564 Celerina-Pontresina-Schneeschuhtrail
564 Celerina-Pontresina-Schneeschuhtrail

Snowshoe trekking

Celerina-Pontresina-Schneeschuhtrail

Celerina-Pontresina-Schneeschuhtrail

Celerina, S. Gian–Pontresina, Langlaufzentrum

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Celerina-Pontresina-Schneeschuhtrail

Celerina-Pontresina-Schneeschuhtrail

Between Pontresina and Celerina this signposted snowshoe trail takes you through the enchanting, snowy Forest of Staz and across moorland clearings covered in deep snow.
No matter what direction you set off in, wherever you look the Forest of Staz is certain to delight with its ancient stands of gnarled trees and its fabulous moorland clearings. The landscape is a legacy of the Ice Age, shaped by the glaciers of old that created damp hollows, high moors and fens. The area of moorland covers 35 hectares, but it is not continuous; instead, it is scattered across the entire area. At its heart is Lake of Staz, surrounded by stands of larch, pine, and Swiss pine.

It is always well worth stopping now and again along the relatively flat snowshoe trail as it winds its way through this natural monument of national importance, and to listen out. Even now, in winter, the forest is inhabited, and if you listen carefully, you will hear birds chirping and squirrels darting up the tree trunks.

It is possible to start the snowshoe tour either at the Pontresina railway station (cross-country skiing centre) or in Celerina at the bridge that leads to the Forest of Staz (Church of San Gian), and to complete the trail either in one direction or as a tour there and back.
Between Pontresina and Celerina this signposted snowshoe trail takes you through the enchanting, snowy Forest of Staz and across moorland clearings covered in deep snow.
No matter what direction you set off in, wherever you look the Forest of Staz is certain to delight with its ancient stands of gnarled trees and its fabulous moorland clearings. The landscape is a legacy of the Ice Age, shaped by the glaciers of old that created damp hollows, high moors and fens. The area of moorland covers 35 hectares, but it is not continuous; instead, it is scattered across the entire area. At its heart is Lake of Staz, surrounded by stands of larch, pine, and Swiss pine.

It is always well worth stopping now and again along the relatively flat snowshoe trail as it winds its way through this natural monument of national importance, and to listen out. Even now, in winter, the forest is inhabited, and if you listen carefully, you will hear birds chirping and squirrels darting up the tree trunks.

It is possible to start the snowshoe tour either at the Pontresina railway station (cross-country skiing centre) or in Celerina at the bridge that leads to the Forest of Staz (Church of San Gian), and to complete the trail either in one direction or as a tour there and back.
4 km | 1 Stage
130 m | 80 m
1 h 30 min
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Celerina Staz
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to mid-April.

Signalization

Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.

Hints

Snowshoe hire
Snowshoes can be rented from the following sports outlets: Pontresina Mountaineering School, Fähndrich Sport, Pontresina Sports. Further information:
www.engadin.stmoritz.ch

Signalization

Direction of the signposting
The route is only marked in one direction: Celerina, S. Gian–Pontresina, Langlaufzentrum

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Pontresina
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Contact

Engadin St. Moritz
Via San Gian 30
7500 St. Moritz
Tel. +41 (0)81 830 00 01
allegra@estm.ch
https://www.engadin.ch/de/

Services

Accommodation

All In One Hotel Inn Lodge
All In One Hotel Inn Lodge
Celerina
Cresta Palace
Cresta Palace
Celerina
Hotel-Restaurant Alte Brauerei
Hotel-Restaurant Alte Brauerei
Celerina
TCS Camping Samedan
TCS Camping Samedan
Samedan
Jugendherberge Pontresina
Jugendherberge Pontresina
Pontresina
Sporthotel Pontresina
Sporthotel Pontresina
Pontresina
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Places

Pontresina
Pontresina
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Places of interest

San Gian Church
San Gian Church
Pumptrack Cuntschett Pontresina
Pumptrack Cuntschett Pontresina
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Signalization

Signalization
For snow shoe trekking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization