The pink-coloured start panel at the Langis cross-country skiing hut gives an overview of the circular snowshoeing tour. It passes the Schwendi-Kaltbad restaurant, continues along the meandering Schliere, branches off eastwards at the bridge at Point 1409 up to Egg (Point 1608) and over the ridge in a northerly direction to Jänzi. It is worth taking a break at the summit cross and savouring the unique scenery. The way back leads over broad hills to Wolfetsmatt-Hohnegg and back to the Langis car park (last section along the road.).
Safety informationThe snowshoe tour and its description were developed in collaboration with local mountain and tour guides. It is only a suggested tour and is not signposted or protected from alpine hazards. It does not pass through wildlife protection zones and avoids obvious danger spots provided the snow and avalanche conditions are normal.
Good preparation for the tour with the appropriate equipment is essential. Information about the latest avalanche situation can be found in the links below.
You undertake the tour at your own risk. Obwalden Tourism declines all liability in the event of personal injury or damage to property on the suggested snowshoe tour.
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Getting thereMit Privatauto oder Postauto ab Sarnen (tägliche Verbindungen von Mitte Dezember bis anfangs April). Wer mit dem Postauto anreist, erhält eine Reduktion auf ein Getränk, die Sportgerätmiete oder die Langlaufkarte. Der Parkplatz Langis ist im Winter kostenpflichtig. Zu beachten ist, dass an Wochenenden bei schönem Wetter der Parkplatz bereits um 10.00 Uhr komplett besetzt ist. Man muss sich also früh auf den Weg machen oder mit dem ÖV anreisen.
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
- moisture wicking skull / knit cap
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking
- Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
- 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.