Kühtai Travel Guide

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Kühtai Things to Do

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    by lotharlerch Updated Jun 23, 2005

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    Kühtai is situated at an altitude of 2000 m (quite exactly where the uppermost trees (pinus Cembra) are fighting for survival. This means snow from November until May, the best time being March and April. And such a long season should be enough to avoid the ecologically more problematic skiing at the skilifts on glaciers. Here no glacier is touched by skilifts.

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Kühtai Warnings and Dangers

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    by lotharlerch Updated Jun 23, 2005

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    When climbing by bus or car the road up the Sellrain valley towards Kühtai you pass lots of impressing galleries along the way. While those in the lowest part protect the road from stonefall (some parts of these galleries are still under construction) the higher parts of the road are partly protected by galleries preventing it from avalanches. And along the road at most of the settlements are barreers which are closed when there is a danger - do not even try to walk then at these pieces of the road!

    As in all skiing resorts a local avalanche commission observes permanently the situation and decides whether skiing tracks or even skilifts will be temporarily closed. So skiers can feel safe on the allowed marked tracks.

    In the free skiing area (ski alpinism) everybody is on his/her own responsibility so please check the actual situation and the dangers. You get the info on it in all local media. There are 5 degrees of danger. If the degree is 3 or higher everybody is advised strictly to stay only on those supervised tracks which are open.

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Kühtai Off The Beaten Path

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    by lotharlerch Updated Jun 23, 2005

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    All along the Sellrain valley up to the top at Kuehtai you find innumerable but often crowded opportunities for ski alpinism, i.e. you climb yourself with the skis (skins prevent them from gliding back) apart from all funiculars and skilifts to frequently or sometimes even little visited tops and can ski down in deep powder snow or in wonderful silky "firn" snow (snow which gets wet in the sun but freezes during the night providing the easiest thinkable skiing when the uppermost cm start to melt again in the sun of late winter/spring. The common advantage of all these tours is the easy access form the road to Kuehtai which makes most of them easy half-day excursions.

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