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Sils Maria – Skiing and relaxation in the footsteps of Nietzsche Sils Maria (1803 m)

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At the entrance to the Engadine Valley, between the romantic lakes of Sils and Silvaplana, Sils-Maria exudes charm and energy that are irresistible. This alpine village with 700 inhabitants, located above the Fextal, is a small paradise, with a familiar and relaxing atmosphere. Here the air is so fresh, pure and invigorating that you can not get enough of it. The lush nature of the area is criss-crossed by countless hiking routes that invite you to relax and unwind in the radiant winter sun. As far as winter sports are concerned, Sils-Maria offers numerous opportunities for skiers and snowboarders as well as cross-country skiers and winter hikers.

The ski area of Sils-Maria includes 23 pistes, which extend between 1800 m and the Piz Corvatsch, the highest point of the Engadin region. With a multitude of intermediate pistes, Sils-Maria is an ideal destination for medium and high level skiers. Nevertheless, there are also some wide and flatter pistes for beginners, at more than 2000 m altitude. The pistes of Sils-Maria are part of the Engadin ski area, which comprises a total of 350 alpine ski pistes, 220 km of routes and more than 150 km of winter hiking routes.

Ski resort Sils Maria Detailed information:

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Floodlight slope
  • Halfpipe
  • Snowpark
  • Ski school
  • Ski kindergarten
  • Day nursery
  • Cinema
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Ice rink
  • Disco
  • Bar
  • Sport shop
  • Toboggan run
  • Supermarket
  • Bank
  • Cashpoint
  • Wellness

Further information

Winter hikes in paradisiacal nature

Sils-Maria is the ideal starting point for wonderful winter hikes, with skis, snowshoes, sleigh rides or on foot. The flat and well-maintained paths lead into the middle of an idyllic landscape, surrounded by glaciers, several mountain lakes, forests, pastures and snow-capped peaks. For winter hiking fans, a tour over the frozen Lake Sils is a unique experience. The route leads with a total of 13 km directly along the shore and over the frozen surface of the largest lake in the canton of Graubünden. If the weather permits, a mini-bar will be set up in the middle of the lake, offering a variety of drinks and specialties for the hikers.

The most important route leads from Sils-Maria over the Chasté peninsula to Maloja and then back to Sils-Maria. It is one of the most beautiful hiking routes in the Upper Engadine. A horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snowy Fex Valley is also a classic, where you can admire the magnificent Alpine landscape. From Sils-Maria, cross-country skiers have direct access to the Engadine ski marathon route, which crosses the village. In addition to skiing and winter hikes, Sils-Maria offers a variety of other activities, such as curling, ice hockey and tobogganing. There is also an indoor pool.

Fill up your Energy and strength in a cozy and familiar atmosphere

In addition to its idyllic landscape, Sils-Maria has elevated bioenergetic values, which are particularly conducive to a quick recovery of the body's energy reserves. Sils-Maria radiates strength and energy like no other place. It is the ideal place to fill up your energy, find inspiration and get fit again. Several famous personalities have already been spellbound by Sils-Maria, including Nietzsche, Thomas Mann, Marcel Proust, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Beuys, Annemarie Schwarzenbach and David Bowie. For all of them Sils-Maria has proved to be a strong source of inspiration and strength.

Inseparable from the name of Sils-Maria is the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, who spent eight summers there towards the end of his life. The house where he lived is now a museum where manuscripts (letters and original texts), his photographs and several other personal belongings are exhibited. You can also visit the simple room that he stayed in during his stays in Sils. The famous German philosopher remains unforgotten in Sils-Maria. You can follow his footsteps on a romantic path through Fextal, his favorite walk. There is still the stone on which he sat down to meditate, to enjoy the extraordinary beauty of nature, to soak up the sun and the quasimagic energy emanating from this paradisiacal spot of earth.