Just as it is back home in Colorado every spring, the situation here is “find something mechanical to convey you to snow line,” otherwise you’ll spend all morning (or all day) dirt hiking.
Don’t get us wrong, we like hiking. But we’d rather ski when the nieve beckons from above like some kind of shining scepter of the mountain king.
So in the case of the classic Pizol tour a short distance northerly from Chur, Switzerland, the tour began with a ride on the cable to a truly excellent starting point at the Pizol Hutte. This smaller gasthaus serves both lift skiers and backcountry folk. It’s located in a windy but scenic spot so they built it squatty at one story high, with a huge horizontal bank of triple glazed windows taking in a stupendous view. (By the way, thanks Reto for the recommend, this was the perfect tour for first day here.)
Apologies for not giving you travel fanatics a better map. Best we can do with limited time is the Google map below, with Pizol Hutte marked. It appears that the Pizol (peak) is not indicated in Google Maps.