Welcome to the winter hiking paradise at Oeschinensee! After the gondola ride to the mountain station, discover all the winter hiking trails in the Oeschinensee area - your experience is guaranteed!
No matter which paths you take, you can be sure of a wonderful view of the three-thousand-metre peaks of the Blüemlisalp massif. Culinary delights are guaranteed. The mountain restaurant with its sun terrace is an oasis of relaxation.
We provide unique and unforgettable winter moments in the imposing mountain world in front of the Blüemlisalp massif.
Winter hike from the mountain station down to the Berghotel am See (trail no. 7), stop for a bite to eat and enjoy local produce. Then along the lake and up via Läger (no. 8), back to the mountain station.
A leisurely descent by sledge to the lake or children's sledging in the beginners' paradise of Oeschiland.
Sledge hire at the mountain station.
Daily rental: Wooden sledge CHF 20.00
Open from 09.00 to 16.30 (return by 16.30)
Deckchair hire at the mountain station CHF 5 per day
Yes, you can take a beautiful winter hike from the mountain station to Oeschinensee . We recommend the route via Läger to the viewpoint and then the direct route from the lake back to the mountain station. When open, the Ice Walk on the lake also offers a beautiful winter hike. Good, warm winter hiking boots are required. Please note the operating times of Cable car !
Day tickets are easy to purchase via our webshop. Load the day pass onto a key card or your SwissPass. Alternatively, day tickets can also be purchased easily and conveniently at our ticket machines or at the ticket office in front of the valley station and at the ticket counter at the valley station.
Yes, sledges can be hired at the mountain station Oeschinensee in Kandersteg. Wooden sledges for CHF 20.00.
Yes, a snowshoe trail leads from the valley station to Oeschinensee. Duration of the hike: approx. 1.5 hours. Depending on the weather conditions, the snowshoe trail is only suitable for experienced snowshoers. You can also snowshoe from the mountain station on the official winter hiking trails. Good, warm winter hiking boots are required. Please note the operating times of Cable car !
The public toilets are located at the mountain and valley stations and at the Berghotel am See. There are more toilets in the Oeschinensee area (see map). Going to the toilet in nature should be avoided. However, if you do need to use the "natural toilet", please do not leave any paper, tissues or wet wipes behind.
If the ice is thick enough and there is sufficient snow, an "Ice Walk" is prepared on the lake. This is open to all pedestrians. Good, warm winter walking boots are required. During the "Ice Walk", it is important to observe the clearance of the frozen lake and the avalanche bulletin, see current operating status website, info screens and information boards.
Yes, there are lockers and ski racks at the mountain and valley stations. Payment can be made digitally by debit card, Visa/Mastercard or cash.
Yes, please note the information "last slope check"! The daily monitoring of the marked and open slopes ends with the last slope check at 5.00 pm. Outside of the lift operating hours, the slopes are closed and may not be skied on or entered. There are snow groomers on the slopes and avalanche blasting may take place.
Dispose of waste in the official waste separation stations. Waste separation stations are located at the mountain and valley stations, at the mountain hotel by the lake, at the restaurants and along the main hiking trails. Respect nature and take everything - even the smallest bits and pieces, tissues, leftover food and cigarette butts - back down to the valley or separate the waste and dispose of it in the waste separation stations provided.
Stay safely on the marked and open winter hiking trails and avoid shortcuts. This also applies to snowshoe hikers. Access to the lake without snowshoes is only possible via Cable car . Check the level of difficulty and your equipment carefully for each hike. Be aware that you will be crossing the ski slopes and using them in places. During the "Ice Walk", it is important to observe the clearance of the frozen lake and the avalanche bulletin, see info screens and information boards.