Hiking report

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

Last update: 20th May 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 open
Sunnbüel cable car from 30th May 2019 open
Allmenalp cable car open
Gasternbus, Kandersteg - Selden Private road open, travel permit CHF 12.00
Bus service Kander-Reisen from 8th June 2019

General condition

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

High and mountain trails


Gasterntal   Hiking trails in the valley floor open
Heuberg circular route (Oeschinensee - Heuberg - Oberbärgli) closed
Kandersteg - Blausee lake   open
Lötschberg panorama trail (Kandersteg Kiental)

The Kiental crossing has a few snowfields, but they are easy to pass.

Railway experience path (Kandersteg - Mitholz - Frutigen) open
BLS South Part (Hohtenn - Ausserberg - Lalden - Brig) open

Pass crossings

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

SAC and mountain huts

Blümlisalphütte +41 (0)33 676 14 37 open from Juin 15th
Doldenhornhütte +41 (0)33 675 16 60

open from May 1st

Frundenhütte +41 (0)33 675 14 33 open from Juin 9th
Balmhornhütte +41 (0)33 675 13 40 open from Juin 15th
Lämmerenhütte +41 (0)27 470 25 15 open from Juin 15th
Lötschenpasshütte +41 (0)27 939 19 81

open from Juin 1st

Schwarenbach +41 (0)33 675 12 72 open from Juin 1st


Allmenalp via ferrata open
Kandersteg freeride trail from 30th May 2019 open