The Gsponer Höhenweg is a classic high mountain hiking trail. It lies directly opposite the Mischabel chain and impresses with the magnificent view of the world-famous four-thousand-meter peaks.
The village Stalden at the valley fork of the Saaser and Mattertal can be reached by car or public transport. Directly next to the station Stalden is the valley station of the aerial cableway to Gspon.
From Gspon the view to the north drops to the Rhone valley to Visp and in the south the view extends far into the Saas valley to Monte Moropass. The Gsponer Höhenweg starts at the mountain station in Gspon in southern direction always just above the tree line. After a gentle hike over the Riedbach, the upper black forest you reach the highest point in the Mattwaldalpa.
From there you continue on the Siwine to Hoferälpji, from where you have a fantastic view over the mighty basin of Saas-Fee and its glacier world. Proud 13 four-thousanders surround the glacier village like a shell and give it the name “Pearl of the Alps”. Because of the southern exposure, you will experience Mediterranean “savoir vivre” and pure sun.
Continuing along the path towards Kreuzboden, you reach Grüebe and Grüebesee, a nice spot for a short break. From Kreuzboden you reach the Weissmies hut in one hour.
Highlights of this tour include the Grüebesee, the majestic view of the entire Mischabel range, the Kreuzboden Lake and the many small centuries-old Alps.
Of course, the path can also be taken in the opposite direction.
After spending the night in the Weissmieshütte, we recommend the next day the Almageller Höhenweg to Saas Almagell or the hike to the Jegihorn.