Winter in Arosa

Arosa is a traditional Swiss Ski Resort Town with a history of above average snow quality and long sunshine hours.

It is at 1,800 metres in a mountainous bowl at the end of the stunning Schanfigg Valley, amidst wildlife, forests, rivers, lakes and mountains.

Skiing

Surrounding Arosa at 1,800 metres is an expansive snow sure sunny bowl which has no through traffic.

With fast lifts serving the vast Arosa bowl, mainly blue and red runs spread wide out among three peaks: Hörnli, Weisshorn and Bruggerhorn.

These modern lifts lead to as much off -piste as on piste skiing. Experts can enjoy skiing off the Weisshorn and Bruggerhorn or take a choice of tours in the high altitude remoteness. Avalanche dangers must be thoroughly understood and equipped for at all times.

The ski slopes are wide and sunny, and the Hörnli Gondola in Arosa now links to Urdenfürggli in Lenzerheide at 2,600 metres, with minimum environmental impact on the Valley, providing 225km quality linked skiing.

Experience the wintry nature of Arosa with your cross-country skis on one of our six trails. Whether challenging or comfortable, on the many kilometers of trails through forests, along lakes and over plateaus with stunning views of the valley - here everyone gets a taste. Here is the cross-country skiing map.

Arosa has recently become quite a big attraction for snowboarders with it's world class Snow Parks. Our own Olympian, Emilia Ambuhl, promotes and holds regular events here in Winter.

In Arosa, Families and Sports lovers have everything on their doorstep.

Hiking trails, lake walks, a path where squirrels delight up and down trees to eat nuts from your hand, toboggan routes, open air ice skating, horse and sleigh outings, all add to the mountain scene, where tourists arrive on an hourly basis by mountain train, with excellent links to the whole Swiss Rail Network.

Ski pistes, off-piste, snow parks, cross county skiing, ski touring, Telemark skiing – why not take a lesson or guided excursion snow-shoeing? Wonderful beginner & intermediate slopes interlace with an extensive network of winter hiking trails and many cosy mountain restaurants, all reachable on foot.

Shopping, Boutiques, sport shops, speciality shops, post office, banks, cash-machines, mainly all easy to find on Poststrasse, the main street starting at Obersee Lake and Arosa Train Station, leading up to the Hörnli Gondola.

Eating

The Chalet Folder offers a comprehensive booklet for you to peruse all the eateries both on the mountain and in Town, to suit all tastes and requirements.

We can make reservations on your behalf for both lunchtime mountain restaurants and evening occasions.

Drinking and Dancing

Bars, lounge bars, clubs are all nearby. Again, you will find a Directory on Arrival, together with Events and Promotions.

Always lively, are G-bar, Lindermanns, Strumpf Bar, Los Bar, Provisorium 13, Bruggli Bar, and Hotel Hold. For the edge on sophistication, head for the Tschuggen Hotel Bar and Spa, or the Wald Hotel.

For a cosy Stübli, head for the Prätschli Stall on the home ski run, any time after 15.30.

Skiing home from Lenzerheide, pop into Bruggli Bar, or the Hold Hotel Cave Bar before jumping on the free resort bus at the bottom of the Kulmpiste at .02, .22, or .42 minutes past each hour until 18.22, taking you directly to Chalet Runca. If you ski down Poststrasse after fresh snowfall and before the paths and roads are gritted, you will stumble across Los, Guiness Bar, Casino, etc., going past all the bus stops to the chalet.

Dancing into the night can depend on any particular theme night or live band, but Provisorium 13, Casino, and the Halli Galli, are generally good places to go.

Can we go Heli-Skiing?

Unforgettable experiences guaranteed: Fly away your everyday life and get a bird's eye view on Switzerland's treasures. Fly through the fascinating mountain landscape over Arosa and Davos, or through the impressive Rhine gorge up to the famous Martinsloch, or over the idyllic Heidiland with its romantic vineyards. Swiss Helicopter AG's fleet of helicopters will get you to the most breathtaking spots in all of Graubünden.

In the winter season you can also book heliskiing trips. The chopper will take you up over gorgeous, untouched slopes and breathtaking glaciers to the landing site at the top. Here is where you get on your skis and start an unforgettable descent downhill, accompanied by an experience mountain guide. Experience the pleasure of completely untouched powder snow.

Further Information

+41 (0)81 322 57 57

Email untervaz@swisshelicopter.ch

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