The Ski Resort
The skiing area "Rothwald Wasenalp am Simon" offers you 25 km of well groomed slopes that are partly provided with artifical snowmaking facilities. 2 skilifts present the installations of the mountain railways that will bring you safely and fast to the trail of your choice.
A special children´s lift „Pony“ is located at the mountain station right next to a cosy restaurant. Its sun terrace allows you to enjoy phenomenal views of the mountain panorama while letting your children romp around right next to you, always within your sight.
Besides the groomed pistes of Rothwald there is also a number of opportunities of off-piste skiing. Alternatively you may participate in organised skitours through the surrounding areas, all led by professional skiing instructors. The local skiing school and its staff welcomes you warmly to attend its courses for beginners to experts.
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 1706 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Switzerland is 2861 ft. Runs and slopes are therefore relatively short. The highest point of the track is 7448 ft above sea level.
- Season starts on Dec 19 and ends on Mar 28 (99 days). Average season duration in Switzerland is 111 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (Dec 19 to Mar 28) is 38 " at summit elevation and 19 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 44 " at summit elevation and 21 " at the base.
- Rothwald Wasenalp am Simplon features 64 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Switzerland is 55 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 24 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 15 sunniest in Switzerland.