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Snowshoeing Val Müstair
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Guided snowshoeing weekend in Val Müstair

Let’s go snowshoeing and explore the beauty of one the most beautiful alpine valleys in Switzerland: Val Müstair, located between the Swiss National Park and South Tyrol.

This trip is led by Celine Kahn, mountain leader.

Snowshoeing Val Müstair

What’s the plan?

Saturday

Meet at 11:00 at the bus station Buffalora P10. From there we follow the hiking trail in a southerly direction through open terrain and pine and Swiss stone pine forest to Buffalora. Shortly after Buffalora we have to make our own track to Jufplaun, where we have stunning views of the Val Mora and the Lower Engadine Dolomites. At Mots we make our way back via the Döss dal Termel and finally come back to the starting point via another path. We take the bus to Hotel Central in Valchava, where we can enjoy the sauna, have our nice dinner and spend the night.

Sunday

Breakfast at the hotel. Then, from the village, we take the bus to Lü and depending on the conditions and fitness of the group, we have several options. One is to hike back to Valchava through the stunning forest, up the small Valpaschun lake and down across the open areas facing the stunning mountains of South Tyrol. Or we have a longer option, hiking towards Alp Champatsch, then continuing over the Pass da Costainas to Tamangur Dadaint, the highest Swiss stone pine forest. We climb back up to Fuorcla Funtauna da S-charl. There we might see ibex and chamois if we’re lucky! From there it goes on to the Ofenpass. We catch a bus back to Zernez in the afternoon for everyone to return home.

Technical information

On each day, you should expect:

-Distance: approx. 10-12km
-Ascent: 400-600m
-Descent: approx. 400m

Distances and elevation gain may vary depending on the snow conditions and the itinerary chosen on the day.

Requirements

To join this event, you need to be a fit hiker. No previous snowshoeing experience needed.

Insurance

It is the participant’s responsibility to get health and accident insurances that cover mountain rescue. Becoming a Rega patron is highly recommended (CHF 40 per year only for emergency medical assistance from the air).

How to get there?

If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you to take the following:

-Saturday: Zurich HB 08:07 – 11:00 Buffalora P10 (via Landquart and Zernez)
-Sunday: Valchava, cumün 15:39 – 19:53 Zurich HB – (via Zernez and Landquart) – depending on what time and where the event finishes

You only need to book train tickets to/from Zernez. Transport within Val Müstair is free for hotel guests.

Kit list

Day Clothing Essentials

-Winter hiking boots
-Base layers
-Hiking or skiing trousers
-Fleece
-Down jacket
-Waterproof jacket
-Sun hat
-Sun glasses
-Warm hat
-Buff
-Thin gloves
-Thick gloves

Technical gear

-Hiking backpack (30-40L)
-Waterproof backpack cover
-Waterproof inner bags or bin bags
-Snowshoes and poles (can be rented out – see “Equipment rental” section)
-Avalanche set: transceiver, probe and shovel (can be rented out – see “Equipment rental” section)

F&B

-Water
-Thermal bottle for tea
-Snacks
-Packed lunches

Pharmacy

-Sun screen and lip protector
-Plasters (Compeed®) and basic medicine
-Face mask and hand disinfectant
-Toilet paper

Equipment rental

You have the possibility to rent the following equipment, directly from the guide:

-Snowshoes and poles: CHF 30
-Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe: CHF 50

Pricing

The price for this event is:

-CHF 300 in a double room
-CHF 325 in a single room

Included in price

-2 days of guided snowshoeing with a mountain leader, in a small group
-1 night of accommodation in a 3-star hotel
-Access to the hotel sauna
-4-course dinner on Saturday
-Buffet breakfast with a great variety of homemade and local products on Sunday
-Touring tea on Sunday
-“Val Müstair Mobil”: free public transport within Val Müstair on both days (Zernez – Buffalora / Buffalora – Valchava / Valchava – Lü / Valchava – Zernez)

Not included in price

-Transport to/from Zernez
-Packed lunches (possibility to buy a packed lunch from the hotel for Sunday)
-Drinks & snacks
-Equipment rental

Group size

-Min. 4 participants
-Max. 8 participants


By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions.

The event is finished.

Date

15 - 16 Jan 2022
Expired!

Time

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost

CHF 300.00

Location

Buffalora

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