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Chörbschhorn from Frauenkirch

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The Chörbschhorn (2'650 m above sea level) is a worthwhile ski tour destination. The descent over the long ridge to the picturesque Stafelalp makes every ski tourer's heart beat faster.
moderate
9.1 km
3:45 h
1,141 m
1,141 m
The descent from the Chörbschorn to Stafelalp will be familiar to some from summer biking. Just as much fun as in summer with the bike, is the descent over the long back with the skis!

The ski tour starts in Davos Frauenkirch. First it goes past the church Frauenkirch to NW via Matten and then on the alp trail to Stafelalp. Continue along the wide ridge following the summer path north-west to point 2'363. Now either over the prominent ridge to the Chörbschhornhütte or you bypass it to the east. From the hut, follow the south ridge to the summit.

The descent follows the ascent route. First over the south ridge past the Chörbschhornhütte and then over the long ridge to Stafelalp. From Stafelalp back through the forest to Frauenkirch.

In Frauenkirch there are plenty of free parking spaces at the gravel works (Sertigerstrasse 1), right next to the riding stable in the sand.

Author’s recommendation

On the descent, make sure you stop at Stafelalp and stop off at Berghaus Stafelalp.
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Author
Remy Horn
Updated: February 08, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,650 m
Lowest point
1,509 m
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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 Frauenkirch (1,509 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'780'421E 1'182'518N
DD
46.769394, 9.801037
DMS
46°46'09.8"N 9°48'03.7"E
UTM
32T 561160 5179849
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Destination

Davos Frauenkirch

Turn-by-turn directions

Davos Frauenkirch - Matten - Stafelalp - Chörbschhorn - Stafelalp - Matten - Davos Frauenkirch

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all notes on protected areas

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 or RhB to Davos Frauenkirch.

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 Frauenkirch.

Parking

Please use the public parking spaces in Davos Frauenkirch.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'780'421E 1'182'518N
DD
46.769394, 9.801037
DMS
46°46'09.8"N 9°48'03.7"E
UTM
32T 561160 5179849
w3w 
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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
9.1 km
Duration
3:45h
Ascent
1,141 m
Descent
1,141 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route suitable for snowboards
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