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Snowshoe trail Morteratsch

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    Photo: Selina Wolf, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / Snowshoe trail Morteratsch
    Photo: Selina Wolf, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / Snowshoe trail Morteratsch
    Photo: Selina Wolf, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
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A snowshoe trail into the enchanted glacier landscape of Pontresina. From the forest to the glacier tongue.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
moderate
Distance 2.9 km
1:30 h
120 m
0 m
Experience the Morteratsch glacier forefield in a different way, away from all the hustle and bustle. The snow protection trail starts on the left after the Morteratsch railway crossing and takes you up the valley towards the Bernina massif. Shortly before the glacier tongue you will be rewarded with an impressive view of the Piz Bernina.

The way back follows the same route.

 

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.engadin.ch 

winter hiking trail report: www.engadin.ch/en/slopes-tracks/winter-hiking-trails/  

Author’s recommendation

The Piz Palü and the Piz Bernina pile up in front of you, don't forget your camera.
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Author
Engadin St. Moritz
Update: November 22, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,016 m
Lowest point
1,897 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
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Safety information

Snowshoe hikes without a guide are at your own risk. Snowshoe hikers are advised to respect the game resting areas and to behave accordingly.

Start

Morteratsch railway station (1,897 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'792'231E 1'147'440N
DD
46.450706, 9.940922
DMS
46°27'02.5"N 9°56'27.3"E
UTM
32T 572263 5144556
w3w 
///introduce.beakers.proofs

Destination

near the Morteratsch glacier

Turn-by-turn directions

The snowshoe trail starts at Morteratsch railway station from where you walk out of the forest into the glacier forefield and into the glacier arena. Spectacular views are guaranteed.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the train to Morteratsch railway station

Parking

Morteratsch car park

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'792'231E 1'147'440N
DD
46.450706, 9.940922
DMS
46°27'02.5"N 9°56'27.3"E
UTM
32T 572263 5144556
w3w 
///introduce.beakers.proofs
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Snowshoes, sticks and good footwear

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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Rating

4.5
(2)
Rahel Zimmermann-Kyburz
Yesterday · Community
Ein wunderschöner abgelegener Trail ins Val Morderatsch.
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When did you do this route? January 12, 2021
Wolge
February 21, 2021 · Community

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closed
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2.9 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
120 m
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