The highlight for all winter sports enthusiasts


Two legends: Hohstock lift and ski tunnel

If you want to experience something really special on the Belalp, the Hohstock ski lift and its legendary ski tunnel are recommended.

Opened in 1982, the Hohstock ski lift, which changes direction twice, is a highlight in itself - it is the last of its kind in Switzerland. Starting from Hohbiel at 2,654 m, the uniquely designed T-bar lift winds its way up a steep slope after a left turn and ends after another change of direction to the right at 3,113 m above sea level, just below the summit of the imposing three-thousand-metre Hohstock (3,226 m above sea level). The construction of the ski lift with its changes of direction and the way the rope is guided is considered a masterpiece by experts. But it is not only the experts who talk about the Hohstock lift with awe - skiers and snowboarders are also thrilled and at the same time always a little relieved when they have completed the ride.

The Hohstock is so remarkable that the largest British ski magazine InTheSnow has included it in the round of six ski lifts worldwide that you must not miss. This video feature from Seilbahn TV also highlights the special features of the Hohstock.

Facts about the Hohstock lift

2654 m a.s.l.

Starting point

1518 m

Ski lift length

3113 m a.s.l.

Exit ski lift

7 min

Travel time


Year of construction


Pulse rate on the steep slope and getting off the lift ;)

At the top at 3,113 m above sea level, you are first enchanted by the breathtaking mountain panorama. Then you are spoilt for choice as to which black piste you want to conquer:

Option 1: The 'Hülsen' piste, which is also the official route of the traditional Belalp Hexenabfahrt, leads over challenging terrain chambers either down to the starting point at Hohbiel (2.2 km) or via the 'Häx unten' piste to Bruchegg, the starting point of the 6-seater chairlift 'Sparrhorn' (total 4.6 km).

Option 2: he Hohstock ski tunnel, built in 1984 and unique in Switzerland with a length of 150 m, leads through the mountain massif and brings skiers, freeriders and snowboarders to the legendary piste 'Tunnel Westseite' or to an incomparable freeride area. The pictures and videos speak for themselves.

Facts about the Hohstock Ski Tunnel

3112 m a.s.l.


150 m

Tunnel length


Year of construction

Attention: Ski lift, ski tunnel and the associated slopes are only recommended for good skiers and snowboarders!

Blatten-Belalp. Naturally beautiful. Simply magical. #blattenbelalp #magicbelalp

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