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Weisshorn Peak - Sattel Hut - Middle Station

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  • Weisshorngipfel - Sattelhütte
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    Photo: Andrea Mende, Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Weisshorngipfel - Sattelhütte
    Photo: Andrea Mende, Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Brüggerstuba
    Photo: Andrea Mende, Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Der Bahnhof Arosa im Winter
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  • / Sattelhütte
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  • / Weisshorngipfel im Winter
    Photo: Andrea Mende, Arosa Lenzerheide
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A beautiful view from 2,653m above sea level is the starting point of the almost 2h hike.
moderate
Distance 3.5 km
1:48 h
634 m
1 m
The hike starts with a gondola ride all the way up to the Weisshron peak. On 2,653m above sea level a stunning view creates the opening stage of this beautiful hike. From the peak the path descents to the Sattel hut where it is worth taking a break on the sun terrace and enjoy a delicious snack. The second stage of the hike leads further downhill to the Weisshorn middle station. Of course, this hike can also be done in reverse. In this case the 360° view on the peak will be a well-deserved highlight at the end of a long ascent.

Author’s recommendation

Also the Brüggerstuba at the middle station and the peak restaurant on the Weisshorn summit are highly recommended to enjoy a break.
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Author
Andrea Mende
Update: February 02, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,644 m
Lowest point
2,010 m
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Rest Stop

Sattelhütte
Brüggerstuba at the middle station
360° Panorama Restaurant Weisshorngipfel

Tips and hints

Opening hours and ticket prices of the Weisshorn gondola are listed here arosabergbahnen.com

Start

Weisshorngipfel (2,011 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'769'822E 1'184'121N
DD
46.786594, 9.662928
DMS
46°47'11.7"N 9°39'46.5"E
UTM
32T 550599 5181662
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Destination

Mittelstation

Turn-by-turn directions

The first stage of the hike is a relatively steep descent from the Weisshorn peak to the Sattel hut. The path on the second stage from the hut to the middle station is slightly flatter.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The Rhaetian Railway leaves Chur to Arosa and back at hourly intervals. Once at the train station cross the tracks and take the gondola (both sections) all the way to the top.

 

Getting there

Once you arrive in Chur, follow the sign posts to "Arosa". Park the car at the Obersee lake parking spots or the Ochsenbühl parking garage.

Parking

Park the car at the Obersee lake parking spots or the Ochsenbühl parking garage.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'769'822E 1'184'121N
DD
46.786594, 9.662928
DMS
46°47'11.7"N 9°39'46.5"E
UTM
32T 550599 5181662
w3w 
///chemistry.sensual.different
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy shoes, winter hiking sticks are beneficial

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.5 km
Duration
1:48 h
Ascent
634 m
Descent
1 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Linear route Groomed snow
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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