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Ftan - Pignai (BP) 

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  • Aussicht über das Tal auf die Unterengadiner Dolomiten
    / Aussicht über das Tal auf die Unterengadiner Dolomiten
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Ftan im Winter
    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
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From Ftan Grond up to the HIF Swiss International School and Sports Academy and counterclockwise around the historically important Muot Pednal.
closed
moderate
Distance 4.2 km
1:15 h
117 m
117 m
From the Visitor Information Centre at the PostBus stop Ftan, cumün, the route leads westwards to the HIF Swiss International School and Sports Academy. Below the sports school you will find the cross-country ski run, where World Cup athletes such as the Cologna brothers, Nevin Galmarini and the Haller siblings were allowed to train. Parallel to this, the trail crosses the field and then follows the edge of the forest at Arsüra. Above the road connecting Ardez and Ftan, the path turns left and soon reaches the main road. Follow this road for about 200 metres toward Ardez and turn left at the exhibition area into the forest, through which you will reach Hotel Paradies. From here the path leads past the old mill via Nügla back to Ftan Grond and to the starting point of the hike. This scenically very attractive loop at Ftan's sun terrace is well known to many top athletes who once attended school and sports class at the institute.

Author’s recommendation

The circular hike leads along the Loipa Dario Cologna – his former training track was dedicated in honour of the Olympic champion – around Muot Pednal. Young athletes of the sports class regularly train on this "breathtaking" cross-country trail. 
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG (nm)
Update: June 29, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,707 m
Lowest point
1,597 m
Best time of year
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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

Tips and hints

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Start

PostBus stop Ftan, Cumün (1,640 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'814'365E 1'186'332N
DD
46.793626, 10.246922
DMS
46°47'37.1"N 10°14'48.9"E
UTM
32T 595161 5182985
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Destination

PostBus stop Ftan, Cumün

Turn-by-turn directions

From Ftan cumün to the High Alpine Institute

Below the sports school across the field and along the edge of the forest

Turn left above the connecting road

Continue to the main road

Follow direction Ardez for approx. 200m

At the exhibition site turn left into the forest

Continue to Hotel Paradies

Continue past the old mill via Nügla back to Ftan Grond

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Prättigau or Oberengadin) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp, direct PostBus connection to Ftan, cumün
  • By PostBus (from Tarasp or Martina) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp, direct PostBus connection to 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 is situated on a sunny terrace and can be reached in 10 minutes by car from Ardez or Scuol on the Engadine road H27.

Parking

  • Paid parking spaces in Ftan Grond and Ftan Pitschen

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'814'365E 1'186'332N
DD
46.793626, 10.246922
DMS
46°47'37.1"N 10°14'48.9"E
UTM
32T 595161 5182985
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Ortsbroschüre Ftan (http://issuu.com/tessvm/docs/ortsbroschuere_ftan_lo/1?e=5284173/2285800)

Author’s map recommendations

Winterkarte Engadin Scuol (an der Gäste-Information erhältlich)

Equipment

High and sturdy hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothing, sun cream, sunglasses, sunscreen, hiking poles.

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • 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
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.2 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
117 m
Descent
117 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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