Corviglia/Piz Nair, Diavolezza/Lagalb and Corvatsch are just some of the ski areas to be discovered in the Engadin Valley. With some 350km (217 miles) of slopes to explore, you'll never be stuck for options - and there's always a new challenge to take on.
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Directly opposite the hotel, the Signalbahn is the perfect funicular to bring you into the famous Corviglia skiing area.
Early risers swear by the “White Carpet”, the first ride down the freshly groomed pistes.: Aat sunrise, you can be up on the Piz Nair (3,057 m (10,029.5 ft)) facing spectacular views, 100 km (62 miles) of runs of World-Cup quality, and the Corviglia Snow Park with its 30 obstacles – regarded as one of the finest in Europe. Those who prefer a gentler experience can opt for the 3 km (2 mi) Paradiso piste designated for “Chill-out Riding”. It is the wide range of options on offer that make the Corviglia special. St. Moritz and Celerina’s local mountain are rightly some of the world’s most famous snow sports playgrounds, also in thanks to the area’s great Alpine culinary delights and huts.
Speed test on the Corviglia: It is still fun to test how fast you can go under the best conditions. At the “High-Speed Piste” on the Corviglia, you can measure your top speed for zero money. As soon as you pass the starting gate, the timer begins. After 100 m (110 yds), your time comes up on the big digital display by the finish gate, below the Alpina Hut. If you feel disappointed, just try again. Or you can simply relax and enjoy the glorious runs at a more leisurely tempo.
Corviglia Snow Park: The Snow Park up on the Corviglia is the ultimate freestyle playground, packed with variety. Extremely well maintained, it is full of cool features, starting with the perfectly designed line for the first three consecutive kicks. The park also has a wide range of rails and boxes, a corner and hits of all sizes: freestyle heaven!
Glide from Surlej up to the mid-mountain station in just seven minutes and take in the spectacular mountain panorama that greets you at the end of the next leg of the ride when you step out of the cabin at the highest summit station in the Eastern Alps at an altitude of 3,303 m (10,836.6 ft). It isn’t just the exertion that takes your breath away as you swoop down the demanding but exciting 9km (5.5 mi) descent from the Corvatsch via Hahnensee straight to Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains.
Snow Night Corvatsch: Every Friday evening on the Corvatsch, skiers and snowboarders are in for a special treat when Switzerland’s longest illuminated piste becomes the focus of a giant party. Snow bars line the run, the scent of mulled wine fills the air, chilled sounds create a relaxed mood, and the only thing topping the atmosphere is the glittering magic of the clear star-filled sky of the Engadin. Nothing in the Alps matches Snow Night on the Corvatsch.
Snowpark Corvatsch: Now snowboarders and skiers alike can show off all their tricks. The wide variety of kickers and rails are superbly maintained, and the quarter-pipe is the place to put on a big show.
Skiing here, where the icy peaks of the Bernina Massif tower high above the glacier tongues, requires considerable concentration. Although you really came up here to ski, you cannot stop your eyes from wandering over to the silvery hanging glaciers, the walls of ice and the snowy-white peaks that seem almost within your grasp.
GLÜNA PLAINA - FULL MOON SKIING When the full moon (“Glüna Plaina” in Romansh) lights up the landscape, nothing beats a dinner at the Diavolezza mountain restaurant followed by a descent of the tranquil slopes down to the valley. Simply “fabulus”,the locals say in Romansh, which means like a fable or fairytale. This is an experience you should not miss on any account.
Don't worry if you are not a confident skier: there are plenty of excellent beginner slopes to start out on, such as Languard in Pontresina, Prouveler in Celerina and Cristins in Silvaplana. If you are travelling with children, take them for a great day out at Zuoz, with its wide, easily-navigated slopes. If sledging or hiking is more your thing, pay a visit to Muottas Muragl, which is specially reserved for winter walkers and offers some of the finest views in the region.Back