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Sledding run at Pizol

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  • Schlittelspass am Pizol
    Schlittelspass am Pizol
    Photo: Erwin Keller, Pizolbahnen AG
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On the 3.5 km long sledding run, sledding enthusiasts overlook the entire St. Gallen Rhine Valley all the way to Lake Constance. Driving fun and great views are guaranteed.
easy
Distance 3.3 km
0:20 h
7 m
479 m
1,522 m
1,041 m
The start on 1,520 metres at the mountain station Furt is reachable in less than five minutes with the cable car from Wangs. The sledging track leads over Alpine meadows and through snowy forests and is daily prepared. It repeatedly offers a great view into the broad Rhine Valley, to the flank of Gonzen, which arises in the front of Churfirsten, and to the Vorarlberg Alps.

At the middle station Maienberg there is the opportunity to take a break and restore your strength in the two restaurants. In good snow conditions the track leads down into the valley and is then with in total seven kilometres length one of the longest sledging tracks in Eastern Switzerland.

The lower part is sophisticated and only recommendable for advanced sledge riders. Those who want to skip this part can go by cable car from the middle station Maienberg.

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Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,522 m
Lowest point
1,041 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 46.21%Dirt road 26.33%Forested/wild trail 2.05%Path 25.39%
Asphalt
1.5 km
Dirt road
0.9 km
Forested/wild trail
0.1 km
Path
0.8 km
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Rest stops

Berghotel Alpina
Berghotel Furt

Safety information

Tips and hints

Winter season

The winter season usually lasts from 10th December to 2nd April.

 

Lighting at night

Friday until 3rd March a night sledging is organised on the track Furt – Maienberg.  

http://pizol.com/aktuell/events/35/nachtskifahren-nachtschlitteln-furt-maienberg

Start

Furt, Pizol (1,516 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'750'748E 1'207'638N
DD
47.002663, 9.420990
DMS
47°00'09.6"N 9°25'15.6"E
UTM
32T 532004 5205546
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Destination

Maienberg, Pizol

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'750'748E 1'207'638N
DD
47.002663, 9.420990
DMS
47°00'09.6"N 9°25'15.6"E
UTM
32T 532004 5205546
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Rental of sledges

Sledges can be rented on site: Sportshop Wachter, Pizol

http://pizol.com/planen-buchen/skiverleih?lang=de_CH

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.3 km
Duration
0:20 h
Ascent
7 m
Descent
479 m
Highest point
1,522 m
Lowest point
1,041 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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