The untouched alternative

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, high-altitude cross-country ski tracks and 4 fatbike 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).

the freeride mountain

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

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).


At Pischa you will find 4 Fatbike slopes - Map

- 1 Pischa – Flüelamäder - Mäderbeiz – Dörfji
   Length 3,5 km, difficult
- 2 Pischa – Mäderbeiz direkt – Dörfji
   Length 3,0 km, easy
- 3 Pischa – Arvenwald – Dörfji
   Length 3,0 km, challenging
- 4 Pischa – Tschuggen – Dörfji
   Length 5,5 km, difficult

Every Friday and Saturday morning will be held in the Programm
Davos Inside a guided tour.

Fatbikemiete at the station Pischa possible!

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.


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.


Snowbraker – the freeride alpine sledge

This new dimension of sledging allows you to use the sledge in alpine freeride regions. Runners are similar to skis and allow the ride on powder - fun guaranteed with all snow conditions. More Info.

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.

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 - Family Fontana

Homely cottage in the middle of the swiss mountain of Flüela- Valley. Only a 35 min. walk away from the Pischa Parkingplace. Enjoy local food, nice cold and hot drinks and relax on our big sun terrace or in the cozy guest room. Summer- and winterhikes, as well as snowshoeing, freeride or ski tours, the variety is infinite. Whether summer or winter, we welcome you the hole year long. daily from 09.30 am to 5pm.

Weitere Informationen:
  • till 8 April 2018 open
  • daily from 9:30 am - 5:00h pm
  • Thursday till 9:00h pm
  • Resrvation for the evening at 10 persons.
  • Reserviation under +41 79 544 40 51
  • We don't exept credi cards
  • facebook or website 

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 one cross-country skiing trail:

  • 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.

further information

Sportbahnen Pischa AG
Verkaufsstelle Pischa
7260 Davos Dorf
Tel. +41 81 417 67 00

Davos Klosters Bergbahnen AG
Gruppenanfragen & Events
Brämabüelstrasse 11
7270 Davos Platz
Tel. +41 81 417 61 72

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