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Pontresina - Morteratsch

· 2 reviews · Cross-country skiing · Engadin St.Moritz
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Cross-country skiing towards the Bernina Group
Skating, Classic
easy
Distance 5.5 km
0:45 h
107 m
28 m
1,897 m
1,813 m

This cross-country ski track is initially slightly uphill until you leave the village of Pontresina. Then there are no more climbs on the way to the Hotel Restaurant Morteratsch. Once you get there, it is well worth visiting the restaurant's sunny terrace to enjoy the wonderful panoramic view of the Bernina Group.

The connecting trail from Morteratsch railway station in the direction of the Morteratsch Glacier is also worth doing. 

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.engadin.ch 

Cross-country ski run report: www.engadin.ch/en/slopes-tracks/cross-country-trails/ 

Author’s recommendation

For beginners it is recommended to start at Surovas railway station.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: November 06, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,897 m
Lowest point
1,813 m
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Start

Pontresina, cross-country ski centre (1,818 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'789'397E 1'151'279N
DD
46.486035, 9.905630
DMS
46°29'09.7"N 9°54'20.3"E
UTM
32T 569508 5148450
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Destination

Restaurant Morteratsch

Turn-by-turn directions

Pontresina - Surovas - Resgia - Alp Veglia - Morteratsch

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can get from Pontresina railway station to the trail by foot.

To get back, you can take the train from the Morteratsch railway station.

Parking

Parking spaces are available at Pontresina station or Gitöglia.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'789'397E 1'151'279N
DD
46.486035, 9.905630
DMS
46°29'09.7"N 9°54'20.3"E
UTM
32T 569508 5148450
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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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Rating

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O. S
January 13, 2019 · Community
Eine einmalig schöne Tour mit Langlaufski,oder zu Fuß.
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When did you do this route? February 11, 2015
Morteratsch Gletscherloipe
Video: hiking and traveling,wandern und reisen O.S
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O. S
January 13, 2019 · Community
Eine leichte Tour mit einmaligen Ausblicken.Das Hotel Morteratsch hat eine schöne Terasse, mit Blick auf den Morteratschgletscher.
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When did you do this route? February 11, 2015
Pontresina Morteratsch
Video: hiking and traveling,wandern und reisen O.S

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Morteratsch Gletscherloipe
Pontresina    Morteratsch

cross-country skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Reviews
Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.5 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
107 m
Descent
28 m
Highest point
1,897 m
Lowest point
1,813 m
Public-transport-friendly Classic Refreshment stops available Skating Circular route Scenic Linear route

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