Leave the hectic pace behind and experience the untouched winter landscape above Arosa - the Prätschalp-Schneeschuhtrail is perfect for this. First you walk through the forest along the cross-country ski trails to the edge of the forest. Several times along the trail you have a unique view of the elongated Schanfigg valley and the mountain landscape of Arosa. On the Prätschalp, the turning point of the tour, about half of the way is over: in summer around 100 cows are summered here by farmers from Chur. In winter, it is ideal for a break and refreshment. Afterwards it goes uphill again in the direction of Ober Prätschsee. Not far from the lake is the Guisanplatz. General Henri Guisan (1874-1960) attended a 1st August celebration here during the Second World War. A commemorative plaque commemorates the historical event. Gently downhill, it leads back to Maran, where the free local bus picks up the winter sports enthusiasts again.
Cheese Making Factory Maran
A snowshoe tour leads into insecure terrain. Tours are not signposted or prepared. The Arosa Tourism Office cannot be held liable. Please inform yourself about the current snow and avalanche condition before every tour.
We recommend conducting the first tours with a guide.
Tips, hints and links
Cross-Country and Snowshoe Centre Geeser
T +41 81 377 22 15 / M +41 79 445 53 13
Swiss Ski and Snowboard School
T +41 81 378 75 00
Getting thereOnce you arrive in Chur, follow the sign posts "Arosa". At the village entrance, opposite the petrol station, turn right towards the golf course.
Parking spaces at Maran are limited. It is highly recommended to park at the Ochsenbühl car park and to take the local bus to Maran.
Book recommendations for this region:
- Carmenna Sport T +41 81 377 12 05
- Sprecher Sport T +41 81 377 12 07
- Snowshoe Centre Geeser T +41 81 377 22 15
- Schmid Sport AG T +41 81 377 25 95