Wiriehorn snowshoe trail

Short facts

  • start: Wiriehorn mountain station (Nüegg), Zwischenflüh
  • destination: Wiriehorn mountain station (Nüegg), Zwischenflüh
  • medium
  • 3,30 km
  • 2 hours
  • 308 m
  • 1725 m
  • 1417 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

The tour takes you from the Wiriehorn mountain station to Tubelfärrich: an ideal tour to leave everyday life far behind and enjoy nature to the full.

The starting point of the snowshoe tour, the Wiriehorn mountain station, is easily reached with the 6-seater chairlift of the Wiriehorn cable car. The trail is marked from here, but you'll have to make your own tracks with your snowshoes. The cool winter air and the deep snow-covered alpine meadows and forests convey inner peace and distance from hectic everyday life. During the entire ascent you have a fantastic view of the Wiriehorn, the Lower Simmental, the Stockhorn and the Niesen chain.


Operating data and prices Wiriehornbahnen:

General information


Follow the snowshoe trail from the Wiriehorn mountain station (Nüegg), climbing gently towards Alp Schwarzenberg. The trail leads over the ridge with a medium gradient to Tubelfärrich. During the entire ascent you have fantastic views of the surrounding mountain peaks before you reach the turning point of your hike. The descent route follows the edge of the forest to the "Oberi Heitere" level and on to the saddle above the Nüegg mountain station. A short descent and you reach the mountain station and the Wiriehorn mountain hotel. The trail is signposted with pink direction signs and a snowshoe symbol.

Safety Guidelines

The hiking time depends on the amount of snow and the nature of the route as well as your physical condition. On site you will find moderately steep terrain with occasionally steeper passages in the ascent and descent. A certain level of surefootedness is required for the tour.

  • Sturdy, high footwear
  • Snowshoes and poles
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather and temperature
  • Food and drinks for the way

Snowshoe hire:
Stucki Sport
Riedli 11
3756 Zwischenflüh
T 033 684 14 42


The way is the goal: On the way, enjoy the view of the fantastic winter landscape. Share your impressions under #naturparkdiemtigtal

Getting there

Motorway A6 Bern direction Zweisimmen, 1 km after the Simmenfluhtunnel turn left direction Diemtigtal. Follow the Diemtigtal road into the valley for 11 km to the Wiriehorn valley station. From here, the Wiriehorn cable car takes you up to the Nüegg mountain station (note operating times: www.wiriehorn.ch).


At the Wiriehorn valley station you will find parking spaces for which a fee is charged.

Public transit

By train to Oey-Diemtigen station (Spiez-Zweisimmen line). Continue by post bus to the stop «Riedli, Talstation Wiriehorn». From here, the Wiriehorn cable car takes you up to the Nüegg mountain station (note operating times: www.wiriehorn.ch).

Additional Information

Flyers with an overview map are available from the Diemtigtal Nature Park office.

Diemtigtal Nature Park
Bahnhofstrasse 20
3753 Oey
T 033 681 26 06
[email protected]

Open or closed?
Find out in our > Winter sports report


  • Unknown (58%)
  • Street (10%)
  • Path (14%)
  • Hiking Trail (19%)


This tour is presented by: Naturpark Diemtigtal, Author: Rahel Mazenauer

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