Rinderalp circuit Mörlialp

Cross-Country Skiing
2.2 km
Travel time
approx. 1 h
Tour details
Tour details
Rinderalp circuit Mörlialp
Langlaufen auf Mörlialp
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
Rinderalp circuit Mörlialp
Wintersportgebiet Mörlialp bei Nacht
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
Escape the low-lying cloud by trying some cross-country skiing for beginners on the Mörlialp high above Lake Sarnen.
Mörlialp is located in the heart of Switzerland in the municipality of Giswil, Canton Obwalden. Small but mighty is how you might describe the winter paradise high above the Sarneraa valley and Lake Sarnen. The mini-ski area is clearly laid out and family-friendly, located in the midst of nature and yet easily accessible without an aerial cableway ride.

The short cross-country ski circuit at the foot of the Giswilerstock starts at alt. 1300 metres. Thanks to its altitude, it is usually above the fog line and in the sun. The pleasant circular route starts at the Mörlialp ski school and consists of two loops. Over meadow terrain - alternating between a slight downhill and a slight uphill slope - it goes to Rinderalp and back again.

As the trail is short and consists of few ups and downs, it is highly suitable for beginners. During a break you can enjoy the panorama of the Sarneraa valley.

Use of the Rinderalp circuit is free of charge!

Technical details

Tour type
Cross-Country Skiing
2 / 6
48 m
45 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, December
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Good to know

Es stehen kostenlose Parkplätze zur Verfügung.
Arrival / Return journey
Von Luzern/ Interlaken auf der A8 die Ausfahrt Giswil benützen und der Beschilderung nach Mörlialp folgen.
Accessible by bus and train
Public transport

Mit dem Zug der Zentralbahn von Luzern/ Interlaken nach Giswil und von dort mit dem Postauto nach Mörlialp.


Further information & links
Winter season:
The winter season usually lasts from 15 December to 20 March.

Snow report:
Up-to-date information on snow conditions can be found on the Mörlialp website.

The route is only signposted in the direction of Mörlialp - Rinderalp - Mörlialp.

Equipment hire:
Cross-country equipment can be rented on site in the ski school shop. Switching between skating and classic style is therefore easy here.