The Melchsee cross-country ski circuit starts between the Erzegg chairlift and the Distelboden restaurant. The short, flat circuit around the frozen reservoir offers wonderful views of car-free Frutt and the striking mountain range complete with Rothorn, Glogghuis, Hochstollen and Brünighaupt. The circuit is ideal for getting acquainted with the area.
If you look closely, you might spot a few holes in the lake. Don't worry: they are evidence of an unusual sport practised here - ice fishing. You might even catch sight of someone at it.
Tips, hints and linksWinter season:
The winter season usually lasts from mid-December to early April.
Up-to-date information on snow conditions is posted on the website of Sportbahnen Melchsee-Frutt.
The route is signposted anticlockwise with marker posts.
Ski rental and cross-country ski pass:
The former cableways terminus is equipped with showers, which can be used on request at the visitor information office. For more information on the local cross-country ski pass, equipment hire and changing and shower facilities, please visit the website of Sportbahnen Melchsee-Frutt.