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Eigenthal valley to the Fräkmüntegg and Krienseregg

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  • Winterwandern vom Eigenthal nach Chräigütsch
    / Winterwandern vom Eigenthal nach Chräigütsch
    Photo: Eveline Kramis (Luzern Tourismus AG), Pro Eigenthal Schwarzenberg
  • / Winterwanderweg-Eigenthal-Chräigütsch
    Photo: Eveline Kramis (Luzern Tourismus AG), Pro Eigenthal Schwarzenberg
  • / Winterwandern vom Eigenthal nach Chräigütsch
    Photo: Eveline Kramis (Luzern Tourismus AG), Pro Eigenthal Schwarzenberg
  • / Winterwandern vom Eigenthal nach Chräigütsch
    Photo: Eveline Kramis (Luzern Tourismus AG), Pro Eigenthal Schwarzenberg
  • / Pro Eigenthal Schwarzenberg,
    Photo: Pro Eigenthal Schwarzenberg,, Pro Eigenthal Schwarzenberg,
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Experience a glorious day's skiing from the Eigenthal valley to the Fräkmüntegg and Krienseregg, two popular destinations on the Pilatus.
Distance 11 km
2:35 h
669 m
670 m
This round trip is not an everyday ski tour, as the skins are used twice in quick succession: following a rapid descent from the Fräkmüntegg, you're ready for the next ascent.
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Carla Hendry
Update: December 05, 2019
Experience
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Highest point
1,470 m
Lowest point
932 m
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Start

Gantersei car park (992 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'659'851E 1'205'584N
DD
46.998613, 8.225555
DMS
46°59'55.0"N 8°13'32.0"E
UTM
32T 441120 5205301
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Destination

Gantersei car park

Turn-by-turn directions

Rundweg:

This ski tour starts at the Gantersei car park. Follow the road and head for Unterlauelen alp. At the last junction before the alp restaurant, turn left (follow the signs). You cross the field and soon reach the Ober Lauelen vantage point. You now climb through the forest up to the Lauelenegg (alt. 1442 m). Traverse along the summer footpath to the Fräkmüntegg (at alt. 1469 m the highest point of the tour). Skins off. Ski along the ridge to the gondola terminus. From there you first ski along the road to the Mülimäs and then on the sledge run (take care of users) to the Naturfreundehaus. Shortly after the building, turn left onto the road. The next 500 metres or so present you with a handful of metres of elevation gain. Now follow the road straight ahead past the Cholgruebe to the bridge at Dorschnei, where the next ascent begins. Follow the summer footpath through the forest up to P.1040 at the edge of the forest. You climb the last few metres over the field to the Chräigütsch. The last part of the descent follows the summer footpath then the road back to Gantersei car park.

Alternative:

If you don't have to return to the Gantersei car park, you could ski down to the Holderchäppeli PostBus stop provided there's enough snow.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Parking

Gantersei car park

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'659'851E 1'205'584N
DD
46.998613, 8.225555
DMS
46°59'55.0"N 8°13'32.0"E
UTM
32T 441120 5205301
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Additional warm jacket
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
  • 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski touring boots
  • Ski touring bindings to fit boots
  • Ski touring skins to fit skis
  • Skis
  • Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
  • Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
  • Ski touring crampons
  • Crevasse rescue kit
  • Ski touring harness
  • Light ice axe
  • Ski touring ropes
  • Avalanche airbag backpack
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Distance
11 km
Duration
2:35 h
Ascent
669 m
Descent
670 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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