lm has a feature known as the "Martinsloch", a 15m round hole in the Tschingelhorn at 2600m through which the sun shines onto the village church steeple for only a few days a year, in March and September. Elm is located in Glarus at the head of the Sernf valley, separated from Braunwald to the West by the Chärpf (2794m) and from Graubünden in the south by the Panix pass. Elm is not a bad little ski and snowboard destination, with a reasonable range of runs for all abilities, although probably not ideal for beginners or early intermediates, and generally good snow on the upper slopes. Despite being relatively near to Zürich it doesn't seem to get crowded even at weekends. Sadly it is not on the Swiss Railways Snow'n'Rail circuit.
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- The road distance from Zurich is around 89 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 10 mins.
- The road distance from Basel is around 174 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 2 mins.
- The road distance from Berne is around 214 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 26 mins.
- The road distance from Geneva is around 367 km and the journey time is roughly 3 hrs 56 mins.
Destinations in the region include Braunwald.
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