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Silvaplana – The world capital of snowkiting Silvaplana (1815 m)

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Six kilometers southwest of St. Moritz is Silvaplana (also called Corvatsch), one of the ski resorts of the tourist region Engadin St. Moritz. This elegant holiday resort is situated in an idyllic natural setting between the 6 mountain lakes at the foot of the Piz Corvatsch (3303m), the highest point of the Engadine ski area. The ski pistes of Silvaplana are connected to the Engadin ski area, which comprises a total of 350km of well-marked and groomed pistes. If your stay is limited only to Silvaplana and its surroundings, you can make extensive use of the 120 km of pistes of Silvaplana and the neighboring ski resort of Sils-Maria. Both ski resorts together form the Corvatsch area, one of the four ski resorts in the Engadine region.

Staggered between 1797 and 3033 meters, Silvaplana enjoys abundant natural snow from November to May. In addition, Silvaplana has a network of snowmaking facilities that can provide artificial snow for 16% of the ski resort. Above Silvaplana, Piz Corvatsch is the highest ski piste in Europe accessible by cable car. 14 modern ski lifts ensure the transport of skiers to the pistes.

Ski resort Silvaplana 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

Diverse winter sports offer

With 90% red pistes (medium difficulty) Silvaplana is above all a destination for intermediate and advanced skiers. Several steep, non-rolled runs and some mogul pistes promise thrills. Beginners will find wide pistes with a slight piste at the middle station Murtèl and in the area of Furtschellas - ideal for families and peace-loving skiers. The ski resort Silvaplana also has the longest floodlit piste in Switzerland (4.2 km). Above the Hahnensee, this piste leads directly to the ski area of St. Moritz. Once a week the Snow Night Corvatsch is held on this piste. This colorful festival, unique in the Alps, attracts with mulled wine, music and numerous animations.

Silvaplana offers numerous routes for winter walkers, on foot or on snowshoes. They lead through an intact nature with snow-capped pine forests and frozen mountain lakes. From Silvaplana, cross-country skiers have direct access to the 200 km of cross-country skiing in Engadin St. Moritz. Silvaplana is also located on the famous cross-country ski marathon route of Engadine. In Silvaplana you can also learn cross-country skiing. The cross-country ski school offers introductory and advanced training courses in classic and skating style. Numerous powder covered areas are available for carving and freeride fans. A snow park with half-pipe, ice rink and curling areas complete the winter sports activities of Silvaplana.

Eldorado of snowkiting

Due to the steady and strong wind coming from Maloja, Silvaplana has become a worldwide meeting place for sailing fans: surfing, windsurfing, sailing and kitesurfing. The main attraction around Lake Silvaplana is snowkiting, a skating sport that is a perfect combination of surfing and skiing (or snowboarding). Ever since it was invented on Lake Silvaplana, this exciting sport has drawn numerous fans from all over the world to Silvaplana. Every day they wait impatiently for the regular, strong wind that blows around noon from Moleja to Silvaplana. A magnificent, colorful spectacle then begins on the frozen lake and in the blue sky.

Fans of snowboarding and freestyle will find the adrenaline kick in the snowpark of Silvaplana. Located in the middle station Murtèl, the "Engadinsnow Freestyle Park Corvatsch" has a half-pipe of 7 m height and 140 m length. Snowboarders and freestylers of all levels will find suitable obstacles there: three lines (beginner, advanced, professional), bag jump, ski jump, wallride, boardercross course and relaxation area. In January and February, the best snowboarders and freestylers from all over the world gather here for the freestyle competition "Engadinsnow".

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Silvaplana 92 Accommodations

  • free
  • special offer
  • on request
  • occupied
  • internet
  • sauna
  • swimming pool
  • fireplace
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