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Cross-Country Skiing Track Isel 5.5km

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On this cross-country track you will enjoy 5.5 km classic and skating on an easy and beautiful route through the forest.
Skating, Classic
moderate
Distance 5.5 km
1:15 h
33 m
35 m
1,640 m
1,607 m

The Isel cross-country ski track starts a little below the village of Arosa and first leads past the southern shore of the reservoir of the same name (Isel Stausee). The lake, located in the Schiesshorn forest, is fed by the Furggabach, the Furggaalpbach and the Plessur. A short ascent follows until the trail continues to wind through the pine-rich forest until you reach the starting point again.

If snow conditions permit, the trail is open from November onwards as part of the "November High". So you can prepare for the cross-country skiing season on the trail around the Isel reservoir. The cross-country trail in the Isel is also well suited for beginners with basic skills.

Author’s recommendation

The trail is well suited for beginners. So rent a pair of skis and if necessary an instructor and dare your first cross-country adventure. 
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Author
Arosa Tourismus
Update: November 29, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,640 m
Lowest point
1,607 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Pedestrians and dogs are not allowed on the track. 

Tips and hints

Changing rooms: 
Changing rooms/showers/WC (ladies and men) are available in the cross-country ski hut "Langlaufhüsli" in the Isel. 

  

Shuttle Bus
The Isel bus runs between the Postplatz (post square) and the tracks. With a valid ski, hiking or cross-country skiing track pass the bus is free of charge. Please find all information about the schedule here.

 

Cross-Country Skiing Pass
By buying the Arosa Cross-Country Skiing Pass you are supporting the laborious maintenance of the tracks. At the same time you benefit from the following services:

  •  Free us of all cross-country skiing tracks in Arosa!
  • Free use of the shuttle bus
  • Usage of the changing rooms and bathrooms in Maran and Isel

 The cross-country skiing passes point of sales are as follows:

  •  Arosa Tourism Office, Sports and Conference Centre Arosa
  • Swiss Ski and Snowboard School Arosa, point of sales chair lift Tschuggen Ost
  • Carmenna Sport, next to the pharmacy
  • Restaurant Golfhuus, Maran and Golf and Sports Hotel Hof Maran
  • Cross-Country and Snowshoe Hiking Centre Geeser, Wätterluggastrasse
  • Isel Shuttle Bus
  • Twint Code at the entry of the tracks

Start

Kläranlage Arosa (Isel) - Langlaufhüsli (1,617 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'771'419E 1'182'907N
DD
46.775269, 9.683376
DMS
46°46'31.0"N 9°41'00.2"E
UTM
32T 552171 5180417
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Destination

Kläranlage Arosa (Isel) - Langlaufhüsli

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at the Isel cross-country hut "Langlaufhüsli" - continue in the direction of the reservoir (Isel Stausee) - follow the signs - back to the starting point. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The Rhaetian Railway leaves Chur to Arosa and back at hourly intervals. The cross-country skiing shuttle bus stops at the post square - only a few metres from the train station. The schedule of the bus can be found here: arosa.swiss/langlauf

Getting there

 Once you arrive in Chur, follow the sign posts to Arosa. At the village entrance, opposite the petrol station, turn left and follow sign posts towards the reservoir lake (Stausee Isel).

Parking

There is only a very limited number of parking spots at the reservoir lake. It is recommended to park at the car park Ochsenbühl which is located at the entrance of the village right after the Sports and Conference Centre to your left. The shuttle bus stop is only approx. 100m from the car park. 

More information about parking in Arosa can be found here: www.arosa-parking.com

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'771'419E 1'182'907N
DD
46.775269, 9.683376
DMS
46°46'31.0"N 9°41'00.2"E
UTM
32T 552171 5180417
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Cross-Country Skiing Lessons
Swiss Ski and Snowboard School Arosa, point of sales chair lift Tschuggen Ost
T +41 81 378 75 05
fun@sssa.ch
sssa.ch

Rental Equipment / Ski Preparation
Carmenna Sport, Poststrasse
T +41 81 377 12 05
info@carmennasport.ch
carmennasport.ch

Cross-Country Skiing Lessons/ Equipment
Cross-Country and Snowshoe Centre Geeser
Wätterluggastrasse, bus stop Gollrad
T +41 81 377 22 15
geeser-arosa.ch


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cross-country skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.5 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
33 m
Descent
35 m
Highest point
1,640 m
Lowest point
1,607 m
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