Winter hiking

Winter hiking safety

Tips by the Swiss Hiking Federation:

  • Follow the signposting and signalization
  • Do not leave the marked trails
  • Keep up to date on the latest information (operating times, closures due to avalanche risk, lack of snow, weather conditions)
  • If in doubt, turn back – especially in bad visibility.
  • Only hike winter hiking trails during daylight hours (no nocturnal or twilight hikes for safety and wildlife protection reasons).
  • Make sure you are suitably equipped for your intended activity.