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Winter hiking

On winter hikes in Grächen and the surrounding area, you can experience the Valais from its quiet, inspiring side: You’ll walk through the glistening snow and consciously enjoy the moment. We have summarised the most important information about winter hiking in Grächen for you.

Happiness is walking on fresh snow

Winter hiking in Grächen St. Niklaus

Stroll through the peaceful, snow-glittering landscape and admire the magnificent scenic views! Winter hiking allows you to get to know the Valais from its most authentic and inspiring side.

More than 38 kilometres of winter hiking trails and 23 kilometres of snowshoeing trails in Grächen and on Hannigalp provide the perfect setting for wonderful winter moments in nature. A diverse range of tours in various difficulty levels will delight snow sports enthusiasts of all ages.

The best planning aid

Our Winter Hiking Guide

Discover the best winter hiking trails for your time in the Valais with the help of our Winter Hiking Guide – just give it a try! Take advantage of the various filtering options to optimally tailor the tour results to your needs and preferences! You’ll be talking about these wonderful hikes for a long time to come.

Through the woods

From Lake Grächen to Hannigalp on snowshoes

A particularly idyllic snowshoeing route leads from Lake Grächen past Alpe Äbnet and up to Hannigalp. The trail runs through glittering larch forests, and time and again you will be surprised by stunning scenic views of the surrounding four-thousand-metre peaks. Once you have reached Hannigalp, you can treat yourself to some well-deserved refreshments at the restaurants on the mountain.  

For experienced summiteers

Grächen snowshoe adventure from Hannigalp to Wannihorn

The snowshoeing pros among you can explore the “King’s Route”, which leads from Hannigalp to the impressive Wannihorn summit. An hour and a half of walking uphill definitely pays off: The incomparable scenic views of the Saas Valley, Bietschhorn, Bishorn, Brunegghorn and Weisshorn are guaranteed to take your breath away!

Family time

Winter hiking from Grächen to Bärgji

Do you want to take a leisurely winter hike to admire the beauty of the region around Grächen? On a hike from Grächen to Bärgji, you can soak up the sun and enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. The icing on the cake during this wintry excursion: refreshments at the traditional Bärgji Alp restaurant.

Pre-Hike Preparations

Snowshoe hire in Grächen

Essentials for a winter hike in the Valais: warm winter clothing and sturdy footwear! If you need new equipment, we recommend stopping by the sports shops in Grächen for a relaxed shopping experience. Also handy for snowshoe tours in Grächen: snowshoes! Just rent the right winter sports gear for your time in Grächen – it’s affordable and easy. 

Culinary delights

Post-hike food & drinks in Grächen

For refreshments after strenuous tours or simply as a fitting end to your winter hiking adventure: The restaurants in Grächen will spoil you with tasty delicacies. Having culinary delights of the most delicious kind, you can reflect on your winter impressions and perhaps even plan a tour for your next holiday.