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Weisshorn Peak – Sattel hut – Scheidegg – Prätschli

Winter hiking · Arosa Lenzerheide
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  • Gondelbahn Arosa - Weisshorn
    Gondelbahn Arosa - Weisshorn
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Panoramic hike with open views over the Schanfigg valley. 
moderate
Distance 6.5 km
2:00 h
1 m
753 m
2,648 m
1,895 m

The bright blue gondola of the Arosa - Weisshorn cable car takes you to the highest point of the hike right at the beginning. At 2,653m above sea level, an impressive panoramic view awaits you. Even during the descent towards the Sattelhütte, you can let your gaze wander down the valley to Chur again and again. Strengthened by a snack on the sun terrace of the Sattelhütte, the hike now leads into quiet territory, far away from the hustle and bustle and noise, nature shows its most beautiful side. At the Prätschsee lake you get back onto a somewhat larger hiking trail to the Prätschli.

 

Author’s recommendation

Pit stop on the sun terrace of the Sattel hut.
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Author
Arosa Tourismus
Update: January 17, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,648 m
Lowest point
1,895 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Dirt road 16.72%Forested/wild trail 9.93%Path 49.24%Road 2.17%Unknown 21.91%
Dirt road
1.1 km
Forested/wild trail
0.6 km
Path
3.2 km
Road
0.1 km
Unknown
1.4 km
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Rest stops

360° Panorama Restaurant Weisshorngipfel
Sattelhütte
Brüggerstuba at the middle station

Safety information

Arosa strives to provide hikers with a well-developed and marked network of hiking trails. Please heed the rules and signposting. Daily updated information on the open winter hiking trails can be found on the of Arosa Lenzerheide.

Tips and hints

Current winter sports report

Weather in Arosa

Start

Weisshorn Peak (2,647 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'767'956E 1'184'418N
DD
46.789738, 9.638606
DMS
46°47'23.1"N 9°38'19.0"E
UTM
32T 548740 5181996
w3w 
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Destination

Prätschli

Turn-by-turn directions

Weisshorn peak - Sattel - Scheidegg - Prätschsee lake - Prätschli

Note

Wildlife refuge Weisshorn-Urdental: December 20 - April 15
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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The Rhaetian Railway leaves Chur to Arosa and back at hourly intervals. From there take the Weisshorn gondola to the peak.

Getting there

From Chur, the winding Schanfiggerstrasse leads to Arosa. Let the journey already become an adventure.

Current road report

Parking

At the entrance to Arosa village you will find a large parking sign.

Obersee car park or Ochsenbühl car park (5 minutes' walk from the valley station of the Arosa - Weisshorn gondola lift).

 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'767'956E 1'184'418N
DD
46.789738, 9.638606
DMS
46°47'23.1"N 9°38'19.0"E
UTM
32T 548740 5181996
w3w 
///prevented.dressy.impressed
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Equipment

Sturdy shoes, clothing suitable for the weather and something to drink are recommended.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.5 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
1 m
Descent
753 m
Highest point
2,648 m
Lowest point
1,895 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route Way cleared Groomed snow

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