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Wintert Trail Running: Pontresina-Morteratsch Glacier

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  • Winter hiking trail to the Morteratsch glacier
    / Winter hiking trail to the Morteratsch glacier
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Trail running to the third longest glacier in the Eastern Alps
easy
Distance 19.1 km
3:03 h
261 m
261 m
The starting point is the cross-country ski centre in Pontresina. First there is a short stretch along the road in the direction of the village before the winter hiking trail leads up into the forest and to the small railway station of Surovas. Follow the winter hiking trail along the frozen Ova da Bernina to the Morteratsch railway station and then go further on the wide path to the Morteratsch glacier. Always in view: the stunning Bernina Group. Take the same way back to the Morteratsch railway station and continue on the road to Camping Morteratsch. Follow the winter hiking trail through the campsite, along the pass road, and back to Pontresina.

 

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

From Morteratsch station you can also take the train back to Pontresina.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Updated: December 15, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,027 m
Lowest point
1,766 m
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Start

Cross-country ski centre Pontresina (1,766 m)
Coordinates:
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2'788'699E 1'151'850N
DD
46.491366, 9.896770
DMS
46°29'28.9"N 9°53'48.4"E
UTM
32T 568821 5149034
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Destination

Cross-country ski centre Pontresina

Turn-by-turn directions

Cross-country ski centre Pontresina - Surovas railway station - Morteratsch railway station - Morteratsch glacier - Morteratsch railway station - Morteratsch campsite - Pontresina - cross-country ski centre Pontresina

Note

Wildlife refuge Muottas da Puntraschigna: December 15 - April 15
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the train to Pontresina railway station or the Engadin Bus to Pontresina railway station

Parking

Parking spaces at the cross-country ski centre Pontresina

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'788'699E 1'151'850N
DD
46.491366, 9.896770
DMS
46°29'28.9"N 9°53'48.4"E
UTM
32T 568821 5149034
w3w 
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
19.1 km
Duration
3:03 h
Ascent
261 m
Descent
261 m
Public-transport-friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available

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