Pischahorn

Ski Touring · Praettigau-Davos
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
13.9 km
Duration
7:25h
Ascent
678 m
Descent
1974 m
Round trip Scenic Cableway ascent/descent
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
afternoon

Avalanche conditions

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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.
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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Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2961 m
Lowest point
1184 m
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Exposition
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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.

Tips, hints and links

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Start

Pischa Top Station (2482 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.809341, 9.919328
UTM
32T 570140 5184387

Destination

Klosters

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.
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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Author
Dave O'Riordan
Updated: April 14, 2015

Travel Guide: Ski tours in Praettigau-Davos


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