Best Lotschental Lauchernalp Snowboarding

The 21st most popular snowboarding destination in Switzerland.

  Brig, Valais, Switzerland


  January 11, 2022

Southwest of Zurich and south of Kandersteg, the Lotschental Lauchernalp Ski Area has 15 pistes totalling 33km that are served by 5 lifts accessing a maximum descent of 1100m. With limited base area services, this ski area is popular with day trippers coming from other nearby ski areas or the Rhone valley villages below. The best snowboarding at Lauchernalp Ski Area is normally between the months of January thru March.

The family-friendly Lötschental Lauchernalp is best for beginner and intermediate snowboarders. With that said, experts in snowboarding will enjoy the extensive lift-accessed offpiste freeriding.

From the lower parking area in the Wiler valley, there is a cable car up to the mid-station at car-free Lauchernalp village, which is the main base. If the snow is good, it is possible to snowboard from Hockenhorngrat all the way down 14km to the parking in the Wiler Valley via Piste #1 which may be signed Talbfahrt nach Wiler. It requires a walk back to the cable car. There is also a very nice ski route that roughly follows the main lift line.

• Reliable snowpack.
• Nice ski route.
• No lift lines.

• Small ski area.
• Remote location.
• Limite base area services.

To reach Lötschental Lauchernalp from Zurich, take the train to Gampel and then transfer to the bus up the valley. It's about a 3 hour journey.

Overall, Lotschental Lauchernalp is the 21st most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 87 snowboarding resorts in Switzerland. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Lotschental Lauchernalp including Aletsch Arena, Bellwald-Goms, Rosswald, Moosalp, Unterbaech and Belalp-Blatten.

Local Contacts:  Lotschental Tourismus 41(0)27-938-88-88

Best Season:  Jan. - Mar.

Base Camp:  Hotel Restaurant Petersgrat, Kippel

Luxury Loding:  Silencehotel Edelweiss, Lotschental; Alpenhotel zur Wildi, Lauchernalp

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  46.401986, 7.778406

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  1/11/2022

ID:  21366

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