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Sass Trail

Winter hiking · Liechtenstein
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  • Rast mit Blick auf Malbun
    / Rast mit Blick auf Malbun
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  • / Sassweg Malbun
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  • / Der Wintersportort Malbun
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  • / Winterwandern auf dem Sassweg
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  • / Das verschneite Bergdorf Malbun
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The Sass Trail near the mountain village of Malbun is a well-signposted circular hiking trail which can be hiked throughout the year.
moderate
Distance 4.4 km
2:00 h
189 m
189 m
Snow hikers can enjoy the roughly two hour round tour which winds between snow walls, fur trees and snow hollows. From the car park on the outskirts of Malbun, the route leads up to the Friedenskapelle, the highest church in Liechtenstein. The trail leads gently up through forests and across meadows. Afterwards the trail leads down across the meadows of Alp Sass to the «Schneeflucht» and on to the holiday village and winter sports resort of Malbun. 
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Martin Knöpfel
Update: May 19, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,725 m
Lowest point
1,546 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
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May
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Dec

Rest Stop

JUFA Hotel Malbun - Alpin Resort
Alpenhotel Malbun - Restaurant
Hotel Falknerei Galina - Restaurant
Schlucher-Treff
Restaurant Schneeflucht

Start

Malbun (1,599 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'764'639E 1'219'139N
DD
47.102770, 9.607755
DMS
47°06'10.0"N 9°36'27.9"E
UTM
32T 546116 5216763
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Destination

Malbun

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Parking

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'764'639E 1'219'139N
DD
47.102770, 9.607755
DMS
47°06'10.0"N 9°36'27.9"E
UTM
32T 546116 5216763
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte 1:25'000: Fürstentum Liechtenstein

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • 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 Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.4 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
189 m
Descent
189 m
Circular route Family-friendly

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