Activity overview

The hidden gem of Swiss skiing. 55 Kilometres of steep pistes in the stunning region of Valais.

Lauchernalp is located on the other side of the Lotschberg train tunnel that starts just next to our campsite. Located just 1 hour and 15 minutes away from KISC, our “Snow and Rail” passes will get you there with all travel costs included. Once there you will be faced with long steep slopes that we highly recommend for only the more advanced skiers. The highest is at at 3111 metres and starts just underneath the peak of Hockenhorn, one of the highest mountains in the region. The perfect place for high adrenaline skiing and long fast runs.

Schedule 

Opening times will vary depending on the date of the season and the weather conditions. Please check with our reception for current information.

Pricing 

Winter 2019/20

Adult: CHF 69.00

Youth: CHF 64.00

Child: CHF 36.00

Cost includes: Ski pass, transport to and from the resort.

Cost doesn’t include: CHF 5.00 deposit (Per person), Rentals, meals.

Cancellation: Activity provider’s cancellation policy can be found here.

Important information 
  • Ski helmets are strongly recommended for any SKiing or Snowboarding
  • If you have booked your catering through KISC please make sure you have a packed lunch.
  • You will need a CHF 5.00 deposit for the ski pass per member of your group.
  • This activity is provided by an external company. By purchasing a service of a third party you are accepting the terms and conditions specified by the provider. We accept no liability for services brokered through KISC which are provided by a third party. The invoicing is handled by KISC in the name of the provider.
Transport 

By bus & train: 1 hour 15 minutes

Example timetable from Kandersteg train station to Lauchernalp:

Depart from KISC (Bus) 07:55
Arrive at Kandersteg train station 08:12
Depart from Kandersteg train station (Train) 08:42
Arrive at Goppenstein 08:54
Depart from Goppenstein (Bus) 09:03
Arrive at Wiler cablecar station 09:13

Example timetable from Lauchernalp to KISC:

Depart from Wiler cable car station (Bus) 15:37
Arrive at Goppenstein 15:50
Depart from Goppenstein (Train) 16:01
Arrive at Kandersteg train station 16:12
Depart Kandersteg train station (Bus) 16:43
Arrive at KISC 16:48
Equipment 
  • Ski trousers and jacket, thermal underwear, warm clothes
  • UV/sun protection cream and lip protection (minimum factor 15+)
  • Sunglasses or ski goggles with good UV protection
  • Warm hat and gloves - preferably waterproof
  • Rucksack
  • Full water bottle - minimum 1 litre
  • Reusable lunch box with your packed lunch
  • The ski passes that your ski guide gives you!
  • Your skis/snowboards and poles (if not hiring)
  • Ski/snowboard boots
  • Helmet (compulsory for guided skiing, snowboarding or sledding, strongly recommended for unguided activities)
Awards & Badges 

By completing this activity, you can get closer to achieving the following Awards and Badges: 

  • Swiss Explorer Award
  • Winter Activity Award
  • Ski Award

Activity

Season 
Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb)
Guidance 
Self-guided
Location 
30 - 60 km away
Duration 1 day
Difficulty 
Price adult 
CHF 69.00
Price youth 
CHF 64.00
Price child 
CHF 36.00
Programme theme 
More adventure
Category 
COVID Secure
Skiing & Snowboarding
Tickets
Winter activities
Suitability 
Cubs
Scouts
Explorers
Rovers
Group size no limit
Minimum age limit 
No age limit