

Important information for our participants

  • Cross-country ski pass required: Please note that all participants must be in possession of a valid cross-country ski pass in order to take part in our courses.
  • Equipment hire: If you don't have your own cross-country skiing equipment, you can hire it from Cecil's Loipen-Stube on a daily basis.
  • Accident insurance: Accident insurance is the responsibility of the participant. The course management accepts no liability for accidents or damage.

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration

Notes

Lötschental cross-country skiing centre: Perfectly equipped for your snow sports day in the Valley of Wonders

At the Lötschental cross-country skiing centre you will find everything you need for an unforgettable snow sports adventure. Hire high-quality cross-country skis and be perfectly equipped to experience the beauty of this magical valley. 

Cecile's Loipen Stube
Stegmatte 22
3919 Blatten
Tel +41 (0)79 425 69 68
www.loipenstube.ch

Arrival

Travel comfortably by train to Goppenstein. You can continue with the postal bus to Lötschental.

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