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Skitour: Segneshütte - Fil de Cassons

Back-country skiing · Flims Laax
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Impressive ski tour, past the lower and upper Segnesboden, up to the Fil de Cassons. The route always runs parallel to the border of the UNESCO World Heritage parameter and offers unique views.
moderate
Distance 6.2 km
1:40 h
588 m
1,091 m
2,677 m
1,598 m
From the Blessing Hut it is a flat stretch over the lower Blessing Ground. From point 2092 the ascent begins in northeasterly direction on a ridge. After 230 meters of altitude difference you reach the upper Segensboden. The trail continues in a westerly direction to the Fil de Cassons. Always on the right hand side with a wonderful view and on the left hand side the upper Segensboden.For a safe descent via Ils Cugns and Sura Cassons to Startgels good conditions are necessary.

Author’s recommendation

Take a look at the UNESCO visitors' pavilion next to the Segneshütte to learn more about the formation of the Alps and UNESCO World Heritage.
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Author
Jascha Schmid 
Update: September 23, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,677 m
Lowest point
1,598 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Rest stops

Ustria Startgels
Restaurant Segneshütte

Safety information

Legal notice - Disclaimer / DisclaimerSki and snowshoe tourThe ski and snowshoe routes are to be understood as general directions. Depending on the conditions, ascent and descent routes must be adapted. No responsibility can be taken for the correctness, completeness and topicality of the information.The practice of ski touring in open and unsecured terrain is at your own risk. Every ski tourer is strongly advised to prepare thoroughly, plan their routes and obtain up-to-date information on the snow and avalanche situation.For accidents, which occur from the use of the published information and the route details, any liability is rejected.This tour description and any markings in the terrain do not constitute a tour recommendation. Every decision to go on a tour is the sole responsibility of the individual tourer. We strongly advise against climbing in bad weather and visibility conditions (fog, snowfall, etc.) or in case of increased avalanche danger. Attention spring conditions: From about March and generally on warm and/or very sunny days, tours must be completed early.Inform yourself before each tour about the current snow and avalanche situation www.slf.ch/lawinenbulletin  We recommend ski and snowshoe tours in alpine and high alpine terrain, with a mountain guide.It is up to each tourer to fully equip himself and to inform himself about the snow and avalanche conditions before the tour. Flims Laax Falera Management AG assumes no liability.

Tips and hints

Gäst 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

Start

Segneshütte (2,100 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'737'327E 1'192'288N
DD
46.867533, 9.239939
DMS
46°52'03.1"N 9°14'23.8"E
UTM
32T 518286 5190471
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Destination

Fil de Cassons

Turn-by-turn directions

Segneshütte - lower Segnesboden - upper Segensboden - Fil de Cassons

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
2'737'327E 1'192'288N
DD
46.867533, 9.239939
DMS
46°52'03.1"N 9°14'23.8"E
UTM
32T 518286 5190471
w3w 
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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
6.2 km
Duration
1:40 h
Ascent
588 m
Descent
1,091 m
Highest point
2,677 m
Lowest point
1,598 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Cableway ascent/descent Summit route suitable for snowboards Linear route Clear area
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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