Winter

Fun in the snow for young and old.

The Lötschental is considered one of the most snow-sure Alpine valleys in Switzerland. The sunny Lauchernalp lies amidst an impressive mountain backdrop of 40 four-thousand-metre peaks. At an altitude of up to 3111 metres above sea level, 55 kilometres of perfectly groomed pistes, a first-class freeride area, 50 kilometres of marked winter hiking trails and a snowshoe trail await winter sports enthusiasts. The wide range of difficulty levels from blue to black slopes makes the ski area ideal for families. The Cool School snow sports school offers courses at different levels and - for the very young guests - childcare. After an extended day on the slopes, cosy inns await tired legs and hungry mouths in the villages of the valley.

Alpine insider tip.

Lauchernalp is very popular among ski mountaineers. There are numerous opportunities for off-piste skiing in the direction of Petersgrat or Gitzifurka. A 35-kilometre cross-country ski trail runs through the entire Lötschental to Fafleralp. Various toboggan runs in the midst of the magnificent winter landscape provide a fast-paced change of pace. Other highlights are the weekly night ski run and the cross-country ski tour at full moon.

Alpine Skiing / Freeriding & Ski touring

Powder snow, fresh mountain air and cosy mountain chalets: the Lötschental is a fine little ski paradise. In one of the most snow-sure Alpine valleys in Switzerland, the sunny Lauchernalp ski area offers 55 kilometres of...

Cross-country skiing

The perfectly groomed cross-country skiing network leads along the rustic Lötschental villages all the way to Fafleralp. There are 24 kilometres of classic and skating trails to choose from.(check the slope map >)  Cross...

Winter hiking / snowshoeing

Deeply snow-covered forests, glittering snowy landscapes: 50 kilometres of winter hiking trails wind through the wintry Lötschental. On foot or on snowshoes, discover the diverse range of tours for every level. The high-...

Sledging

The routes from Lauchernalp or Fafleralp guarantee speedy sledging down into the valley. With the «Sledging fun» offer, you benefit from a free day pass for the Wiler - Lauchernalp aerial cableway when you hire a sledg...

Families

The magical Lötschental offers everything for great family holidays. With the wide range of activities on offer, your children will never be bored.

Our tips

- family ski day on Lauchernalp, including a ride up to t...

Bad weather

No rays of sunshine in sight far and wide? No problem! Even for days without sunshine there are suitable activities in the Lötschental and the surrounding area.

Our bad weather tips

- Lötschental Museum (free adm...