Checklist before Winter Arrival
Insurance – Travel & Medical
Passports and Visas – check all are up to date and correct
Pre-bookable, no obligation:-
Shopping List – We know the best value products, we like quality, we`ll save you time. Send us your list, we`ll stock the kitchen up before your arrival, and the receipts will be payable on your arrival. If you want to bring meat or favourites from home, you have a large freezer for your use, conveniently placed in the kitchen pantry.
Linen & Bedding: We shall make your beds up with single duvets unless kingsize is requested.
Morning Clean Service: 30 CHF per hour – tidy, vacuum, mop, wipe down surfaces, load dishwasher, wash and put away, kitchen, bathrooms, public areas – as requested.
Garaged Parking: 80 CHF per car per week
Electric Car Charging: included in garaged parking price
Ski Hire: Once you arrive, it is nice to relax in the chalet and get your ski hire organised for the next day, without leaving the chalet. If you can, asap, let us know name, height, shoe size, ski ability (beginner, intermediate, advanced, expert), and you can decide on arrival. 150 CHF for Adult boots, Skis, poles, helmet. 100 CHF for under twelves. 50 CHF for under six.
Ski Tuition: Contact Helen and Mike (ISIA) directly to stipulate your requirements.
Ski School: SSSA, ABC, private ski and snowboard
Lift passes: Online, our guests can buy both day and multi-day tickets for hiking trails, cross-country loops, tobogganing and skiing.
Highlights of Arosa
225 km of slopes with guaranteed snow
140 km winter hiking and walking trails – well-maintained, groomed and signposted
Snowshoe hiking – guided tours, rental, tuition
Cross-country skiing – loops pass, rental, tuition
Open air ice skating rink – free skating, figure skating private lessons
Modern indoor rink
Curling – rental, tuition
and plenty more to make it an all-round winter activity resort, popular with families and sports enthusiasts.
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.
Ice rinks: Indoor and Open Air – disco nights – 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 – choice of 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.
Arosa is one of the highest altitude traditional villages in Europe.
With the high quality amenities and facilities, you can relax or be as sporty as you like.
Arosa is 30km by road up the stunning Schannfig valley from Chur, a medieval walled ex-capital city, 120km by motorway from Zurich International Airport.
Developed as a health resort from 1877, due to it`s stunning surroundings, nature, long sunshine hours and clean air, Arosa is located in a wide natural bowl to a great extent sheltered from strong winds.
There is no transit traffic, cars arrive via 365 dreamy bends and through several tunnels.
A great destination for electric cars, we have dedicated charging points for Tesla (tbc) and overnight charging for all electric cars.
Parking is limited in arosa and car use, once in resort, is unnecessary, thanks to hourly access by Swissrail, and regular, free of charge, resort bus loops.
Calender Winter and Summer
Open year round with these lift opening times – see when suits you.
Take a look at our Youtube Channel here.
July – Arosa Jazz Festival – jazz sounds from the Obersee right up to the Weisshorn peak (July).
August – 13th Arosa Classic Car: from 31 August to 3 September 2017 – the International Hill Climb Arosa Classic Car 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).
November Ski Weekends: 27-29th October/3-5th November/10-12th November/17-19th November/24-26th November.
Winter Season 2017/18 12.12.2017–Sunday 15.04.2018, 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.
December – 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!
Summer All-Inclusive Card
The Arosa All-inclusive Card gives each person in your party unlimited usage of the aerial tramways to Hörnli and Weisshorn, access to the rope park, and …
– Bergbahnen (Weisshorngondel, Hörnli-Express, Urdenbahn)
– Resort bus
– Open Air mountain train: RhB-Strecke Arosa – Lüen-Castiel – Arosa
– Pedalo und Row boats on the Obersee Lake
– Eissporthalle, according to times available to the public, on the weekly timetable.
– Seilpark/Rope Park – two circuits for little brave people, progressing up to scary adults. A great team of local instructors ensure you have a safe fun time, as much as you like.
– Driving Range
After your morning itinary of hiking, biking, rope park, golf, chippinGolf, alpine garden, why not head for the beach life at Untersee? ….
– Strandbad Untersee – 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.
– Heimatmuseum – fit it into your stay to see the roots of Arosa
– 14 barbeque sites to hike to.
– more than 200 km of different hiking and walking trails.
e.g. 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.
e.g. 10 lakes hike, a tour of 15 km leading from one crystal-clear mountain lake to the next.
e.g. Schanfigg circuit from Chur to Arosa and back, with its many traditional cozy mountain huts and alpine pastures.
e.g. 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.
– a multitude of mountain-bike trails are available in Arosa as well as in Lenzerheide,
– bike park, pump track, skill center and bike school.
– many biking events for visitors to watch or participate in.
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 Courses for Beginners – 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 from 2 people.
Travel Options to Arosa
Arosa, at 1800m altitude is accessible 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.
In Summer, we have Classic Car Enthusiasts , motor-bikers and Cyclists choosing us as a holiday destination. Ask about our garaged parking.
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Arosa attracts International Clientele, thanks to it hourly rail connections from Zurich International Airport. You will hear everything..Russian, Chinese, English…
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.