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.


Snow shoe trails

There are four 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

Panoramic tour to the Chummli

Route: Chrindi–Chummli–Oberbärgli–Chrindi

  • Lenght: 3 km
  • Elevation difference: +/- 230 m
  • Walking time: approx. 1.25 hours
  • Level of difficulty: red

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

Availability

Stockhornbahn operating information

21 November to 12 December 2023
Wednesday to Sunday, every 30 minutes from 08.50 to 16.20 hours

13 December 2023 to 10 March 2024
Daily, every 30 minutes from 08.50 to 16.20 hours


Subject to change without prior notice

Rates

Stockhornbahn Erlenbach-Chrindi return (middle station)

  • CHF 42.00 Adults
  • CHF 21.00 Adults with Half Fare Card
  • CHF 21.00 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 60.00 Adults
  • CHF 30.00 Adults with Half Fare Card
  • CHF 30.00 Adults with GA
  • free of charge Children ((6-15.99 years)
  • Free Childre up to 5.99 years
Preise pro Person in CHF, inkl. MwSt. / Preis- und Produktänderungen bleiben vorbehalten.

How to get there

Take the train to Erlenbach i.S.. From there, follow the signs for “Stockhornbahn”. After a 10 to 15-minute walk, you will reach the valley station of the Stockhorhnbahn cable car.

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