361 Melchsee-Loipe
361 Melchsee-Loipe

Cross-country skiing

Melchsee-Loipe

Melchsee-Loipe

Melchsee-Frutt–Melchsee-Frutt

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Melchsee-Loipe

Melchsee-Loipe

Perfect for cross-country beginners: anyone who prefers a simple run without climbs or descents will definitely like the circuit next to the frozen Melchsee.
Melchsee-Frutt upland valley is flanked by two skiing areas: the slopes of Balmeregghorn and Erzegg with their wide, sun-drenched pistes, and on the opposite side the steeper descents of Mount Bonistock. Start by taking the cable car or lift in the Distelboden area, just a few minutes away from the mountain station.

The access point to the Melchsee run is located between the Erzegg chair lift and Restaurant Distelboden. The short, flat run along the frozen reservoir lake offers a superb view of the car-free village of Frutt as well as a striking chain of peaks including Rothorn, Glogghuis, Hochstollen and Brünighaupt. The run is perfect for a warm-up or to get your initial bearings in the area.

If you look closely you might see some holes in the ice. There’s no cause for alarm: you are simply witnessing a rare sport that is practised here – ice fishing. If you’re lucky you might even see someone making a catch.
Perfect for cross-country beginners: anyone who prefers a simple run without climbs or descents will definitely like the circuit next to the frozen Melchsee.
Melchsee-Frutt upland valley is flanked by two skiing areas: the slopes of Balmeregghorn and Erzegg with their wide, sun-drenched pistes, and on the opposite side the steeper descents of Mount Bonistock. Start by taking the cable car or lift in the Distelboden area, just a few minutes away from the mountain station.

The access point to the Melchsee run is located between the Erzegg chair lift and Restaurant Distelboden. The short, flat run along the frozen reservoir lake offers a superb view of the car-free village of Frutt as well as a striking chain of peaks including Rothorn, Glogghuis, Hochstollen and Brünighaupt. The run is perfect for a warm-up or to get your initial bearings in the area.

If you look closely you might see some holes in the ice. There’s no cause for alarm: you are simply witnessing a rare sport that is practised here – ice fishing. If you’re lucky you might even see someone making a catch.
2 km | 1 Stage
20 m | 20 m
classic+skating | easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Melchsee-Frutt
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to the beginning of April.
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Direction of the signposting
The route is only marked in counterclockwise direction.

Hints

Cross-country ski pass and shower facilities
The cross-country ski pass can be bought on site. There are showers at the old mountain station. For further information see:
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Contact

Sportbahnen Melchsee-Frutt
Sarnerstrasse 1
6064 Kerns
Tel. +41 (0)41 669 70 60
info@melchsee-frutt.ch
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Services

Accommodation

Frutt Resort AG
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Signalization

Signalization
For cross-country skiing, follow the logo indicated on the turquoise signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
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