Bishorn - ski tour - Skitour.Guru

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Bishorn, 4153 m

  • Length of ascent4,5 km
  • ascent950 m
  • duration5-6,5 h
  • Fitness difficulty
  • Technical difficulty
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Bishorn Walliser Alpen / Alpes valaisannes Switzerland panorama 50

 Sliding Panorama: Bishorn, Weisshorn and Dom.

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 Sliding Panorama: All Western Alps west of Weisshorn, from the summit of Bishorn

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 Sliding Panorama: Dent Blanche, Mont-Blanc and Grand Combin from the summit of Bishorn

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 Sliding Panorama: Dom and Monte Rosa

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 Sliding Panorama: Mont Blanc and Grand Combin on the way to Bishorn.

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 Sliding Panorama: View of Bernese Alps and Turtmanngletscher

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 Sliding Panorama: View to Bernese Alps

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 Sliding Panorama: Panorama of the Bernese Alps

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 Sliding Panorama: Bernese Alps panorama from the summit of Bishorn

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 Sliding Panorama: Starting panorama by the Bishorn route

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  • Source: SAC-CAS.ch, swisstopo.ch
  • Bishorn, Weisshorn and Dom.
  • All Western Alps west of Weisshorn, from the summit of Bishorn
  • Dent Blanche, Mont-Blanc and Grand Combin from the summit of Bishorn
  • Dom and Monte Rosa
  • Mont Blanc and Grand Combin on the way to Bishorn.
  • View of Bernese Alps and Turtmanngletscher
  • View to Bernese Alps
  • Panorama of the Bernese Alps
  •  Bernese Alps panorama from the summit of Bishorn
  • Starting panorama by the Bishorn route

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Bishorn seems to be a relatively light 4000, but looks are deceptive. If you include the approach to Cabane Tracuit from Zinal in the ascent, it is quite a long ski tour. From the hut the ascent line leads slightly up the glacier Turtmanngletscher. Directly below the peak on the plateau you have to swap skis for crampons and comfortably climb to the panoramic summit - one of the best in all of Valais. Driving down the northern slope is usually a fantastic enjoyment, the risk of glacier cracks is minimal.

Ski tour map on Bishorn

  • bivakovací nouzová chata
  • cepín a mačky potřeba
  • exponovaný, obtížný terén
  • horská chata
  • hôtel, penzion
  • lanovka, vlek
  • lavinové nebezpečí, svah > 30°
  • ledovcové trhliny
  • lehká túra
  • mimořádně obtížná túra
  • mírně obtížná túra
  • obtížná túra
  • parkoviště
  • přístup k chatě
  • restaurace
  • sedlo
  • sjezd
  • skidepo
  • vrchol
  • výstup
  • začátek ledovce
  • bivouac, winter room
  • crampons & ice axe necessary
  • exposed, difficulty terrain
  • mountain hut, refuge
  • hotel, pension
  • cableway, skilift
  • avalanche danger, slope > 30°
  • glacier cracks
  • little difficult tour
  • extremely difficult tour
  • rather difficult tour
  • difficult tour
  • parking
  • hut acces
  • restaurant
  • col, pass, saddle
  • descent
  • skidepot
  • peak, summit
  • ascent
  • glacier beginning
  • biwak, winterraum
  • steigeisen & pickel erforderlich
  • ausgesetzt, schwierige gelände
  • berghütte
  • hotel, pension
  • seilbahn, skilift
  • lawinengefahr, hangneigung > 30°
  • gletscherspalten
  • wenig schwierige tour
  • äusserst schwierige tour
  • ziemlich schwierige tour
  • schwierige tour
  • parkplatz
  • zugang zur hütte
  • restaurant
  • sattel, joch, pass
  • abfahrt
  • skidepot
  • gipfel
  • aufsieg
  • gletscher anfang
  • bivacco, locale invernale
  • ramponi & piccozza necessari
  • esposto, terreno difficolt?
  • rifugio, capanna
  • alberghi, pensione
  • funivia, seggiovia
  • pericolo di valanghe, pendenza > 30°
  • crepe glacier
  • tour piccolo difficile
  • tour estremamente difficile
  • tour piuttosto difficile
  • escursioni difficili
  • parcheggio
  • accesso capanna
  • ristorante
  • col, sella, passo, forcella
  • discesa
  • sci deposito
  • picco, vertice, piz
  • salita
  • inizio ghiacciaio
  • bivouac, local d'hiver
  • crampons & piolet nécessaire
  • exposée, difficulté du terrain
  • cabane de montagne, refuge
  • hôtel, pension
  • téléphérique, téléski
  • danger d'avalanche, pente > 30°
  • crevasse du glacier
  • peu difficile tour
  • extr?mement difficile tournée
  • assez difficile tour
  • difficile tournée
  • parking
  • acces cabane
  • restaurant
  • col, selle
  • descente
  • skis dépôt
  • pic, sommet
  • ascension
  • début glacier
  • < 20°
  • 20° - 25°
  • 25° - 30°
  • 30° - 35°
  • 35° - 40°
  • > 40°
The height profile indicates the slope of the hill. If you mouse over the curve, you will see the slope for this concrete position on the hill, which is also represented by a red drop on the map. The vertical color zones under the curve (see explanations above the profile) inform the slope which has impact on avalanche danger.

About Ski tour

Time difficulty
4-5 h1-1,5 h
Ascent (height difference)
950 m
Lenght of ascent
4,5 km
Descent (height difference)
950 m
Total Lenght of tour
9 km
Total time of the tour
5-6,5 h
Elevation Range
3520 - 4153 m
Principal Aspect
W, NW
S-south, N-north, W-west, E-east

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GPX (track only)
Bishorn_Tracuit-Hut_TRK.gpx
best for display on a detailed topographical map (mapy.cz) or in apps for smartphones (Locus, Garmin Connect, etc.)
GPX (waipoints, track)
Bishorn_Tracuit-Hut_skitour.gpx
great for uploading in GPS device
KML (with POI)
Bishorn_TracuitHut_skitour Guru.kml
for viewing in the Google Earth 3D map application, which you can install on your PC

Video of tour on Bishorn

Important warning: The information and data provided on Skitour.Guru has been compiled with great care. The use of all information is at your own risk. Personal experience and knowledge of a current state of slope are very important in addition to generally useful informations for the risk assessment. Itineraries of ski tours may vary from the ones mentioned above depending on the current snow conditions or terrain changes (eg glacier). Careful planning and assessment of the avalanche danger for specific slopes before each ski tour is crucial. The pictograms in the tour map mark the usual key points. In general, GPS device is a helpful friend, but in the end, it is always the person, who decides over the route line in the terrain. The height profile shows us the slope. The cited duration data are indicated, rather intended for slower ski tourers and include the movement time without pauses.

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