Hiking & nature

Exploring Kandersteg on the “Höh Tour” snowshoe trail

Would you like to try out something new and explore Kandersteg in snowshoes? Then set out on the “Höh Tour” – under your own steam.

This circular trail starts out along the River Kander towards the weir/Bern. Now the trail ascends into the Höhwald forest. After climbing 140 metres, you can – if you so wish – divert to the Risetenegg vantage point. Here a splendid view out onto the entire village of Kandersteg and the Blümlisalp massif awaits you. Now follows the short descent back into the village. You leave the Höhwald behind and eventually return towards the train station.

Availability Today (Friday) open

From mid-December to the end of March, in accordance with the current snow report.

Subject to change without prior notice


The signposted snowshoe trail is accessible free of charge.


The snowshoe trail

  • Signposted from Höhwald onwards
  • Walking time: 2 h
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Elevation difference: 150 m
  • Level of difficulty: medium

Starting point

From Kandersteg Railway Station, follow the path alongside the tracks (towards Bern), turn left through the underpass, and then turn right. From here, the snowshoe trail is signposted.

Additional snowshoe trails can be found on Sunnbüel (Sunnbüel aerial cableway) and the Gemmi.

Equipment hire

Grossen Sport, phone +41 33 675 00 16, e-mail info@grossen-sport.ch
Käthy Sport & Mode, phone +41 33 675 16 09

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