Pischa

The untouched alternative for winter hiking, snow shoe walking and sun seeking

Pischa is the unspoilt alternative for anyone wishing to enjoy the mountains away from all the hustle and bustle of the other arenas. The focus is on alternative sports in the Flüela Valley winter sports arena. The region offers perfectly groomed winter hiking routes, designated snow shoe trails and high-altitude cross-country ski tracks. The area is also an excellent starting point for ski tours in open terrain (freeriding). All activities are concentrated on the cable car from Dörfji to Pischa, which operates every day (no ski lifts).

Snow-shoe trekking

Snow-shoe trekking is currently in vogue. Glide almost weightlessly over the snow as you explore the snow-white wintry landscape. Enjoy the snow-clad countryside far away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds.

Pischa offers four marked snow-shoe trails:

  • 1 Pischa – Flüelamäder - Mäderbeiz – Dörfji
    Length: 3.5 km
    Duration: 2.5 hours (descent), 3.5 hours (ascent)
  • 2 Pischa – Mäderbeiz directly – Dörfji
    Length: 3 km
    Duration: 2 hours (descent), 3 hours (ascent)
  • 3 Pischa – Arvenwald – Dörfji
    Length: 3 km
    Duration: 2 hours (descent), 3 hours (ascent)
  • 4 Pischa – Tschuggen – Dörfji
    Length: 5.5 km
    Duration: 3.5 - 4 hours (descent), 4 -5 hours (ascent)

All snow shoe trails are signposted. The stated times are approximate. Please take into account the weather conditions and avalanche situation when planning a snow shoe trek. Good equipment is essential. Snow shoes and poles can be hired at the Pischa valley station (limited availability).

Winter hiking

Crunch...crunch... Enjoy the crackle of snow under your feet, the peace and tranquillity of nature in the snow-covered winter landscape as you run or hike along the groomed winter hiking trails. You cannot but help unwind amongst the fresh mountain air and the stunning views of the Flüela Valley and across to the surrounding peaks.

 

Pischa offers three marked hiking routes:

  • 1 Pischa – Mäderbeiz directly – Dörfji
    Length: 3 km
    Duration: 2 hours (descent), 3 hours (ascent)
  • 2 Pischa – Flüelamäder - Mäderbeiz – Dörfji
    Length: 3.5 km
    Duration: 2.5 hours (descent), 3.5 hours (ascent)
  • 3 Pischa circular look
    Length: 2 km, approx. 300 m height difference
    Duration: 2 hours

The condition of the hiking routes can vary greatly due to the snow and weather conditions. The stated times are approximate.  Please enquire at the lift and cable car offices or ask lift and cable car personnel about current conditions. Good footwear for the terrain and conditions is strongly recommended.

Cross-country skiing

Davos Klosters is the unequivocal cross-country skiing paradise – nowhere else can you ski your laps with such breath taking views. Why not try cross-country skiing on the mountains by way of a change!

 Pischa offers two cross-country skiing trails:

  • 1 Traditional: Pischa – Mäder - Pischa
    Length: 2 km
  • 2 Skating: Pischa – Mitteltälli – Pischa (loop)
    Length: 1.5 km

These cross-country trails are specifically designed for fit cross-country skiers due to their altitude.

Freeriding & ski tours

Pischa is one of Switzerland's largest freeriding areas and is the perfect starting point for ski tours. A paradise for freeriders and lovers of nature seeking to ski as it was done in the past. Freeriding on the Pischa takes place in a pristine and unspoilt landscape. No slopes are signposted, groomed or protected from Alpine hazards.

Safety note:
Freeriding in open terrain is done at your own risk. Snowboarders and skiers descending off-piste should consider the possibility of an avalanche being triggered at any time. The cable car companies are not liable for the associated risks. Always take into account the current avalanche situation and carry full avalanche equipment. Also read the SLF's useful information

Airboarding

Airboards are the inflatable high-tech bodyboards for use on snow. Steered by moving your weight, you'll experience the feel of flying just above the snow. Airboards, a 100% Swiss invention, can be used on Pischa as „Freeride-Version“ in the open terrain.

 

Pischa:
the freeride mountain

Bus connections

Simply take the Pischa bus to the Pischa cable car valley station. It leaves from the Pischa Terminal in Davos Dorf (near the Parsenn valley station) and is free with a valid lift pass.

Timetable:
Dorf Terminal departures 08.15 / 09.15 / 10.15 / 11.15 --- 13.15 / 14.15 / 15.15 / 16.15
Pischa valley station departures 08.45 / 09.45 / 10.45 / 11.45 --- 13.45 / 14.45 / 15.45 / 16.45 

Mäderbeiz

Get spoiled at Mäderbeiz at 2000 m above sea level. Or simply enjoy the view onto the Davos mountains on one of our deck chairs furnished with a sheepskin and a cosy woolly blanket. A culinary highlight at the homely mountain restaurant is the fresh pizza baked in the wood-fired oven. Mäderbeiz is ideal for snowshoe trekkers, hikers, touring riders and Pischa skiers. Also open in the evening; groups are kindly asked to book in advance: tel. +41 81 416 17 27.

further information

Sportbahnen Pischa AG
Verkaufsstelle Pischa
Flüelapassstrasse
7260 Davos Dorf
Tel. +41 81 416 13 13
kasse.pischa@davosklosters.ch
www.davosklosters.ch