In Search of Powder – First Ski Tour in 2017 (September!)

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It was quite cold and snowy during the last few days (mid September 2017), so I took the chance and drove up to Klausen Pass (1930m) and headed up towards Clariden (3276m), a popular spring ski touring mountain with some … Continue reading

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SLF Homepage ( – Mehr als das Lawinenbulletin / More than the daily avalanche bulletin

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English summary: The Swiss Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) publishes the well-known daily avalanche bulletins, published also in English! There is also some other useful, but not always easy to find information about avalanches on the website, such … Continue reading

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Gatschiefer Tour (again) – 2000m Descent from Pischa to Klosters

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Did that “epic” tour again with Beat Wipf. Just posted some pictures. Great powder.Tour with steep descents, attempt only in safe avalanche conditions. Older reports here and here  

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Crap la Pala – Easy Ski Tour in Lenzerheide (English and German)

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Easy ski tour from Sporz to Crap la Pala. Make sure you park the car in an offical parking lot (lot of police controls). Nice tour through light forrest. Not always easy to find the way up or down. Tour … Continue reading

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Skitours in Lenzerheide (Piz Mosch, point 2707m)

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The Lenzerheide-Arosa ski area is great for skiing (as now Lenzerheide and Arosa are connected) by a very modern horizontal cable car. The Lenzerheide region offers some off-piste skiing but not many skitours. One of the easy and safe tours … Continue reading

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Radüner Rothorn (3022m) – Again

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Snow conditions at the end of 2016 were less than ideal in most regions of the Swiss Alps with almost no snow up to 2000m. As last Christmas (when here was little snow) Jürg Kurmann and I drove up to … Continue reading

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Christmas & New Years Pictures 2016/17


Here are my end of the year 2016 pictures. I have to admit almost all pictures are from last year. Currently there is hardly any snow yet in the Swiss Alps and it is just impossible to take nice winter mountain pictures.

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