SNOWSHOE TRAILS N° 5
MOUNTAIN INN TRAIL
As the name suggests, the Mountain Inn Trail leads from one mountain restaurant to another. The starting point at Brandalp can be reached by chairlift or on snowshoes. Here you can enjoy delicious local food and drinks at the cosy mountain inn Alpenrösli. The snowshoe trail first follows the Women’s Quotation Trail to the Pfammattbrücke bridge, which crosses the icy Milibach stream. Continue up and down pleasant inclines past small, sun-faded stables and houses through the snow-covered landscape to Breitmattu. You’ll find the Maria Schnee chapel nestling among the group of houses on the right. The portrait of Our Lady on its altar was painted by Raphael Ritz in 1865.
The snow track branches off to the upper left, passes the large stables and continues in a westerly direction after a few metres. Walk along the Alte Eischlersuon waterway for about half a kilometre up to Ze Stadle. The last half hour of the ascent will get your pulse racing again. At the mountain restaurant Egga, you’ll be served delicious Valais specialities on the sun terrace. It is only a few metres to the Striigge, where the chairlift takes you to Eischoll.
TOURENDETAILS – TEIL 1:
- Zeitbedarf: 2h 00 (↑219 m ↓255 m)
- Route: Brandalp – Pfammatte – Breitmattu – Striigge
TOURENDETAILS – VARIANTE TEIL 1:
- Zeitbedarf: 2h 30 (↑288 m ↓324 m)
- Route: Brandalp – Parieba – Bifig – Pfammatte – Striigge
From Brandalp, walk along the edge of the return slope towards Ginals. About 100 m after the reservoir, the trail branches off onto an access road to the lower right. At the height of the Alpine pasture Ta, the path finally joins the Women’s Quotation Trail in the direction of the Pfammattbrücke bridge.
TOURENDETAILS – TEIL 2:
- Zeitbedarf: 2h 00 ( ↑85 m ↓408 m)
- Route 2. Teil: Striigge – Breitmattu – Pfammatte – Obscha – Unterbäch
In Striigge, take the same route back to the Pfammattbrücke bridge. Follow the forest road for about 50 m and finally turn right onto the second part of the Women’s Quotation Trail through the magnificent spruce and larch forest. Deep in thought as you consider the words of these wise women, you’ll be astonished to find yourself overlooking Unterbäch’s rooftops. Let your gaze wander over the villages and mountains one last time and enjoy the impressive atmosphere. In the village inns, you can replenish your energy with food and drink.