Hike in the footsteps of Pirmin Zurbriggen and Alberto Tomba – the Alpine skiing professionals who took to these very slopes in the Men’s Giant Slalom event between Saas-Fee and the Plattjen mountain station in January 1988 during the Alpine Skiing World Cup.
The trail begins at the Plattjen valley station and leads up towards the Felskinnbahn cableway until it reaches a fork in the path at the former finish line of the Men’s Giant Slalom. Following the path as it bears to the left, hikers arrive at Gallenalp and are greeted by a spectacular view of Saas-Fee’s meadows and the majestic peaks of the Mischabel massif. The forest on the right is a protected wildlife area, and, if they are quiet, hikers may well catch a glimpse of one of the many wild animals that live here.
The trail then continues slightly uphill until it reaches Berghaus Plattjen – the oldest mountain hut in the Saas Valley. From there it is only a hop, skip and a jump to the Plattjen moutain station, where hikers can either take a gondola lift back down to Saas-Fee or set off on another hiking trail. There is also a wonderful view of the Saas Valley and the 4,000-metre peaks on the valley’s eastern side.
Alternative A: Chalbermatten station - Innere Wald Ronggji - Berghaus Plattjen - Plattjen mountain station
An alternative trail to the slopes of the World Cup leads hikers into the depths of the forest. The trail is mainly a woodland path, allowing hikers to absorb the stillness of the forest and maybe even catch sight of a chamois or an ibex. When the path emerges from the forest, a wonderful view opens up across the Saas Valley. The trail then continues a short distance to Berghaus Plattjen and finally Plattjen mountain station. (4.9km; 772Hm; 3h)
Pay attention to the cableway timetable.
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Tour history (B05491)
First published: Dienstag, 21. Mai 2013
Last updated: Mittwoch, 27. August 2014
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