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Prui – Ftan

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  • Ftan im Winter
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    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Michelle Zbinden, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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A descending tour from the mountain station Prui to the Engadine mountain village of Ftan.
closed
easy
Distance 3.9 km
1:15 h
0 m
430 m
The short winter hike begins at the top station of the Ftan-Prui chairlift. Alternatively, you can choose the ascent from the Scuol valley station by cable car to Motta Naluns. From there it is 2 km to Prui. Near Prui there is a mountain restaurant with a sun terrace and a wonderful panoramic view of the Lower Engadine mountain world. This view accompanies us on the approximately 4 km route down to the mountain village of Ftan, alternating between open terrain and short sections of forest. At the beginning of the village we pass the HIF Swiss International School and Sports Academy before descending and finally reaching the PostBus stop Ftan cumün or returning to the valley station of the chairlift.

Author’s recommendation

In Ftan it is worth taking time to walk through this beautiful Engadine village, from fountain to fountain.
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Update: October 07, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,065 m
Lowest point
1,636 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

Start

Prui mountain station (2,064 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'814'645E 1'187'668N
DD
46.805545, 10.251214
DMS
46°48'20.0"N 10°15'04.4"E
UTM
32T 595468 5184315
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Destination

Ftan, cumün

Turn-by-turn directions

  • Top station of the chairlift Ftan-Prui

  • Direction of the mountain restaurant

  • follow the toboggan run for a short distance

  • follow the signs to Ftan

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
  • With the chairlift Ftan-Prui to the mountain station Prui

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 at the valley station of the chairlift Ftan-Prui

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'814'645E 1'187'668N
DD
46.805545, 10.251214
DMS
46°48'20.0"N 10°15'04.4"E
UTM
32T 595468 5184315
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • Winterkarte Engadin Scuol Zernez (erhältlich in den Gäste-Informationen oder online)

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
easy
Distance
3.9 km
Duration
1:15 h
Descent
430 m
Public-transport-friendly Linear route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Groomed snow

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