Guided snowshoeing weekend in and around Davos
Let’s go snowshoeing and explore the natural beauty of Davos and its surroundings. Davos is a famous winter sport paradise in the stunning canton of Graubünden.
This trip is led by Otto van Andel, international mountain leader.
What’s the plan?
Meet at 10:15 at Davos, Dorf Duchli. From there we start our beautiful snowshoe hike in the Dischma valley, the longest and most enchanting of Davos’ side valleys. On our way back we make our way to Klosters where we have dinner and spend the night in a nice hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Then, shuttles will be arranged with the guide and some participants to go to St Antönien and start another beautiful day walking in deep snow. The 2195m high Chrüz, the St. Antönier classic – a promising and famous peak in the Prättigau in the North of the canton of Graubünden – is climbed in all possible conditions in winter. Thanks to its isolated location, the mountain is sometimes referred to as the “Prätigau Rigi”. From Aschüel we follow a part of the winter hiking trail to Pany to the Grossried moor. The Alp Valpun (1882m) can then be reached using any route we choose. The normal route now runs up the north ridge to Chlei Chrüz, 30° are never exceeded. 100m remain over the wide eastern flank of the Chrüz (2196m). Here we enjoy the view and can hardly keep up with counting possible snowshoe hiking destinations. Return to St Antönien in the afternoon for everyone to return home.
The hike is adapted to the avalanche danger / subject to change.
On each day, you should expect:
Distances and elevation gain may vary depending on the snow conditions and the itinerary chosen on the day.
To join this event, you need to be a fit hiker. No previous snowshoeing experience needed.
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 07:38 – 10:10 Davos Dorf, Duchli (via Landquart and Davos Dorf)
-Sunday: depending on where and what time the event finishes
There are car parking options if you travel there by car. Shuttles will be arranged between the hotel and the various start/end points of the snowshoe hikes.
Day Clothing Essentials
-Winter hiking boots
-Hiking or skiing trousers
-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 transceiver (can be rented out – see “Equipment rental” section)
-Thermal bottle for tea
-Sun screen and lip protector
-Plasters (Compeed®) and basic medicine
-Face mask and hand disinfectant
You have the possibility to rent the following equipment, directly from the guide:
-Snowshoes and poles: CHF 30
-Avalanche transceiver: CHF 30
The price for this event is CHF 300.
Included in price
-2 days of guided snowshoeing with an international mountain leader
-1 night of accommodation in a family hotel in the charming village of Klosters (double or triple rooms)
-Dinner on Saturday
-Breakfast on Sunday
Not included in price
-Transport to/from Davos
-Drinks & snacks
-Min. 6 participants
-Max. 10 participants
By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions.