Mountains & Lakes
Experience the Engadine
The Engadine is one of the highest inhabited valleys of Europe. In 1800 meters above sea level, the valley enchants with its lakes, pine and larch forests, rugged summits, snow-covered glaciers and an unbelievable space, something rare to find in alpine valleys. In combination with more than 300 sunny days per year, this is a true paradise for every season.
In the valley of the Engadine sea-plate, you will find Lake Sils, Lake Silvaplana, Lej da Champfèr and Lake St. Moritz. A motive for postcards, which has always fascinated and inspired poets and philosophers and drawn numerous visitors to the valley all year round.
In winter, the skiing resort Corviglia offers glamour and glistening snow in the sun. The variety of slopes offers something for the whole family. From gentle children’s slopes to fast Worldcup runs and soft powdered slopes and a fun park – no wish remains unfulfilled.
You can travel even higher, to 3’303m, from Silvaplana/Surlej with the Corvatschbahn. Derived from the Romansh word for “large raven”, one has a rare beautiful view from the bird’s perspective on the Corvatsch. In winter, the large raven transforms into a sporty snow paradise with long wide slopes, lots of freeride areas and a world-class snow park, where the annual Freestyle World Championships are held every spring. The Hahnensee run from the Corvatsch to St. Moritz Bad is considered as the most beautiful slope in the Engadine.
The entire Engadine lake area is waiting for you with a trip to Muottas Muragl. Summer and winter are ideal for a panorama hike. In winter, a toboggan run leads from Muottas Muragl with 20 action-filled turns from the mountain to the valley station. Slides can be rented on site.
One experiences a genuine glacier feeling on the Diavolezza. Even in high summer, the devilish cold weather of the eternal ice can be felt up here. Mountaineering and climbing in summer, skiing in winter – the trip to about 3’000m is worth your while.
Summer and winter athletes will find refreshments at the Berghaus Diavolezza. In summer, Piz Trovat invites to a climbing tour, and in winter, experienced skiers will enjoy the 10km long glacier descend towards Morteratsch. Once a month, the slopes are open for nocturnal full moon skiing. The neighbouring Lagalb, with its steep and fastidious slopes, is only suitable for good skiers and snowboarders. The climbing area Piz Alv/Lagalb offers various routes of different degrees of difficulty. The staff at the Bergsteigerschule Pontresina knows them all.
Experience the Engadine