Swiss skiing in SilvaplanaWinter Sports in Silvaplana

Ski and snowboard 120 km of piste in Silvaplana between 1750-3303m


ilvaplana, 5km south of St Moritz, lies below the Julier Pass and comprises two distinct sections separated by a bridge between Lake Silvaplana and Lake Champfèr. In Surlej, the easternmost part of the village, lies a cable car bottom station that services the runs off Corvatsch and links to the Furtschellas pistes, with a top station of 3300m. Frequent bus services connect the two parts of the village and neighbouring communities with the valley station. Located at 1815m the village has a good long season for both on and off piste skiing and snowboarding - although note that the link to Furtschellas and the run to St Moritz Bad have a shorter season than the main runs off Corvatsch. On Friday nights the lower slopes off Corvatsch are floodlit and open until late. The village is in a breath-taking setting with an excellent sunshine record and a beautiful light. It is renowned not only for its proximity to Corvatsch but also for its excellent winter walks, extensive cross-country tracks and professional avalanche camps. The frozen lakes are also popular for snowkiting, and in the summer for kitesailing.

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Best of the Slopes

The run off the Corvatsch glacier from the top station down to Surlej is a lovely run, which, after a short surface lift ride to get height, allows you to complete an amazingly scenic run down to the Surlej bottom station.

Where to Eat and Party

Above the Corvatsch glacier Fuorcla Surlej (+41 81 842 63 03) has one of the best views in the Alps and great fish soup. At the bottom of the cable car the wonderful Nira Alpina Hotel has some outstanding eateries including its own bakery, from where it is possible to order picnic lunches (+41 81 838 69 69).

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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 Surlej, Corvatschbahn. Take bus #1 from St Moritz station bus stop, adjacent to front of train, to Surlej Corvatschbahn. 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 Basel the least travel time is 4 hrs 50 mins with as few as 2 changes going via Chur / St Moritz.

By Road

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

  • The road distance from Zurich is around 197 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 25 mins.
  • The road distance from Basel is around 282 km and the journey time is roughly 3 hrs 16 mins.
  • The road distance from Berne is around and the journey time is roughly 3 hrs 40 mins.
  • The road distance from Geneva is around 475 km and the journey time is roughly 5 hrs 11 mins.

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Nearby Resorts

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

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