Swiss skiing in ArosaWinter Sports in Arosa

Ski and snowboard 225 km of piste in Arosa between 1230-2865m


rosa is a long-established resort lying at the end of a delightful narrow gauge railway and a rather tortuous road. It is pretty in parts but very spread out with the most attractive traffic-free section at Inner-Arosa a bus ride away from the station and the main Obersee area. Arosa attracts a large non-skiing clientele and the slopes rarely have queues or crowds. Since December 2013 neighbouring Lenzerheide has been linked by a gondola with Arosa and the combined resorts create the largest linked ski area in Graubünden and one of the ten largest in Switzerland. In addition to the pistes there are an impressive 40km of marked freeride runs and it possible to ski off-piste but within the bounds of the ski area all day. As well as downhill, cross-country, tobogganing, snowshoe walks and winter walks the resort also boasts night skiing, open air skating on the lake, horse and sleigh rides, indoor swimming, full moon parties and a wide range of restaurants and bars.

Ski and Snowboard Arosa

There is a beautiful and very easy 8 km walk from the Unterseeplatz in Arosa, about 500 metres south of the station to the Langwies station from where you can take the train back to Arosa. The trail runs above the railway line and then along the Plessur to the old Walser village of Litzirüti. From there the route mainly passes through forest until you reach the imposing Langwieser Viaduct. Pass under the railway bridge and ascend up to Langwies station.

Best of the Slopes

Nice long blue run off Brüggerhorn down to Obersee. There is also some good off-piste on Brüggerhorn and the Weisshorn.

Where to Eat and Party

Brüggli bar in Inner-Arosa is a good place to start an evening out. Nearer Obersee is the Old India Bar in the Hotel Sorell. The excellent Botta-designed Tschuggen Bergoase spa at the Tschuggen Grand Hotel is open to non-residents. Also with a spa open to the public is the Arosa Kulm Hotel & Alpin Spa, which also has three of the best restaurants in town (+41 81 378 88 88), although the best is probably the Restaurant Kachelofa-Stübli at the Waldhotel Arosa (+41 81 378 55 55).

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Getting There

By Public Transport

The best destination to access the downhill slopes by public transport in this ski area is Arosa. Station adjacent to gondola, also courtesy bus between base stations. The resort operates the Snow'n'Rail scheme, providing a discount on the combined travel ticket and lift pass. Click here for details of the Swiss Railways discount scheme.

  • From Zurich the least travel time is 2 hrs 32 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Chur.
  • From Basel the least travel time is 3 hrs 36 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Chur.
  • From Berne the least travel time is 3 hrs 37 mins with as few as 2 changes going via Zurich / Chur.

By Road

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

  • The road distance from Zurich is around 148 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 10 mins.
  • The road distance from Basel is around 232 km and the journey time is roughly 3 hrs.
  • The road distance from Berne is around 274 km and the journey time is roughly 3 hrs 20 mins.
  • The road distance from Geneva is around 437 km and the journey time is roughly 5 hrs 10 mins.

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Nearby Resorts

Destinations in the region include Chur Flims and Lenzerheide.

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