Practical information

Up-to-date information on the open facilities and restaurants, as well as on the hiking trails


Summer season from 13 May to 22 October 2023

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Current hiking info

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Wheelchair and other assistive devices

The gondola lift is at ground level and thus offers uncomplicated boarding with a wheelchair or other assistive device.

Route No. 4 is also level from the mountain station to the lake. The e-shuttle runs daily from 11:00 to 16:30 every half hour or when full. No seats can be guaranteed.

Lockers and luggage depot

Large, medium and small lockers are available at the valley and mountain stations. Payment by card, mobile phone or coin.


Dogs are allowed and travel free of charge.

Transport of mountain bikes and roadworthy sports equipment

The Kandersteg-Oeschinensee gondola lift is not suitable for transporting mountain bikes and sports equipment.

Further information on the transport of mountain bikes & roadworthy sports equipment
The "Spitze Stei" danger zone has been permanently closed since 2019. The paved road from Oeschinen to Kandersteg was also closed. The current road is an emergency road - only for transportation and car traffic.

Last summer, there were frequent and sometimes very dangerous situations involving bicycles: Collisions with pedestrians, transport vehicles or self-inflicted falls. The Oeschinenholz Alpine Cooperative, as the land and road owner, has decided to tighten the existing ban on unauthorized riding.

When transporting sports equipment in winter and summer, the Kandersteg gondola lift Oeschinensee AG is liable for accidents. The Board of Directors has decided that it does not wish to assume this responsibility in summer. The transportation of bicycles or dangerous sports equipment will therefore no longer be carried out from summer 2021.We very much regret this decision, but the safety of visitors is our top priority.

Further information on the "Spitze Stei" restricted area can be found on the website of the municipality of Kandersteg.