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Ofen: Secure ski tour

Back-country skiing · Flims Laax
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Ofen is a medium-difficulty ski tour from Nagens to La Siala. During the regular opening hours of the ski area, beginners, soloists and professionals can climb the mountain under their own steam and earn the downhill experience for themselves.
moderate
Distance 4.6 km
1:55 h
679 m
0 m
2,808 m
2,129 m
The promising ski tour in high alpine terrain with overwhelming views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tectonic Arena Sardona, starts in Nagens. First in northeastern direction to the edge and then following it to the Grauberg mountain station. Continue via Su Crap towards Grischsattel. From 2600 m.a.s.l., first ascending in a westerly direction, then traversing in a southerly direction until 2700 m.a.s.l. over a ridge. The La Siala mountain station is already in sight. Departure via freeride route no. 81 or piste no. 10.

Author’s recommendation

Take a look at the UNESCO visitors' pavilion next to the Segneshütte on the descent to learn more about the formation of the Alps and the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Author
Jascha Schmid 
Update: December 03, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,808 m
Lowest point
2,129 m
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Cardinal direction
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Rest stops

Berghaus Nagens

Safety information

The piste and rescue service monitors and controls only the marked and open pistes and freeride routes. Outside the railroad operating hours, the slopes and freeride routes are closed and not protected from any hazards such as avalanche blasting or piste machines with winches!

Outside of the slopes or when they are closed, you are as a tour skier in the free ski area and have to take appropriate precautions. This includes the assessment of alpine dangers, reading and applying the avalanche situation report, having avalanche equipment with you and being able to use it. After all, avalanches can sometimes occur even in a closed ski area.

Tips and hints

Guest information

Flims Laax Falera

Via Nova 62

CH-7017 Flims

Tel: +41 (0)81 920 92 00

E-Mail: info@flimslaax.com

Internet: www.flimslaax.com

You can find out whether a tour is open or closed under the following link: https://live.flimslaax.com/slopes

Start

Nagens | Freeride Base (2,128 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'736'842E 1'191'674N
DD
46.862114, 9.233390
DMS
46°51'43.6"N 9°14'00.2"E
UTM
32T 517789 5189868
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Destination

La Siala

Turn-by-turn directions

Nagens - Grauberg - La Siala

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Train to Chur, then post bus to Flims Bergbahnen stop.

Getting there

By car Motorway A13 from Zurich, exit 18 to Disentis/Mustér/Ilanz/Flims.

Parking

750 parking spaces in parking garage Flims Bergbahnen (Stenna Center).

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'736'842E 1'191'674N
DD
46.862114, 9.233390
DMS
46°51'43.6"N 9°14'00.2"E
UTM
32T 517789 5189868
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

App Inside Laax with all tours and information - www.flimslaax.com/service/laax-inside-app

Author’s map recommendations

Swisstopo hiking map of the Flims, Laax, Falera region; 1:25,000; available from the guest information offices in Flims / Laax / Falera

Equipment

The question about the right equipment for ski touring is not easy to answer! It depends on the season and weather conditions as well as the type and duration of the tour. Furthermore, the difficulty and sea level and other factors have to be considered! Basically: as little as possible, as much as necessary! 

Hardware

touring ski

Tour binding

Skins for the skis

Sticks (at best telescopic sticks with large plates that prevent sinking into the deep snow)

Crampons

Backpack with a capacity of 25 to 35 liters and attachment options for skis or snowboard 

Weatherproof winter clothing

Touring jacket (e.g. soft and/or hard shell)

Warm touring pants, which are wind and water resistant (e.g. soft or hard shell pants)

Functional ski underwear

Fleece Jacket

Ski socksThick and thin gloves

Browband and cap

Sunglasses 

Food & DrinkWater

(at least two to three liters per person)

Thermos flask with warm drink

Several smaller meals (e.g. nuts, energy bars, chocolate, banana)

Glucose 

Miscellaneous 

Sunscreen products with high sun protection factor

Detailed map material

Compass

Altimeter

Clock

Headlamp

Spare batteries

Cell phone

First aid kit 

Emergency equipment

Avalanche transceiver (LVS)

Probe

Shovel 


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.6 km
Duration
1:55 h
Ascent
679 m
Highest point
2,808 m
Lowest point
2,129 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Cableway ascent/descent suitable for snowboards Clear area Linear route
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1600 m 1800 m
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