Luxury Catered Swiss Ski Chalet
Rated 4 Star Superior & Family Friendly by the Swiss Tourist Board.
A beautiful spacious chalet located in the heart of Arosa, an amazing environment for sporty adventure or just quality family time together.
In winter, we provide a package of great food and accommodation enabling groups to spend quality time together.
To ensure you have a perfect 'catered chalet holiday with doorstep skiing', we provide friendly professional service, a pristine homely chalet and freshly prepared meals. You will enjoy delicious food throughout, with cooked breakfast, freshly baked teas, canapés and three course meals, complimented with wine. To come directly off the slopes into your private sauna and steam room, and roaring log fire, this is skiing at its best.
On our Resort Information page, you will find our News, Maps and Stats, Things to Do and Events in Arosa and your Holiday Admin Information.
We look forward to welcoming you to Chalet Runca, the lovely Catered Ski Chalet in Arosa.
Helen & Mike Onions
27 meters squared deluxe kingsize double bedroom with double sink, en suite bathroom, south-facing balcony, satellite TV / radio.
15 meters squared kingsize double bedroom. Shares shower room with adjacent double bedroom.
15 meters squared kingsize double bedroom. Shares shower room with adjacent double bedroom.
Toilet & Shower room in the hall.
12 meters squared kingsize double room with shower room en suite.
12 meters squared twin bedroom with en suite shower room. Sunny and south-facing.
Zurich International airport is 150km, taking two hours by road.
It takes 2 hours 56 minutes by intercity & mountain train, which arrives hourly into Arosa.
Check-in Saturday 16:00-20.00 / Check-Out Saturday by 10:00
Arosa is located at 1800 metres above sea level, 30 kilometres (20 miles) by road from Chur City, up to the end of the stunning Schanfig Valley.
Enter Arosa, turn left in front of the petrol station. Follow road towards Untersee. After the sharp right hand bend, continue 50 meters, take the first right turn opposite the Wetterweide bus shelter, and Chalet Runca is the second house on the right.
Chalet Runca is in a quiet residential area called Wetterweide in Arosa. It has footpaths & direct free bus leading to Arosa's main amenities (Shops, Open Air Ice Rink, Playground, Football, Cable Cars and Nightlife) within five minutes.
Arosa is not too big and not too small, so after a day on the mountain, it is easy to get home.
1. Take the bus from whichever part of resort you end up (Hornli, InnerArosa, Weisshornbahn, Seeboden).
2. Ski from Pratschli through the forest, to within 150m from the chalet.
3. Ski all the way home after fresh snowfall.
Rates from 2013
|Jun 15 - Jun 22||SFr3570 €2925 £2500||Book Now|
|Jun 22 - Jun 29||SFr3570 €2925 £2500||Book Now|
|Jun 29 - Jul 06||SFr3570 €2925 £2500||Book Now|
|Jul 06 - Jul 13||SFr4000 €3280 £2800||Book Now|
|Jul 13 - Jul 20||SFr4000 €3280 £2800||Book Now|
|Jul 20 - Jul 27||SFr4000 €3280 £2800||Book Now|
|Jul 27 - Aug 03||SFr4500 €3700 £3150||Book Now|
|Aug 03 - Aug 10||SFr4000 €3280 £2800||Book Now|
|Aug 10 - Aug 17||SFr4000 €3280 £2800||Book Now|
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|Aug 24 - Aug 31||SFr4000 €3280 £2800||Book Now|
|Aug 31 - Sep 07||SFr4000 €3300 £2635||Book Now|
|Sep 07 - Sep 14||SFr3570 €2925 £2500||Book Now|
|Sep 14 - Sep 21||SFr3570 €2925 £2500||Book Now|
|Sep 21 - Sep 28||SFr3570 €2925 £2500||Book Now|
|Sep 28 - Oct 05||SFr3570 €2925 £2500||Book Now|
|Oct 05 - Oct 12||SFr3570 €2925 £2500||Book Now|
|Oct 12 - Oct 19||SFr3570 €2925 £2500||Book Now|
Winter 2013/14(catering included - more info )
