slowly away from the crowded slopes and immerse yourself in the quiet winter world
The Lauchernalp can be reached by cable car from Wiler in Loetschental. Ski mountaineers are climbing a few meters of the ski slope, crossing the ski lift and following the blue slope “Waldera”. Then go left onto the red run National to leave the ski slope above the Hockenalp. Among the avalanche barriers and under the “Hockuchriz” you traverse and so you reach the big mountain basin marked “Golmbach” in the map.
Now you’ve left the hustle and bustle of the ski station behind. Steadily rise and cross this mountain basin trough north-west-wards. After 550 meters ascent the Hockensatteleggi (2566 m above sea level. M.) is reached in 2 hours. This little transition is leading into slightly flatter terrain. To the west Ferdenrothorn is visible with its impressive folds in the rock on the horizon. The trail passes relatively flat westward along the slope. After about 1200 meters a shallow trough is reached, this has to be crossed towards the north-west. After a short steeper rise you pass a large stone man standing on the hill. The remaining 400 m to the hut are now completed in a few minutes.