The Moonwalk

Full moon backcountry ski tour on the secured Grauberg slope from Flims-Foppa up to Segneshütte


Saturday, 19. February 2022

Proven route with less difference in altitude and attractive ascent route from Foppa via Innerberg!

What is the "The Moonwalk"?


A popular sports event for everybody: Guests, locals, season staffers, and all other sports enthusiasts in the region. To participate is the main thing, arrival at the top is the goal (no time keeping, no ranking).

 

It is a special experience to be out and about in an alpine surrounding at night. And this is as safe as possible, even in not so favourable conditions (clouds, precipitation, snow conditions, danger danger of avalanches).

 

By the way: Already back in the 1930s, the hoteliers from Flims put on their skis and walked up to Segneshütte after work. The nights at the hut became a legend...

 

The Grauberg slope is especially closed for us, and is monitored by the professionals from the Ski Patrol.

 

(SOS Command Post +41 (0) 81 927 74 00)

 

A warm thank you to Weisse Arena AG for their friendly support!

Program


16:30 - 17:30   Welcome at Legna Bar (Base Station Arena Express, Flims-Dorf). Ride with chair lift to Foppa (individual trip)
17:00 - 17:45   Check-in Top Station chair lift Flims - Foppa
18:00   Start from Foppa station
ca. 19:30 - 20:30   Arrival Segneshütte
    Snack and Drinks (offered by Moonwalkers Flims)
ca. 21:30   Descent on Grauberg slope to Flims-Dorf
latest 22:00   Arrival at Base Station Flims-Dorf
    (22:15 Departure Post Bus Flims-Bergbahnen to Chur Train Station. Last trip 23:15)
ca. 22:30   After-Party (Place to be communicated)

Route


  • Start at the mountain station Foppa (cable car Flims - Foppa), then on the winter hiking trail over Innerberg to the bridge Punt Desch and then on the Graubergpiste to the Segneshütte.
  • Descent into the valley on ski run no. 10 via Startgels or no. 8 via Innerberg on Runca and down to the Flims-Dorf valley station.
  • Vertical height ca. 700 m, distance ca. 4.5 km. Walking time ca. 2 - 2.5 hrs.

Equipment


Every participant needs:

  • Working and maintained back country ski touring gear with skis, skins, and backpack (avalanche beacon and shovel not required)
  • Headlight with spare batteries
  • Warm clothing
  • First aid kit
  • Drinks (and Snacks) for the ascent

If someone does not have its own equipment, there are various shops offering rental gear e.g.:

  • LAAX Rental, Base Station, Flims-Dorf
  • Norbert Joos Bergsport, Kasernenstrasse 90, Chur
  • ...

Experienced tourers will be happy to help you with your equipment!

Good to know


  • The event is costs 15 CHF/person (children up to 16 years free). With this fee we cover our expenses and can offer you a snack and drinks at Segneshütte.
  • The extra ride with the chairlift Flims - Foppa costs 16 CHF/person (16:30 - 17:30h). Season tickets, day tickets etc. are not valid!
  • The event will take place in all weather conditions, except in case of high or very high danger of avalanche.
  • It is not permitted to leave the announced route (especially the marked and secured ski slopes).
  • Participation at own risk. Any liability is waived. Insurance is the matter of the participants only.

Registration (Deadline Thu 17.2.2022)


In order to ensure the safe execution of the Moonwalk, we need a registration from each participating person. Thank you very much for this!