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Cross-Country Skiing Prätschalp

Cross-country skiing · Arosa
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Challenging cross-country circuit in the heart of the mountain panorama Arosa with a view of the unspoilt Schanfigg valley. Particularly idyllic: the Prätschalp and the Prätschsee on the partly wooded high plateau.
Skating, Classic
difficult
Distance 7.9 km
2:36 h
215 m
214 m
1,941 m
1,770 m
On one of the highest 18-hole golf courses in Europe, where caddies do their rounds in summer, cross-country skiers make their tracks in winter. After a leisurely start over an extensive, treeless flat section, a short, steep descent towards Schafwald awaits. Afterwards, the trail again leads flat through the Seebachtobel. This is followed by a longer ascent towards Prätschalp. The trail first passes close to the Langwieser Aussicht. Langwies with its famous viaduct, the Mattjisch Horn and the Sapün and Fondei side valleys can be admired here. Shortly before Prätschalp, the highest point of the trail is reached at just under 1970 metres. Here the cross-country skiers enjoy a view over the Schanfigg valley with its rustic Walser houses. So it's worth taking a break before descending to the Lower Prätschsee. From the lake it is less than two kilometres to the finish.

Author’s recommendation

Visit the Prätschalp alpine hut and enjoy a snack. 
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Arosa Tourismus
Update: November 29, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,941 m
Lowest point
1,770 m
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Rest stops

Prätschalp

Safety information

Pedestrians and dogs are not allowed on the trail.

Tips and hints

All Information about Cross-country Skiing can be found on: arosa.swiss/cross-country

Changing rooms/showers/bathroom (ladies and men) are available at the Golfhuus restaurant. 

 

Loipenpass

With the purchase of the Arosa cross-country "Loipenpass" you support the costly maintenance of the cross-country ski trails. At the same time you benefit from the following services:

  • Free use of all cross-country ski trails in Arosa.
  • Free travel on the Isel bus (not for the Maran trails)
  • Use of the cloakrooms and toilets in Maran and Isel

 

The cross-country "Loipenpass" can be obtained at the following locations: 

  • Arosa Tourismus, Sport- und Kongresszentrum Arosa, T +41 81 378 70 20
  • Schweizer Ski- und Snowboardschule Arosa, Verkaufsstelle Sessellift Tschuggen Ost, T +41 81 378 75 00
  • Carmenna Sport, neben Apotheke, T +41 81 377 12 05
  • Restaurant Golfhuus, Maran und Golf– und Sporthotel Hof Maran, T +41 81 378 51 51
  • Restaurant Isblaatere, neben Golf- und Sporthotel Hotel Maran, T +41 81 378 51 06
  • Langlauf- und Schneeschuhzentrümli Geeser, Wätterluggastrasse, T +41 81 377 22 15
  • Isel-Bus
  • Twint Code at the start of the route

Start

Driving Range Golf Club Arosa (1,839 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'771'371E 1'184'819N
DD
46.792475, 9.683461
DMS
46°47'32.9"N 9°41'00.5"E
UTM
32T 552161 5182329
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Destination

Driving Range Golf Club Arosa

Turn-by-turn directions

Driving Range Golfclub Arosa - Downhill Direction Schafwald - Seebachtobel - Uphill Direction Prätschalp -  Langwieser Aussicht - Prätschalp (stop shortly before) -  Unteren Prätschsee - Driving Range Golfclub Arosa.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The Rhaetian Railway runs from Chur to Arosa and back every hour. The local bus waits for you at Arosa station and takes you in the direction of Prätschli to the cross-country skiing stop.

Getting there

From Chur, follow the signs to Arosa. At the entrance to the village, turn right at the petrol station and follow the road. After a few hundred metres you will see the cross-country ski trails on the right.

Parking

As there is only a limited number of parking spaces available at the cross-country skiing trails, it is recommended that you park your car in the Ochsenbühl parking garage. The parking garage is right next to a bus stop, from where the local bus will take you in the direction of Prätschli to the start of the trails.

 

You can find all parking options here: www.arosa-parking.com

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'771'371E 1'184'819N
DD
46.792475, 9.683461
DMS
46°47'32.9"N 9°41'00.5"E
UTM
32T 552161 5182329
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Equipment

Cross-country skiing lessons:

 

Schweizerische Ski- und Snowboardschule Arosa
T +41 81 378 75 05
fun@sssa.ch; sssa.ch

 

Langlauf- und Schneeschuhzentrümli Geeser
T +41 81 377 22 15
geeser-arosa.ch

 

Rental equipment / Ski preparation

 

Carmenna Sport

T +41 81 377 12 05
info@carmennasport.ch
carmennasport.ch


Langlauf- und Schneeschuhzentrümli Geeser

Wätterluggastrasse, 7050 Arosa
T +41 81 377 22 15
geeser-arosa.ch


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cross-country skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
7.9 km
Duration
2:36 h
Ascent
215 m
Descent
214 m
Highest point
1,941 m
Lowest point
1,770 m
Public-transport-friendly Classic Skating Scenic Circular route Refreshment stops available

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