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Corvatsch Lake Trail (SwitzerlandMobility route 565)

Snowshoeing · Engadin St.Moritz
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Stomping through the untouched mountain world on snowshoes high above the Engadin lake landscape. This you can only experience at Corvatsch. The view of the frozen lakes and the Corvatsch massif is impressive. At the half way point, the Ustaria Rabgiusa offers an ideal place to eat.
moderate
Distance 3.8 km
2:00 h
217 m
217 m
From Sils, situated between the lakes of Sils and Silvaplana, you take the cable car up to Furtschellas middle station. The Lake Trail has now been converted into a snowshoe circuit. The circular hike starts at 2312 metres above sea level and winds its way eastwards through an almost untouched winter landscape towards the Ustaria Rabgiusa, which is located in the middle of the circular trail. Right at the beginning you cross the piste 19a "Furtschellas unten", where caution is advised. After the steep ascent to point 2441, enjoy the views of the frozen lakes in the valley below and up to the icy and rocky flanks of the Corvatsch massif above. From here you continue on flatter terrain to point 2456, which is a perfect photo spot. To capture the wide view, a smartphone with panorama function is recommended. Now the path goes slightly downhill before making a wide loop and leading to the Ustaria Rabgiusa. The large sun terrace with wind protection is the ideal place to take a break. After some well-deserved refreshment, the trail then heads west back toward the Furtschellas middle station. After a gentle ascent you will pass the Lejin Epidot (Lake Epidot). From here the trail goes only downhill to the starting point at the Furtschellas middle station.

 

More information
Engaidn 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 

winter hiking trail report: www.engadin.ch/en/slopes-tracks/winter-hiking-trails/ 

Author’s recommendation

For an even more carefree version of this enchanting tour, try one of these packages.

Package 1: Cable car ride up and down + snowshoe rental

Package 2: Cable car ride up and down, snowshoe rental + lunch (daily menu at the Ustaria Rabgiusa)

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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: August 12, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,495 m
Lowest point
2,313 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

It is important not to leave the marked trail!

Start

Furtschellas middle station (2,313 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'780'263E 1'143'898N
DD
46.422181, 9.783852
DMS
46°25'19.9"N 9°47'01.9"E
UTM
32T 560232 5141255
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Destination

Furtschellas middle station

Turn-by-turn directions

Furtschellas middle station - Ustaria Rabgiusa - Furtschellas middle station

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the Engadin Bus to the valley station of the Furtschellas mountain railway.

Parking

Parking spaces at the valley station of the Furtschellas mountain railway.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'780'263E 1'143'898N
DD
46.422181, 9.783852
DMS
46°25'19.9"N 9°47'01.9"E
UTM
32T 560232 5141255
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • 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 Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • 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
moderate
Distance
3.8 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
217 m
Descent
217 m
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