|Nov 30 - Dec 07||SFr8400 €6875 £5700||Book Now|
|Dec 07 - Dec 14||SFr8400 €6875 £5700||Book Now|
|Dec 14 - Dec 21||Full|
|Dec 21 - Dec 28||Full|
|Dec 28 - Jan 04||Full|
|Jan 04 - Jan 11||Full|
|Jan 11 - Jan 18||SFr9900 €8080 £7025||Book Now|
|Jan 18 - Jan 25||SFr9900 €8080 £7025||Book Now|
|Jan 25 - Feb 01||SFr11900 €9740 £8080||Book Now|
|Feb 01 - Feb 08||SFr14850 €11880 £9900||Book Now|
|Feb 08 - Feb 15||SFr14850 €11880 £9900||Book Now|
|Feb 15 - Feb 22||SFr15400 €12600 £10460||Book Now|
|Feb 22 - Mar 01||SFr14850 €11880 £9900||Book Now|
|Mar 01 - Mar 08||Full|
|Mar 08 - Mar 15||SFr9900 €8080 £7025||Book Now|
|Mar 15 - Mar 22||SFr9900 €8080 £7025||Book Now|
|Mar 22 - Mar 29||SFr9900 €8080 £7025||Book Now|
|Mar 29 - Apr 05||Full|
|Apr 05 - Apr 12||SFr8400 €6875 £5700||Book Now|
|Apr 12 - Apr 21||SFr8400 €6875 £5700||Book Now|
Summer (June 15 to October 19, 2013)
Special Offer: 20th July - 3rd August, 2013
Attractive discounts on stays of two weeks or more, Saturday to Saturday.
Be in touch with how many are in your party on our reservation form and we will a tailor a price for you.
Self Catering Price Includes:
Seven Night's Accommodation
One Set Linen & Towels per person. Beach Towels are not provided.
End of stay clean (except kitchen),
All-Inclusive Arosa Card
Pick up from Arosa Train Station
Summer Price Excludes:
Kurtaxe: 50 CHF per week (per 12 year old and older) payable on arrival to the chalet
Beyond standard occupancy of ten people: 100 CHF pppw for two extra sofa beds in main chalet.
Maximum occupancy 12 people*, plus 2 cots (free of charge).
Extra sets of Linen & Towels: 20 CHF per set
Same day Laundry Service if owners are occupying a unit in Chalet Runca (15 CHF per wash (up to 5kg), dry, fold.
If not, Wascherai Edelweiss is on the bus stop Rathus.
*The apartment sleeping 4 maybe available if extra people are wishing to join the party.
The all-inclusive Arosa card gives unlimited access to
1) Hörnli Express gondola for biking and hiking
2) Arosa-Weisshorn cable car for biking and hiking
3) Resort bus for shopping,
4) Mountain Railway Arosa-Langwies-Arosa for hiking (bikes cost 7 CHF)
5) Golf driving range (big basket of balls 5 CHF),
6) Indoor Ice Rink
7) High Rope Courses (with expert instruction)
8) Boat and Pedalo Hire
9) 13 Barbeque Sites (wood & axe provided!)
10) Entry to the Schanfigger local history Museum & Alpine Garden.
11) Entry to the swimming lake Untersee and all it's facilities - beach volley, high diving board, diving platforms, table tennis, trampoline, barbeque, playground, lawns & decking for sunbathing, sun lounger hire, heated toddler pool & water spray slide.
Catered Chalet Price Includes:
Saturday start with Welcome Talk and Drinks.
First day guiding/accompaniment with Mike or Helen of 225km high altitude skiing
Linen, towels, final clean, VAT, Tourist Tax, WLAN Wifi Access.
Seven nights Bed & Continental Breakfast (rolls, butter, orange juice. spreads, muesli, (birchermuesli on request), warmed milk, drinking chocolate, teas, lemon slices, percolated coffee.
Six days: Housekeeping
8am Cooked breakfast
4pm Self Service afternoon tea with home-made cake
6pm Kids evening two course meal if desired
8pm 3-course dinner party served with wine.
Mid week we take a day off from cooking and cleaning duties. You will have self service breakfast laid up. We ask guests to clear the table and make alternative dining arrangements outside of Chalet Runca for the rest of the day.
Infant accessories : cot, high chair, stair gates.
Catered Chalet Price Excludes:
Beyond standard occupancy of ten people, we can provide two more single sofa beds: 600 CHF/week.
Garaged parking: 100 CHF per car per week.
