Enjoying winter in Braunwald, Glarus

Flag of Glarus
If you are in Switzerland in winter then there is no excuse for not going to the mountains. Even if you don't ski, most of the resorts have other activities that you can do - sledging, hiking, snow shoe hiking. You just need to do a little research before you go. Snow show hiking was exactly what we did a week ago in Braunwald.

The day trip served two purposes - enjoy the winter in mountains and visit another canton in my Swiss Cantons Challenge list. Braunwald is medium size ski resort and about 1.5 hours train ride away from Zürich.

The trail for snow shoe hiking was also meant for regular hiking. So in order to really take advantage of having snow shoes we made some short cuts over the snow. There were also sections where the trail was shared with skiers.

Hiking trail

It took us about 2 hours to walk up to Gumen and have lunch there. It was nice to sit and relax in the sun.

Skiers are having lunch

Para-gliders in action
Wonderful winter views