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Morteratsch Glacier

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Address: Pontresina, Switzerland

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I would thoroughly recommend skiing down the glacier, there are slopes for experienced and not so experienced skiers/snowboarders, and the view is fantastic!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would thoroughly recommend skiing down the glacier, there are slopes for experienced and not so experienced skiers/snowboarders, and the view is fantastic!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth a detour! Best views are by goin up to Diavolezza lift and doing a little hike up there in summer!!

Thank paulandre1984
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The walk goes off from the right hand side of the train stop /restaurant to the glacier. It is fairly easy walk going slightl up-hill and takes about 1 hour going there. Be aware that in winter you might need good shoes with good soles, as part of the walk can be totally frozen and very, very slippery

Thank CrisPini40
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Despite the educational background of the adventure this by no means was a boring one. I took us almost 5 hours to go all the way down from Diavolezza through Pers and Morteratsch Glaciers to our final destination: Morteratsch train station. You can reserve this guided hike at Pontresina mountaineering/sky school. Medium difficulty so you have to have some good... More 

Thank OneChrisChoc
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the hike to the glacier. Allow for at least three hours for an enjoyable hike although the signs near the entrance suggest that it is a shorter hike.

Thank Venkateswara V
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The glacier has retreated approx 400 yards since our last visit fifteen years ago. Much has been done to add to the walk up to the glacier with information boards in 4 languages placed at more regular intervals. Great restaurant back at the railway station to stop for rest and refreshment.

Thank Mary K
Danville, California
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Unless you are a hiker, this glacier is best seen from the train between Pontresina and Tirano. Really beautiful scenery all along the route!

Thank Kimberlee007
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We received some excellent advice from people on Trip Advisor forums and wanted to share how our trip worked out for us. We took the 6:20 train from Milan Central to Tirano, Italy and made it with 10 minutes to spare for the train to St. Moritz. We left Tirano at 9 am and had a incredible journey on the... More 

1 Thank biebfam4
Naples, Florida
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Even in the rain this was a sight of which we will never forget! The rain stopped long enough for us to get some great pictures. The hike was relatively easy and worth it!

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Afula, Israel
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

I was fortunate enough to participate in a glacier hike led by the Mountaineering School in Pontresina. The glacier is truly amazing and you learn alot more about it by treking on it. Getting to the glacier takes time and requires hikers to climb and to descend on tricky but managable stone paths; but be aware that this takes time... More 

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