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Maran Cross-Country Training Track

Cross-country skiing · Arosa
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  • / Langlauf- und Schneeschuhzentrümli Geeser
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m 1950 1900 1850 1,8 1,6 1,4 1,2 1,0 0,8 0,6 0,4 0,2 km Arosa, Langlauf/Golf Alpengarten Maran Restaurant Golfhuus Arosa
The slightly hilly and sunny trail is located on the Maran golf course. From the open, treeless terrain you enjoy a beautiful view of the Arosa mountains.
Skating, Classic
Distance 1.9 km
0:29 h
25 m
24 m
1,852 m
1,827 m
Alp Maran is located on a high plateau above the Obersee lake, nestled between Weisshorn, Prätsch and Litzirüti. The centre of the settlement, which once consisted of a few individual farms, is the golf hotel with its 18-hole golf course. This is one of the highest golf courses in Europe. In winter, cross-country skiers do their rounds here. Gliding over the open, gently undulating golf course, the cross-country skiers enjoy a beautiful view of the Arosa mountains and the Schanfigg valley with its original Walser villages. The training on Maran begins with two short descents, before the course climbs moderately and continues practically flat. In the last third, you pass the well-known alpine garden Maran, which is now under a blanket of snow. Afterwards, there is the opportunity to stop for a break - or a sunbath. The Maran training trail is completely sunny from January until April.

Author’s recommendation

On every round, you pass the ETH Zurich's high-alpine research institute. In the summer months there are enormously instructive guided tours. You won't believe how many plants grow and thrive at 1,900 metres above sea level. Come by in summer too!
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Update: November 29, 2021
Highest point
1,852 m
Lowest point
1,827 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Restaurant Golfhuus Arosa

Safety information

Dogs and pedestrians are not allowed on the tracks.

Tips and hints

Changing rooms: 

The changing rooms, shower and bathrooms (women and men) at the Restaurant Golfhuus are closed in the evening.


Cross-Country Skiing Pass (Loipenpass)
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


Bus Stop "Langlauf" (1,839 m)
2'771'357E 1'184'776N
46.792090, 9.683259
46°47'31.5"N 9°40'59.7"E
32T 552146 5182286


Bus Stop "Langlauf"

Turn-by-turn directions

Circular track on open, slightly hilly terrain: two short descents - moderate ascent - flat section in between - past the Maran Alpine Garden - back to the starting point. 


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. (Bus schedule)

Getting there

Once you arrive in Chur, follow the sign posts Arosa. At the village entrance, opposite the petrol station, turn right and continue until you reach the cross-country skiing tracks (right-hand side). 


There are around 20 parking spots at the Golf Club House (strating point for all tracks). It is recommended to park the car at the car park Ochsenbühl and the local bus to the tracks. All information about parking in Arosa can be found here:


2'771'357E 1'184'776N
46.792090, 9.683259
46°47'31.5"N 9°40'59.7"E
32T 552146 5182286
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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


Rental Equipment / Ski Preparation
Carmenna Sport, Poststrasse
T +41 81 377 12 05


Cross-Country Skiing Lessons/ Equipment
Cross-Country and Snowshoe Centre Geeser
Wätterluggastrasse, bus stop Gollrad
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
1.9 km
0:29 h
25 m
24 m
Highest point
1,852 m
Lowest point
1,827 m
Public-transport-friendly Classic Skating Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available


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