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Cross-country ski trail Grächner Hannigalp

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A short cross-country ski on the Grächen Hannigalp
easy
Distance 2.1 km
0:32 h
30 m
26 m

The trail is relatively flat and leads through the snow-covered Grächner winter landscape. 1 lane approx. 2.5km long and a short incline approx. 50m

 

Author’s recommendation

Quiet, sunny location with fascinating view of the mountains, possibly encounter with wild animals.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Härdera, 2,118 m
Lowest point
Härdera, 2,118 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

You don't cross slopes. A part with hikers and snowshoe walkers "signposted".

Tips and hints

www.graechen.ch

Start

Härdera (2120m) (2,114 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'633'067E 1'117'020N
DD
46.203822, 7.867056
DMS
46°12'13.8"N 7°52'01.4"E
UTM
32T 412596 5117317
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Destination

Härdera (2120m)

Turn-by-turn directions

It's being driven in circles. Relatively flat

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Visp you take the train to St. Niklaus. There you change to the bus, which gets you to Grächen every half hour. On weekends a direct bus operates from Visp to Grächen.

Getting there

-  Rhône Valley: Via Martigny - Visp to Grächen / St. Niklaus

-  Car transport Lötschberg: Via Kandersteg - Goppenstein - Visp to Grächen / St. Niklaus (bls.ch/e/autoverlad/)

-  Car transport Furka: Via Andermatt - Realp - Oberwald - Brig - Visp to Grächen / St. Niklaus (Car transport Furka)

-  Tessin/Simplon: Via Lugano - Centovalli - Domodossola - Brig - Visp to Grächen / St. Niklaus (Car transport Simplon)

Parking

Parking spaces in Grächen: The car park Millegga is located by the village entrace in Grächen. Price per day (for covered parking space): CHF 15.00

 

Private Parking space provider:

Amstutz Trudy

Tel. +41 (0)27 956 13 35

Jeiziner Leon

Tel. +41 (0)27 956 16 31

Hotel Alpha

Tel. +41 (0)27 956 13 01

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'633'067E 1'117'020N
DD
46.203822, 7.867056
DMS
46°12'13.8"N 7°52'01.4"E
UTM
32T 412596 5117317
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

cross-country equipment

Basic Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Cross-country skiing gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap

Technical Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Cross-country skis
  • Cross country ski bindings
  • Cross-country boots
  • Cross-country poles
  • Waxes if required
  • 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
easy
Distance
2.1 km
Duration
0:32 h
Ascent
30 m
Descent
26 m
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