597 Prätschalp-Schneeschuhtrail
597 Prätschalp-Schneeschuhtrail

Snowshoe trekking

Prätschalp-Schneeschuhtrail

Prätschalp-Schneeschuhtrail

Arosa, Maran–Prätschalp–Arosa, Maran

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Prätschalp-Schneeschuhtrail

Prätschalp-Schneeschuhtrail

Through the forest, over dreamy clearances, up to the Alp, past Lake Upper Prätschsee: This interesting round tour offers breath-taking views over the valley of Schanfigg and the mountain landscape of Arosa time and time again.
Put the hectic behind you and experience the untouched winter landscape above Arosa – the snow shoe hike Prätschalp is perfect for this purpose. It leads initially through the forest along the cross-country ski track and subsequently over the alpine tree line. Over and over, the path opens up onto a magnificent view over the elongated valley Schanfigg and the mountain landscape of Arosa.

On cozy Prätschalp, the turning point of the tour, one already managed half of the hike. In the warm season, about 100 cows of farmers from Chur spend their summer here. In winter, Prätschalp is the optimal spot for a break and some refreshment, before starting the short climb towards Lake Upper Prätschsee. Close to the lake, you will find the Guisanplatz. During the second world war, General Henri Guisan (1874-1960) participated at the 1st of August celebrations here. A commemorative plaque reminds of this historical event nowadays. The last part of the hike once again offers you something to enjoy: slightly downhill it leads back to Maran, where the local bus picks up the winter sportsmen.

Secret tipp: Don’t miss the opportunity to do this snow shoe hike to Prätschalp in a clear full moon night! When the moon turns the snow into a glittery carpet, such a hike is an untold experience.
Through the forest, over dreamy clearances, up to the Alp, past Lake Upper Prätschsee: This interesting round tour offers breath-taking views over the valley of Schanfigg and the mountain landscape of Arosa time and time again.
Put the hectic behind you and experience the untouched winter landscape above Arosa – the snow shoe hike Prätschalp is perfect for this purpose. It leads initially through the forest along the cross-country ski track and subsequently over the alpine tree line. Over and over, the path opens up onto a magnificent view over the elongated valley Schanfigg and the mountain landscape of Arosa.

On cozy Prätschalp, the turning point of the tour, one already managed half of the hike. In the warm season, about 100 cows of farmers from Chur spend their summer here. In winter, Prätschalp is the optimal spot for a break and some refreshment, before starting the short climb towards Lake Upper Prätschsee. Close to the lake, you will find the Guisanplatz. During the second world war, General Henri Guisan (1874-1960) participated at the 1st of August celebrations here. A commemorative plaque reminds of this historical event nowadays. The last part of the hike once again offers you something to enjoy: slightly downhill it leads back to Maran, where the local bus picks up the winter sportsmen.

Secret tipp: Don’t miss the opportunity to do this snow shoe hike to Prätschalp in a clear full moon night! When the moon turns the snow into a glittery carpet, such a hike is an untold experience.
4 km | 1 Stage
180 m | 180 m
1 h 45 min
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Arosa, Maran
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Season

Winter season
The winter season usually lasts from beginning of December to mid-April.
Snow report
Up to date information on the snow situation:
www.arosabergbahnen.com

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

Snow shoe rental
Snow shoes can be rented on site:
www.arosa.ch
Snow shoe-Guide
Upon request Arosa Tourism or the Swiss Ski and Snowboard school of Arosa are happy to organise a guide for your snow shoe hike.

Contact

Arosa Tourismus
Arosastrasse 27
7050 Arosa
Tel. +41 (0)81 378 70 20
arosa@arosa.swiss
www.arosa.ch

Services

Places of interest

Pumptrack Arosa
Pumptrack Arosa
Arosa Untersee
Arosa Untersee
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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