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Chörbschhorn from Strelapass

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Thanks to the Schatzalp ski area, we save several metres in altitude with lifts and start our ski tour on the Strelapass. The long descent to Frauenkirch is a pleasure!
easy
7.9 km
2:45 h
323 m
1,172 m
The descent from the Chörbschorn (2,650 m above sea level) to the 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!

Start from the Strelapass (up to here with the cable cars). From the top station of the top lift westwards to the Steintälli. Passing the Strelasee to the east and along the summer path to Latschüelfurgga. Continue along the summer path. To the west you bypass the NW slopes of the Wannengrat and reach the saddle (point 2'451). Now follow the northeast ridge to the summit of the Chörbschhorn.

The descent over the south ridge past the Chörbschhorn hut. Then over the long ridge to Stafelalp and from there through the forest to Davos Frauenkirch.

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
easy
Technique
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Highest point
2,645 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

Strelapass (Schatzalpbahn, Davos Platz) (2,357 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'779'946E 1'187'013N
DD
46.809941, 9.796592
DMS
46°48'35.8"N 9°47'47.7"E
UTM
32T 560775 5184352
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Destination

Davos Frauenkirch

Turn-by-turn directions

Strelapass - Steintälli - Latschüelfurgga - Wannengrat - Chörbschhorn - Stafelalp - Davos Frauenkirch

Note


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. 

Getting there

Coming from Zurich / St. Margrethen, leave the A13/E43 motorway at Landquart in the direction of Landquart, Davos, Vereina. Follow the A28 until you reach Davos Platz.

Parking

Please use the public parking spaces in Davos Platz.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'779'946E 1'187'013N
DD
46.809941, 9.796592
DMS
46°48'35.8"N 9°47'47.7"E
UTM
32T 560775 5184352
w3w 
///wage.supreme.upcoming
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
easy
Distance
7.9 km
Duration
2:45h
Ascent
323 m
Descent
1,172 m
Public transport friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route suitable for snowboards Point to Point
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1600 m 1800 m
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