Hiking & nature

Winter and snow shoe hiking in the Stockhorn area

Enjoy the peace and quiet away from the pistes

You can get away from the daily grind and enjoy the breathtaking peace and tranquillity of the wintry landscape when you hike through the beautiful Stockhorn area – with or without snow shoes. The romantic trails lead around iced-over Lake Hinterstocken or to the idyllic "Oberbärgli" mountain huts on the Lasenberg. It's an unforgettable nature experience that will make your hectic daily routine a distant memory.

The snowshoeing trails and itineraries all start at the intermediate station of Chrindi, easily accessible by cable car from Erlenbach i.S. However you should in any case make a detour through the top station of the Stockhorn, from where you can enjoy an incomparable view of Lake Thun and the Bernese Oberland. The panoramic restaurant at the top also offers Sunday brunches and full moon meals all year round.


  • Now available in the BLS Webshop Buy your cable car tickets online
  • Timetable & tickets From Bern you arrive at the Erlenbach i.S. in less than 50 minutes

Snow shoe trails

There are three signposted snow shoe trails of varying levels of difficulty on the Stockhorn.

Rundtour „Rund ums Cheibehorn“

There are three signposted snow shoe trails of varying levels of difficulty on the Stockhorn.

Circular tour “Around the Cheibehorn”

Route: Chrindi–Hinterstockenalp–Rotblatti–Cheibenhorn–Vorderstockenalp–Speetbärgli–Oberstockenalp–Hinterstockenalp–Chrindi

  • Length: 6.7 km
  • Elevation difference: +/-528 m
  • Walking time: approx. 3 hours
  • Level of difficulty: red

Cheibehorn summit tour

Route: Chrindi–Hinterstockenalp–Rotblatti–Cheibenhorn–Rotblatti–Hinterstockenalp–Chrindi

  • Length: 5 km
  • Elevation difference: +/-442 m
  • Walking time: approx. 2 hours
  • Level of difficulty: red

Oberstockenalp fun tour

Route: Chrindi–Hinterstockenalp–Oberstockenalp–Hinterstockenalp–Chrindi

  • Length: 3.6 km
  • Elevation difference: +/-232 m
  • Walking time: approx. 1.5 hours
  • Level of difficulty: blue

Cheibehorn summit tour

Route: Chrindi–Hinterstockenalp–Rotblatti–Cheibenhorn–Rotblatti–Hinterstockenalp–Chrindi

  • Length: 5 km
  • Elevation difference: +/-442 m
  • Walking time: approx. 2 hours
  • Level of difficulty: red

Oberstockenalp fun tour

Route: Chrindi–Hinterstockenalp–Oberstockenalp–Hinterstockenalp–Chrindi

  • Length: 3.6 km
  • Elevation difference: +/-232 m
  • Walking time: approx. 1.5 hours
  • Level of difficulty: blue

Snowshoe hire

Snowshoes can be hired ind the middlestation Chrindi.

  • CHF 25.00 Snow shoes (incl. poles)

Winter hiking

There are two winter hiking trails of different lengths on the Stockhorn.

Circuit trail Lake Hinterstocken

  • Walking time: 40 min.
  • Distance: approx. 3 km

Winter hiking trail “Oberbärgli”

  • Walking time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Distance: approx. 5 km
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    Stockhorn Gondola

    Operating times

    Stockhornbahn operating information

    13 November to 15 December 2019 
    Wednesday to Sunday, every 30 minutes from 09.20 to 16.20 hours

    18 December 2019 to 5 January 2020
    Daily, every 30 minutes from 09.20 to 16.20 hours

    8 January to 9 February 2020
    Wednesday to Sunday, every 30 minutes from 09.20 to 16.20 hours

    12 to 23 February 2020
    Daily, every 30 minutes from 09.20 to 16.20 hours

    26 February to 8 March 2020
    Wednesday to Sunday, every 30 minutes from 09.20 to 16.20 hours

    17 April to 15 November 2020
    Daily, every 30 minutes from 07.50 to 16.50 Hours

    18 November to 13 December 2020
    Wednesday to Sunday, every 30 minutes from 09.20 to 16.20 Hours

    16 December 2020 to 3 January 2021
    Daily, every 30 minutes from 09.20 to 16.20 Hours

    Subject to change without prior notice

    Prices and tickets

    Buy your ticket for the Stockhorn Gondola online in the BLS webshop

    Stockhornbahn Erlenbach-Chrindi return (middle station)

    • CHF 38.00 Adults
    • CHF 19.00 Adults with Half Fare Card
    • CHF 19.00 Adults with GA
    • free of charge Children ((6-15.99 years)
    • Free Childre up to 5.99 years

    Stockhornbahn Erlenbach - Stockhorn return (summit station)

    • CHF 58.00 Adults
    • CHF 29.00 Adults with Half Fare Card
    • CHF 29.00 Adults with GA
    • free of charge Children ((6-15.99 years)
    • Free Childre up to 5.99 years

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