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

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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
Distance 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.
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Andrea Mende
Update: January 13, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
2,238 m
Lowest point
1,861 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Cheese Making Factory Maran
Restaurant "isblaatere"
Prätschalp

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 Snowboardschool

sssa.ch, fun@sssa.ch

T +41 81 378 75 00

Start

Maran (1,861 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'771'216E 1'184'854N
DD
46.792828, 9.681444
DMS
46°47'34.2"N 9°40'53.2"E
UTM
32T 552007 5182367
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Destination

Maran

Turn-by-turn directions

Maran - Prätschalp - Scheidegg - Fuchs - Hauptichopf - Maran

Note


all notes on protected areas

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.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'771'216E 1'184'854N
DD
46.792828, 9.681444
DMS
46°47'34.2"N 9°40'53.2"E
UTM
32T 552007 5182367
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
7.6 km
Duration
3:21 h
Ascent
421 m
Descent
421 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Clear area
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