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Pardiel - Laufböden snowshoe trail at Pizol

Snowshoeing · Ferienregion Heidiland
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  • Faszinierende Bergwelt entlang des Schneeschuh-Trails
    / Faszinierende Bergwelt entlang des Schneeschuh-Trails
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Thomas Kessler Visuals
  • / Die Sonne ist ständige Begleiterin auf dem Schneeschuh-Trail
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Thomas Kessler Visuals
  • / Die Weitsicht auf dem Trail versetzt ins Staunen
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Thomas Kessler Visuals
  • / Der offizielle Schneeschuh-Trail ist gut ausgeschildert
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Thomas Kessler Visuals
  • / Pizol Hochlateau
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Pizolbahnen AG
  • / Aufstieg von Pardiel nach Laufböden
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Pizolbahnen AG
  • / Aussicht von Laufböden
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Pizolbahnen AG
m 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Bergrestaurant Laufbodenstübli Berggasthaus Pizol
Enjoying nature in deep snow - The snowshoe trail with a wide view
difficult
Distance 2.8 km
1:50 h
591 m
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The snowshoe trail starts at the mountain station Pardiel, which can be reached with the gondola from Bad Ragaz. The sportive trail leads over Obersäss and See-Egg to Laufböden, through the winter sports region Pizol.

Already a few metres after the start the timber line is crossed. On the entire tour a fascinating sight can be enjoyed: from Grison and Glarus to Liechtenstein and Austrian Alps. Thanks to the height it is assured, that the Alpine landscape can be for sure experienced in wonderful white – and that the snowshoes are not packed for nothing.

The restaurant Laufböden is ideal for a break with its view to the mountain landscape Tectonic Arena Sardona. With this name the Glarus thrust has been included into the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here it is clearly visible, how the rock strata have been ridging and folding during the formation of the Alps. A chairlift leads back to Pardiel.

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Claudia Kohli
Update: November 03, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,222 m
Lowest point
1,631 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Berggasthaus Pizol
Bergrestaurant Laufbodenstübli

Tips and hints

Winter season

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

Start

Pardiel, Pizol Bad Ragaz (1,630 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'754'078E 1'206'197N
DD
46.988935, 9.464274
DMS
46°59'20.2"N 9°27'51.4"E
UTM
32T 535303 5204039
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Destination

Laufböden, Pizol Bad Ragaz

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'754'078E 1'206'197N
DD
46.988935, 9.464274
DMS
46°59'20.2"N 9°27'51.4"E
UTM
32T 535303 5204039
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Rental of snowshoes

Snowshoes can be rented on site: Rental Shop Mullis, Bergstation Pardiel, 7310 Bad Ragaz

http://pizol.com/planen-buchen/skiverleih

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • 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 Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • 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
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Distance
2.8 km
Duration
1:50 h
Ascent
591 m
Public-transport-friendly Linear route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent
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