Hannigalp–Wannihorn Trail
Hannigalp–Wannihorn Trail

Snowshoe trekking

Hannigalp–Wannihorn Trail

Grächen, Hannigalp–Wannihorn–Grächen, Hannigalp

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Hannigalp–Wannihorn Trail

This route from Stafelbar to Wannihorn is the royal road amongst Grächen’s snowshoe trails. At the top, your efforts are rewarded by spectacular panoramic views – the Weisshorn, the Bietschhorn beyond the Rhône Valley and, to the east, the Weissmies Group are all guaranteed to cast their spell on you.
A scenic route for summiteers! You’ll need to be in good physical shape to complete this jewel in the crown of Grächen’s snowshoe trails. As an option, you can cut out the initial ascent by taking the Fairytale Cable Car to the starting point. From Hannigalp above Grächen, you’ll then strap on your snowshoes and walk on a relatively flat trail until you reach Stafel. Here, you can enjoy wonderful views of several four-thousand-metre peaks, including the world-famous Matterhorn. At the Stafelbar, you’ll have a chance to recharge your batteries – you’ll need all of your energy for the next ascent.

Stamina is now a must. From Stafel, the snowshoe trail sets off in the direction of the Wannihorn. The trail to the top is very steep, but you’ll enjoy the peace and quiet as it leads through snow-covered forests. If you look carefully, you may be able to spot some native animals like chamois, ibex and deer.

Once you’ve reached the top, your efforts will be rewarded by wonderful views stretching from the Wannihorn to the Saas Valley and into the Valais mountain landscape, with the Bishorn, the Brunegghorn and the magnificent Weisshorn. The return journey follows the same route. Once you’ve finished the hike, you can take in the views of the Matterhorn again from the large sunny terrace of the Hannigalp family mountain restaurant.
This route from Stafelbar to Wannihorn is the royal road amongst Grächen’s snowshoe trails. At the top, your efforts are rewarded by spectacular panoramic views – the Weisshorn, the Bietschhorn beyond the Rhône Valley and, to the east, the Weissmies Group are all guaranteed to cast their spell on you.
A scenic route for summiteers! You’ll need to be in good physical shape to complete this jewel in the crown of Grächen’s snowshoe trails. As an option, you can cut out the initial ascent by taking the Fairytale Cable Car to the starting point. From Hannigalp above Grächen, you’ll then strap on your snowshoes and walk on a relatively flat trail until you reach Stafel. Here, you can enjoy wonderful views of several four-thousand-metre peaks, including the world-famous Matterhorn. At the Stafelbar, you’ll have a chance to recharge your batteries – you’ll need all of your energy for the next ascent.

Stamina is now a must. From Stafel, the snowshoe trail sets off in the direction of the Wannihorn. The trail to the top is very steep, but you’ll enjoy the peace and quiet as it leads through snow-covered forests. If you look carefully, you may be able to spot some native animals like chamois, ibex and deer.

Once you’ve reached the top, your efforts will be rewarded by wonderful views stretching from the Wannihorn to the Saas Valley and into the Valais mountain landscape, with the Bishorn, the Brunegghorn and the magnificent Weisshorn. The return journey follows the same route. Once you’ve finished the hike, you can take in the views of the Matterhorn again from the large sunny terrace of the Hannigalp family mountain restaurant.
5 km | 1 Stage
500 m | 500 m
3 h 20 min
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Hannigalp (Bergst. Grächen)
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from December to April.
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Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.

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Snowshoes can be hired on site:
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Contact

Touristische Unternehmung Grächen AG
Dorfplatz
3925 Grächen
Tel. +41 (0)27 955 60 67
info@graechen.ch
www.graechen.ch

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