In-house Ski & Boot Hire: 150 CHF per adult per week. High performance carving skis, and boots for every width of foot - carefully fitted in house for extra convenience.
Daily Lunch and Mid Week Evening Meal is at the Guests Expense at one of the many eateries in Arosa.
Recent reviews of our catered chalet product from Tripadvisor.
- Tripadvisor, April 2013
A lovely chalet in a beautiful place. Great hospitality and a thoroughly enjoyable week. Many thanks.
- Henry & Lesley Fairweather, March 2012
On behalf of helmut and I and the entire family, many thanks for such a wonderful holiday! Your chalet is lovely and homely and your hospitality and cooking even more wonderful! It was without a doubt the best ski holiday experience we have all had!
Arosa is great as a ski resort also and we were lucky to have such good snow conditions, but the chalet experience definitely made the holiday. And all that delicious food!
So a huge thank you from us all and we will definitely be returning one day! Wishing you all the best for the rest of the season and your new chalet in france.
Best wishes from alsace
Hazel and Helmut
- Helmut & Hazel Kraus, February 2012
We had a wonderful ski holiday with the family. Arosa is great. Lots of snow and sun and the perfect hosts. We loved the dinner parties, all joined at the big table chatting about the days adventures. Thanks to Helen & Mike for their caring attitude - it was a perfect holiday for three generations.
- Rolf & Hanne, February 2012
Thank you for a wonderful time in your amazing chalet & thanks for looking after us so well.
- Rupert & Pippa, February 2012
Great hosts, great chalet, amazing food, amazing snow - a once in a lifetime holiday. Thank you so much Helen & Mike.
- Angus Duncan, February 2012
Reviews from Tripadvisor
- Reviews from Tripadvisor, January 2012
“Wonderful holiday - again”
Reviewed January 8, 2012NEW
We spent a week in Chalet Runca in mid-December 2011. This was our second winter stay in the chalet and we have also spent a week in the chalet in the summer. Each holiday has been a huge success.
The chalet is very big - with 5 comfortable bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms. The owners, Mike and Helen, help to look after you perfectly. A huge bonus is the option of renting skis and boots directly from them as they have a wonderful extensive choice and Mike will ensure that they are fitted correctly. They cooked breakfast, made a cake for tea, and a three-course dinner at night. Bliss.
The chalet is a 2 minute walk from a bus stop, with a free bus running directly to the ski slopes, so it couldn't be easier. Plus, because Arosa is so high up, you are virtually guaranteed to have snow (as we did certainly this holiday!).
In the summer, it's a very easy self-catering option with plenty to do, in a typical Swiss summer kind-of-way - lots of walking, swimming in the lake etc.
All in all, Chalet Runca is highly recommended. It is big, very comfortable, and clean, and perfect for large gatherings of family or friends. We will certainly return again.
Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
- Anna Van Zyl, January 2012
We have just returned from spending a week at Chalet Runca with all our children and partners from far flung corners of the globe. We had a marvellous time at Chalet Runca, looked after by Mike and Helen Onions and enjoying their wonderful meals (not forgetting cakes and tray bakes that were waiting for us on our return from the ski slopes when we were starving!) They were very willing to answer all our questions and help us in any way they could. The chalet was very warm and comfortable and felt like a real home-from-home. We would not hesitate to recommend the chalet to anyone who is thinking of visiting Arosa. The resort is snowsure (having been there twice, I can confirm that) and the slopes are quiet. There is plenty to do for those who don`t want to ski, with walking paths up to all the mountain restaurants, an ice rink, shops, cinema and sleigh rides which go through the woods, or can take you up to some of the mountain restaurants. Arosa is a resort for all ages.
- Jane Duncan, January 2012
From the food to the ski rentals and everything in between, Helen and Mike did an incredible job during our stay! They were very hospitable and answered all our (many) questions about the area and gave some excellent recommendations. I would love to visit arosa again in the winter as the snow was fantastic! I just wished I could of stayed longer...
· By Carley from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on 2/16/2012 for a stay in 2/1/2012
My Detailed Ratings
Value: 5 of 5
Check-in: 5 of 5
Location: 4 of 5
Cleanliness: 5 of 5
Comfort: 5 of 5
Service: 5 of 5
I selected this accommodation for Skiing/Winter sports
- Carley, January 2012
Fantastic week in Arosa
We had an absolutely wonderful week staying at Chalet Runca in Arosa. The apartment is very comfortable and well-appointed and has access to a lovely garden. Helen from Snowy pockets is delightful, and incredibly helpful. Arosa is a perfect resort for families, and the nearby Badi bathing lake was a highlight for all of us. Thanks Snowy Pockets for a fabulous holiday.
