Swiss skiing in LötschentalWinter Sports in Lötschental

Ski and snowboard 33 km of piste in Lötschental between 1968-3111m


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here is much to like about the small car-free resort of Lauchernalp in the Lötschental with its beautiful views, sunny terraces and good snow record. It is excellent for beginners and families but also has enough to entertain accomplished day trippers. The lower slopes suffer in the afternoon from being south-facing and the valley run is not open early or late season, but the higher runs, served by a modern gondola, are seriously high and have excellent snow conditions and a good variety of runs and off-piste. The Lötschental was for many years isolated from neighbouring valleys until the railways arrived in the early 20th Century, and through its isolation it developed its own unique customs, including the fearsome Tschäggättä that features in the valley's carnival in February.

Ski and Snowboard Lötschental

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Best of the Slopes

The last part of this 14km run down to Wiler in the valley is often closed, but even so the descent off the Hockenhorngrat as far as Lauchernalp is breath-taking. Take a small detour to the right a few hundred metres down to one of the best viewpoints in the Alps.

Getting There

By Public Transport

The best destination to access the downhill slopes by public transport in this ski area is Wiler, Seilbahn. Bus stop adjacent to cable car. The resort operates the Snow'n'Rail scheme, providing a 20% discount on the combined travel ticket and lift pass.

  • From Zurich the least travel time is 2 hrs 41 mins with as few as 2 changes going via Bern / Goppenstein. Typically, an adult one day combined ticket is 169.20 SFr, reduced to 108.00 SFr with a Half-Price card.
  • From Basel the least travel time is 2 hrs 47 mins with as few as 2 changes going via Bern / Goppenstein. Typically, an adult one day combined ticket is 169.20 SFr, reduced to 108.00 SFr with a Half-Price card.
  • From Berne the least travel time is 1 hr 34 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Goppenstein. Typically, an adult one day combined ticket is 119.60 SFr, reduced to 83.20 SFr with a Half-Price card.
  • From Lausanne an adult one day combined ticket is 143.60 SFr, or 95.20 SFr with a Half-Price card.
  • From Luzern an adult one day combined ticket is 169.20 SFr, or 108.00 SFr with a Half-Price card.

Indicative prices are for travel to Wiler (Lötschen). Click here to find prices for other destinations. Under the combined ticket scheme the additional charge for a two day pass is 42.60 SFr.

By Road

Park at Wiler valley station to get to car-free Lauchernalp.

Please refer to a map and check local conditions for accurate routing information.

  • The road distance from Zurich is around 187 km and the journey time is roughly 3 hrs.
  • The road distance from Basel is around 184 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 45 mins.
  • The road distance from Berne is around 93 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 53 mins.
  • The road distance from Geneva is around 215 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 35 mins.

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By Plane

The nearest major airport to Lötschental is Basel although other airports may also be convenient.

For example, Zurich Airport will have similar transfer times.

There are some scheduled international flights to Sion, the cantonal capital of Valais.

Nearby Resorts

Nearby destinations in the region include Kandersteg, Lenk i. S. and Gstaad.

Weather Outlook

Latest Resort Report

Report dated December 16 2017 07:45
Weather -16 degrees
Lifts open 5/6
Day ticket CHF: 55.-/29.-
Depth of snow 215 cm 93 cm in resort
Last snowfall today
Pistes 38/55 km 10 km with artificial snowmaking
Condition of runs closed
Cross-country classic 10 km closed
Cross-country skating 10 km closed
Altitude of cross-country trails 1800 m (altitude)
Half-pipes -
Snowcross runs -
Snow park -
Tobogganing facilities -
Condition of runs -
Winter walking paths open 24/50 km
Snowshoe trails open 0/10 km

Piste Map for Lötschental

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Accommodation in the Resort & Nearby

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Recommendations

  • $$ Alpenhotel Zur Wildi, Lauchernalp (3*) Ski-in, ski-out on sunny car-free plateau with family rooms available.
    +41 279391989 http://www.zur-wildi.ch



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Lötschental is located in Valais

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