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Vnà – Ramosch

Winter hiking
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    Photo: Andrea Badrutt
  • / Vnà im Unterengadin
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Das Unterengadiner Dorf Ramosch.
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur. , Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
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A winter hike from the mountain village of Vnà over the snow-covered terraced landscape to Ramosch, with spectacular views, mostly downhill. Sledging and the optional extension of the hike via Martinatsch are possible.


Distance 6.6 km
1:45 h
66 m
443 m
1,676 m
1,233 m
From the village of Vnà, the route follows a flat, wide road over the open south-facing slope through the snow-covered terraced landscape to Sur Savuogn, offering an impressive mountain panorama from Val d'Assa to Val d'Uina and the Sesvenna Group south of Scuol. Shortly before Runai the path leads through a sparse group of trees. Here you have the option of climbing up to Martinatsch, where the entrance to the toboggan run to Ramosch is located.

If you prefer less elevation difference, go straight on, slightly downhill to Medras. Here you will again meet the sledge run. Those who prefer to ride the next 4 kilometres down to Ramosch instead of walking are recommended to take the sledge with them on this winter hike.

Alternating along the edge of the forest and over open terrain, you can enjoy the view of the Inn in the valley, Ramosch and the snow-covered peaks of the Lower Engadine Dolomites at the western entrance to the valley, whether on sledge or by foot.

Once in Ramosch, the PostBus will take you back to Vnà or to Scuol/Martina (hourly service).

Author’s recommendation

  • 1st alternative: You can also take the turnoff to Martinatsch at Runai and follow this path. At Medras instead of walking to Ramosch, hike back to Runai and Vnà.
  • 2nd alternative: Instead of walking directly from Runai to Medras, you can also take the turnoff at Runai and reach the upper road. This path then meets the other one again at Medras.
  • 3rd alternative: Once you have arrived on Motta, you can also choose the path to Seraplana instead of continuing down to Ramosch.
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Update: December 17, 2021
Highest point
1,676 m
Lowest point
1,233 m
Best time of year

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, the current snow and weather conditions must be observed before starting.

Attention: the trail runs below Vnà along a wildlife rest zone - please do not leave the trail.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call


PostBus stop Vnà, Jalmèr (1,617 m)
2'823'191E 1'192'107N
46.842633, 10.365270
46°50'33.5"N 10°21'55.0"E
32T 604099 5188581


PostBus stop Vnà, Jalmèr

Turn-by-turn directions

From Vnà follow the road to Ramosch via Sur Savuogn.

Shortly before Runai through a sparse group of trees

Option: ascent to Martinatsch and to the sledging trail

Otherwise straight on to MedrasDescent to Ramosch (possibly sledge)


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp.
  • By PostBus (from Scuol, Martina, Sent, Ftan, Tarasp) hourly to Ramosch, Fermada
  • Direct PostBus connection from Ramosch, Fermada to Vnà, Jalmèr

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 the H27 to Ramosch (25 minutes drive from Vereina south portal).
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27 to Ramosch
  • From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on the H27 to Ramosch.

Vnà can be reached in 5 minutes by car from the Engadine road H27 from Ramosch Fermada.


  • Free parking available directly at the Vnà bus stop


2'823'191E 1'192'107N
46.842633, 10.365270
46°50'33.5"N 10°21'55.0"E
32T 604099 5188581
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Winterkarte Engadin Scuol (an der Gäste-Information erhältlich)


Regular winter hike:

High and sturdy hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothing, sun cream, sunglasses, sunscreen, hiking poles, as needed: sled for the descent.

Sledge run:

Sledge, high and sturdy hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothing, sun protection, as required ticket for the uphill run, gloves and helmet recommended.

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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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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6.6 km
1:45 h
66 m
443 m
Highest point
1,676 m
Lowest point
1,233 m
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