Winter in Arosa
Neighbourhood of 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, and has an unusually good sunshine and snowfall record.
Local Area and Activities in Arosa:
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.
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, 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.
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.
Trail Running in Winter and Summer
Running on soft, uneven ground brings many benefits and in each of us is a "trail runner". As a hunter-gatherer we used to cover about 15 kilometers a day, but not on asphalt! Trail running improves stability and coordination with each step and thus stimulates the entire body, including nature experience!
Summer in Arosa
We have three bears, very playful and happy in their natural environment, deer, marmottes, squirrels, beautiful species of duck, horse rides.
Try E-bikes in this beautiful environment with well signposted routes. The trail ride is for everyone to have some fun, or the trottinette run, or the rope park, or the diving board.
Barbeque sites in this stunning environment - forage for berries and mushroooms, plentiful in this vaste unspoilt environment.
Lakes and Mountains offer swimming, boats, waterfalls, rapids, wild flowers.
Play a game of evening tennis, visit the dairy for a milkshake, play and balance on the many wooden structures out and about.
Enter an event and enjoy the engagement.
Easy Forest Trails for Family Mountain-Biking
Arosa to Langwies, return by free train.
Train Station - Prätschli - Midle Station - Innerarosa.
Ochsenalp roundtrip 635
Tchiertschen roundtrip 636
Hörnli Flow Trail
Strassberg - Sapün or Medergen over the Forest Path.