Some love carving on freshly groomed slopes; some prefer to leave their tracks on fresh, deep snow slopes – and some prefer the snow park. Anyway: The high Engadine peaks, 350 km of groomed slopes and 60 transport facilities ensure that everyone’s preferences and skill levels are catered for within the wealth of winter sports resorts around Pontresina. In addition to the slopes, numerous panoramic restaurants, ski lodges, and après ski bars offer ambiance, fun, and alpine culinary delights.
Skiing & Snowboarding in Pontresina, the Engadine
In Pontresina, the ski season lasts from October to mid-May.
Family ski resort Languard
The small family ski resort Languard, nestled in the heart of Pontresina, offers a modern infrastructure for beginners and experts. And the best: Children up to the age of 15 ski for free here. From the “Zauberteppich” [magic carpet] at the Snowli Kids Village for ski school guests to the platter and drag lift, everything is there. The Swiss Ski and Snowboard School Pontresina ensures successful first steps in the snow. The ski resort is suited for training and competition slopes: in the winter season, the Skiclub Bernina organises various youth ski races and night slalom races here. Operating dates can be found here: www.engadin.stmoritz.ch/languard-children-s-ski-area-pontresina
For diehard ski enthusiasts: Diavolezza opens as early as October
Want to test out your latest ski equipment when others haven’t even got their skis out of the attic? No problem. Right on Pontresina’s doorstep, the Diavolezza opens its Firn slopes as early as October. But not only that: in spring, the Diavolezza extends the skiing season late into May – as long as the slopes are accessible. Endless fun on the slopes in the Engadine!
Full-moon skiing on the Diavolezza
And the fun on the slopes does not even stop at nightfall: Glüna Plaina is Romansh for the full moon. And during the winter season, said full moon allows for several night-time skiing sessions on the Diavolezza. The brightly illuminated mountain station and the gentle light of the moon show the way down the slopes back to the valley. Faboulus! – which actually means ‘magical’ in Romansh and implies that you should definitely not miss this experience.
Full information about the individual ski resorts in the Engadin St. Moritz can be found here: www.engadin.stmoritz.ch/ski-snowboard.