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Snowshoe hiking in the Bernese Oberland

Snowshoeing has become increasingly popular in recent years - especially among people who don't want to miss out on hiking in winter. Originally from North America, snowshoes were mainly used as a working tool in snowy regions. Today, snowshoes are a popular piece of winter sports equipment that helps you to move around in the snow or to avoid sinking in due to the larger contact surface.

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The right technique for snowshoe tours in the Bernese Oberland.

In addition to other winter activities such as curling or sledging, snowshoeing is also something you have to learn. With the right stride technique, you not only move faster, you also save energy. Ankle-high, waterproof hiking boots or special winter shoes are best for this.

Snowshoe hiking in the Bernese Oberland for experts and beginners.

The basic rule when walking uphill is: As soon as it gets steeper, the climbing aid should be folded out. This way you stand almost straight, which makes going uphill much easier. To be able to go downhill quickly with snowshoes, the gliding step is recommended. To do this, get slightly on your back and slide down with your knees slightly bent. The pace can be increased by leaning further back. But don't worry, the Jungfrau Region offers plenty of trails for snow - both for experienced snowshoe walkers and for first-time snowshoe adventurers.

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Guided snowshoe tours in the Bernese Oberland.

Especially when a lot of snow has fallen, the desire to go snowshoeing increases. Whether by day or night, alone or in a group - every snowshoe hike in the Bernese Oberland is unique. To get the most out of the snowshoe tour, a guide who knows the area is often helpful. The mountain and snowsport schools in the Jungfrau Region offer numerous guided ski and snowshoe tours. 

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Schneeschuh by David Birri © Jungfrau Region Tourismus

The right equipment for snowshoe hiking in the Bernese Oberland.

Want to go on a snowshoe hike in the Bernese Oberland? You can easily rent or buy parts and even all the equipment for it in selected shops in the Jungfrau Region.

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