264 Rosegtal-Loipe
264 Rosegtal-Loipe

Cross-country skiing

Rosegtal-Loipe

Rosegtal-Loipe

Pontresina, Bahnhof–Pontresina, Bahnhof

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Rosegtal-Loipe

Rosegtal-Loipe

The network of cross-country trails in Engadin St. Moritz covers more than 230 km of stunning circuits. An excursion into the valley of Val Roseg is rewarding. The trail climbs steadily up towards the glacial lake. Soaring up to the left and right are the three thousand metre peaks of the Upper Engadin.
Val Roseg is a high-alpine valley, a side valley of Val Bernina. The Ova da Roseg river flows through it, and the Val Roseg cross-country skiing trail crosses it several times.

The start is located at the Pontresina railway station. The trail follows the frozen river across open meadows and forests of larch. Soaring up to the left and right are the three thousand metre peaks of the Upper Engadin. And, if you’re lucky enough while you take a break, you may well spot a chamois or two grazing on the slopes opposite. Or feed the almost tame birds at the bird-feeding station along the last third of the trail. After seven kilometres of steady climb a well-earned rest awaits at Restaurant Roseg. Here the landscape slowly begins to change. The forest thins out and the valley widens, opening up the view of the glacier-covered summits of Piz Sella, Cima Sondrio, Piz Glüschaint, La Muongia and Il Chapütschin. Those with energy to spare will want to complete the additional circuit towards the glacial lake of Lej da Vadret, which has formed here in recent years as a result of the melting ice masses.

But for all the beauty of these delightful, park-like landscapes this is not the place to linger. Indeed, as soon as the sun dips behind the mountain, it gets cold in the valley. Fortunately the trail back to Pontresina, the most northerly valley town on the Bernina Pass in Val Bernina, is not strenuous. A few more double-poling thrusts and you’re soon back at your starting point.
The network of cross-country trails in Engadin St. Moritz covers more than 230 km of stunning circuits. An excursion into the valley of Val Roseg is rewarding. The trail climbs steadily up towards the glacial lake. Soaring up to the left and right are the three thousand metre peaks of the Upper Engadin.
Val Roseg is a high-alpine valley, a side valley of Val Bernina. The Ova da Roseg river flows through it, and the Val Roseg cross-country skiing trail crosses it several times.

The start is located at the Pontresina railway station. The trail follows the frozen river across open meadows and forests of larch. Soaring up to the left and right are the three thousand metre peaks of the Upper Engadin. And, if you’re lucky enough while you take a break, you may well spot a chamois or two grazing on the slopes opposite. Or feed the almost tame birds at the bird-feeding station along the last third of the trail. After seven kilometres of steady climb a well-earned rest awaits at Restaurant Roseg. Here the landscape slowly begins to change. The forest thins out and the valley widens, opening up the view of the glacier-covered summits of Piz Sella, Cima Sondrio, Piz Glüschaint, La Muongia and Il Chapütschin. Those with energy to spare will want to complete the additional circuit towards the glacial lake of Lej da Vadret, which has formed here in recent years as a result of the melting ice masses.

But for all the beauty of these delightful, park-like landscapes this is not the place to linger. Indeed, as soon as the sun dips behind the mountain, it gets cold in the valley. Fortunately the trail back to Pontresina, the most northerly valley town on the Bernina Pass in Val Bernina, is not strenuous. A few more double-poling thrusts and you’re soon back at your starting point.
22 km | 1 Stage
440 m | 440 m
classic | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Pontresina
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Season

Winter season
The winter season usually runs from early December to early/mid-April.

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Ski rental
Cross-country skiing equipment is available for hire in Pontresina:
www.engadin.stmoritz.ch

Contact

Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1
7500 St. Moritz
Tel. +41 (0)81 830 00 01
allegra@estm.ch
https://www.engadin.ch/de/

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TCS Camping Samedan
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For cross-country skiing, follow the logo indicated on the turquoise signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
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