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Flumserberg

A pristine winter landscape, stunning views, and easy walking on groomed trails

By the Numbers

Distance
5 miles
Elevation
1130 feet
Moving Time
1h30m
Nutrition
There are a few areas along the trail to eat but I packed my own food
Logistics
Take the train to Tannenboden and the gondola to the resort
External

After a long week at work, I didn’t have the energy for a full day of cross country skiing. Looking for something to do outside but a bit less taxing, I read about the winterwanderweg opportuntiies at Flumersberg, the local resort for all those living in Zürich. This seemed an ideal compromise.

Trail through the trees
Trail through the trees
View to Walensee
View to Walensee
Clear signage leading the way along the trail
Clear signage leading the way along the trail

It’s really hard to overemphasize how well Europe marks trails compared to my usual forays in the Olympics and Cascades. The walking trail was well marked, the trail having been groomed explicitly for those on foot. There were a few times where the trail crossed the downhill skiers which wasn’t ideal but it proved to be completely navigable.

Pleasant walk through the woods
Pleasant walk through the woods
Some blue skies and views to the mountains
Some blue skies and views to the mountains
The Unterzetzen train station
The Unterzetzen train station

The entire experience was delightful. The views, even on a snowy and cloudy, were terrific and the blowing snow added a sense of romance. I’m hooked on the simplicity of winter walking.

Route

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