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Wintersport am Heinzenberg

Wintersport am Heinzenberg
Fridolin Blumer, long-time mountain railway employee and lifelong resident of Innerglas:


"When I was a kid, I didn't particularly like winter. It was hard and hard for us. We had school from October to April without holidays. The school was in Tschappina. We could ski down, we had to walk up. There was no bus, nothing. At that time you didn't have skis yourself. The skis belonged to the school. In 1957, to my delight, the first and by far the only ski lift from Obergmeind to Alp Lüsch was built. This drag lift had so little power that we had to bump people at two out of three bars. Today I love the snowy winters. Working at the ski lift and looking after the guests is now a hobby of mine."

The first ski lift on Heinzenberg was built in 1957 from Obergmeind to Alp Lüsch. At that time it was far the only ski lift.

In 1966, the second ski lift on Heinzenberg was opened. It was now possible to get from the post office in Obertschappina to Oberurmein by ski lift. From then on, more people, mainly locals from Thusis and the surrounding area, came to the Heinzenberg to ski.

Today 2017, the ski resort Tschappina-Urmein-Heinzenberg extends from 1580 to 2180 m above sea level and offers a total of 25 km of groomed slopes. The sunny, rock-free ski area offers a lot: four ski lifts, children's area with magic carpet and children's lift. In addition to the offer for ski and snowboard enthusiasts, winter can also be enjoyed on the groomed winter hiking trails, the toboggan run, the natural ice rink or on the sun terraces of the restaurants and at the snow bar.

Thanks to modern snow-making systems, 6 km of artificially snow-covered slopes are available. The water for snowmaking comes from the catchment area of the former Lüschersee. Since the tunnel construction and draining of the lake in 1910, the water has left the lake basin through the tunnel and flows above ground down the small brook towards the valley until it is dammed up in the artificial reservoir of the winter sports area. If in the winter months the conditions (temperature, humidity, water level) are favourable for snowmaking on the slope, the water finds its new place on the ski slope in a changed state of aggregation.


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