Sven's Snowshoe-Hike in Nidwalden


We've got a nice window of good snow and wonderful weather forecasted this Saturday! I have not done much of Snowshoeing, and this is now the time!

The idea is to go snowshoe hiking to the "Sonnenweg" in Wirzweli, Kanton of Nidwalden (yes...somewhere in the heart of Switzerland):

Wirzweli - Gummenbahn Talstation - Hinterhegen - Ächerli - Seewli - hintere Huismatt- Wirzweli

The hike takes about 4 hrs and is 9km long with an up and down descent of 277m (here the description in german:

Please note that this is a marked and secure trail, graded as "Blue" (I guess that is easy, but then again it is 4 hours of hiking with rackets on your feet).  

One can rent Snowshoes at the Gondola Station (
+41 (041)[masked])

Train Schedule:

Please by a ticket to and from Dallenwil. 

If you miss us on the meeting point, please go directly to the train and catch us there. If you don't find us, give me a call - please don't sent SMS "W r u?" as I am very slow in typing back a whole explanation on where we are - a call is quicker. 

To bring along:

- Water (min. 1 Liter)

- Food (Cookies, Snacks, Sandwiches, etc)

- Snow, Sun and Rain protection (creme, glasses, jackets)

- Extra clothes (after the hike)

- Steady shoes to fit to a Snowshoe

- Hiking Poles are recommended

I hold the right to cancel the trip due to weather or illness reasons. I'll do my best to let you know as soon as possible. Please look into the website and email for any changes before you head to the meeting point, or at least the night before the event.

Ok, that said, lets go out into the Swiss Alps and enjoy the mountains!

Hope to see you then!


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  • Annamaria


    February 16, 2014

  • dacian

    I'm sorry someone asked me about some books in the train and I can't recognize her from the photos and I don't remember the name. please drop me a message and. I'll send you the info.

    February 15, 2014

  • Annette

    Fantastic as always! Thanks so much for organizing this beautiful day outside!

    February 15, 2014

  • Rogerio

    Legendario Sven, ggracias paraa la oorganizzacion perfecta. YYou are a legend..

    February 15, 2014

  • Matthias S

    An excellent day out in the mountains! Many thanks to Sven and the fellow hikers!

    February 15, 2014

  • dacian

    I enjoyed it very much. I could have pulled even a little bit more. have a nice weekend everyone.

    February 15, 2014

  • Inese

    Thanks a lot, Sven. It was a nice walk.

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Jude

    I'm coming from Basel, meet u in luzern

    February 15, 2014

  • Inese

    Hi, i will join in Luzern

    February 15, 2014

  • Aude

    Hi, I will join you at the gondola in Dallenwil.

    February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll join you in Luzern as well. Till tomorrow!

    February 14, 2014

  • Michelle

    Hi All, will join you on the train at Thalwil

    February 14, 2014

  • Stefano

    Hi Sven, are you going to take the IR to Luzern at 8.59? I will join in Luzern, for the train to Dallenwil. See you tomorrow. Thanks for organising the event, Stefano

    February 14, 2014

  • Stefano

    Hi Sven,

    February 14, 2014

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