Winter paths are to be found all over Switzerland and are usually cleared by small snow ploughs. We've now walked these paths in many areas of the Swiss Alps in the Berner Oberwald and Wallis cantons. The paths are usually quite easy and safe, although sometimes a little slippy going downhill. We now wear Yaktrax grips on our boots or carry Microspikes to use if the paths get very icy.  We've also combined walking with cross-country skiing (Langlauf in Switzerland) to form an interesting holiday.


1. Adelboden Oey to Unter dem Birg and Engstligenalp 

Fiesch area

1. Bettmeralp to Fiescheralp

2. Ernen to Steinhaus  

3. Riederalp to Moosfluh  

The Goms

1. Oberwald to Reckingen

2. Reckingen to Biel

3. Oberwald to Hotel Rhonequelle

4. Niederwald to Reckingen


1. Saas Fee to Saas Allmagell


1. Zermatt to Zmutt

2. Riffelberg to Rottenboden (Gornergrat)

3. Sunnegga to Tufteren  

4. Zermatt to Riffelap


1. Grächen to Bärgli 

2. Grächen to Zum See

Lenk and Gstaad

1. Lenk to Simmernfälle

2. Gstaad to Gruben and Saanenmöser


1. Kandersteg by Kander river

2. Oeschinensee  

3. The Gemmi Pass from Leukerbad to Kandersteg  

Mürren, Wengen and Grindelwald

1. Grütschalp to Mürren

2. Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg  

3. A short walk from Bort above Grindelwald

4. Wengen to Wengernalp  

5. Bussalp to Bort 

Meiringen and Brünig area

1. Brünig Hasliberg to Hohfluh


1. Blatten to Fafleralp