Swiss skiing in EngadineWinter Sports in Engadine

Ski and snowboard 350 km of piste in Engadine between 1750-3303m


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he Engadine, the valley of what in Austria is called the Inn, includes St Moritz, the oldest and most famous winter sports resort in the world. Whilst it is undoubtedly and justifiably renowned for the jet set clientele it attracts, this is both a tribute to its appeal and is also misleading, in that the Engadin valley is not just for the affluent few. There is plenty of affordable accommodation in the region and some of the most awesome skiing and snowboarding, alongside excellent and extensive cross-country skiing, winter walks and a host of other diversions. As well as St Moritz itself, convenient for Corviglia and Corvatsch, Pontresina makes a good base to explore the slopes at Lagalb and Diovalezza. Every winter sports enthusiast should visit this corner of Switzerland at some time in their life!

Ski and Snowboard Engadine

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Best of the Slopes

Apart from the small child-friendly resort of Zuoz, the main areas of pistes are the Corviglia/Piz Nair area adjoining Celerina and St Moritz Dorf, with the longest run being the 8km from Piz Nair all the way down to Celerina (and there is sometimes a route down to Samedan open). Across the valley, accessed from Silvaplan or Sils, there is the amazingly scenic 9km Hahnensee descent from Corvatsch down to St Moritz-Bad. Beyond Pontresina in Val Bernina lies Diovalezza which has a leg-burning, adrenalin-pumping, long descent on the famous 10km off-piste glacier trail to Morteratsch, whilst the nearby Lagalb also has a couple of good runs for experienced skiers and boarders.

Getting There

By Public Transport

The best destination to access the downhill slopes by public transport in this ski area is Celerina. Celerina station is ten minutes walk from the Marguns gondola that takes you up Corviglia. The resort operates the Snow'n'Rail scheme, providing a 20% discount on the combined travel ticket and lift pass.

  • From Zurich the least travel time is 3 hrs 8 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Chur. Typically, an adult one day combined ticket is 201.80 SFr, reduced to 137.80 SFr with a Half-Price card.
  • From Basel the least travel time is 4 hrs 20 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Chur. Typically, an adult one day combined ticket is 233.80 SFr, reduced to 153.80 SFr with a Half-Price card.
  • From Berne the least travel time is 4 hrs 21 mins with as few as 2 changes going via Zurich / Chur. Typically, an adult one day combined ticket is 253.00 SFr, reduced to 163.40 SFr with a Half-Price card.
  • From Luzern an adult one day combined ticket is 214.60 SFr, or 144.20 SFr with a Half-Price card.

Indicative prices are for travel to St Moritz Bad, Post. Click here to find prices for other destinations. Under the combined ticket scheme the additional charge for a two day pass is 66.60 SFr.

By Road

Please refer to a map and check local conditions for accurate routing information.

  • The road distance from Zurich is around 203 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 40 mins.
  • The road distance from Basel is around 295 km and the journey time is roughly 3 hrs 20 mins.
  • The road distance from Lugano is around 180 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 30 mins.

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Nearby Resorts

Destinations in the region include Celerina, Corvatsch, Corviglia, Diavolezza, Pontresina, Sils, Silvaplana, St Moritz and Zuoz.

Weather Outlook

Latest Resort Report

Report dated December 18 2017 07:45
Weather -11 degrees
Lifts open 19/23
Day ticket CHF: 79.-/26.30
Depth of snow 88 cm 35 cm in resort
Last snowfall 3 days ago
Pistes 93/163 km 60 km with artificial snowmaking
Condition of runs good 4/4 Runs down to resort (open/total)
Cross-country classic 106 km good
Cross-country skating 114 km good
Altitude of cross-country trails 2200 m (altitude)
Half-pipes 0/0
Snowcross runs 0/0
Snow park 0/1
Tobogganing facilities 0/9 0.0km / 19.6km
Condition of runs closed
Winter walking paths open 210/264 km
Snowshoe trails open 10/15 km

Piste Map for Engadine

Ski and Snowboard on the pistes at Engadine


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