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534 Spundis Trail (GR 7)

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Muddy winter weather and snowfall? Not to worry! Since you are almost always in the woods on this easy tour over the Brambrüesch plateau, it can also be completed without problems even if the weather is less than perfect.
easy
Distance 2.8 km
1:15 h
165 m
165 m
The Brambrüesch, the home mountain of Chur, which extends to 2200 metres altitude with the peak of the historic Dreibündenstein, is located right around the corner from the historic part of town. About a quarter of an hour after you get on the gondola, you will find yourself exactly 1000 metres higher – in the middle of a natural snow paradise.

From the starting point at Brambrüesch, this easy circular tour first follows the winter hiking trail to the station of the ski lift. After a short ascent close to the lift, the trail branches to the right into an idyllic forest scenery with snow loaded trees. You are actually not far away from the lift and restaurans at Brambrüesch, but you walk through wonderful stillness until you get to a plain, which is ideal for a break. From the forest glade the trail then descents back to the starting point at the gondola station Brambrüesch.

This route is easy to hike and ideal for snowshoe novices. Because the terrain is gentle and practically the entire tour leads through the forest, it is can also be managed easily even with poor visibility or in snowfall. And in the rare case that the weather is in fact too bad: the Brambrüesch has several cozy mountain restaurants to offer where you can warm up again.

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Michael Christ 
Update: December 22, 2017
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,760 m
Lowest point
1,588 m
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Rest Stop

Berghotel Malixerhof
Bergbaiz
Restaurant-Pension Battagliahütte

Tips and hints

Snow-shoes can be rented at Brambrüesch, at the AIS-Sportschule in the Brambus-Center (opposite of berg.baiz restaurant and t-chair lift-station). Please stay on the recommended route and stick to existing tracks (keep out of wildlife reserves).

www.dreibuendenstein.ch

Start

Brambrüesch, top station of gondola (1,593 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'758'489E 1'188'546N
DD
46.829178, 9.516093
DMS
46°49'45.0"N 9°30'57.9"E
UTM
32T 539361 5186310
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Destination

Brambrüesch, top station of gondola

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Mit dem Zug bis zum Bahnhof Chur. Von dort fährt der Stadtbus (Linie 1) in 3 Minuten bis zur Talstation der Bergbahnen (Haltestelle Stadthalle/Brambrüeschbahn).

Getting there

  • Autobahn-Ausfahrt Chur Süd
  • Stadteinwärts fahren (Kasernenstrasse)
  • Talstation und Parkplatz liegen vor dem Stadtzentrum auf der rechten Seite

Parking

Gäste der Chur Bergbahnen parkieren auf dem Stadthallen-Parkplatz bei der Talsation gratis. Hierfür muss die Kontrollschild-Nummer bei der Kassa zwingend angeben werden!

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'758'489E 1'188'546N
DD
46.829178, 9.516093
DMS
46°49'45.0"N 9°30'57.9"E
UTM
32T 539361 5186310
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Schneeschuh-Arena Dreibündenstein 1:25'000 (Schneeschuh-Verband Schweiz)

Equipment

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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Lutz Armin
January 28, 2018 · Community
schöne kurze Tour, mit knackiger Steigung am Anfang
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When did you do this route? January 28, 2018

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.8 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
165 m
Descent
165 m
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