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Winter Hiking & Tobogganing

On a stroll across the frozen Engadin lakes, you really appreciate the great expanse of the high valley and especially at sunset, the magical quality of light in the Engadin.

Enjoy the flat winter walking paths from St. Moritz to Maloja, from Sils into the romantic Val Fex, or from Maloja through the snow-blanketed forest to the frozen Lake Cavloccio.

Switzerland’s most famous run is also just around the corner: it’s only a short train ride to reach the descent from Preda to Bergün. This leads along the Rhaetian Railway’s Albula line, which in summer 2008 was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Seenweg St. Moritz – Maloja

Horse carriage in the snow-covered countryside of Sils in the evening sun.The world-famous beauty of the Engadin St. Moritz region is not only owed by the unique lake plateau. A walk on the three icy wintry lakes is especially poetry.

From the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains the way passes the Olympic ski-jump, Lej March and down to Lej Champfèr. Take the right side to Surlej, along the Lake Silvaplana to Sils.

When you arrive at the peninsula Chastè, walk over the frozen Lake Sils and toward the sun to Maloja.

Philosopher’s trail Muottas Muragl

The philosopher’s trail on Muottas Muragl is recommended for inexperienced hikers.

In about an hour the way leads seven magnificent kilometers along to the frozen mountain lake Lej Muragls. Ten signposts with the wisdom of major philosophers are thought-provoking.

A map of the winter hiking trails around St. Moritz can be found here

Muottas Muragl Toboggan Run

Family tobogganing on the Muottas Muragl toboggan run.The best thing to do is to lift up the front of the toboggan, dig the ends of the runners into the snow, and take a running jump onto the sledge, so that it can pick up enough speed for the long straights.

There are 20 curves in all on the fastest of all the region’s toboggan runs; a vertical drop of 705 metres (2,313ft) over 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) guarantees plenty of action.

By the time you get to the bottom, you only want one thing – to go up to the top again, and experience the thrill a second time.

Toboggan Run Bergün

Switzerland’s most famous toboggan run offers an unforgettable winter adventure for the whole family. The 5km (3 mile) route leads from Preda (1,800m/5,905ft) along the twisting, snow-covered Albula Pass road all the way down to Bergün (1,400m/4,593ft). Getting to the run is an adventure in itself.

From St. Moritz, the Rhaetian Railway train winds through a landscape of fairy-tale beauty: the Albula, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Toboggans can be rented from the railway stations of both Preda and Bergün.