Oberalpstock - Staldenfirn

8.8 km
4:00 h
701 mhd
2287 mhd
Pulver gut
Übergang zum Brunnigletscher

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Das Ziel schon vor Augen

With little ascent we get a sensational descent over the Staldenfirn into the Maderanertal.

Technique 5/6
Fitness 3/6
Highest Point  3234 m
Lowest Point  1188 m
Best Season
Disentis Pez Ault
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We buy a ski tour ticket from the mountain railway, which allows us to be transported comfortably up to an altitude of 2000 metres. At the end of the ski lift there is often a bit of commotion, as everyone wants to be the first to reach the crossing into the Brunni valley. The rock bar is a challenge and there can sometimes be a traffic jam. From here we climb in wide hairpin bends towards the Oberalpstock, the last section can be demanding. At the summit cross, we are in good company together with the Tödi and towards the north, the Uri region lies at our feet.

Descent: The first section can be a bit of a slide. Below the summit, we make our way to the starting point for the descent over the Staldenfirn. Shortly before the Stössialp, we run into alder bushes and ditches, so we have to search for the best route. Once we reach the bottom, we take a look back and it's incredible to see where we've come down from. The following section on the alpine road to the valley station of the Golzern cable car is easy, depending on the quality of the snow. Apart from a short stretch, the descent is more or less gentle.

Postbuses run from the Golzern cable car to Amsteg. However, there is also a taxi service: www.uritaxi.ch


Alternative to the closed Val Strem: descent along the ascent track over the Brunnifirn and counter ascent over the rock bar. Then descent via Verclisa, Val Acletta to the valley station of the cable car


The descent through Val Strem to Sedrun is still closed (as of 16.3.2020)

The rock bar to the Brunnigletscher requires fitness and surefootedness.




From the top station of the ski lift in Pez Ault we climb a few hairpin bends on and below the rocks to the transition to the Brunnig Glacier, which is provided with iron steps. On the back we overcome the first meters between the rocks on foot, then short descent down to the plain.  Now we assemble the skins a second time and climb in large hairpin bends to the summit. The descent over the Staldenfirn begins on the flat ridge, east of the summit. From the Stössialp on the Alpweg to Bristen. In spring, the road can be partially aper.


Public Transport

By train from Lucerne via Andermatt or from Zurich via Chur to Disentis

Anreise Information

By car from Lucerne and Zurich via Chur to Disentis (Oberalp Pass has winter closure)


Parking at the valley station of Disentis 3000

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