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.
Rest StopBerghotel Malixerhof
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).
- Autobahn-Ausfahrt Chur Süd
- Stadteinwärts fahren (Kasernenstrasse)
- Talstation und Parkplatz liegen vor dem Stadtzentrum auf der rechten Seite
ParkingGäste der Chur Bergbahnen parkieren auf dem Stadthallen-Parkplatz bei der Talsation gratis. Hierfür muss die Kontrollschild-Nummer bei der Kassa zwingend angeben werden!
Author’s map recommendations
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
- moisture wicking skull / knit cap
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking
- Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
- 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.