Hiking & nature

Snow shoe and winter hiking at Oeschinen Lake

Unesco Ice Walk – hiking on the frozen mountain lake.

Hiking on the frozen Oeschinen Lake is a very special adventure. You’ll experience the winter, feel the cold on your skin and view the Jungfrau-Aletsch Unesco World Heritage Site up-close. There are two winter hiking trails of different lengths on the lake. You can also watch ice fishermen do their thing on the lake and then warm up by the fireplace in the Berghotel Oeschinensee.

Notes

Circular routes on Lake Oeschinen

  • Short circular trail: 1,6 km, 30 minutes
  • Long circular trail: 3 km, 90 minutes

The trails can also be used without snow shoes.

For safety reasons (danger of rock fall), the hiking trail from Oeschinen Lake to Kandersteg is closed in winter.

The hiking trail remains closed in the event of an avalanche warning or insufficient ice thickness. Sledges can only be rented at the top station.

Snow shoe hire Intersport Oeschinen

Availability Today (Thursday) open

18 December 2021 to 20 March 2022
09.00–17.00 hours

Subject to change without prior notice

Rates

Gondola cableway

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

Snow shoe hire

  • CHF 20.00 1 day

Magic Blue Adventure Pass – 1 ticket, 2 lifts

You can enjoy twice as much fun in the snow with the Magic Blue Adventure Pass. This includes two return journeys by cable car to Lake Oeschinen and to the Gemmi Pass on Sunnbüel.

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Fondue2go

Combine your winter hike with “Fondue2go,” fondue fun of a very special kind: Lots of space, fresh air and a cool alternative to going to a restaurant – that's what the Fondue2go boxes offer.

The fondue set includes our own and home-made fondue mix “Fivty-Fivty,” home-made organic wholemeal bread and various spices. Wine, tea, etc. as desired. Also included in the set is a wooden sledge to pull the fondue box along and a thermal cushion or woollen blankets to sit on.

Simple and straightforward, they can be pre-ordered by 12.00 noon. Simply collect the box from the Bergstübli restaurant at the mountain station and find your favourite spot for your adventure treat.

Please note that the sets should be pre-ordered in the online shop. Numbers are limited. No refunds or cash payments. In case of bad weather, the amount can be credited at the restaurant.

Fondue2go prices

  • CHF 70.00 2 persons
  • CHF 140.00 4 persons
Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products are subject to change without notice

Plan journey

Travel by train to Kandersteg. From Kandersteg station you can take the local bus or walk (15 minutes) to the Oeschinensee cable car station.
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