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Mountain hike to Piz Nair

We start the hike in St.Moritz at a place called Champfèr, 1825m, and finish at the restaurant at the top of Piz Nair, 3022m. We take the cable car and funicular down.

Timetable for those coming from the Zurich main station:

Meet at the start of platform 5 at 7:00 at the latest.

Arrive      Depart
                  7:07          Zurich
  8:11         8:20          Landquart
10:19       10:34          St.Moritz
10:42                          Champfèr Schulhaus

The train / bus / cable car tickets should be valid as follows:

Outward journey: Zurich – Champfèr Schulhaus
Return journey: Piz Nair – Zurich

Important: The organiser is not responsible for any bodily injury or other accidents that might happen during the hike. By signing up on this activity, the participants agree that the organiser will not be held responsible in any way. It is each individual's responsibility to check out the trail and to ensure that he/she can do the hike.

Our hiking route will be Champfèr – Alp Suvretta – Lej Suvretta (a lake) – Piz Nair. See:
www.wanderige.ch/wanderige_toure/2006/piz_nair/karte.html

For a description press the button "zrugg".

We're taking this circuitous route instead of the more direct route up from the St.Moritz railway station in order to avoid the popular skiing area, which is full of cable car and ski-lift facilities. Also, this route appears to be less steep.

This trail is designated by the Swiss Hiking Federation as a "mountain hiking trail". The advice given by the Swiss Hiking Federation for such a trail is as follows (quotation taken from the map):

"Users must be sure-footed, have a good head for heights, be in good physical condition and have mountain experience. Shoes must be solid and slip-resistant."

Cancellation: Adverse weather conditions can make a mountain hike very dangerous, and the weather forecast can be changing all the time. So a cancellation even at very short notice is possible.

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  • Paola

    It was really fun

    September 8, 2014

  • Paola

    It was really fun

    September 8, 2014

  • Celso

    An excellent way to spend the day

    September 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will probably not be able to make it up to the top, will go back at a certain point. don't wait for me.

    September 7, 2014

    • Tony

      Hi, really very sorry that you didn't stay with the group. It's been my experience that a group always spreads out quite quickly from the start. Maybe I should have written that in advance. The path wasn't difficult or dangerous at any point – just strenuous for all of us. An alarming aspect of it all was the bikers – a few times groups came hurtling down at speed past us. Hope to see you again on another hike or at another event …

      September 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      hi tony. I just couldn't do it. guess it was the hight and I wasn't totally fit that day either. never mind .. a had a great day anyway and hope you enjoyed yours as much. see you .. gemma

      September 8, 2014

  • Zhuo

    A very nice hike worth the long journey:)

    September 8, 2014

  • Zhuo

    A very nice hike worth the long journey:)

    September 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    irre landschaft .. eigentlich ein sanfter einstieg .. ich trotzdem überfordert.

    September 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    CONGRATULATIONS !! YOU MADE IT! AWESOME!

    September 7, 2014

  • Tony

    Hi everybody, it seems that we're lucky with the weather. See https://www.meteoblue.com/de/schweiz/wetter-piz-nair

    Do heed the advice that they're giving regarding sun protection!! I've just had a quick word with someone in the restaurant at the top. There's no snow there at the moment.

    1 · September 6, 2014

  • Tony

    Hi everybody, I see there's some uncertainty regarding this hike. I was initially hesitant because of the timings of the journey back. So I'll write here what I found out: The last possibility to travel all the way down is at 16:50, and not at 16:05 as given by the SBB. I have this information from www.piznair.ch/aktuell/betriebszeiten. Since I was unsure, I sent an e-mail to them and they wrote back that it really is possible to go all the way down at this time. They sent me the following timetable:
    Ab Piz Nair 16:50
    An Corviglia 17:00
    Ab Corviglia 17:10
    An Chantarella 17:15
    Ab Chantarella 17:20
    An St. Moritz Dorf 17:25
    I checked also with the restaurant at the top, and they told me that they take the cable car at 16:50 and really do go all the way down to St.Moritz Dorf! According to the website (www.wanderige.ch....) that I referenced in the description, the hiking time is 3 hours 15 minutes. If this is accurate, then we should be at the top by 14:00.

    August 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      sounds perfect !! thank you for all your efforts to find out for us.

      August 28, 2014

  • lyn

    Hello Tony, can you specify the level of difficulty of this hike, i have some experience but it's been a long time i did not take part in a hike but i am in good shape. Just would like to know if im experienced enough for it. thanks a lot.

    August 27, 2014

    • Tony

      Hi Lyn, I have never been to this mountain before, and I don't know how to rate the difficulty. I can only refer to the recommendation of the Swiss Hiking Federation, as quoted above, and the description on the website that I found, as referenced above. I can't say whether this information is accurate. The designation by the Swiss Hiking Federation, namely "mountain hiking trail", means that in terms of difficulty and danger it is between "hiking trail" and "alpine hiking trail". Maybe you would like to do some searching on the Internet or ring some place in the area ...

      August 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It sounds really good ! But I checked the train and it takes more than 3.30 hs to go to Champfèr Schulhaus, and more that 4.30 hs to come back from Piz Nair to Zurich. Maybe if we find some other hiking route closer to Zurich it's easier and we can spend more time hiking and not travelling.

    August 27, 2014

    • Tony

      Hi Lucia, I take your point, but I fancy doing this one! At least a part of the return journey will be in the cable car and funicular. I hope that the mountain experience in all of its aspects will make the journey worthwhile...

      August 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    7 am is a tall order for me .. hope to be up for that challenge ... but looking forward to share this great hiking offer & experience

    August 27, 2014

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