- Brian, August 2011
"Completely wonderful family holiday!"
This is an amazing family run chalet with the best child care which meant my husband and I could happily leave our twin 20 month old boys to have a fabulous time while we enjoyed all the great skiing and gorgeous restaurants. We also watched horse racing on the beautiful frozen lake at the centre of lovely arosa, sledged, sunbathed and generally had a marvellous time. The chalet is so comfortable and well equiped - the sauna and steam room are fab at the end of a long day skiing! The food was sensational with a different cake every afternoon and a special fuss made for my husband's birthday too which he loved.
Our party spanned the ages of toddler to OaP and we all loved it. Arosa has much to offer for the non skier and great pistes for those who do. Chalet Runca is conveniently located so one doesn't need to carry heavy skis far and we managed to ski all the way back. I completely recommend Helen, Mike and their gorgeous children to those who fancy a fantastically comfortable and convenient chalet in a lovely resort, wonderful food, brilliant ski instruction and as much or as little freedom from your children as you'd like! Can't wait to return.
- Vix, January 2011
So here's my own personal top 10 list (in no particular order):
Having a tame English ski instructor, who can point out the best runs and bars is fantastic
In house ski hire
My boots and skis were the best I've ever used - it helped me tackle a black run with something approaching a finesse that I couldn't have dreamt of 17 years ago.
A lovely chalet manager who knows Arosa from a parent's point of view and could give us great ideas on how to entertain our little monsters
The cooking was delicious and the chalet was spotlessly clean at all times.
I loved the fact that it was not solely focussed on skiing - it was somewhere I could come back to time and time again.
Wine and the beer
Great choices and really helped to relax those tired muscles.
Sauna and Steam room
A real treat, very professional and luxurious.
The views from our windows
Sophie and Austin
Two charming children with a sense of mischief and real character...
Toboggans in the garage
I love tobogganing
Pratschli Stall bar
I hate the fact that I only had one beer in this wonderful bar I'm definitely coming back to have another beer or three here, and I haven't even mentioned the boot warmer - what a great idea...We'll see you soon
- The Keene Family, January 2011
Great resort for a family ski (or summer) holiday. Lots to do apart from skiing. Fantastic sledging!
Free bus service all around town so you hop on a bus 20m from your doorstep and get off at the lift stations.
Chalet run by lovely English family. Meals were very good.
Steam room and sauna.
- mumsnet, January 2011
Great holiday in comfortable surroundings
Our group of 10 have much enjoyed 3 successive holidays at Chalet Runca. The chalet is large, well furnished and managed by Helen and Mike who cook and clean for us, so are on hand for any assistance. The chalet location is only a few paces from the ski bus stop and buses run at 20 min intervals throughout the day, getting you to a lift in 4/5 mins.
We have known arosa since first taking our kids there almost 30 years ago. It isn`t a large area but is ideal for families and intermediates and has extensive pretty walking areas for those who don`t ski.
Last year our children, now both married, returned the week after us and had a great time off piste skiing to Davos and Lenzerheide.
We particularly enjoy the mountain restaurants which are very good and are well located to attract walkers and skiers.
· By Barry from Brasted near Westerham, Kent on 11/3/2010 for a stay in 2/1/2010 at
My Detailed Ratings
Value: 5 of 5
Check-in: 5 of 5
Location: 5 of 5
Cleanliness: 5 of 5
Comfort: 5 of 5Service: 5 of 5
Additional details about me
My age: 65+
My traveling group: friends
- Barry Butler, January 2011
One of our valued guests review:
Our large party of 3 families (kids ranging in age from 4-14) were exceedingly well taken care of in all aspects. The chalet food was super delicious and plentiful, the hosts including owners and chalet girls were brilliant, the chalet itself was homely, inviting and very spacious and the location is easy (bus stop more or less outside the door). Helen and Mike can't do enough for you; they are really excellent hosts.
· By Tina from London, England on 10/31/2010 for a stay in 12/1/2008
My age: 45-54
- Tina Underwood, October 2010
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