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.
Safety informationSnowshoe 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 and hintsThe tour was evaluated in favorable weather conditions, current weather conditions and weather forecasts are mandatory to follow before starting the tour.
144 Emergency, first aid I 1414 Mountain rescue REGA I 112 International emergency call
ParkingFree 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.
EquipmentWinter clothing, snowshoes, poles, food, avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe
Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
- Lip protection (SPF 30+)
- Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
- moisture wicking skull / knit cap
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking
- Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
- 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.