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Cross-Country Skiing Track Isel 7.5km

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Waterfalls, forests and the Welschtobel stream: The 7.5 km long "Isel Cross-Country Skiing Track" first leads past the reservoir that gives it its name and then dives through snow-covered pine forests into the wild Welschtobel.
Skating, Classic
moderate
Distance 7.4 km
1:40 h
66 m
66 m
1,670 m
1,606 m
The Isel Cross-Country Skiing track starts a little below the village of Arosa and first leads past the southern shore of the reservoir of the same name (Stausee Isel). The lake, located in the Schiesshorn forest, is watered by the Furggabach, the Furggaalpbach and the Plessur. The track now makes two loops through the Iselwald, where mainly stone pines can be found. The area is surrounded by the Arosa Dolomites, originally from a subtropical beach. Following the Welschtobelbach stream for a short distance, the view of the Alteiner waterfall with a total height of 73 metres becomes clear. An ascent leads briefly into the Welschtobel. At the turning point of the route, the Welschtobelbach stream is crossed. This flows in a wide, branched river system that is followed to the finish. In Isel Arosa, you can prepare for the cross-country skiing season as early as November as part of the "November High" project. 

Author’s recommendation

The landscape in the Isel is highly resembling the Nordic forests and is especially beautiful when it has freshly snowed or is even snowing. 
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Arosa Tourismus
Update: May 23, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,670 m
Lowest point
1,606 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) (1,617 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'771'396E 1'182'935N
DD
46.775528, 9.683077
DMS
46°46'31.9"N 9°40'59.1"E
UTM
32T 552148 5180446
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Destination

Kläranlage Arosa (Isel)

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at the Isel (cross-country ski hut) - signposted in the direction of the reservoir lake - Welschtobel - back to the starting point at the Kläranlage Isel.

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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
2'771'396E 1'182'935N
DD
46.775528, 9.683077
DMS
46°46'31.9"N 9°40'59.1"E
UTM
32T 552148 5180446
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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Gianni D'Amato
February 12, 2017 · Community

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cross-country skiing technique
Skating, Classic
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.4 km
Duration
1:40 h
Ascent
66 m
Descent
66 m
Highest point
1,670 m
Lowest point
1,606 m
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