Diavolezza Challenge: Permanent ski touring route
Start: Diavolezza valley station, 2088 m above sea level
Destination: Diavolezza top station, 2978 m above sea level
Difference in altitude: 890m
Route markings: Yellow marker posts
SOS Piste & Rescue Service: T +41 81 839 39 03
This permanent route for ski tourers takes them from the Diavolezza valley station beside or off the piste right up to the top station, covering a vertical distance of about 890 metres. This ground-breaking project provides for the first time a safe and clearly marked way for ski tourers to train. These athletic visitors can hand in their bags at the valley station. When they reach their destination at the top of Diavolezza, their bags will be waiting for them in the Berghaus Diavolezza. Ski tourers are allowed to use the showers at the mountain hut on request (incl. towel and soap).
Open: From Saturday, 12 January - end of season during the cable-car operating hours
The „Diavolezza Challenge“ ski touring route can only be used with a valid ticket (GA TravelCard or Diavolezza Challenge ticket).
Adult CHF 22
Teenager CHF 14.70
Child CHF 7.30
Annual season ticket (Engadin Pass) is valid
You can use the free Corvatsch Diavolezza Lagalb app to keep track of how long the challenge takes you. Here‘s how easy it is: download the app, register as a user, activate the tracker and off you go! You have to pass three checkpoints along the prescribed route. Your personal data is collected via GPS. When you reach the end, stop the tracker. Simply click on „End & Send“ to submit your data for automatic evaluation. For your training time to be included in the competition, the tracker must be activated from the start to the finish, and checkpoints 1 to 3 must be passed in order.
The „Diavolezza Challenge“ ski touring route is open on Friday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Make sure that you are back down at the Diavolezza valley station by 9 p.m. at the latest. From 9 p.m. onwards, the piste machines will be in operation with their cable winches and grooming equipment. Danger! Evening training sessions are free. Please note the „Information & Rules“ for the Diavolezza Challenge. Unless otherwise stated here, the information and rules for the Diavolezza Challenge also apply to night-time training. All ascents and descents are made at your own risk and you must take responsibility for your actions. There are no piste patrols.
First night-time training session: Friday, 18 January 2019 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Last night-time training session: Probably Friday, 19 April 2019 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Learn the basics of ski mountaineering: From Friday 18 January till Friday 29 March, Go Vertical is offering night-time coaching in technique and materials. Learn the basics of ski touring in next to no time and get the ski touring bug!
Minimum number of participants: 3 people
Price: CHF 45.- per person excl. material
Erstes Nachttraining: Friday, 18 January 2019 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Letztes Nachttraining: Probably Friday, 29 March 2019 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Only on advance notification to day before 4 p.m.!
The Go Vertical shop at the Diavolezza valley station has a small stock of ski touring equipment. Please check in advance at the main shop in Pontresina.