As tempting as the photos are, one thing in advance: ski tours in open terrain involve risks. If you set out on your own, coordinate your tour with the current snow, weather and avalanche situation. Safety always has priority. Away from the secured pistes and trails, you are responsible for yourself. Therefore, carry a complete avalanche kit with avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel and a mobile phone. Ideally, also an airbag backpack to keep you on the surface in the event of an avalanche. For ski touring beginners and all those who have no avalanche and snow knowledge, we recommend a mountain guide.
If you first want to find out whether you like ski touring at all, you should take a detour to Pischa. Every Tuesday and Thursday, the Davos Klosters mountain guides show you how it's done at the ski touring taster course on Pischa. This is how you can get started with ski touring. And you will learn what kind of equipment you need, how to use techniques such as hairpin bends and how to correctly assess the alpine dangers in open terrain.
Do you prefer heading up fast and light? Not every speed tourer has the opportunity to train on high mountain peaks. The Dynafit Line in the Pischa ski area provides a remedy. This signposted training route is suitable for fitness training on the slopes or facilitates the introduction to speed touring. The special thing about it: When the track is officially open, speed tourists are safely protected from avalanche hazards.
Especially in spring, the Flüelapass has long been considered a ski touring paradise by those in the know. No wonder: with the Flüela-Schwarzhorn, Radüner-Rothorn, Sentischhorn, Gorihorn or the access to the Grialetsch hut, rewarding ski tour destinations are very close from here. Because you can drive to Tschuggen by car. However, parking is limited. A classic in Klosters is the circuit of the Madrisa. This day tour takes you from Klosters to Austria and back again.
The unexpected appearance of a freerider can be problematic for wild animals in winter: an escape costs a lot of energy, which is then lacking to survive. Four simple rules help.
Freeriders are happy about a lot of fresh snow. For wild animals, on the other hand, this means one thing above all else: a naked fight for survival. Because what deer, deer, chamois and ibex normally scrape out of the snow to eat is now under a thick blanket of snow. Wild animals are therefore forced to use their energy sparingly. If they are disturbed and forced to flee, their survival is at risk.
4 rules while being out there
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