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Guarda-Chamonna Tuoi CAS-Piz Buin

Back-country skiing · Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair
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Piz Buin is one of the highest mountains in the Lower Engadine and therefore offers a magnificent view. The ideal starting point for the tour is the Chamonna Tuoi CAS.
difficult
Distance 12.5 km
6:45 h
1,819 m
181 m
3,304 m
1,666 m
Stage 1: Guarda-Chamonna Tuoi CAS

The ascent starts in Guarda on an alpine path into Val Tuoi. The trail leads along Alp Suot to Chamonna Tuoi CAS. The Chamonna Tuoi CAS is the ideal starting point for further ski tours and is usually open all winter.

 

Section 2 Chamonna Tuoi CAS-Piz Buin

The tour starts at the Chamonna Tuoi and begins with a short descent in a north-westerly direction. The ascent starts at the bottom of the valley and leads over the steep eastern slope towards Plan Mezdi (2900 m. a.s.l.). Below Plan Mezdi, the steep southeastern ascent to the border ridge begins. Once on the hill, the tour continues eastwards over the Ochsentaler Gletschter to the Buinlücke (3052 m. a.s.l.). A ski depot is recommended at the Buinlücke to master the final ascent on foot. From Piz Buin (3312 m. a.s.l.) you have a magnificent view of the Lower Engadine but also of the surrounding mountains such as the Silvrettahorn (3243 m. a.s.l.) or the Dreiländerspitz. (3197 m. above sea level)

Author’s recommendation

Guarda, together with the villages of Lavin and Ardez, is the second mountaineering village in Switzerland more information at: bergsteigerdoerfer.org
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Update: November 21, 2022
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Chamonna Tuoi CAS/SAC

Safety information

The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, it is imperative that the current weather conditions and weather forecasts are observed before starting the tour.

 

Emergency call:

144 Emergency, First Aid I 1414 Mountain Rescue REGA I 112 International Emergency.

 

Tours in the winter mountains involve risks. Tourers are responsible for their own safety when off secured pistes and paths.

Climbing routes in alpine terrain requires good physical condition, serious preparation and technical knowledge of mountain sports. Hiking the described routes is at the hiker's own risk. For safe mountain sports, training under expert supervision is recommended. All contents are compiled with the greatest possible care. Tourismus Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair AG (TESSVM) and the authors accept no responsibility for the topicality, correctness and completeness of the information provided. Liability claims of any kind against TESSVM and the authors are excluded. It is also advisable to check the daily avalanche bulletin: slf.ch

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Start

Guarda, cumün (1,666 m)
Coordinates:
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2'807'427E 1'184'130N
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46.776029, 10.155110
DMS
46°46'33.7"N 10°09'18.4"E
UTM
32T 588183 5180923
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Destination

Guarda, cumün

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Public transport

  • Accessible by train and bus
  • By Train (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) hourly to Guarda station.
  • By PostBus connection to the PostBus stop Guarda, cumün

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina Tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or via the Flüela Pass into the Lower Engadine on H27.
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27
  • From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27
  • Guarda can be reached from the Engadine road H27 in 20 minutes driving time from the Vereina south portal.

Parking

  • Paid parking at the entrance to Guarda village

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'807'427E 1'184'130N
DD
46.776029, 10.155110
DMS
46°46'33.7"N 10°09'18.4"E
UTM
32T 588183 5180923
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Graubünden Süd Vital Eggenberger ISBN: 978-3-85902-301-7

Author’s map recommendations

  • 1199 Scuol topographische Karte Schweiz 1:25.000
  • 249 S Tarasp topographische Skitourenkarte 1:50.000

Equipment

Ski touring equipment, safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel), first aid kit, refreshments

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
12.5 km
Duration
6:45 h
Ascent
1,819 m
Descent
181 m
Highest point
3,304 m
Lowest point
1,666 m
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