Mount the skins and off you go! The route first passes by typical wooden chalets and farms through inhabited areas towards Bergmatte. Here the forest begins. With the homely scent of pine needles in your nose, you continue on toward Grossen Vorschess. If you want to take a break here, you can sit in one of the over-sized fondue caquelons with a wonderful view.
After a few hairpin turns, a long left turn leads towards the former Hugeli lift. And now it’s not far – a short steep climb and then you are at the former Rellerli mountain station. It’s worth the effort because once on top you are rewarded with a unique 360-degree view onto the surrounding area and high alpine peaks.
There are plenty of options to ski down: experienced skiers who like a somewhat steeper terrain will ski down directly in front over the former black run down to the old valley station. Those who like to take it somewhat more leisurely are recommended to ski down the trail they came up on via Grossi Vorschess. Those with little experience in deep powder skiing should follow the touring route signs and ski back down to the valley using the groomed slope.
- Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.
- Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
- Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
- It is forbidden to walk on the ski pistes.
- Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.
- Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.
ParkingSchool of Schönried / Rellerli valley station
Author’s map recommendations
Book recommendations for this region:
- Ski touring equipment: touring ski-boots, touring skis with touring bindings, ski poles, skins
- Climbing harness
- Avalanche transeiver
- Backpack, shovel, probe
- Warm weatherproof clothing
- Warm gloves and warm hat
- Sunglasses and sunscreen
- Warm drinks
- Snack (high energy foods such as chocolate, dried fruit etc.)