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Prui – Ftan

Winter hiking · Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair
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  • Ftan in winter
    Ftan in winter
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
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Descending tour from the Prui mountain station to the Engadine mountain village of Ftan.
easy
Distance 3.9 km
1:15 h
0 m
430 m
2,065 m
1,636 m
The short winter hike starts at the mountain station of the Ftan-Prui chairlift. Alternatively, you can also choose the ascent from the Scuol valley station with the gondola lift to Motta Naluns. From there it is two kilometres to Prui. At Prui there is a mountain restaurant with a sun terrace and a magnificent panoramic view of the Lower Engadine mountains.

This view accompanies us on the approximately four kilometres down to the mountain village of Ftan, alternating between open terrain and short, partly steep forest sections. At the beginning of the village, you pass the High Alpine Institute before descending and finally reaching the PostBus stop Ftan cumün or back to the valley station of the chairlift.

Author’s recommendation

In Ftan, it is worthwhile to allow enough time and walk through the beautiful Engadine village, from fountain to fountain.
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Update: May 13, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,065 m
Lowest point
1,636 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 15.71%Dirt road 4.79%Forested/wild trail 71.09%Path 8.19%Road 0.21%
Asphalt
0.6 km
Dirt road
0.2 km
Forested/wild trail
2.7 km
Path
0.3 km
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0 km
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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
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • Winter map Engadin Scuol Zernez (available at the guest information or online)

Equipment

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

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.9 km
Duration
1:15 h
Descent
430 m
Highest point
2,065 m
Lowest point
1,636 m
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