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Snowshoeing around the Hohneck

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4-day snowshoehike with start and end at Col de Bramont, we camped out but it's also possible to do this tour sleeping in hotels/huts.
moderate
54.1 km
22:05 h
2585 m
2585 m

Program:

  • Day 1: Col de Bramont > Le Schindelrucken
  • Day 2: Le Schindelrucken > Wiedenbachrunz
  • Day 3: Wiedenbachrunz > les Trois Fours
  • Day 4: les Trois Fours > Col de Bramont

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1353 m
Lowest point
501 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Safety information

No avalanche equipment necessary on this route. Avoid the avalanche prone routes at the eastern side f.ex. direct route to Frankental from Hohneck, and Sentier des Roches (which is too icy in winter).

Tips, hints and links

If you want to sleep inside in a warm bed instead of camping out:

  • Day 1: Refuge de la Chaume (west of le Grand Ventron)
  • Day 2: Hotel-restaurant Valneige in Mittlach
  • Dag 3: Refuge les Trois Fours – a cosy mountain hut of the Club Alpin Français

Start

Col de Bramont (970 m)
Coordinates:
DD
48.000240, 6.945844
DMS
48°00'00.9"N 6°56'45.0"E
UTM
32U 346773 5318368
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Destination

Col de Bramont

Note


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Public transport

There is no public transport in winter from Col de Bramont. I you come by train and bus, you will have to choose a different start point.

Parking

There is a free parking at Col de Bramont.

Coordinates

DD
48.000240, 6.945844
DMS
48°00'00.9"N 6°56'45.0"E
UTM
32U 346773 5318368
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

IGN-maps (1:25.000):

  • 3619OT ‘Bussang – La Bresse’
  • 3618OT ‘Le Hohneck – Gérardmer’

Book recommendations for this region:

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Equipment

Snowshoes necessary, from a height of 900m the snow stays. Below it fastly melts. January and february are the months with the highest chance for snow.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
54.1 km
Duration
22:05h
Ascent
2585 m
Descent
2585 m
Loop Multi-stage route Scenic Summit route

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