Snowkiting Lake Silvaplana
Snowkiting was pretty much invented on Lake Silvaplana.
The snowkiting school here, Swiss Kitesurf, has been shaping the development of this fashionable pursuit since 1994. Anyone at home on a piste will learn quickly.
The starting signal is fired at the Sils station. Without having to take off the gear, the action proceeds from there into the scenery of the Corvatsch ski area. After the Hahnensee downhill run, the St. Moritz slopes are already under the skis, and now you can calmly aim for Marguns. The Lagalb slopes line up after a brief change of ski area, before the final stage on the ten kilometre long Diavolezza glacier downhill run towards the Morteratsch Restaurant beckons. Upshot: at least 99 kilometres of downhill runs, 6,666 m height differential and 22 possible “hut stops” to fill up with energy.
Tandem paragliding and hang-gliding
You can feel your adrenalin level climb as the experienced pilot calmly makes preparations for take-off at 2,486 metres above sea level. Even from here, the view is sensational. A little later, it is breathtaking, as the paraglider or hang-glider flies silently over the Engadin lake plateau. And when, later on, the pilot makes a gentle landing at the Lake St. Moritz, you think you have been dreaming. Luckily, for proof there are photos of the flight – and, on request, even a video recording.