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Glacier 3000 (Scex Rouge) - Sanetsch - Gsteig

19,60 km
5:45 hrs.
56 m
1.805 m
TOP Difficult
Best season
Starting point of the tour
Col du Pillon, Station of the cable car Scex Rouge
Destination of the tour
Lowest point
1.178 m
Highest point
2.930 m
  • Scenic
  • Geological highlights
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Cableway ascent/descent
Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

The varied route leads from the Scex Rouge mountain station over the glacier via Quille du Diable and Sanetschsee to Gsteig.

From Col du Pillon (1545 m) you take the cable car Glacier 3000 to the top station Scex Rouge (2940 m). From there you enjoy a beautiful view over the fascinating alpine panorama and the glacier Tsanfleuron which you cross. Follow the well market trail across the glacier that will take you in a south-easterly direction to the Tour St. Martin (2908 m), situated at the edge of the glacier. Take the descending path at the end of the furthest skilift, there are no crevices on the glacier in this aerea. There is an indicatin near the lift station that directs you towards the Cabane de Prarochet (2555 m). At the spring of the Saane you take the right hand side trail to the Barrgae du Sanetsch (restaurant 2062 m). For the descent to Gsteig (1184 m) you can also take the cable car.
Col du Pillon - Glacier 3000 - Cab. de Prarochet - Col du Sanetsch - Barrage de Sanetsch - Gsteig
Good footwear, snacks to savor during a break - why not a Fondue-Backpack?
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Public Transit
Col-du-Pillon, Glacier 3000
Parkplatz Glacier 3000 (Col du Pillon)
Getting There
The Destination Gstaad is located in the south-west of Switzerland right on the border to the French-speaking part of the country. The Destination is easily accessed by rail or car from the regions around Lake Thun and Lake Geneva and the Gruyere region Direct connections to the European high-speed rail network and all international airports in Switzerland guarantee a time-saving and pleasant journey.

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Additional Information
  • Operating times Sanetsch: 8.30 am - 17.00 pm
  • Please take note of the operating dates for lifts and cable cars.


See also

Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Haus des Gastes
Promenade 41
3780 Gstaad
Tel: +41 (0)33 748 81 81

Information, application groups: Talstation Sanetsch, 3785 Gsteig, Tel. +41 58 477 85 75

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