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Loipe Hochalpines Institut Ftan

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    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
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Demanding but very beautifully situated circular ski run in hilly terrain. The varied terrain opens up the views onto the Lower Engadine Dolomites.
Skating, Classic
difficult
Distance 7.5 km
2:15 h
121 m
123 m
1,702 m
1,598 m
From the PostBus stop Ftan, cumün approx. 300 m in the direction of the western exit of the village, at Kinderland Sainas is the trail entrance. On initially flat terrain you reach the car park at the level of the Hotel Paradies. After crossing the road, the actual Loipe Hochalpines Institut Ftan begins. The trail leads a short distance into the forest. Over several steps, the trail quickly gains altitude to reach the Ftan High Alpine Institute. On the plateau you can really enjoy the winter landscape in the picturesque surroundings. Even if the almost 100 metres in altitude seem daunting at first glance, the trail is a beautiful winter experience for skating and classic.

As a small loop, this trail is also available as a night trail. The light switch for the night trail is by the wooden hut at the car park (direction Ardez). After switching on, the light burns for one hour and then switches off automatically.

Author’s recommendation

The cross-country ski trail below the High Alpine Institute Ftan (HIF) also serves as a training trail for junior athletes of the sports class of the HIF.
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,702 m
Lowest point
1,598 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Attention: The trail may have icy spots on the descents. The trail is regularly groomed when conditions are good. Please note the condition reports in the winter sports report. The trail was assessed in favourable weather conditions, the current snow and weather conditions must be observed before starting.

 

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Tips and hints

Start

PostBus stop Ftan, cumün (1,620 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'814'118E 1'186'010N
DD
46.790805, 10.243544
DMS
46°47'26.9"N 10°14'36.8"E
UTM
32T 594909 5182668
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Destination

PostBus stop Ftan, cumün

Turn-by-turn directions

  • From the PostBus stop Ftan, cumün approx. 300m in the direction of the western village exit
  • Children's land Sainas
  • Car park Hotel Paradies
  • Cross the road
  • Shortly through the forest
  • To the Ftan High Alpine Institute
  • Departure to Ftan, cumün

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Prättigau or Upper Engadine) or by PostBus (from Martina, Sent or Tarasp) hourly service to Scuol-Tarasp station.
  • Direct hourly PostBus connection from Scuol-Tarasp to the PostBus stop Ftan, cumün.

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina Tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or via the Flüela Pass into the Lower Engadine on H27
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27
  • From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27
  • Ftan can be reached in ten minutes by car from the Engadin road H27 from Ardez or from the western end of the village of Scuol (25 minutes' drive from the Veraina south portal)

Parking

  • Paid parking in Ftan at the valley station of the Ftan-Prui chairlift
  • Free parking at the Kinderland Sainas, at the guest information and at the Ftan-Pitschen entrance

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'814'118E 1'186'010N
DD
46.790805, 10.243544
DMS
46°47'26.9"N 10°14'36.8"E
UTM
32T 594909 5182668
w3w 
///wiring.breeding.creatures
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Cross-country skiing equipment, trail pass, sun protection, drinks

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cross-country skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
7.5 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
121 m
Descent
123 m
Highest point
1,702 m
Lowest point
1,598 m
Public-transport-friendly Classic Skating Circular route Scenic

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