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Staz forest Tour

Cross-country skiing · Engadin St.Moritz
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  • Lake Staz
    / Lake Staz
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / St. Moritzersee Loipe
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / Staz forest
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
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Past the idyllic lake of Staz, over the lake of St. Moritz and to crown it all, master the famous Stazerwald downhill trail.
Skating, Classic
moderate
Distance 12.8 km
2:15 h
137 m
137 m
1,836 m
1,758 m
The beautiful but demanding tour starts at the cross-country ski centre in Pontresina. Already at the beginning, the steep ascent to the lake of Staz has to be mastered. Everyone deserves a breather at the idyllically situated lake of Staz. A few more metres in altitude and then the trail branches off to the right, down onto Lake St. Moritz. The lake is crossed on a large loop, always with the glamorous St. Moritz and the Corviglia ski area in view, before the view opens up to the Piz da la Margna. At the end of the lake, the skis have to be unbuckled to cross the road and walk to the Hotel Sonne. There the trail begins up into the Stazv forest and on the world-famous marathon trail it goes up and down again to the lake of Staz. The last three kilometres require full concentration because the legendary Stazerwald descent lies ahead.

 

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  

Cross-country ski run report: www.engadin.ch/en/slopes-tracks/cross-country-trails/ 

 

Author’s recommendation

There are take-away stands on Lake St. Moritz.
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Author
Engadin St. Moritz
Update: January 18, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,836 m
Lowest point
1,758 m
Best time of year
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Start

Pontresina, cross-country ski centre (1,764 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'788'695E 1'151'918N
DD
46.491971, 9.896744
DMS
46°29'31.1"N 9°53'48.3"E
UTM
32T 568818 5149101
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Destination

Pontresina, cross-country ski centre

Turn-by-turn directions

Pontresina cross-country ski centre -  Lake Staz -  Lake St. Moritz - St. Moritz Bad - Stazerwald - Lake Staz - Pontresina cross-country ski centre

Note

Wildlife refuge God Spuondas, Rosatsch: December 20 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'788'695E 1'151'918N
DD
46.491971, 9.896744
DMS
46°29'31.1"N 9°53'48.3"E
UTM
32T 568818 5149101
w3w 
///emerald.lotteries.kingdom
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Cross-country skiing gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap

Technical Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Cross-country skis
  • Cross-country ski bindings
  • Cross-country boots
  • Cross-country poles
  • Waxes if required
  • 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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cross-country skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.8 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
137 m
Descent
137 m
Highest point
1,836 m
Lowest point
1,758 m
Public-transport-friendly Classic Skating Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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