Rotsandnollen from Melchsee Frutt

A popular and very worthwhile tour from Melchsee Frutt. A not too long ascent, beautiful views from the summit and a long descent combine to make this a great day out. Melchsee Frutt is a busy ski resort, and queues in the morning can be long, but the village itself with its lakes, mountain views and traditional atmosphere show the reason why. Once you start the tour though, the crowds are soon left behind. The route itself is not too steep, with just one tricky section on the uphill reaching the col before the summit. The north facing descent is steep at first, often with excellent powder, then very enjoyable. Depending on snow conditions it has some narrow, icy, and stony parts just before you reach the village of Stockalp after 1500m of exhilarating downhill.

   
Region
Switzerland - Central
Difficulty
ZS
Start Altitude
1902m
Finish Altitude
2700m
Height gain
800m
Time to climb
About 3 hours up and then 1500m of descent
Quality
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