Winter sports in Pontresina

Winter sports in Pontresina

Snow sports, winter hiking, horse racing

Cross-country skiers feel particularly at home in Pontresina. And that’s no surprise: 220 kilometres of groomed trails run through the Upper Engadine lake landscape and its side valleys. Extensive ski areas with 350 kilometres of perfectly prepared dream slopes and approx. 60 transport facilities await skiers and snowboarders. In addition to the slopes, numerous ski huts dotted throughout the landscape provide ambience, fun, and Alpine cuisine. But winter in Pontresina and the Upper Engadine has much more to offer.

More winter activities

You can get an overview of the wide range of winter activities on the Pontresina website:

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1. Horse-drawn sleigh ride into the Val Roseg

Pure winter magic: take a horse-drawn carriage to the wild and romantic Val Roseg. Unique views of the surrounding glaciers and the imposing Bernina massif included. For that extra touch of romance, the carriage rides can also be booked in the evening.

2. Glacier run Diavolezza

Wild, fascinating and beautiful - welcome to the longest glacier run in Switzerland. This unprepared piste stretches over eight kilometres on the Pers and Morteratsch glaciers directly under Piz Palü.

3. Trend sport cross-country skiing

The dreamlike snow-covered landscape, clear air, wonderful cross-country trails...Pontresina is a true cross-country skiing paradise. An absolute highlight: gliding from St. Moritz over the frozen lakes and experiencing the impressive Engadine mountain landscape. The approximately 13-kilometre course leads over the Lej da Champfèr, the lakes of Silvaplana and Sils to Maloja and is part of the Engadin Skimarathon. Why not try out a course?

4. Ice skating on a natural lake

When all kinds of amusements in the form of ice skating, horse riding, deckchairs and food stalls await on the frozen Lake of St. Moritz in January and February...then it's time for «Amusements on the Lake»! No less unique: black ice. Very cold temperatures and no snowfall transform the surrounding lakes into a mirror-like, completely transparent surface. This rare natural phenomenon doesn't happen every season - if you do get to enjoy it, it's time to get your skates on and hit the lakes!

5. Discover the culinary landscape of the Engadine

The Engadine awaits you with a wide culinary variety. Looking for new culinary experiences? Every year at the «St. Moritz Gourmet Festival», international guest chefs delight you with their unusual creations at a series of gourmet dinners, events and kitchen parties. In 2023, for example, everything revolves around «Middle Eastern Cuisine».