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Winter hike Pizol Panorama Höhenweg

Winter Hiking · Ferienregion Heidiland
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  • Panorama Höhenweg Pizol
    / Panorama Höhenweg Pizol
    Photo: Simon Meyer, Pizolbahnen AG
  • / Aussichtspunkt Tagweidlichpf
    Photo: Pizolbahnen AG
  • / Bänkli auf Aussichtspunkt mit Aussicht
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  • / Pizol Panorama Höhenweg
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  • / Fotospot Grand Tour of Switzerland
    Photo: Pizolbahnen AG
m 2300 2250 2200 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Sonnenbänkli Pizol Panorama Höhenweg Blick auf den Pizol Bergrestaurant Laufbodenstübli Wangser See Bergrestaurant Pizolhütte
Circular hike with breathtaking views of the UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona. The highlight: the panoramic view and the photo spot of the Grand Tour of Switzerland.
easy
3.7 km
1:10 h
30 m
30 m
The chairlift leads up to 2,222 metres. Arrived at Laufböden, the winter hikers enjoy a mountain panorama of a special kind: the view reaches from the striking Churfirsten at Walensee over the Rhine Valley to Lake Constance; Grisons and Glarus Alps.

The circular rout leads between Laufböden and Pizol hut to the plateau, which is forming a natural platform. Behind the Glarus thrust is located, which 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.

The way leads without significant inclines through the barren landscape far beyond the timber line. Past frozen mountain lakes the Pizol hut is reached, which is offering to linger for a while on the sun terrace, before the way back is started.

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Claudia Kohli
Updated: March 24, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,264 m
Lowest point
2,184 m
Best time of year
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Winter season

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

Start

Laufböden, Pizol (2,224 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'751'958E 1'205'114N
DD
46.979686, 9.436051
DMS
46°58'46.9"N 9°26'09.8"E
UTM
32T 533163 5202999
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Destination

Laufböden, Pizol

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Public transport

Public transport friendly

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'751'958E 1'205'114N
DD
46.979686, 9.436051
DMS
46°58'46.9"N 9°26'09.8"E
UTM
32T 533163 5202999
w3w 
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Questions and answers

Question from P. Angel · December 16, 2020 · Community
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Answer by Claudia Kohli · December 16, 2020 · Heidiland Tourismus AG
Question from Emily Hawkins · December 13, 2019 · Community
Hi Nadja - thanks for the great tip about this winter hike! How stable/easy to walk is the path in winter? Are normal hiking boots sufficient or does the path in winter require snowshoes?
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.7 km
Duration
1:10 h
Ascent
30 m
Descent
30 m
Public transport friendly Scenic Geological highlights Loop Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cableway ascent/descent Groomed snow
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
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