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Samnaun Toboggan Run

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The descent on the Samnaun toboggan run is something to be earned: on foot it takes you from Samnaun Dorf via Motta Saltuorn to the lookout point above Val Motnaida, before you take the same route downhill by sledge.
easy
Distance 5.4 km
1:05 h
290 m
300 m
2,138 m
1,848 m
Because of its location in the border triangle of Switzerland, Austria and Italy, Samnaun is characterized by its surrounding cultures. Together with Ischgl in Tyrol, Samnaun operates the largest ski arena in the eastern Alpine region in winter. 238 kilometers of slopes invite here to alpine winter sports fun. Sledding enthusiasts also get their full share of fun — although they have to earn it.

The rushing descent on the Samnaun sledge run must first be earned: On foot it goes from Samnaun village through the mixed forest Inner Wald and past the forest hut Motta Saltuorn. Before the descent a stop at the vantage point above the Val Motnaida is worthwhile: the one with a view of Samnaun village, the Piz Ot, Piz Rots and in the direction of Zeblasjoch opens up. The leisurely ascent takes a good hour. The descent with the sledge follows the same path. The route through the forest is not very steep, but nevertheless one can reach a considerable speed. Sledges can be rented in the Samnaun sports shops.

 

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Author
Dominik Täuber 
Update: March 04, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,138 m
Lowest point
1,848 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The trail is prepared after each snowfall. Please refer to the condition reports in the winter sports report. The tour was evaluated in favorable weather conditions, current snow and weather conditions must be noted before starting.

 

Emergency call:

144 emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Tips and hints

www.samnaun.ch/en

Start

PostAuto-Stop Samnaun-Dorf, Post / SamnaunBus: Samnaun-Dorf, Votlas (1,848 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'822'563E 1'203'237N
DD
46.942898, 10.362482
DMS
46°56'34.4"N 10°21'44.9"E
UTM
32T 603693 5199719
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Destination

PostAuto-Stop Samnaun-Dorf, Post / SamnaunBus: Samnaun-Dorf, Votlas

Turn-by-turn directions

From Samnaun village direction Motta Saltuorn

Continue to the viewpoint Val Motnaida

Departure on the same path

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station.
  • Continue by PostBus (from Scuol-Tarasp, or Martina, cunfin) hourly to PostBus stop Samnaun-Dorf, Votlas
  • In Samnaun during the day hourly service with the Samnaunbus

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains). Then on H27 in direction via Scuol and Martina to Vinadi. At the junction Vinadi to Samnaun (approx. 1 hour from Vereina south portal).
  • From the east: via Inntalstrasse B180 via Landeck to Pfunds, junction Kajetansbrücke and via Spiss to Samnaun.
  • From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders) on B180 to Pfunds, junction Kajetansbrücke and via Spiss to Samnaun.

Please note: If you travel to Samnaun, you need a valid travel document (passport, ID), as you will pass the border in Martina or Spissermühle.

 

Parking

Free parking Votlas, Musella and Riva in Samnaun village

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'822'563E 1'203'237N
DD
46.942898, 10.362482
DMS
46°56'34.4"N 10°21'44.9"E
UTM
32T 603693 5199719
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sled, high and solid hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothes, sun protection, gloves and helmet recommended.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.4 km
Duration
1:05 h
Ascent
290 m
Descent
300 m
Highest point
2,138 m
Lowest point
1,848 m
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