Fantastic pises for advanced skiers
Engadin St.-Moritz has something for every skier with its perfectly developed network of pistes over 350 km of pistes, between 1716 and 3303 m altitude. Numerous idyllic routes for beginners encounter difficult slopes that demand advanced and technical skills from advanced skiers. A very steep piste is located on the steep face of Piz Nair, the highest mountain of the Corviglia ski area (3057 m). On this piste, which is only suitable for ski professionals, you can quickly reach top speeds of about 130 km / h. If you do not trust this dreamlike piste, you can at least enjoy the 360 ° panoramic view over the Bernina and 25 lakes of the upper Engadin on the round observation deck of Piz Nair.
With a difference in altitude of 481 m, the World Cup piste of Corviglia is one of the most difficult ski runs in the area. Formerly located in the center of the ski area, the Olympic piste today is relatively out of the woods and not very busy. So you can go skiing and even slalom in peace and tranquility without disturbing other skiers. The Hahnensee is also one of the most difficult pistes of Engadin St. Moritz. Starting from the summit station of the Giand Alva chairlift, the piste leads over 9 kilometers down to the valley to St. Moritz-Bad. Located directly on the pistes, the Hahnensee mountain restaurant offers regional specialties. The restaurant has a panoramic terrace, which allows a magnificent view over the neighboring peaks.
Large cross-country ski network and wide range of winter activities
In addition to its wide range of alpine ski pistes, the ski area also offers winter sports enthusiasts 220 km of cross-country ski routes. That's why Engadin rightly wears the title of Swiss cross-country skiing paradise. The cross-country network consists of very varied routes for cross-country skiers at all levels. The main attraction is the Engadine Ski Marathon, which leads over 42 kilometers from Maloja to S-chanf. It is a network of difficult cross-country ski routes, designed especially for advanced cross-country skiers. Cross-country skiers looking for quiet and peaceful routes can find them in the Direttissima route, which runs along three lakes, or on the trail near Zuoz, which is also one of the longest cross-country ski routes in Europe.
There is something for everyone in the huge ski area of Engadin. The offer of winter sports is virtually limitless. No less than 150 km of hiking trails through magical landscapes, such as pine forests and past frozen mountain lakes, make the hearts of winter hiking fans beat faster. The broad, sunny and snowy mountain pistes are ideal for carving. In the three snow parks of the ski area snowboard and freeride, fans will find what their hearts desires, including a large half-pipe.
Skiers and non-skiers will find everything they need for a successful winter holiday in the Engadine. The Show Nights on Corvatsch are held every Friday evening and offer unforgettable downhill runs on the longest floodlit piste in Switzerland. Thanks to the snowsafari, discover the immense size of the Engadin ski area without having to take the same piste twice. On this fascinating tour you will experience the incomparable variety of the individual ski areas of the Engadine ski area in just one day and without having to unbuckle the skis even once. If you would like to be on the pistes with the first rays of sunshine, Engadin offers something special: the White Carpet of Corviglia. Every morning the ski lifts start their operation at 7.45 am. So the morning skiers can already be at the summit at 8 o'clock.