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Zernez: Racing Ski Run

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The 8 km long circular trail in Zernez is ideal as a training route for both trained and racing skiers. 
Skating, Classic
difficult
Distance 8.1 km
2:00 h
85 m
84 m
1,560 m
1,476 m
The 8 km long circular trail in Zernez is ideal as a training route for both trained and racing skiers. The trail starts at the sports and cross-country centre in the middle of Zernez and offers ambitious cross-country skiers a challenging and varied circular trail over a length of 8 km with about 250 metres of altitude. After cross-country skiing, a visit to the family pool or a detour to the National Park Centre is recommended.

Author’s recommendation

The family pool, sports restaurant and the cross-country skiing and sports centre Zernez are all located at the cross-country skiing and sports centre Zernez. 
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Update: December 17, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,560 m
Lowest point
1,476 m
Best time of year
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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

engadin.com

 engadin.com/zernez-racing-ski-run

Start

Zernez train station, cross-country ski trail entrance at the western end of the village or Zernez sports and cross-country ski centre in the village centre (bus stop Center Parc Naziunal - line 811 and 815 or bus stop Zernez scoula - line 7 and 17) (1,475 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'803'187E 1'175'351N
DD
46.698409, 10.095728
DMS
46°41'54.3"N 10°05'44.6"E
UTM
32T 583770 5172233
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Destination

Zernez train station, cross-country ski trail entrance at the western end of the village or Zernez sports and cross-country ski centre in the village centre (bus stop Center Parc Naziunal - line 811 and 815 or bus stop Zernez scoula - line 7 and 17)

Turn-by-turn directions

Zernez cross-country skiing centre - Saglias Lungias - God da Foppas - Lingin - Mantè - Saglias Lungias - Zernez cross-country skiing centre

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau, Scuol or Upper Engadine) hourly to Zernez
  • By post bus to the Parc Naziunal stop in Zernez (several times a day) or Engadin Bus to the Zernez scoula stop (lines 7 and 17)

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) 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
  • Zernez is directly on the Engadine road H27 (15 minutes from Vereina south portal)

Parking

  • Free parking available at the Center da Sport (Urtatsch 147A)
  • Free parking available in Prà da Punt (exit Zernez direction Ofenpass)

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'803'187E 1'175'351N
DD
46.698409, 10.095728
DMS
46°41'54.3"N 10°05'44.6"E
UTM
32T 583770 5172233
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Engadin Scuol winter map (available at the guest information desk)

Equipment

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

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
difficult
Distance
8.1 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
85 m
Descent
84 m
Highest point
1,560 m
Lowest point
1,476 m
Public-transport-friendly Classic Skating Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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