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Winter Hiking Trail Pizol Panorama Höhenweg

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  • Panorama Höhenweg Pizol
    Panorama Höhenweg Pizol
    Photo: Simon Meyer, 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
Distance 3.7 km
1:10 h
30 m
30 m
2,264 m
2,184 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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Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
2,264 m
Lowest point
2,184 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 58.77%Path 41.22%
Forested/wild trail
2.1 km
Path
1.5 km
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Rest stops

Bergrestaurant Laufbodenstübli
Bergrestaurant Pizolhütte

Tips and hints

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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Note

Wildlife refuge Valenserberg 2: December 16 - April 18
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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

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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
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Questions and answers

Question from P. Angel · December 16, 2020 · Community
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Answered by Heidiland Tourismus · December 16, 2020 · Heidiland Tourismus
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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Rating

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March 12, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? February 27, 2022
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.7 km
Duration
1:10 h
Ascent
30 m
Descent
30 m
Highest point
2,264 m
Lowest point
2,184 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Geological highlights Cableway ascent/descent Groomed snow
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
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