Hiking report

This information is being updated regularly and after every major natural event that might change conditions of the hiking infrastructures.

Last update: 15th November 2019

Please note the opening schedule of the areas below.

The hiking trail report updates you about the current state of the rhiking paths in our region. There are regular updates and revised information during the summer.

Here you will find current information about the following infrastructure: Hiking trails from Kandersteg, cable cars, mountain passes as well as the mountain and SAC huts in the Kandertal.

Please note: After heavy rains, hiking trails are often damaged. The authority tries to repair the trails as quickly as possible. If you find a damaged hiking trail, please let us know. Phone +41 33 675 80 80. All indications without guarantee.

Cable cars and buses

Oeschinensee gondola closed
Sunnbüel cable car closed
Allmenalp cable car closed
Gasternbus, Kandersteg - Selden Private road open, travel permit CHF 12.00
Bus service Kander-Reisen finished. 

General condition

Hiking trails in bottom of valley open, partially snow covered
Hiking and mountain trails up to 2,000 m open, snow covered
Mountain trails over 2,000 m open, snow covered

High and mountain trails


Gasterntal   open until 18th November 2019
Heuberg circular route (Oeschinensee - Heuberg - Oberbärgli) closed
Restaurant Oberbärgli closed
Allmenalp - Ueschinental - Kandersteg   closed
cable car closed
Kandersteg - Gasterntal- Sunnbüel (Gurnigel) closed
cable car closed
Kandersteg - Blausee lake


Lötschberg panorama trail (Kandersteg Kiental)


Lötschberg north ramp (Kandersteg - Mitholz - Frutigen) open
Lötschberger southern approach (Hohtenn - Ausserberg - Lalden - Brig) open

Pass crossings

Gemmipass   closed
cable car Sunnbüel closed
Hohtürli   closed
Lötschenpass   closed
Bunderchrinde   closed
Golitschen (Kandersteg - Elsigenalp - Frutigen) closed

SAC and mountain huts

Blümlisalphütte +41 (0)33 676 14 37 closed - Winter room only open by appointment
Doldenhornhütte +41 (0)33 675 16 60 closed
Frundenhütte +41 (0)33 675 14 33 closed
Balmhornhütte +41 (0)33 675 13 40 closed
Lämmerenhütte +41 (0)27 470 25 15 closed
Lötschenpasshütte +41 (0)27 939 19 81


Schwarenbach +41 (0)33 675 12 72 closed


Allmenalp via ferrata closed
Kandersteg freeride trail