What was originally invented as an aid to locomotion in the snow, nowadays is one of the most popular winter sports. Snowshoeing is not just about endurance, it's also about enjoying landscapes and nature. In the area of the Weisse Arena, winter hikers can expect picturesque sceneries and mountain panoramas up to the horizon and much further.
Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, under the shoes a soft crunch of the snow and a fabulous winter wonderland stretches far and wide. Snowshoeing is the new way to soak up the beauty of nature. The trudging through deep white snow has almost a meditative touch.
For hikers who like it more quiet and comfortable, tour no. 205 might be suitable. It takes about an hour from the mountain station Plaun through a fairytale-like forest down to Runcahöhe. The Runca Höhe mountain restaurant offers a culinary break with its homemade capuns, hearty bizochels or crispy rösti. Depending on snow conditions, the journey then continues along a well-signposted winter hiking trail and through glistening powder snow back to the valley station in Flims. Three and a half kilometres of enjoyment is guaranteed.
The snowshoe hike no. 211, also called the UNESCO tour, requires a little more physical fitness, since the tour is classified as difficult. The route leads in deep snow through untouched nature from the mountain station Grauberg towards Laaxerstöckli and Piz Ofen. There is plenty to discover on this impressive way: in the Tectonic Arena Sardona, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, rock layers formed by the legendary Flims landslide can be seen.
The highlight of the tour, however, is the breathtaking view of the Martinsloch. The natural wonder, which is 22 metres high and 19 metres wide, lies in the mids oft he Tschingelhörner. On a few days in spring and autumn, the sun shines through the triangular-shaped opening and lands directly on the church tower of Elm - an impressive event that always attracts numerous spectators.
The rather easy snowshoe hike no. 215 from Naraus to Startgels leads through a varied winter landscape and offers a unique Alpine panorama. The approximately 2 km long tour can be covered in one and a half hours, but before starting, it is recomemended to try one of the delicious, freshly baked cakes on the sun terrace of Ustria Naraus – the sweet start of a wonderful day.