Swiss skiing in EngadineWinter Sports in Engadine

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


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

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.

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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 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 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 8 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Chur.
  • From Basel the least travel time is 4 hrs 20 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Chur.
  • From Berne the least travel time is 4 hrs 21 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 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

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