In the varied ski areas of Corviglia/Piz Nair, Corvatsch and Diavolezza/Lagalb as well as in some smaller areas, winter sports fans have 350 km (217 miles) of slopes waiting to be explored.
Thanks to the high altitude, Engadin St. Moritz is snow-sure.
Directly opposite the Hotel, the Signalbahn ist the perfect funicular to bring you into the famous skiing area “Corviglia.
Early risers swear by the “White Carpet”, the first ride down the freshly groomed pistes: at sunrise you can be up on the Piz Nair (3,057m/10,030ft) facing spectacular views, 100km (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 rather gentler experience can opt for the 3km (2 mile) Paradiso piste designated for “ChilloutRiding”. It is the wide range of options on offer that mark out the Corviglia, and St. Moritz and Celerina’s local mountain is quite rightly one of the world’s most famous snow sports playgrounds – thanks, also, to its great alpine hut culinary.
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 one hundred metres (110 yards), 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!
Gliding from Surlej up to the mid-mountain station in just seven minutes. More impressive still is 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 3,303m (10,837ft). And it isn’t just the exertion that takes your breath away as you swoop down the demanding but exciting 9km (5.5 mile) descent from the Corvatsch via Hahnensee straight to the 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 the place to put on a big show.
Skiing here, where the icy peaks of the Bernina Massif tower up high above the glacier tongues requires considerable concentration. For although you really came up here to ski, you cannot stop your eyes 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”, say locals in Romansh, which means like a fable or fairy tale – and that this is an experience you should not miss on any account.
Picturesque villages open real idylls: ideal beginner slopes as Languard in Pontresina, Prouvulèr in Celerina, Cristins in Silvaplana, Müsella in La Punt and Bügls in S-chanf. And sporty slopes such as Survih in Samedan and Aela in Maloja. Also, the local mountain of Zuoz promises relaxing days for the whole family. Here you carve without stress on wide slopes. Muottas Muragl is reserved winter walkers and sledges.Back