Illgau - night cross-country skiing Oberberg

Cross-Country Skiing
2.7 km
Travel time
approx. 0 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Illgau - night cross-country skiing Oberberg
Photo: CC BY, Schwyz Tourismus
Illgau - night cross-country skiing Oberberg
Photo: CC BY, Schwyz Tourismus
In the immediate vicinity of the Handgroubi ski area, the two ski clubs of Schwyz and Ibach operate a cross-country ski trail.
The two clubs form the community of interest Loipe Oberberg. The cross-country trail (skating and classic) is located on the snow-sure high plateau of the Oberberg at 1220 meters. With a length of 4 km, it has an altitude difference of approx. 65 m. 2.5 km can be lit as a night trail at any time with the main switch, which is located above the entrance door of the Oberberg restaurant. However, an additional headlamp is still advisable. As the last runner, please switch off the lighting again!


The cross-country ski trail Oberberg is connected to the Swiss cross-country ski trail pass.

Technical details

Tour type
Cross-Country Skiing
Starting point
Near Restaurant Oberberg
Point of arrival
Near Restaurant Oberberg
3 / 6
45 m
45 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March
Near Restaurant Oberberg - Badener Haus - Zimmerstalden - near Restaurant Oberberg
- Cross country skiing equipment

- Headlamp

- Drinking bottle

Author’s advice
- Headlamp

- Drinking bottle

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Good to know

Arrival / Return journey
Coming from Schwyz: Schwyz - Rickenbach - Ibergereggstrasse - Unter Altberg - Oberberg

Coming from Einsiedeln: direction Einsiedeln - Oberiberg - Ibergeregg - Unter Altberg - Oberberg

Accessible by bus and train
Public transport
The Ibergereggbus (line 505: Schwyz - Ibergeregg - Oberiberg or Oberiberg - Ibergeregg - Schwyz) will run daily again in winter from December 2023! 

Alternatively by train to Schwyz, train station then continue by bus in the direction of Muotathal (line 501) to the stop Ried cable cars Illgau-Ried-Illgau and Illgau-St. Karl/Vorderoberberg, 10 min walk along the winter hiking trail.

Further information & links

Zur Loipenorganistaion