591 Panell-Schneeschuhtrail
591 Panell-Schneeschuhtrail

Snowshoe trekking

Panell-Schneeschuhtrail

Panell-Schneeschuhtrail

Splügen–Splügen

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Panell-Schneeschuhtrail

Panell-Schneeschuhtrail

From the historic pass village of Splügen, the trail initially follows the tracks of pack-drivers of old, over the Panell down to Sufner See. Admire the Sufnerberge, where Heidi, featuring famous Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, was filmed in 2015.
Splügen is one of the oldest pass villages in Graubünden. Over centuries, the look of the village and the lives of its inhabitants were shaped by the traffic across the Splügen and San Bernardino Alpine passes. Large, Italianate stone houses stand right next to the sun-browned wooden houses of the Walsers.

From the Rheinbrücke, the trail runs up along the historic Splügen-Passstrasse to the first bend to the right. This is the start of the snowshoe trail marked ‘Panell’. As you stand at the foot of the Teurihorn and Schollenhorn and look back, you will be able to see the village of Splügen again. The trail then leads out of the valley and through the woods. You will keep catching glimpses of Sufers and the Sufner Kalkberge, where the Alpine scenes of Heidi, featuring Bruno Ganz, were filmed in 2015.

It’s worth looking back from the ‘Panell’ forest clearing: there are impressive views of Guggernüll, the Einshorn and the Chilchalphorn. The path continues through the forest down to Sufers Reservoir, which balances out the heavy fluctuations in inflowing water from the Rheinwald, caused by rainfall and melting snow. At the reservoir you have a choice: go back along the same path (see map) or follow the winter route around the reservoir to Sufers, then return to Splügen via the Römerweg. Alternatively, you could catch the Postbus from Sufers back to Splügen.
From the historic pass village of Splügen, the trail initially follows the tracks of pack-drivers of old, over the Panell down to Sufner See. Admire the Sufnerberge, where Heidi, featuring famous Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, was filmed in 2015.
Splügen is one of the oldest pass villages in Graubünden. Over centuries, the look of the village and the lives of its inhabitants were shaped by the traffic across the Splügen and San Bernardino Alpine passes. Large, Italianate stone houses stand right next to the sun-browned wooden houses of the Walsers.

From the Rheinbrücke, the trail runs up along the historic Splügen-Passstrasse to the first bend to the right. This is the start of the snowshoe trail marked ‘Panell’. As you stand at the foot of the Teurihorn and Schollenhorn and look back, you will be able to see the village of Splügen again. The trail then leads out of the valley and through the woods. You will keep catching glimpses of Sufers and the Sufner Kalkberge, where the Alpine scenes of Heidi, featuring Bruno Ganz, were filmed in 2015.

It’s worth looking back from the ‘Panell’ forest clearing: there are impressive views of Guggernüll, the Einshorn and the Chilchalphorn. The path continues through the forest down to Sufers Reservoir, which balances out the heavy fluctuations in inflowing water from the Rheinwald, caused by rainfall and melting snow. At the reservoir you have a choice: go back along the same path (see map) or follow the winter route around the reservoir to Sufers, then return to Splügen via the Römerweg. Alternatively, you could catch the Postbus from Sufers back to Splügen.
9 km | 1 Stage
380 m | 380 m
3 h 45 min
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Splügen, Dorf
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Season

Winter season
The winter season generally lasts from early December to late March.

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 hired in Splügen:
www.viamala.ch

Protected area

Forest and fauna protection zones
The snowshoe trail leads through an official forest and fauna protection zone. Please do not stray from the marked route.

Contact

Viamala Tourismus
Bodenplatz 4
7435 Splügen
Tel. +41 (0)81 650 90 30
info@viamala.ch
www.viamala.ch

Services

Accommodation

Camping + Ferienlager Splügen
Camping + Ferienlager Splügen
Splügen
Hotel Piz Tambo
Hotel Piz Tambo
Splügen
Herberge zum Tobel
Herberge zum Tobel
Sufers
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Places

Splügen
Splügen
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Places of interest

Splügen Pass trade route
Splügen Pass trade route
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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