Simplonpass – Follow the old line of the former skilift from the Simplon Hospiz or Kulm to the top station. Then continue diagonally along the pleasant north-west slopes towards the east to the large, striking black boulder “Panettone” at approx. 2’380 m. The Panettone stands out clearly from the northwest ridge of the Hübschhorn and is marked with a small cross.
Simplonpass – The descent is via the ascent route. This may vary depending on the risk assessment.
Ski tourers feel at home on the Simplon. Spend the night in one of the hotels on the pass or in the village and spend a few days touring in the region.
Benefit from the new Simplon snowshoe and ski touring app. Earn points and get great rewards. The app is at simplon.app.
Rest StopHotel Monte Leone
Safe skiing, alpine, quite difficult tour. Only accessible in very safe conditions, and you do so at your own risk.
Rapid changes in weather can occur. Be careful and do not put yourself in danger.
Walking routes in alpine terrain requires good physical condition, serious preparation and technical knowledge in mountain sports. The ascent of the routes described is at your own risk. Brig Simplon Tourismus AG, SAC and the authors do not assume any liability for the topicality, correctness and completeness of the information provided. Liability claims of any kind against Brig Simplon Tourismus AG or against the authors are excluded.
Tips and hints
More information about ski tours at: www.sac-cas.ch/de/huetten-und-touren
Questions about the Brig Simplon region: www.brig-simplon.ch
Getting thereWith the bus or the car to the Simplon Pass.
ParkingThere are parking spaces available next to the hospice on Simplon Pass.
Book recommendation by the author
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentComplete ski touring equipment
Basic Equipment for Ski Touring
- Ski Helmet
- 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
- moisture wicking skull / knit cap
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
- Additional warm jacket
- Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
- Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
- 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
- Lip protection (SPF 30+)
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Ski Touring
- Ski touring boots
- Ski touring bindings to fit boots
- Ski touring skins to fit skis
- Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
- Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
- Ski touring crampons
- Crevasse rescue kit
- Ski touring harness
- Light ice axe
- Ski touring ropes
- Avalanche airbag backpack
- 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.