Swiss skiing in DiavolezzaWinter Sports in Diavolezza

Ski and snowboard 35 km of piste in Diavolezza between 2093-2978m


wenty minutes from Pontresina and thirty minutes from St Moritz by bus lie the isolated base stations for Diavolezza and Lagalb, a few hundred metres from each other in a bleak valley below the Bernina Pass. As well as buses, both base stations are also served by rail links from Samedan and Pontresina. There are good mountain restaurants at the top of both lifts, with the one on Diavolezza also providing accommodation. The runs are mostly for strong intermediates, and lack variety, but for the more experienced there is some good off-piste. Although the resort usually opens as early as October and finishes as late as May, there is often a period in late November and early December when the lifts are closed.

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Best of the Slopes

Diovalezza base station is high, so it provides good long runs in both early and late season. Round the back of Diovalezza is the beautiful 10 km glacier descent to Morteratsch along a marked trail. Both Lagalb and Diovalezza have good areas for free-riding but you will need a guide.

Where to Eat and Party

The Berghaus Diavolezza (+41 81 839 39 00) at the top of the cable car is worth the round trip for the views alone, but the food is good and it also offers accomodation and an outdoor jacuzzi.

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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 Bernina Diavolezza or Bernina Lagalb. Stations adjacent to cable cars for both Lagalb and Diovalezza. Bus also runs between base stations and to/from St Moritz, Pontresina and Celerina (#2). 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 3 hrs 44 mins with as few as 2 changes going via Chur / Samedan / Pontresina.
  • From Basel the least travel time is 4 hrs 50 mins with as few as 3 changes going via Chur / Samedan / Pontresina.
  • From Berne the least travel time is 4 hrs 49 mins with as few as 4 changes going via Zurich / Chur / Samedan / Pontresina.

By Road

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

  • The road distance from Zurich is around 222 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 48 mins.
  • The road distance from Basel is around 306 km and the journey time is roughly 3 hrs 39 mins.
  • The road distance from Berne is around 346 km and the journey time is roughly 4 hrs 4 mins.
  • The road distance from Geneva is around 499 km and the journey time is roughly 5 hrs 34 mins.

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Nearby Resorts

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

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Piste Map for Diavolezza

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