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Easy - this snowshoe trail really is. In very easy terrain this round tour leads over the clearings of the Maraneralp. It is suitable for everyone who likes it comfortable and still doesn't want to do without an alpine panorama.
moderate
Distance 2.3 km
0:50 h
40 m
38 m

The name already makes it clear: This snowshoe tour on the panoramic high plateau between Weisshorn, Prätsch and Litzirüti is not strict - and therefore the ideal introduction to the nature experience of snowshoe hiking. In summer it is one of the highest 18-hole golf courses in Europe. Despite its cosiness, the alpine mountain panorama is a must: As you trudge over treeless sections and through light fir woods, the view of the Arosa mountain world becomes clear again and again. Tjejer Fluh, Hauptij, Brüggerhorn, Weisshorn, Hörnli, Erzhorn, Schafrügg or the highest peak of the Plessur Alps, the Aroser Rothorn, can be seen from here. The area, which is roamed on quiet soles, can be described as one of the most beautiful viewing platforms in Arosa. The trail can be reached comfortably with the free local bus.

 

Author’s recommendation

Our moonlight snowshoe hike is very popular. Explore the stars without disturbing artificial light.
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Author
Andrea Mende
Update: July 03, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
1,862 m
Lowest point
1,825 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Cheese Making Factory Maran
Restaurant "isblaatere"

Safety information

A snowshoe tour leads into insecure terrain. Tours are not signposted or prepared. The Arosa Tourism Office cannot be held liable. Please inform yourself about the current snow and avalanche condition before every tour.

www.slf.ch/lawinenbulletin

We recommend conducting the first tours with a guide.

 

Tips and hints

 Guides

Cross-Country and Snowshoe Centre Geeser
geeser-arosa.ch
T +41 81 377 22 15 / M +41 79 445 53 13

Swiss Ski and Snowboard School
sssa.ch
T +41 81 378 75 00

 

Start

Maran (1,860 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'771'273E 1'184'931N
DD
46.793507, 9.682215
DMS
46°47'36.6"N 9°40'56.0"E
UTM
32T 552065 5182443
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Destination

Maran

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour leads in a circle all the way around the cross-country tracks.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The Rhaetian Railway leaves Chur to Arosa and back at hourly intervals. From the train station Arosa take the local bus to Prätschli and get off at the bus stop "Maran".

 

Getting there

Once you arrive in Chur, follow the sign posts Arosa. At the village entrance, opposite the petrol station, turn right towards the golf course.

 

Parking

Parking spaces at Maran are limited. It is highly recommended to park at the Ochsenbühl car park and to take the local bus to Maran.

 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'771'273E 1'184'931N
DD
46.793507, 9.682215
DMS
46°47'36.6"N 9°40'56.0"E
UTM
32T 552065 5182443
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

 Euqipment rental

  • Carmenna Sport T +41 81 377 12 05
  • Sprecher Sport T +41 81 377 12 07

  • Cross-Country and Snowshoe Centre Geeser T +41 81 377 22 15

  • Schmid Sport AG T +41 81 377 25 95

 

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
2.3 km
Duration
0:50 h
Ascent
40 m
Descent
38 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Clear area Forest
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