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Büelenhorn (Monstein)

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The classic ski tour mountain from Davos Monstein. The Büelenhorn (2'808 m above sea level) is convincing from start to finish.
moderate
12.2 km
4:15 h
1,170 m
1,170 m
The sunny Walser village Davos Monstein offers some beautiful ski tours. The Büelenhorn is one of the classics among the Davos ski tour mountains.

From the car park at the end of the village of Monstein the access to the Büelenhorn begins. At the beginning along the Alpweg, in the forest, to the Inneralp. From there on to the Mittelalp and over the Mäschenboden to below the summit slope of the Büelenhorn. Now the steep final ascent begins through the summit slope to the saddle between point 2'705 and the Büelenhorn. From there over the ridge to the summit. The impressive panorama makes you forget the steep ascent over the summit slope and you can now look forward to a great descent.

The descent follows the ascent route to Inneralp and from there through the forest back to the car park in Davos Monstein.

Author’s recommendation

After the tour, be sure to stop off at the cosy Veltlinerstübli or Ducan restaurant and sample the locally brewed Monsteiner beer.
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Author
Remy Horn
Updated: October 07, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,806 m
Lowest point
1,636 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Anyone who goes off-piste acts exclusively on their own responsibility and is outside the liability area of the cable cars. The yellow marked freeride slopes are secured but not groomed and not controlled. They can only be used when they are open. We recommend checking the open slopes, the SLF avalanche bulletin and the weather forecast. All liability is excluded.

This freeride route is to be understood as a general indication of direction. Depending on the conditions, downhill routes must be judged and adjusted by yourself. No responsibility can be taken for the correctness, completeness and topicality of the information provided.

The practice of freeriding in the open terrain is at your own risk. Every freerider and tourer is strongly advised to prepare thoroughly, plan their routes and obtain up-to-date information on the snow and avalanche situation. Avalanche situation report and snow info: www.slf.ch

All liability is declined for accidents resulting from the use of the published information and route details.

In case of doubt, accompaniment by experienced mountain guides is strongly recommended: www.bergfuehrer-davosklosters.ch  

Tips, hints and links

Expert information and certified mountain guides are offered by the Davos Klosters mountain guides.

Contact: www.tagesskitouren.ch / info@bergfuehrer-davosklosters.ch  

Start

Davos Monstein (1,635 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'778'498E 1'175'944N
DD
46.710799, 9.773310
DMS
46°42'38.9"N 9°46'23.9"E
UTM
32T 559107 5173317
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Destination

Davos Monstein

Turn-by-turn directions

Monstein - Inneralp - Mittelalp - Büelenhorn - Mittelalp - Inneralp - Monstein

Note

Wildlife refuge Galli, Monstein: December 20 - April 30
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Public transport

Public transport friendly

Take the Swiss Federal Railway (SBB) to Landquart, then change to the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) in the direction of Davos Platz. Then continue by bus to Davos Monstein.

Getting there

Coming from Zurich / St. Margrethen, leave the A13/E43 motorway at Landquart in the direction of Landquart, Davos, Vereina. Take the A28 to Davos Platz and then continue to Davos Monstein.

Parking

Please use the public parking spaces in Davos Monstein.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'778'498E 1'175'944N
DD
46.710799, 9.773310
DMS
46°42'38.9"N 9°46'23.9"E
UTM
32T 559107 5173317
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

We recommend the avalanche training centre before the start of a tour.

On the Jakobshorn near the Fuxägufer mountain station in Davos, the correct use of the avalanche transceiver (LVS) can be practised under realistic conditions. The training area consists of a 100 x 100m zone in moderately steep terrain, thus creating a realistic avalanche cone. Use of the training area is free of charge. You must bring your own avalanche transceiver and avalanche probe with you.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.2 km
Duration
4:15h
Ascent
1,170 m
Descent
1,170 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route suitable for snowboards
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
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