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Heidsee Fläche

Winter hiking
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A walk across the frozen Heidsee. 
easy
Distance 2.6 km
0:35 h
2 m
0 m
In winter, conditions permitting, Lake Heidsee freezes, providing additional flat winter walking trails. Enjoy a walk where the pedalos go in summer. 
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Ferienregion Lenzerheide
Update: November 06, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,486 m
Lowest point
1,484 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
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Dec

Rest Stop

Lake Restaurant Forellenstube
Kiosk Lido
Kiosk Canols

Safety information

Enter the frozen Heidsee only if it is cleared in front of it. 

Start

Valbella, Canols (1,484 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'761'576E 1'179'051N
DD
46.743054, 9.553189
DMS
46°44'35.0"N 9°33'11.5"E
UTM
32T 542257 5176759
w3w 
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Destination

Lenzerheide. La Riva

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'761'576E 1'179'051N
DD
46.743054, 9.553189
DMS
46°44'35.0"N 9°33'11.5"E
UTM
32T 542257 5176759
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Author’s map recommendations

Winter hiking panoramic Map

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • 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 Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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
easy
Distance
2.6 km
Duration
0:35 h
Ascent
2 m
Linear route Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Groomed snow
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