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Winter hike Pizol panoramic path

Winter Hiking · Ferienregion Heidiland
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  • Panorama Höhenweg Pizol
    / Panorama Höhenweg Pizol
    Photo: Nadja Schlegel, Pizolbahnen AG
  • / Aussicht auf die Pizolhütte
    Photo: Nadja Schlegel, Pizolbahnen AG
  • / Panorama Höhenweg Pizol
    Photo: Simon Meyer, Pizolbahnen AG
m 2300 2250 2200 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Wangser See Bergrestaurant Laufbodenstübli
The name already says it all: the Pizol panoramic path captivates with its impressive views in the middle of the UNESCO world heritage site Tectonic Arena Sardona.
easy
3.3 km
1:01 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: December 01, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,243 m
Lowest point
2,185 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Bergrestaurant Laufbodenstübli

Tips, hints and links

Winter season

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

Start

Laufböden, Pizol Bad Ragaz (2,223 m)
Coordinates:
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46.979747, 9.436346
DMS
46°58'47.1"N 9°26'10.8"E
UTM
32T 533185 5203005
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Destination

Pizolhütte, Pizol Wangs

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Public transport

Public transport friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
46.979747, 9.436346
DMS
46°58'47.1"N 9°26'10.8"E
UTM
32T 533185 5203005
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Questions & Answers

Question about 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
3.3 km
Duration
1:01h
Ascent
30 m
Descent
30 m
Public transport friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Geological highlights Cableway ascent/descent
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
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