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Jörigletscher round tour

Back-country skiing · Davos Klosters
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The Jörigletscher round tour does not lead to any summit. Nevertheless, the ski tour is highly recommended in terms of landscape and downhill skiing.
moderate
Distance 11.5 km
4:15 h
1,136 m
1,134 m
The Jöriseen round tour is the hike par excellence in summer. In contrast to the summer, however, it is much quieter in winter. But the landscape is by no means less breathtaking.

The start of the Jörisgletscher round tour is at Tschuggen in the Flüela Valley. Follow the pass road, which is closed to motor vehicles, until just before the Rossboden. From there you climb up to 2,349 m. From there the route heads east under point 2,507 and east of the mountain range with point 2,712 rather steeply into the Winterlücke and further on to the saddle south-east of point 2,940 m. The first ascent is completed. Now it is time for the beautiful descent over the Jörigletscher to the Jöriseen. From there the route goes up to Wäschuchi (ridge gap south of point 2'771). This is followed by the second descent through the Müllersch Tälli to the Flüela Pass road and on to Tschuggen.

Author’s recommendation

After the tour, the Gasthaus zum Tschuggen is an ideal place for reinforcements.
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Author
Remy Horn
Update: October 07, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,853 m
Lowest point
1,962 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 and hints

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

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

Start

Tschuggen (1,961 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'789'574E 1'184'468N
DD
46.784383, 9.921613
DMS
46°47'03.8"N 9°55'17.8"E
UTM
32T 570347 5181616
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Destination

Tschuggen

Turn-by-turn directions

Tschuggen - Rossboden - Winterlücke - Jörigletscher - Wäschchuchi - Müllersch Tälli - Tschuggen

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Take the Swiss Federal Railway (SBB) to Landquart, then change to the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) in the direction of Davos Platz. Get off at Davos Dorf. 

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 Dorf and then continue on the Flüela Pass to Tschuggen.

Parking

Please use the public parking spaces at Restaurant Tschuggen.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'789'574E 1'184'468N
DD
46.784383, 9.921613
DMS
46°47'03.8"N 9°55'17.8"E
UTM
32T 570347 5181616
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.

Basic Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Additional warm jacket
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
  • 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski touring boots
  • Ski touring bindings to fit boots
  • Ski touring skins to fit skis
  • Skis
  • Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
  • Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
  • Ski touring crampons
  • Crevasse rescue kit
  • Ski touring harness
  • Light ice axe
  • Ski touring ropes
  • Avalanche airbag backpack
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.5 km
Duration
4:15 h
Ascent
1,136 m
Descent
1,134 m
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