This is an insider’s tip. Not for people who live in central Switzerland but for all the others. Or do you know Eggberge near Flüelen at Lake Lucerne? If yes, you are a outdoor fan and love not only to discover the Swiss mountains, but you also love to spot little unpretentious regions. Eggberge is one of them. It has conserved an oldish kind of Swissness with all the simple mountain restaurants and only a few ski lifts and most importantly with basic cable cars. Most of them fit only six to eight people and they are the opposite of modern but don’t be worried: they are safe.
An absolutely fantastic snow show hike leads from Eggberge mountain station (the valley station is easiely reachable by public transport in one hour from Zurich) to Hüenderegg which is a wonderful lookout. From there you reach in about 30 minutes Alp Selez, which is a simple restaurant with simple food and small prices. A steak with bread costs only 14 Swiss Francs which is very cheap in Switzerland. About 10 to 15 minutes later you reach the Ruogig cable car, which brings you down the mountains and to a public bus. On weekends avoid going to Biel/Kinzig. Especially on sunny days you have to wait maybe for 3 hours to get down the mountain! I’m not making it up: the cable car is so small and all the skiers want to go down too.
Ps. Whenever you go on a snow shoe hike be aware of the avalanche warning!!! The described tour is extremely safe but you are never 100% safe in the mountains. So check the avalanche bulletin.