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Maran-Prätschalp-Scheidegg-Fuchs-Hauptichopf-Maran Round Tour

Snowshoeing · Arosa
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1800 1950 2100 2250 2400 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Restaurant Isblaatere Sennerei Maran Unterer Prätschsee Prätschalp Hauptichopf Oberer Prätschsee

Through the forest, over dreamy clearings, past the lower Prätschsee, up to the alp and in an arc via Fuchs and Maraner Hauptji back to Maran: the snowshoe walkers have a breathtaking view over the Schanfigg and the mountain landscape of Arosa.

moderate
7.6 km
3:21 h
421 m
421 m

Leaving the hectic pace behind and experiencing the untouched winter landscape above Arosa - the Füchsli Snow Shoe Trail is perfect for this. It first leads through the forest along the cross-country ski trails and then beyond the forest line. Again and again on the way a unique view opens up over the elongated Schanfigg valley and the mountain landscape of Arosa. On the cosy Prätschalp, one of the first fixed points of the tour, about a third of the tour has been completed: in the warm season around 100 cows are summered here by farmers from Chur. In winter, the Prätschalp offers a break and refreshment.

The snowshoe walker feels like on the "roof of the world" on the next part of the hike, which leads over the Scheidegg via Rot Tritt.

The last part of the trail invites you to enjoy it again: gently downhill it leads you back to Maran, where the free local bus picks you up again.

Tip: Why not do the snowshoe hike on a clear full moon night? When the moon turns the snow under your feet into a sparkling carpet, this is an indescribable experience.

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Author’s recommendation

During the popular moonlight hikes the starry sky can be admired once without disturbing city lights.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
2238 m
Lowest point
1861 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
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Dec

Rest Stop

Prätschalp
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.

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

Tips, hints and links

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 Snowboardschool

sssa.ch, fun@sssa.ch

T +41 81 378 75 00

Start

Maran (1861 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.792828, 9.681444
UTM
32T 552007 5182367

Destination

Maran

Turn-by-turn directions

Maran - Prätschalp - Scheidegg - Fuchs - Hauptichopf - Maran

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Von Chur her führt die Rhätische Bahn im Stundentakt nach Arosa und zurück. Ab dem Bahnhof Arosa fährt der Ortsbus in Richtung Prätschli zur Haltestelle Maran.

Getting there

Von Chur her folgen Sie den Wegweisern nach Arosa. Im Dorfeingang auf Höhe der Tankstelle biegen Sie rechts ab und folgen der Strasse bis zum U-Turn vor dem Golf- und Sporthotel Maran.

Parking

Da beim Maran nur eine beschränkte Anzahl Parkplätze zur Verfügung steht, wird empfohlen, das Auto im Parkhaus Ochsenbühl (direkt nach dem Sport- und Kongresszentrum rechts) abzustellen und mit dem Ortsbus nach Maran zu fahren.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.6 km
Duration
3:21 h
Ascent
421 m
Descent
421 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic With refreshment stops
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
afternoon

Avalanche conditions

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No recent avalanche report available

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