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Snowshoe tour from S-charl via Lü to Ofenpass

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  • S-charl
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    Photo: Chantal Mayor
  • / Schlittrada S-charl - Pferdeschlittenfahrten
    Photo: Chantal Mayor, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Schlittrada S-charl - Pferdeschlittenfahrten
    Photo: Chantal Mayor, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Marina Gachnang, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Marina Gachnang, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Marina Gachnang, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Winterwanderweg vom Bergrestaurant Alp da Munt zur Talstation Era Sot.
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Alp Champatsch
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Blick von Lü in Richtung Piz Turettas
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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With snowshoes through the untouched winter landscape of the Engadine. A snowshoe tour with dreamlike views. 
difficult
25.3 km
9:30 h
1,097 m
749 m
The starting point of the first stage is the small Engadine village of S-charl. This place can be reached in winter only by horse-drawn carriage, which shuttles daily between Scuol and S-charl. The route starts at the Mayor inn. Shortly after leaving the village, it goes parallel to the course of the Clemgia river, always slightly ascending towards the south. In the course of the route you pass the Alp Astras and the God da Tamangur, the highest continuous Swiss stone pine forest in Europe at 2,300 m above sea level, before reaching the highest point of the day, the Pass da Costainas. Afterwards, the descent takes place past Alp Champatsch to the small village of Lü in Val Müstair, the end point of this tour.

 

The second stage starts in the small village of Lü in Val Müstair. From the western end of the village, an alpine pasture path leads on a pleasant incline in the direction of Alp Champatsch. The alp lies a bit to the west in the wide valley basin at the foot of the Pass da Costainas. It is managed in winter and is a good place for wildlife watching. After the hut we leave the winter hiking trail and head north on the eastern flank of the Minschun. We then continue over the Fuorcla Funtana da S-charl to the Alp da Munt, a serviced hut in the small ski area of Val Müstair. From here, the route continues westwards, always at the same altitude, in the direction of the Ofen Pass. At Plaun dals Bovs you have to cross the Ofenpass road and follow the winter hiking trail to Hotel Süsom Give. The small final climb takes about 20 minutes.

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Updated: December 14, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,457 m
Lowest point
1,808 m
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Safety information

Snowshoe tours are undertaken at your own responsibility. The route is not marked. We recommend consulting the avalanche report (www.slf.ch) before starting the tour.

Tips, hints and links

The tour was evaluated in favorable weather conditions, current weather conditions and weather forecasts are mandatory to follow before starting the tour.

 

Emergency call:

144 Emergency, first aid I 1414 Mountain rescue REGA I 112 International emergency call

Start

S-charl, Scuol (1,807 m)
Coordinates:
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46.715465, 10.334278
DMS
46°42'55.7"N 10°20'03.4"E
UTM
32T 601976 5174410
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Destination

Ofenpass, Val Müstair

Turn-by-turn directions

From S-charl along the river to Alp Astras

Then straight on to the Pass da Costainas

Descent towards Lü

Ascent from Lü on the winter hiking trail to Alp Champatsch

Then off the hiking trail over the Fuorcla Funtana da S-charl to Alp da Munt

From Alp da Munt further west to Plaun dal Bovs

Crossing the Ofenpass road and continuing on the winter hiking trail to the top of the pass

Note

Wildlife refuge Murters da Champatsch: December 31 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

With the Rhaetian Railway from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau to Scuol-Tarasp. From the train station, a shuttle will take you to the departure point of the horse-drawn sleighs, which will then take you to S-charl or to the Gasthaus Mayor. The shuttle or the horse-drawn sleigh must be reserved in advance.

Parking

Free parking is available in Scuol at the Gurlaina ice rink. From the parking lot a shuttle will take you to the departure point of the horse-drawn sleighs, which will then take you to S-charl or to the Gasthaus Mayor. The shuttle or the horse-drawn sleigh must be reserved in advance.

Coordinates

DD
46.715465, 10.334278
DMS
46°42'55.7"N 10°20'03.4"E
UTM
32T 601976 5174410
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Winter clothing, snowshoes, poles, food, avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
25.3 km
Duration
9:30h
Ascent
1,097 m
Descent
749 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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