Schneehüenerstock

Oberalp - Schneehüenerstock

The Schneehüenerstock Express will bring you conveniently from Oberalp Pass to the imposing Schneehüenerstock at 2,600 metres above sea level. Enjoy an unmatched view toward Grisons as far as Chur and into the Ursern Valley.

Book your round-trip ticket up Schneehüenerstock now

Living on Schneehüenerstock – as well as on the other peaks of Andermatt, Sedrun, and Disentis – are ptarmigans, whose name in German (“Schneehuhn”) translates literally as “snow goose”. The ptarmigan is an extraordinary bird, because it has a white coat during the winter, which is thicker than its brown summer coat and even covers its feet. The coat keeps its feet warm and also prevents the bird from sinking very far in the snow.

Do you like this story?