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Snowshoeing

Maran - Prätschli - Prätschalp - Prätschsee - Maran

· 1 review · Snowshoeing · Arosa
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  • Schneeschuhlaufen Prätschalp
    / Schneeschuhlaufen Prätschalp
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  • Schneeschuhlaufen Prätschalp
    / Schneeschuhlaufen Prätschalp
    Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide
  • Schneeschuhlaufen Prätschalp
    / Schneeschuhlaufen Prätschalp
    Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide
  • Schneeschuhlaufen Prätschalp
    / Schneeschuhlaufen Prätschalp
    Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide
  • Isblaatere
    / Isblaatere
    Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide
  • Sennerei Maran
    / Sennerei Maran
    Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide
  • Prätschalp im Winter
    / Prätschalp im Winter
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  • / Aussicht von der Prätschalp im Winter
    Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Schneezauber
    Photo: Angela Oppenberger, Community
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Through the forest, over dreamy clearings, up to the alp, past the Upper Prätschsee: a breathtaking view over the Schanfigg and the mountain landscape of Arosa.

moderate
3.7 km
1:28 h
146 m
146 m

Leave the hectic pace behind and experience the untouched winter landscape above Arosa - the Prätschalp-Schneeschuhtrail is perfect for this. First you walk through the forest along the cross-country ski trails to the edge of the forest. Several times along the trail you have a unique view of the elongated Schanfigg valley and the mountain landscape of Arosa. On the Prätschalp, the turning point of the tour, about half of the way is over: in summer around 100 cows are summered here by farmers from Chur. In winter, it is ideal for a break and refreshment. Afterwards it goes uphill again in the direction of Ober Prätschsee. Not far from the lake is the Guisanplatz. General Henri Guisan (1874-1960) attended a 1st August celebration here during the Second World War. A commemorative plaque commemorates the historical event. Gently downhill, it leads back to Maran, where the free local bus picks up the winter sports enthusiasts again.

 

 

 

Author’s recommendation

Our moonlight snowshoe hike is very popular. Explore the stars without disturbing artificial light.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
2005 m
Lowest point
1860 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Rest Stop

Prätschalp
Cheese Making Factory Maran
Restaurant Isblaatere

Safety information

A snowshoe tour leads into insecure terrain. Tours are not signposted or prepared. The Arosa Tourism Office cannot be held liable. Please inform yourself about the current snow and avalanche condition before every tour.

www.slf.ch/lawinenbulletin

We recommend conducting the first tours with a guide.

Equipment

Euqipment rental

  • Carmenna Sport T +41 81 377 12 05
  • Sprecher Sport T +41 81 377 12 07
  • Snowshoe Centre Geeser T +41 81 377 22 15
  • Schmid Sport AG T +41 81 377 25 95

Tips, hints and links

Guides

Cross-Country and Snowshoe Centre Geeser
geeser-arosa.ch
T +41 81 377 22 15 / M +41 79 445 53 13

 

Swiss Ski and Snowboard School
sssa.ch
T +41 81 378 75 00

Start

Maran (1861 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.792861, 9.681586
UTM
32T 552017 5182371

Destination

Maran

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail passes along the Prätschsee lake and through the forest to the Prätschalp and back again.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The Rhaetian Railway leaves Chur to Arosa and back at hourly intervals. From the train station Arosa take the local bus to Prätschli and get off at the bus stop "Maran".

 

Getting there

Once you arrive in Chur, follow the sign posts "Arosa". At the village entrance, opposite the petrol station, turn right towards the golf course.

Parking

 

Parking spaces at Maran are limited. It is highly recommended to park at the Ochsenbühl car park and to take the local bus to Maran.

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Reviews

5.0
(1)
Angela Oppenberger
January 22, 2017 · Community
Schneezauber
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Schneezauber1
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Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.7 km
Duration
1:28 h
Ascent
146 m
Descent
146 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic With refreshment stops

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