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This easy round-trip in direction hamlet Sporz is suitable for snowshoers who have already gained some experience on the terrain.
moderate
Distance 4.2 km
2:30 h
188 m
188 m

The starting point of the snowshoe tour Val Sporz is the parking Val Sporz.

There you will follow the winter hiking trail which leads towards Sporz. After a few hundred meters the trail turns into an open field.

On the highest point at the hamlet of Sporz, a somewhat steeper descent awaits. The destination is reached along the edge of the forest. Once a mere pass between Chur and Tiefencastel, the Lenzerheide holiday region high valley is today a popular winter and summer resort on 1‘500 meters asl.

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Author
Ferienregion Lenzerheide
Update: November 22, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,629 m
Lowest point
1,442 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Rest Stop

Sporzer Bar (Hotel Guarda Val)

Tips and hints

Lenzerheide

Start

Parking Val Sporz (1,515 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'761'226E 1'177'036N
DD
46.725019, 9.547895
DMS
46°43'30.1"N 9°32'52.4"E
UTM
32T 541867 5174753
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Destination

Parking Val Sporz

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Die Anreise mit dem Zug nach Chur, dann steigen Sie direkt auf die Busse von PostautoGraubünden um und gelangen so innert 30 Minuten nach Lenzerheide.

Im Dorf steht der kostenlose Sportbus zur Verfügung.

Getting there

Von Basel und Zürich - Chur-Süd (Ausfahrt Nr. 17) - Lenzerheide.

Von Milano - Lugano - San-Bernadino-Tunnel - Thusis - Chur (Ausfahrt Lenzerheide) - Lenzerheide.

Parking

Parkplätze Eingangs Lenzerheide oder Talstation Rothornbahn.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'761'226E 1'177'036N
DD
46.725019, 9.547895
DMS
46°43'30.1"N 9°32'52.4"E
UTM
32T 541867 5174753
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Winterwander Panoramakarte

Equipment

Schneeshuhe und Stöcke

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • 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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.2 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
188 m
Descent
188 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Clear area
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
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