Signalisierter Schneeschuhtrail: Giraniga / Huot

2.9 km
1:10 h
147 mhd
145 mhd
Die Brigelserhörner im Rücken
Einsame Spuren im Schnee

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Am Start der Tour mit Sicht nach Obersaxen Meierhof

Our marked snowshoe trail takes you to "Huot", a historic vantage point. From here the old Obersaxer were on the "Huot". Today you can simply enjoy the panorama over the beautiful Surselva. An ideal short tour for beginners and pleasure-oriented.

Technique 2/6
Fitness 2/6
Highest Point  1400 m
Lowest Point  1253 m
Best Season
Giraniga or sand
Giraniga or sand
46.74639, 9.089442



The start of the tour is signposted from Sand near Giraniga or directly from Giraniga.

At the beginning, the route leads along meadow slopes and crosses to the village of Pilavarda. Now a few steeper slopes have to be mastered. However, these are rather short and easy to manage for most people. It is more idyllic just before Huot. The hilly landscape up to the magnificent viewpoint is pure pleasure. With a bit of luck you can observe chamois here. Please keep quiet so as not to frighten the animals too much. At Huot, an extensive rest is almost mandatory. Because here the panorama extends from Oberalpstock, over the Brigelserhörner to the Ringelspitz or the Calanda.

The first few meters of the way back are over a nice shoulder before you go straight down. It's a shot and a lot of fun. Once you arrive at the winter hiking trail, the signs point either back to the sand or to Giraniga.


The tour is described in a counterclockwise direction, but can be walked in both directions.


This snowshoe tour is marked off-road with pink posts, but is not groomed. There are no steeper slopes that are prone to avalanches. However, if there is a high risk of avalanches, tours in unsecured terrain must be avoided as a matter of principle.

You can find out more about the current avalanche danger on WhiteRisk .

For carefree enjoyment on longer tours, we recommend our mountain guides and snowshoe hiking guides of the Surselva.


Well-functioning snowshoes, poles with winter plates, good footwear, clothing suitable for winter. The wind can significantly lower the perceived temperature in winter: don't forget winter gloves, hat, thermos bottle, etc.

Snowshoe equipment can be rented from Menzli Sport or Casanova Sport . Test snowshoes are also available at the Surselva Tourism information office in Obersaxen.


Giraniga or Sand - Pilavarda - Huot - Sweeter of the Alley - Giraniga or Sand


Public Transport

From Ilanz take the post bus to Obersaxen, Tusen Abzw. (Sand) or Obersaxen, Giraniga

Anreise Information

By car via Obersaxen to the Sand car park or Giraniga car park.


At Sand and Giraniga there is a small number of parking spaces. In winter, the ski bus and the post bus are free of charge for all guests.

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