Can it be just a bit smaller? In this sense, small means manageable and free of racers and would refer to the many smaller ski areas that are practically on the doorstep of picturesque Engadin villages. Individualists prefer the peace and quiet away from the XXL ski runs. Parents use them to improve their stem turns with their kids or to celebrate a return to the slopes after a long break. In addition, skiers can execute ski jumps and children can build snowmen at the edge of the slope in peace and quiet.
Maloja Aela is the place to go for snowboarders and freeriders – a paradise for soul riders who do not think much of hectic fun parks and slopes.
Right next to the Corvatsch car park and valley station, kids and beginners can have fun with the Cristins ski lift. This provides an opportunity for them to decide if they are ready for the big ski slopes or if they should wait a day or two.
Children in particular love the sunny slope of Celerina. The child-safe 4-seater chair lift and a T-bar take the young skiers to the top of the slope before they once again lean into their turns and improve their skills.
Here kids schedule their next lesson with their instructors. In the late afternoon, people congregate in the Bar Finale for their après-ski aperitifs.
The ski lift is in a sunny position at the edge of the village of Samedan. There is absolutely no queuing! The versatile nursery slope at Survih is very family friendly and a popular meeting point for ski schools. It is an ideal place to start snowboarding and more advanced snowboarders can practice their jumps. Two nursery lifts serve the broad sunny slope. There is parking nearby as well as a self-service ski hut and a children's playground.
The Müsella slope at La Punt is ideal for families and beginners. There is a restaurant and playground.
A small but heavenly spot for skiers and snowboarders to make their first contact with the snow, can be found in S-chanf.