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.
For the 2022/2023 winter season, the Languard children's ski world will have a Kids Snowpark. Freestyle elements on the southern side of the ski lift offer a varied snowpark experience for beginners and advanced children and teenagers. The Kids Snowpark Languad offers the following elements:
- Flat Box
- Rainbow Box
- Elephant Box
- Fat Rail
For more information on the offers and activities, please visit: pontresina-languard.ch.
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.
Here you cabfind all the Upper Engadine ski areas.
Diavolezza-Lagalb freeriding playground
100 per cent untracked powder: what freerider does not dream of such conditions? The chances of getting top-quality powder away from the piste markers and the safety netting are particularly high in the freeriding playgrounds of Diavolezza and Lagalb. Especially when you are with one of the experienced mountain guides from Go Vertical. If you want to enjoy the most beautiful couloirs and the best powder runs in safety, you are in the best hands – and can rent all necessary equipment, too. www.bergsteiger-pontresina.ch
Club 8848 - Take the Challenge!
The number 8848 is the programme of the Challenge on the high alpine Piz Lagalb. Exactly 8848 metres of altitude (the height of Mount Everest) must be climbed before you can join Club 8848. Unlike Everest, however, the Lagalb adventurers do not need any mountaineering experience: skiers complete the 8848 metres in altitude by mastering the Lagalb downhill run eleven times and walking the footpath between the mountain station and Piz Lagalb four times - in one day, of course. At the end of the season, the new members are immortalised on the illustrious membership board.