Brisi – skiing a classic Churfirst

Published by 360 Pro , 21 December 2007, 11h21.

Region: World » Switzerland » St.Gallen
Date of the hike:19 December 2007
Ski grading: AD-
Geo-Tags: Churfirsten   CH-SG 
Access to start point:cff logo Alt St. Johann, Horb
Access to end point:cff logo Alt St. Johann, Post

Due to the lack of snow last winter and a major knee injury, I wasn’t able to go on any ski tour. This winter seems to be blessed with oodles of snow and my knee is doing OK. For my first ski tour in almost two years I chose an old classic: Brisi. It is a little steeper than Selun (the other classic amongst the Churfirsten), but usually less blown off.

I started at the bus stop cff logo Alt St. Johann, Horb. Usually the ski traces start right there and take you up to Selamatt via Hummersboden, Vorder Rossweid and Engi. Then one ascends a little westwards in the direction of the Frümsel valley. At around 1750m one turns southeast to the wooden box, the depot for the rescue sled. The following steep part (about 40º) is short but kind of tricky, one basically follows the summer path for this part. Then you get to the wide and huge slope and it takes you all the way up to the summit.

Today Brisi was blown off as well and the snow was quite difficult to ski. From Selamatt down to Alt St. Johann it was quite powdery and very nice.

Horb – Hummersboden - Vorder Rossweid – Engi – Selamatt – P 1792 – Brisi  -and down more or less the same way.

Hike partners: 360


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