Cross-Country Skiing Track Isel 7.5km

7.4 km
1:40 h
66 mhd
66 mhd
Langlauf Isel Arosa
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Langlauf Arosa
Waterfalls, forests and the Welschtobel stream: The 7.5 km long "Isel Cross-Country Skiing Track" first leads past the reservoir that gives it its name and then dives through snow-covered pine forests into the wild Welschtobel.
Technique 3/6
Fitness 3/6
Highest Point  1670 m
Lowest Point  1606 m
Best Season
Kläranlage Arosa (Isel)
Kläranlage Arosa (Isel)
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The Isel Cross-Country Skiing track starts a little below the village of Arosa and first leads past the southern shore of the reservoir of the same name (Stausee Isel). The lake, located in the Schiesshorn forest, is watered by the Furggabach, the Furggaalpbach and the Plessur. The track now makes two loops through the Iselwald, where mainly stone pines can be found. The area is surrounded by the Arosa Dolomites, originally from a subtropical beach. Following the Welschtobelbach stream for a short distance, the view of the Alteiner waterfall with a total height of 73 metres becomes clear. An ascent leads briefly into the Welschtobel. At the turning point of the route, the Welschtobelbach stream is crossed. This flows in a wide, branched river system that is followed to the finish. In Isel Arosa, you can prepare for the cross-country skiing season as early as November as part of the "November High" project. 


The landscape in the Isel is highly resembling the Nordic forests and is especially beautiful when it has freshly snowed or is even snowing.


Pedestrians and dogs are not allowed on the track.


Cross-Country Skiing Lessons
Swiss Ski and Snowboard School Arosa, point of sales chair lift Tschuggen Ost
T +41 81 378 75 05;

Rental Equipment / Ski Preparation
Carmenna Sport, Poststrasse
T +41 81 377 12 05;

Cross-Country Skiing Lessons/ Equipment
Cross-Country and Snowshoe Centre Geeser, Wätterluggastrasse, bus stop Gollrad
T +41 81 377 22 15


Start at the Isel (cross-country ski hut) - signposted in the direction of the reservoir lake - Welschtobel - back to the starting point at the Kläranlage Isel.


Public Transport

The Rhaetian Railway leaves Chur to Arosa and back at hourly intervals. The cross-country skiing shuttle bus stops at the post square - only a few metres from the train station. The schedule of the bus can be found here:

Anreise Information

 Once you arrive in Chur, follow the sign posts to Arosa. At the village entrance, opposite the petrol station, turn left and follow sign posts towards the reservoir lake (Stausee Isel).


There is only a very limited number of parking spots at the reservoir lake. It is recommended to park at the car park Ochsenbühl which is located at the entrance of the village right after the Sports and Conference Centre to your left. The shuttle bus stop is only approx. 100m from the car park. 

More information about parking in Arosa can be found here:

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