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Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing on Tschafon and the Völseggspitze

Snowshoeing · Seiser Alm
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moderate
Distance 7.6 km
2:20 h
633 m
633 m
1,726 m
1,197 m
Tires’ very own Tschafon is a wonderful place to explore on a winter’s snowshoe expedition with masses of views over the legendary Rosengarten.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,726 m
Lowest point
1,197 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.478373, 11.558643
DMS
46°28'42.1"N 11°33'31.1"E
UTM
32T 696404 5150381
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Turn-by-turn directions

The start of the tour is at the Weißlahnbad parking lot. The tour leads past the Wuhnleger lake and up the Tschafon. The first stage leads along trail no. 6. Turning off to your right, the path no. 4A takes you to the Tschfon mountain hut. The tour can also be extended to the cross on the Völseggspitze (approx. 25 min). The way back to Weißlahnbad is on the same path. Alternatively, the tour can be continued to the mountain inn Schönblick (another 60 min).

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Getting there

The set-off point is Weißlahnbad. Bus 176 will bring you to St. Zyprian and from there you can hike to Weißlahnbad in half an hour. Alternatively, you can drive here. Parking facilities are available at the Visitor’s centre Tiers am Rosengarten in Weißlahnbad.

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Coordinates

DD
46.478373, 11.558643
DMS
46°28'42.1"N 11°33'31.1"E
UTM
32T 696404 5150381
w3w 
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Equipment

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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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
moderate
Distance
7.6 km
Duration
2:20 h
Ascent
633 m
Descent
633 m
Highest point
1,726 m
Lowest point
1,197 m
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