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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.

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    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.

    Sleds can only be rented at the sports store Intersport at the bottom station of the cable car, no rental at the top station or at the lake.

    Snow shoe and toboggan hire Intersport Oeschinen

    Availability Today (Friday) open

    19 December 2020 to 21 March 2021
    09.00–17.00 hours

    Subject to change without prior notice

    Rates 30% Rabatt

    Take advantage of the RailAway offer with a reduction of  30% on sledge Day Pass. Benefit from the discount when you travel there and back by public transport, e.g. with a Day Pass, a supersaver ticket or a regional or GA travelcard.

    The advantages for you:

    • 30% reduction on the ski or the sledge Day Pass for Oeschinensee.

    Gondola cableway

    • CHF 14.70 Adults simple instead of CHF 21.00
    • CHF 7.35 Adults Half-Fare travelcard, GA travelcard, SwissPass simple instead of CHF 10.50
    • CHF 7.35 Children simple instead of CHF 10.50
    • CHF 19.60 Adults return instead of CHF 28.00
    • CHF 9.80 Adults Half-Fare travelcard, GA travelcard, SwissPass return instead of CHF 14.00
    • CHF 9.80 Children return instead of CHF 14.00
    Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration

    Where kann I buy the special offer ?

    You can buy the special offer online or in the BLS Travel Centers and at the ticket counters in the Swiss train stations 

    Snow shoe hire

    • CHF 20.00 1 day

    BLS suggestion

    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.

    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.

    Weather & webcam Today: sunny 4/12°

    Today sunny 4/12°
    Tomorrow partly cloudy 1/5°
    Sunday fair weather -2/8°
    Monday sunny -2/10°
    Oeschinensee: Berghotel
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