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Ardez: Il Lai

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Idyllically situated circular ski run with small ascents and descents on mostly flat terrain at the foot of the Steinsberg castle ruins.
Skating, Classic
easy
Distance 3.1 km
0:20 h
38 m
38 m
1,480 m
1,447 m
The approximately three-kilometre-long circular ski run begins at the eastern end of the village of Ardez on the road towards Ftan. Through a hilly but mostly flat landscape, the trail leads along the small lake "Il Lai" and through short stretches of forest back to Ardez.

The light switch for the night ski run is located next to the transformer at the trail entrance. After switching it on, the light burns until 11:00 p.m. and then switches off automatically.

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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG (ml)
Update: September 14, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,480 m
Lowest point
1,447 m
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Safety information

The trail is regularly groomed when conditions are good. Please note the condition reports in the winter sports report. The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, current snow and weather conditions must be noted before starting.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Tips and hints

www.engadin.com 

 

Start

At the end of the village (direction Ftan) (1,473 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'811'317E 1'184'243N
DD
46.775814, 10.206069
DMS
46°46'32.9"N 10°12'21.8"E
UTM
32T 592074 5180957
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Destination

At the end of the village (direction Ftan)

Turn-by-turn directions

From Ardez railway station to the eastern exit of the village. The start of the trail is marked on the road in the direction of Ftan.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau, from the Upper Engadine or from Scuol) hourly to Ardez station

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

Ardez is located directly on the Engadine road H27 (15 minutes drive from Vereina south portal)

Parking

  • Paid parking at the railway station in Ardez and at the school building at the eastern exit of the village.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'811'317E 1'184'243N
DD
46.775814, 10.206069
DMS
46°46'32.9"N 10°12'21.8"E
UTM
32T 592074 5180957
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Winter map Scuol (available at the Tourist Information)

Equipment

Cross-country skiing equipment, trail pass, sun protection, drinks. 

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cross-country skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.1 km
Duration
0:20 h
Ascent
38 m
Descent
38 m
Highest point
1,480 m
Lowest point
1,447 m
Public-transport-friendly Classic Skating Circular route Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Botanical highlights Insider tip

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