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Fronalpstock summit - views of more than ten lakes

Winter Hiking · Switzerland
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  • Panoramaweg Fronalpstock Gipfel
    / Panoramaweg Fronalpstock Gipfel
    Photo: Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus GmbH, Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus
  • / Winterwanderer auf dem Fronalpstock Gipfel
    Photo: Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus GmbH, Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus
  • / Ausblick vom Fronalpstock Gipfel
    Photo: Ivan Steiner, Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus
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The scenic path leads once around the Fonalpstock summit to reveal views of 10-plus lakes. This is like a real-life panoramic painting-in-the-round of Central Switzerland, as beautiful as only nature can create it. The experience begins with a funicular railway ride to the village of Stoos.
easy
Distance 1.2 km
0:20 h
44 m
44 m
Being virtually level, the circular path could be walked in 30 minutes. But who wants to stomp their way through this wonderful panorama? Too many snow-covered peaks, romantic valleys and blue lakes are waiting to be seen. The powerful nature of the vista must be allowed to gradually flow through the body. The feast for the eyes is followed by a feast for the palate in the summit restaurant. The path is signposted and starts next to the upper terminus of the chairlift, which later returns you to the car-free mountain village of Stoos.

Author’s recommendation

Einkehr ins heimelige Gipfelrestaurant Fronalpstock auf 1922 m. ü. M.

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Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus / Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Update: December 16, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,920 m
Lowest point
1,889 m
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Rest Stop

Gipfelrestaurant & Hotel Fronalpstock

Safety information

Bitte folgen Sie der Winterwanderweg-Beschilderung auf dem Trail.

Tips and hints

Beachten Sie die Fahrzeiten der Stoosbahnen unter stoos.ch/fahrplan

Start

Fronalpstock chairlift, upper terminus (1,907 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'691'196E 1'202'735N
DD
46.969426, 8.637051
DMS
46°58'09.9"N 8°38'13.4"E
UTM
32T 472390 5201830
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Destination

Fronalpstock chairlift, upper terminus

Turn-by-turn directions

Fronalpstock Gipfel - Fronalpstock Gipfel

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Train to Schwyz then bus no. 1 to the lower terminus of the Stoosbahn funicular. Then up to car-free Stoos.

Getting there

Leave the motorway at the "Schwyz" exit and follow the signs to Stoos/Muotathal.

Parking

1 to 3 hrs.                                                                                                        CHF 3.-

5 to 9 hrs.                                                                                                        CHF 5.-

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'691'196E 1'202'735N
DD
46.969426, 8.637051
DMS
46°58'09.9"N 8°38'13.4"E
UTM
32T 472390 5201830
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 zum Panoramaweg Fronalpstock vorhanden.

 

Author’s map recommendations

Equipment

Gute Winterschuhe, dem wetterentsprechende Kleidung.

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • 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 Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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.

Related Offers

Tobogganing · Central Switzerland
Gipfel-Erlebnisticket Stoos
from CHF44.00

Mit der Gipfel-Erlebniskarte können im Winter zwei Schlittelabfahrten am Fronalpstock gemacht werden.

Provider:  Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus | Source:  Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.2 km
Duration
0:20 h
Ascent
44 m
Descent
44 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip Suitable for strollers Groomed snow

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