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Snowshoe trail Morteratsch

· 2 reviews · Snowshoeing · Engadin & St.Moritz
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A snowshoe trail into the enchanted glacier landscape of Pontresina. From the forest to the glacier tongue.
moderate
Distance 2.9 km
1:30 h
120 m
0 m
2,016 m
1,897 m
Experience the Morteratsch glacier forefield in a different way, away from all the hustle and bustle. The snow protection trail starts on the left after the Morteratsch railway crossing and takes you up the valley towards the Bernina massif. Shortly before the glacier tongue you will be rewarded with an impressive view of the Piz Bernina.

The way back follows the same route.

 

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 

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

Author’s recommendation

The Piz Palü and the Piz Bernina pile up in front of you, don't forget your camera.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: December 09, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,016 m
Lowest point
1,897 m
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Safety information

Snowshoe hikes without a guide are at your own risk. Snowshoe hikers are advised to respect the game resting areas and to behave accordingly.

Start

Morteratsch railway station (1,897 m)
Coordinates:
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2'792'231E 1'147'440N
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46.450706, 9.940922
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46°27'02.5"N 9°56'27.3"E
UTM
32T 572263 5144556
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Destination

near the Morteratsch glacier

Turn-by-turn directions

The snowshoe trail starts at Morteratsch railway station from where you walk out of the forest into the glacier forefield and into the glacier arena. Spectacular views are guaranteed.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the train to Morteratsch railway station

Parking

Morteratsch car park

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'792'231E 1'147'440N
DD
46.450706, 9.940922
DMS
46°27'02.5"N 9°56'27.3"E
UTM
32T 572263 5144556
w3w 
///introduce.beakers.proofs
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Snowshoes, sticks and good footwear

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Rating

4.5
(2)
Rahel Zimmermann-Kyburz
December 02, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? January 12, 2021
Wolge
February 21, 2021 · Community

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2.9 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
120 m
Highest point
2,016 m
Lowest point
1,897 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Forest roads Scenic Clear area Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Forest Geological highlights

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