817 Alter-Schwyzerweg-Schneeschuhtrail
817 Alter-Schwyzerweg-Schneeschuhtrail

Snowshoe trekking

Alter-Schwyzerweg-Schneeschuhtrail

Alter-Schwyzerweg-Schneeschuhtrail

Oberiberg, Tschalun–Ibergeregg

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Alter-Schwyzerweg-Schneeschuhtrail

Alter-Schwyzerweg-Schneeschuhtrail

The snowshoe trail follows the historic «Alter Schwyzerweg», built in the 14th century as the shortest connecting route between Yberg and Schwyz. Moorlands, Alpine meadows and impressive mountain scenery are the area's main features.
The route begins in the holiday village of Oberiberg, close to the Laucheren chairlift. The short steep section at the start is followed by a gentle ascent through the open moorland, a protected nature reserve. Amid the snowy landscape, it's the forests and mountain pines that particularly catch the eye. Most of the ascent follows an old mule track that was later upgraded in the traditional way using wooden beams.

Once they've gained a little altitude, hikers enjoy a wonderful view of Oberiberg village and the Ybrig mountains. As the trail rarely comes into contact with winter hiking paths and ski slopes, the sounds of nature form a beautiful backdrop. It takes two hours at a leisurely pace to reach the Ibergeregg Pass and the family-friendly ski resort of the same name, where the restaurant with its panoramic terrace is a perfect place for rest and refreshments.
The snowshoe trail follows the historic «Alter Schwyzerweg», built in the 14th century as the shortest connecting route between Yberg and Schwyz. Moorlands, Alpine meadows and impressive mountain scenery are the area's main features.
The route begins in the holiday village of Oberiberg, close to the Laucheren chairlift. The short steep section at the start is followed by a gentle ascent through the open moorland, a protected nature reserve. Amid the snowy landscape, it's the forests and mountain pines that particularly catch the eye. Most of the ascent follows an old mule track that was later upgraded in the traditional way using wooden beams.

Once they've gained a little altitude, hikers enjoy a wonderful view of Oberiberg village and the Ybrig mountains. As the trail rarely comes into contact with winter hiking paths and ski slopes, the sounds of nature form a beautiful backdrop. It takes two hours at a leisurely pace to reach the Ibergeregg Pass and the family-friendly ski resort of the same name, where the restaurant with its panoramic terrace is a perfect place for rest and refreshments.
4 km | 1 Stage
380 m | 50 m
1 h 45 min
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Hoch-Ybrig, Talst. Laucheren
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to mid-March.

Signalization

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.

Hints

Snowshoe hire
Snowshoes can be hired locally: Stöckli Swiss Sports AG, Laucheren chairlift valley station.
www.stoeckli.ch
Nature and wildlife conservation
Parts of the snowshoe trail run through the Ibergeregg nature and wildlife reserve. Visitors must not leave the marked snowshoe trails and dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. Information boards help to identify the wildlife sanctuary zones.
www.wildruhezonen.ch

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Ibergeregg, Passhöhe
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Contact

Die Ferien- und Sportregion Ybrig
Jessenenstrasse 5
8843 Oberiberg
Tel. +41 (0)55 414 26 26
info@ybrig.ch
www.ybrig.ch

Services

Signalization

Signalization
For snow shoe trekking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization