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Cross-Country Skiing Prätschalp

Cross-country skiing · Arosa
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  • Langlauf Arosa
    / Langlauf Arosa
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  • / Prätschalp im Winter
    Photo: Arosa Tourismus, Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Aussicht von der Prätschalp im Winter
    Photo: Arosa Tourismus, Arosa Lenzerheide
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Challenging cross-country circuit in the heart of the mountain panorama Arosa with a view of the unspoilt Schanfigg valley. Particularly idyllic: the Prätschalp and the Prätschsee on the partly wooded high plateau.
Skating, Classic
Distance 7.9 km
2:36 h
215 m
214 m
1,941 m
1,770 m
On one of the highest 18-hole golf courses in Europe, where caddies do their rounds in summer, cross-country skiers make their tracks in winter. After a leisurely start over an extensive, treeless flat section, a short, steep descent towards Schafwald awaits. Afterwards, the trail again leads flat through the Seebachtobel. This is followed by a longer ascent towards Prätschalp. The trail first passes close to the Langwieser Aussicht. Langwies with its famous viaduct, the Mattjisch Horn and the Sapün and Fondei side valleys can be admired here. Shortly before Prätschalp, the highest point of the trail is reached at just under 1970 metres. Here the cross-country skiers enjoy a view over the Schanfigg valley with its rustic Walser houses. So it's worth taking a break before descending to the Lower Prätschsee. From the lake it is less than two kilometres to the finish.

Author’s recommendation

Visit the Prätschalp alpine hut and enjoy a snack. 
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Update: November 29, 2021
Highest point
1,941 m
Lowest point
1,770 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop


Safety information

Pedestrians and dogs are not allowed on the trail.

Tips and hints

All Information about Cross-country Skiing can be found on:

Changing rooms/showers/bathroom (ladies and men) are available at the Golfhuus restaurant. 



With the purchase of the Arosa cross-country "Loipenpass" you support the costly maintenance of the cross-country ski trails. At the same time you benefit from the following services:

  • Free use of all cross-country ski trails in Arosa.
  • Free travel on the Isel bus (not for the Maran trails)
  • Use of the cloakrooms and toilets in Maran and Isel


The cross-country "Loipenpass" can be obtained at the following locations: 

  • Arosa Tourismus, Sport- und Kongresszentrum Arosa, T +41 81 378 70 20
  • Schweizer Ski- und Snowboardschule Arosa, Verkaufsstelle Sessellift Tschuggen Ost, T +41 81 378 75 00
  • Carmenna Sport, neben Apotheke, T +41 81 377 12 05
  • Restaurant Golfhuus, Maran und Golf– und Sporthotel Hof Maran, T +41 81 378 51 51
  • Restaurant Isblaatere, neben Golf- und Sporthotel Hotel Maran, T +41 81 378 51 06
  • Langlauf- und Schneeschuhzentrümli Geeser, Wätterluggastrasse, T +41 81 377 22 15
  • Isel-Bus
  • Twint Code at the start of the route


Driving Range Golf Club Arosa (1,839 m)
2'771'371E 1'184'819N
46.792475, 9.683461
46°47'32.9"N 9°41'00.5"E
32T 552161 5182329


Driving Range Golf Club Arosa

Turn-by-turn directions

Driving Range Golfclub Arosa - Downhill Direction Schafwald - Seebachtobel - Uphill Direction Prätschalp -  Langwieser Aussicht - Prätschalp (stop shortly before) -  Unteren Prätschsee - Driving Range Golfclub Arosa.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


The Rhaetian Railway runs from Chur to Arosa and back every hour. The local bus waits for you at Arosa station and takes you in the direction of Prätschli to the cross-country skiing stop.

Getting there

From Chur, follow the signs to Arosa. At the entrance to the village, turn right at the petrol station and follow the road. After a few hundred metres you will see the cross-country ski trails on the right.


As there is only a limited number of parking spaces available at the cross-country skiing trails, it is recommended that you park your car in the Ochsenbühl parking garage. The parking garage is right next to a bus stop, from where the local bus will take you in the direction of Prätschli to the start of the trails.


You can find all parking options here:


2'771'371E 1'184'819N
46.792475, 9.683461
46°47'32.9"N 9°41'00.5"E
32T 552161 5182329
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Cross-country skiing lessons:


Schweizerische Ski- und Snowboardschule Arosa
T +41 81 378 75 05;


Langlauf- und Schneeschuhzentrümli Geeser
T +41 81 377 22 15


Rental equipment / Ski preparation


Carmenna Sport

T +41 81 377 12 05

Langlauf- und Schneeschuhzentrümli Geeser

Wätterluggastrasse, 7050 Arosa
T +41 81 377 22 15

Basic Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Cross-country skiing gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap

Technical Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Cross-country skis
  • Cross-country ski bindings
  • Cross-country boots
  • Cross-country poles
  • Waxes if required
  • 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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cross-country skiing technique
Skating, Classic
7.9 km
2:36 h
215 m
214 m
Highest point
1,941 m
Lowest point
1,770 m
Public-transport-friendly Classic Skating Scenic Circular route Refreshment stops available


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