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Prui – Ftan

Tobogganing · Switzerland
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  • Mal rasant mal etwas gemütlicher geht es den Berg hinunter von Prui nach Ftan.
    / Mal rasant mal etwas gemütlicher geht es den Berg hinunter von Prui nach Ftan.
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Mal rasant mal etwas gemütlicher geht es den Berg hinunter von Prui nach Ftan.
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Schlitteln Prui – Ftan
    Photo: Michelle Zbinden, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Schlitteln Prui – Ftan
    Photo: Michelle Zbinden, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Schlitteln Prui – Ftan
    Photo: Michelle Zbinden, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
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A descending tour from the mountain station Prui to the Engadine mountain village of Ftan.
easy
Distance 3.7 km
0:15 h
2 m
400 m
2,066 m
1,672 m
The toboggan run begins at over 2000 m a.s.l., to the west of the Prümaran Prui mountain restaurant. Almost a must: take a few moments before setting off to enjoy the view of the Lower Engadine. At the outset the piste is shared by tobogganers, winter hikers and air boarders, before reaching the actual start of the toboggan run.Starting out towards the south-east the first part of the toboggan run is fairly straight, but once it reaches the God S-chür forest there are lots of small bends that require a certain amount of technical skill. A bit more than a kilometre further on there is a sharp right-hand bend. On turning the corner riders are rewarded with a delightful view of Ftan Pitschen, a typical Engadine village. The last stretch down to the bottom station of the Ftan-Prui chairlift runs through open territory and is ideal for a fast descent. Overall around 2 km of this 3 km trail go through the forest.It’s worth having a look around Ftan, the village at the end of the run. Across the valley from this sun-kissed plateau Tarasp Castle stands in the foreground, embedded in the picturesque landscape of the majestic Lower Engadine Dolomites that rise in the background. Also fascinating is Ftan’s 400-year-old Alpine Mill, which gives an insight into the rich corn economy of bygone days.

Author’s recommendation

800 Meter nach der steilen Rechtskurve bei Pravadlèr kommt man bei P. 1759 aus dem Wald und hat eine herrliche Aussicht über die Fraktion Ftan Pitschen, ein charakteristisches Engadiner Dorf.  Vor oder nach der Schlittenfahrt lohnt es sich, sich im Bergrestaurant Prümaran Prui oder im Restaurant La Cana mit einem heissen Getränk aufzuwärmen und die tolle Aussicht über das Unterengadin zu geniessen. 
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Update: July 06, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,066 m
Lowest point
1,672 m
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Safety information

The trail is groomed after each snowfall. 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

 

Occasionally there may be airboarders on the toboggan run. Special caution is advised here.

Tips and hints

The condition of the piste can be found in the winter sports report.

Start

Bergstation der Sesselbahn Ftan-Prui (2,064 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'814'634E 1'187'665N
DD
46.805523, 10.251075
DMS
46°48'19.9"N 10°15'03.9"E
UTM
32T 595457 5184312
w3w 

Destination

Ftan-Prui chairlift valley station

Turn-by-turn directions

  • From the mountain station of the Ftan Prui chairlift approx. 400 m in a westerly direction.
  • Entrance to the toboggan run
  • Follow the path to the valley station of the chairlift

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Prättigau or Upper Engadine) or by PostBus (from Martina, Sent or Tarasp) hourly service to Scuol-Tarasp station.
  • Direct hourly PostBus connection from Scuol-Tarasp to the PostBus stop Ftan, 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
  • Ftan can be reached from the Engadine road H27 from Ardez or from the western end of the village of Scuol in 10 minutes by car (25 minutes drive from Veraina south portal).

Parking

  • Paid parking in Ftan at the valley station of the chairlift Ftan-Prui

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'814'634E 1'187'665N
DD
46.805523, 10.251075
DMS
46°48'19.9"N 10°15'03.9"E
UTM
32T 595457 5184312
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Winterkarte Engadin Scuol (an der Gäste-Information erhältlich) Übersichtskarte Bergbahnen Motta Naluns (an der Gäste-Information erhältlich)

Equipment

Sledges (sledges can also be rented at the valley station of the Ftan-Prui mountain railway), high and sturdy hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothing, sun protection, gloves and helmet recommended. 

Basic Equipment for Sledding

  • 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
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses

Technical Equipment for Sledding

  • Sled with tow strap
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons are useful on ascent
  • Ski Helmet recommended when sledding through heavily wooded areas
  • Ski goggles 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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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.7 km
Duration
0:15 h
Ascent
2 m
Descent
400 m
Highest point
2,066 m
Lowest point
1,672 m
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