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Sledding run Pizol - Wangs

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  • Schlittelspass am Pizol
    / Schlittelspass am Pizol
    Photo: Erwin Keller, Pizolbahnen AG
  • / Schlittelspass am Pizol
    Photo: Erwin Keller, Pizolbahnen AG
  • / Herrliche Aussicht auf der Schlittelpiste Pizol
    Photo: Erwin Keller, Pizolbahnen AG
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On the 7 km long sledding run, sledding enthusiasts can see the entire St. Gallen Rhine Valley as far as Lake Constance. Riding fun and great views are guaranteed.
easy
Distance 7.7 km
0:20 h
0 m
985 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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Author
Claudia Kohli
Update: December 31, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,520 m
Lowest point
535 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Berghotel Alpina

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 Wangs (1,519 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'750'697E 1'207'574N
DD
47.002094, 9.420295
DMS
47°00'07.5"N 9°25'13.1"E
UTM
32T 531951 5205482
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Destination

Wangs Dorf

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'750'697E 1'207'574N
DD
47.002094, 9.420295
DMS
47°00'07.5"N 9°25'13.1"E
UTM
32T 531951 5205482
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

Basic Equipment for Sledding

  • 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

Technical Equipment for Sledding

  • Sled with tow strap
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons are useful on ascent
  • Ski Helmet recommended when sledding through heavily wooded areas
  • Ski goggles if required   
  • 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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Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.7 km
Duration
0:20 h
Descent
985 m
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