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Fronalpstock

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m 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Fronalpstock Gipfelrestaurant Fronalpstock Bergstation Standseilbahn Schwyz-Stoos Stoos(Sesselbahn Fronalpstock)
Beautiful snowshoe trail with a beautiful view along the Fronalpstock to the finish at the summit. After the ascent you can enjoy a well deserved break in the summit restaurant.
difficult
Distance 3.1 km
1:50 h
592 m
1 m
The start at about 1300 m above sea level leads you after a slight ascent to the intermediate station of the chairlift Fronalpstock. From there, the trail continues along the toboggan run with panoramic high points. In clear weather you can see the Schwyz basin and Lake Lucerne. Arrived on the Fronalpstock, which lies at 1922 m above sea level, you can treat yourself to a meal in the summit restaurant. From the summit itself, mine has a breathtaking view of the heart of Central Switzerland and up to 10 lakes. If you don't want to walk down, take the chairlift down one or both sections. If you plan to do so from the very beginning, check with the Stoos lifts for the right combination ticket.

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Einkehr ins heimelige Gipfelrestaurant Fronalpstock 
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Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus / Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Update: July 06, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,907 m
Lowest point
1,315 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Gipfelrestaurant Fronalpstock
Hotel Alpstubli
Berg- und Pistenrestaurant Welesch

Safety information

Please do not use the ascent track of the ski tourers. Follow the signs on the way.

Tips and hints

http://www.globaltrail.ch/

Here more about winter hiking on the Stoos.

Start

200m above the restaurant Alpstubli (1,315 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'693'101E 1'203'697N
DD
46.977812, 8.662278
DMS
46°58'40.1"N 8°39'44.2"E
UTM
32T 474313 5202753
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Destination

Fronalpstock summit restaurant

Turn-by-turn directions

From the top station of the funicular follow the signs to the Hotel Alpstubli. From there it is approx. 200 metres to the entrance of the path.

At the entrance follow the signs to the Fronalpstock summit.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Schwyz-Seewen station, then by bus to the valley station of the large Schwyz-Stoos cable car (line 1 Schwyz - Muotathal) or by train to SBB Brunnen station, then by bus to the valley station of the small Morschach-Stoos cable car.

Getting there

By car on the A4 to the Schwyz exit, then in the direction of Muotathal to the valley station of the large Schwyz-Stoos funicular or by car turn onto Morschacherstrasse (at Wolfsprung), then follow the signs to Morschach and continue to the valley station of the small Morschach-Stoos aerial cableway.

Parking

Parking is available at the valley station of the Schwyz-Stoos funicular and the Morschach-Stoos aerial cableway.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'693'101E 1'203'697N
DD
46.977812, 8.662278
DMS
46°58'40.1"N 8°39'44.2"E
UTM
32T 474313 5202753
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

An den Stationen der Stoosbahnen sind kostenlose Prospekte mit Informationen zu den Trails auf dem Stoos vorhanden.

Pistenplan Stoos, Winterprospekt Region Stoos-Muotatal

Equipment

Recommended equipment for snowshoe sportsmen:   

  • Snowshoes, winter shoes (good hiking boots), depending on weather conditions wind jacket, sweater, gloves, cap, sunglasses, gaiters and walking sticks.   
  • For longer tours rucksack with drink and catering   
  • We recommend map 1:25000, compass, if available GPS   
  • Pocket pharmacy and any required medication

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
3.1 km
Duration
1:50 h
Ascent
592 m
Descent
1 m
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