Lenzerheide, apparently a favourite resort of Margaret Thatcher, is often overlooked as a winter sports holiday destination, but it's hard to understand why. There is a wide range of other winter sports activities and excellent infrastructure. There are plenty of good pistes for all abilities and the resort spreads across both sides of the valley, above and below the treeline, to provide ideal conditions at all times of the day. From December 2013 neighbouring Arosa is linked by gondola with Lenzerheide and the combined resorts create the largest linked ski area in Graubünden and one of the ten largest in Switzerland.
Best of the Slopes
The 11k run off Rothorn is very scenic but has both serious flats and serious steep sections. With a guide you can drop off and ski off-piste into Arosa, and now with the resorts connected it is far easier to get back than it used to be.
By Public Transport
The best destination to access the downhill slopes by public transport in this ski area is Canols, Rothornbahn. Bus stop is adjacent to cable car, a good free bus connects to all base stations. 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 1 hr 55 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Chur. Typically, an adult one day combined ticket is 117.60 SFr, reduced to 86.40 SFr with a Half-Price card.
- From Basel the least travel time is 3 hrs 06 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Chur. Typically, an adult one day combined ticket is 157.60 SFr, reduced to 106.40 SFr with a Half-Price card.
- From Berne the least travel time is 3 hrs 00 mins with as few as 2 changes going via Zurich / Chur. Typically, an adult one day combined ticket is 176.80 SFr, reduced to 116.00 SFr with a Half-Price card.
- From Luzern an adult one day combined ticket is 128.80 SFr, or 92.00 SFr with a Half-Price card.
Indicative prices are for travel to Canols, Rothornbahn. Click here to find prices for other destinations. Under the combined ticket scheme the additional charge for a two day pass is 52.80 SFr.
Please refer to a map and check local conditions for accurate routing information.
- The road distance from Zurich is around 139 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 45 mins.
- The road distance from Basel is around 223 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 30 mins.
- The road distance from Berne is around 264 km and the journey time is roughly 3 hrs .
- The road distance from Geneva is around 427 km and the journey time is roughly 4 hrs 45 mins.
Latest Resort Report
Weather 9 degrees
Lifts open 42/42
Day ticket CHF: 69.-/23.-
Snow: 100 cm 80 cm in resort. Last Snow: 04.03.2014
Runs Open: 185/225 km 85 km with artificial snowmaking
Conditions: good 15/15 Runs down to resort open
Cross-Country. Classic: 56 km good. Skating: 56 km good. 1560 m (altitude)
Halfpipes Open: 1/1 . Snowcross Open: 0/1 . Snowparks Open: 2/2
Toboggan Runs Open: 4/4 8.6km / 8.6km. Toboggan Conditions: no info
Winter Walks: 80/80 km . Snow Shoe Walks: 16/16 km
Lenzerheide at MySwitzerland
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Accommodation in the Resort and Surrounding Area
- Hotel Astoria, Arosa Ranked #1 in Arosa by TripAdvisor.
$$ Tel: +41 813787272 http://www.astoria-arosa.ch/
- Chalet Runca, Arosa (Chalet) Family run chalet near station and slopes - CHF 10090/week for 10 half-board.
$$ Tel: + 41 798333608 http://www.snowypockets.com
- Hotel Streiff, Arosa Ranked #2 in Arosa by TripAdvisor. $$$
- Arosa Vetter Hotel, Arosa Ranked #5 in Arosa by TripAdvisor.
$$$ Tel: +41 813787272
- Waldhotel National, Arosa (4*) Ranked #5 by Tages-Anzeiger amongst Swiss 4* Hotels.
$$$$ Tel: +41 813785555 http://www.waldhotel.ch
- Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa (5*) Ranked #2 by Tages-Anzeiger amongst Swiss 5* Hotels and #3 in Arosa by TripAdvisor.
$$$$$ Tel: +41 813789999 http://www.tschuggen.ch
- Arosa Kulm Hotel & Alpin Spa, Arosa Ranked #4 in Arosa by TripAdvisor.
$$$$$ Tel: +41 813787272
- Valbella Youth Hostel, Valbella (Hostel) Needs a car or a 25 minute hike from the bus stop..
$ Tel: +41 813841208 http://www.youthhostel.ch/en/
- The Lodge, Churwalden (Hostel)
$ Tel: +41 813562267 http://www.swissbackpackers.ch
- Hotel Kurhaus, Lenzerheide Ranked #1 in Lenzerheide by TripAdvisor.
$$$ Tel: +41 813841134 http://www.kurhaus-lenzerheide.ch
- Guarda Val, Lenzerheide (4*) Ranked #2 by Tages-Anzeiger amongst Swiss 4* Hotels.
$$$$ Tel: +41 813858585 http://www.guardaval.ch
- Hotel Schweizerhof, Lenzerheide (4*) Family hotel, ranked #2 in Lenzerheide by TripAdvisor. $$$$
- Hotel Valbella Inn, Lenzerheide (4*) Spa hotel. $$$$
See Where to Stay for more details on accommodation options.