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Snowshoeing recommended route

Maloja circular path

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  • Maloja Cresta, Engadin, Graubünden, Schweiz
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Signed route along the snow-covered lake shore, then up to Plan Curtinac and through the whitewashed woods back to Maloja.
moderate
Distance 3.5 km
2:00 h
122 m
114 m
Maloja - Campsite - Lake shore path towards Isola - Plan Brüsciabräga - Plan Curtinac - Maloja

Author’s recommendation

As the paths do not pass restaurants, it is advisable to take a small backpack with snacks. In Maloja itself, some restaurants offer delicious local specialities.
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Bregaglia Engadin Turismo
Update: November 29, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
1,913 m
Lowest point
1,799 m
Best time of year
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Start

Maloja (1,800 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'773'764E 1'141'638N
DD
46.403584, 9.698500
DMS
46°24'12.9"N 9°41'54.6"E
UTM
32T 553691 5139127
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Destination

Maloja

Turn-by-turn directions

All paths are marked with pink signs with a white snowshoe.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Parking

 Maloja, car park multi-purpose hall

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'773'764E 1'141'638N
DD
46.403584, 9.698500
DMS
46°24'12.9"N 9°41'54.6"E
UTM
32T 553691 5139127
w3w 
///gobblers.rooftop.frogs
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Snowshoes and poles can be rented in the local sports shop "Giacometti Sport, Maloja". A hiking boot is ideal for the excursion.

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
3.5 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
122 m
Descent
114 m
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