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Piz San Gian

St Moritz

A red-tinted crest between the lakes of St. Moritz and Silvaplana

Ski Touring Moderate

12 km
1.4 km
1.4 km
6-7 hrs
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
3.1 km
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This is a popular ski touring route which is generally considered to be moderate. It's not remote, it features medium exposure (e2) and is typically done between February and May. From a low point of 1.8 km to the maximum altitude of 3.1 km, the route covers 12 km, 1392 vertical metres of ascent and 1391 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 3.1 and Labande grade 3. You'll need skins and crampons to complete it safely.


A great itinerary starting from the woodlands behind St. Moritz. Rise above an immaculate forest amond a wide bowl, reaching the last remnants of a small glacier. After climbing a steep wall reach the red ridges of one of the most panoramic peaks in the area.



Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between February and May


  • Alpine
  • Cliffs
  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Crampons

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