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Arosa Holidays

February 8, 2016 by snowypockets

Location
Located in a wide bowl at the top of the stunning Schannfig valley, extending from Chur, Arosa is very sunny and to a great extent sheltered from strong winds. As there is no transit traffic, the air is particularly pure and Arosa has been a famous Alpine health resort since 1877. Arosa is accessible by Rhaetian Railways from Chur or 30km by car with 365 dreamy bends and through several tunnels.  A great destination for electric cars, we have dedicated charging points for Tesla and overnight charging for all electric cars.

Calender
Summer 
begins 16th June, 2017 and ends 22 October, 2017.
November Ski Weekends: 27-29th October/3-5th November/10-12th November/17-19th November/24-26th November.
Winter Season 2017/18 opens 12.12.2017– starting with skiing and the Arosa Humour Festival in it’s mountain Circus Tent. The whole Area is open 23.12.17 – 8.4.18.
The last day skiing is Sunday 15.04.2018.  In between we have the full moon parties and lots more.

Summer Details
The Arosa All-inclusive Card, which is free for any overnight stay (apartment, hotel or camp site), entitles Arosa guests to a wide variety of free offers!
This card includes the usage of the aerial tramways to Hörnli and Weisshorn, access to the rope park,  and much more…
– Bergbahnen (Weisshorngondel, Hörnli-Express, Urdenbahn)
– Ortsbus
– RhB-Strecke Arosa – Lüen-Castiel – Arosa
– Pedalo und Boote auf dem Obersee
– Eissporthalle
– Seilpark/Rope Park
– Strandbad Untersee
– Heimatmuseum
– Driving Range
– ChippinGolf
Arosa alone boasts more than 200 km of different hiking and walking trails. A hiking tour to be especially recommended is the 10 lakes hike, a tour of 15 km leading from one crystal-clear mountain lake to the next. Then there’s the Schanfigg circuit from Chur to Arosa and back with its many traditional cozy mountain huts and alpine pastures.
For mountainbikers, a multitude of trails are available in Arosa as well as in Lenzerheide, where there is the additional possibility to use the bike park, pump track and the skill center as well as a bike school. Many biking events are organized for visitors to watch or participate in.

Summer Highlights
Weisshorn (2,653 metres above sea level) – the new panorama restaurant offers magnificent 360° views over 400 peaks in Switzerland and neighbouring countries as well as down to Chur, the capital of Grisons.
Untersee bathing beach – idyllically situated bathing beach with a sandy shore, sunbathing lawn and decking, solar-heated paddling pool, diving boards, table tennis and a garden restaurant.
Squirrel Trail – not at all shy, the squirrels along the squirrel trail close to the village allow themselves to be fed by the whole family.
Arosa Golf Course – in a fabulous Alpine setting one of the highest 18-hole golf courses in Europe at an altitude of 1850 metres above sea level.
Golf Trial Course for Beginners – 11. JUN-16. OCT
Reservation until the evening before at 5.00pm under t +41 81 377 42 42.
Price CHF 45.00 per person, incl. range fee, clubs, balls and instruction. Takes place as of 2 persons.

Summer Top Events
Arosa Jazz Festival – jazz sounds from the Obersee right up to the Weisshorn peak (July).
13th Arosa Classic Car: from 31 August to 3 September 2017 – the International Hill Climb Arosa ClassicCar between Langwies and Arosa transforms Arosa to the ‘Monaco of the Mountains’. The event provides attractions and highlights on and off the race track (August / September).

Winter Details
Skiers and snowboarders can choose from 225 km of slopes with guaranteed snow in the winter sport region of Arosa Lenzerheide. Arosa is higher than your average ski resort in the Swiss Alps at 1800m, offering snow-sure skiing for all abilities, along with endless, 140 km of well-maintained and groomed winter hiking and walking trails, snowshoe hiking, (night) sledding, cross-country skiing, curling and plenty more to make it an all-round winter activity resort, popular with families and sports enthusiasts.

Winter Highlights
The Family friendly layout
of walking trails, sledging, ice skating, free transportation service, superb town facilities, restaurants suiting all budgets, and lively après-ski, has earned the Award for  perfect holiday destination for Families, in winter and summer.
Arosa Activities Abound
Ice rinks:  Indoor and Open Air – discos – Night Skating – Figure Skating – Ice Hockey – curling Free bus route (ie within walking distance):  Lake – e-bikes – Ski lifts – Ski School – Stores – Dairy – Golf Course / Cross Country – Museum – restaurants – toboggan runs – Wine Tasting – Chess – Tea Rooms – Coffee Shops – bars – Nightclubs
Shops:
Banks – post Office – Health Food – Supermarkets – Boutiques – Newsagents – excellent restaurants.
Sports:
Lakes, Forest, Mountain, Rivers, Waterfalls, Squirrels, Ducks, Benches, well-marked footpaths.
A highlight is the toboggan from Prätschli the village, All which is illuminated in the evening and at night.
Arosa has a total of 4.7 km of sledging.
Quality Snow
.  One hundred and five pistes provide quality skiing and there is plenty of interesting off-piste.
The vaste Hörnli ski bowl offers quality snow and high mileage runs for beginner and intermediate, skiers and snowboarders.
Two exciting mountains attract advanced skiers, with off-piste beyond and the free mountain train home.
Long sunshine hours makes Arosa a continued international favourite for summer and winter holidays.
Perfect size . Arosa Bowl comprises mountain, forest, nature, sport, town activities, and wellness. It is unspoilt and intimate, offering the old values of quality, family and tradition.

Winter Top Events
Really Good events to combine with your ski / multi-sports Holiday
Arosa Humour Festival: 7-17th December, 2017: 
Arosa Humour Festival – big names from the world of cabaret and comedy come together to entertain visitors during Arosa’s winter pre-season.
Swiss Snow Walk & Run, 2017: Saturday 13/01/2018 – choose your distance … eg Crazy woman 42km!


 

Travel Options to Arosa

Arosa at 1800m altitude is accessed by rail, road and air.

Rail – The total journey from Zurich Airport to Arosa is 2 hours 56 minutes, Including two changes – Zurich City Centre & Chur. The Intercity service between Zurich & Chur offers a great view of the lake.

Road – 130 km motorway from Zurich, 30 km driver friendly, well maintained mountain bends.

Air. There are Several Helipad landings in Arosa.  Airlines headed for Zurich are Air Berlin, Easyjet, Swiss and British Airways.  Airlines to Milan include Ryanair, Alitalia, BA and Easyjet.

In Summer, we have Classic Car Enthusiasts , motor-bikers and Cyclists choosing us as a holiday destination. Ask about our garaged parking.

 

Language

Swiss German is not German, but if you are interested in learning a new language, this podcast helps you achieve.
Arosa attracts International Clientele, thanks to it hourly rail connections from Zurich International Airport.  The shopkeepers, ski instructors and such, are impressively fluent in English and German.  You may also pass with Italian, and there are many French speaking visitors to Arosa in winter and summer.