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.
La Rösa firn run now open with immediate effect
In springtime, mountain aficionados are lured to higher altitudes by mild temperatures, longer days and spring snow. The La Rösa firn run in Upper Engadin, now open with immediate effect, is an excellent insider tip for the more experienced amateurs. The off-piste run takes you from the Lagalp mountain station near Pontresina down to the La Motta toll house in Val Poschiavo. From 24 February to 8 April 2018, a shuttle service back to the lower station will be available on request at 10am and 11.30am every day. When snow conditions are particularly demanding, or less experienced skiers intend to use the run, it is recommended to hire a guide from the Pontresina Mountaineering School (against payment). This is an off-piste run suitable only for use by experienced mountaineers who know how to handle the risk of avalanches. Going off-piste involves hazards. Doing so is a matter of personal responsibility. Before taking the run, consult the latest report on snow conditions and the risk of avalanches, and never set out on our own.
Diavolezza glacier run is open
The longest glacier run in Switzerland is open! The trip begins with a leisurely cable-car ride; after just a few minutes you have reached the top of Switzerland’s longest glacier run. This glorious descent leads through a wilderness of snow and ice, and takes about 45 minutes. In contrast to many “smoothed out” glacier ski areas, this leads along the moraines of the Pers and Morteratsch Glaciers right to the foot of the glacier, and ends just in front of the sun terrace of the station of the Rhaetian Railway in Morteratsch. The piste is yellow marked on both sides, secured and not groomed. In terms of difficulty, most of it is equivalent to a red run; about 300 metres (330 yards) are equivalent to a black. Date: Depending on snow conditions from ca. January until March.
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. Incidentally: the magic carpet next to tepee is available to the public from 6.1. to 4.3.2018 every Saturday and Sunday from 13:00 to 15:00 at a cost of CHF 5.00 per person (non-transferable ticket) .The booking is not required. If professional help is necessary, the teacher is bookable on site. In case of accidents responsibility is borne by the users. 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. Parking is available in the nearby carparks Mulin and Rondo. Download the family ski resort's current operating dates, opening hours and prices.
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.
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
Information about operating dates, prices and ski school Pontresina
Operating dates and prices
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Chair lift Languard
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