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Pischahorn

Ski Touring · Davos Klosters
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  • Looking back towards Pischa lift station
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This is an incredibly scenic tour suitable for both skis and snowboards. Two relatively short ascents give a lot of descent for your effort.
difficult
Distance 13.9 km
7:25 h
678 m
1,974 m
2,961 m
1,184 m
From the Pischa top station over the Pischagrat to the Pischahorn. Then descend into the Novaier Tälli before once again climbing to the pass betweem Gitzihöreli and Lauizughorn. From here you can enjoy a 1200m descent to Monbiel and follow the XC ski trail back to Klosters.

Author’s recommendation

In the right conditions an amazing tour.
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Dave O'Riordan
Update: April 14, 2015
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2,961 m
Lowest point
1,184 m
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Track types

Asphalt 22.62%Dirt road 1.38%Forested/wild trail 9.04%Path 7.76%Road 1.25%Unknown 57.96%
Asphalt
3.1 km
Dirt road
0.2 km
Forested/wild trail
1.3 km
Path
1.1 km
Road
0.2 km
Unknown
8.1 km
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Safety information

This tour is in unprepared and uncontrolled terrain. The tour crosses through or under terrain over 30 degrees (sometimes over 40 degrees) a number of times. It is possible to get into a valley that it is not possible to get out of without entering either critical terrain or having to retrace steps up a long and steep slope. This tour should only be attempted in safe conditions by people with experience in assessing avalanche risk.

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Start

Pischa Top Station (2,482 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'789'312E 1'187'235N
DD
46.809341, 9.919328
DMS
46°48'33.6"N 9°55'09.6"E
UTM
32T 570140 5184387
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Destination

Klosters

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Public transport

Train to Davos and bus to the Pischa valley station.

Note: The lift only runs on weekends and holidays for winter 2014/2015

Getting there

A3/13 to Landquart, exit for Davos. On entering Davos turn left for the Fluelapass. The Pischa cablecar is a few kilometers up the pass road.

Parking

Parking is available at the valley station in Pischa, but it is probably better to park in Klosters and take the train/bus to Pischa.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'789'312E 1'187'235N
DD
46.809341, 9.919328
DMS
46°48'33.6"N 9°55'09.6"E
UTM
32T 570140 5184387
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Touring or Freeride skis with touring bindings, skins. Avalanche safety equipment. (Transceiver, shovel, probe)

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
13.9 km
Duration
7:25 h
Ascent
678 m
Descent
1,974 m
Highest point
2,961 m
Lowest point
1,184 m
Scenic Cableway ascent/descent High-altitude ski tour suitable for snowboards Linear route Forest roads

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