Switzerland’s sunny skiing region: Arosa Lenzerheide
This idyllic winter sports region now covers three valley sides from Arosa to Lenzerheide and offers unrivalled opportunities for enjoying the pistes. The centrepiece is the Urdenbahn cable car which runs between the Hörnli at 2,494 m above sea level and the Urdenfürggli at 2,546 m. The ride high above the Urden Valley takes 3 minutes and the cable car has a capacity of 150 people.
Arosa's local slopes are a pleasure for families, beginners and intermediates. The wide open pistes are uncrowded and non-skiers can easily meet up with skiers for lunch in one of the many mountain restaurants. Enjoy the picturesque scenery as you ski the Weisshorn, Hornli and Plattenhorn mountains. It is possible to ski back to the village, or back to nearby Inner-Arosa and Prätschli.
If you feel like a change then there are plenty of choices on offer. Why not try snowshoe hiking? No experience is necessary and you can set off on your own on a recommended trail. For the less adventurous there are guided hikes. Sledge runs are great fun too and there are three prepared runs in Arosa - the longest is 2.8km.
Please click here to read about Lenzerheide's local slopes.
Lift passes covering Arosa-Lenzerheide area Available in the tourist office and at the main lift stations.
Ski school Children's lessons take place from Sunday to Friday, 09.45 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 16.15.
Winter walking A special hiker’s pass is available for use on mountain lifts. Winter walking is a wonderful experience with over 60km of prepared trails, as well as Nordic Walking for the more adventurous. All this within the ski area allowing everyone to meet up in the mountain restaurants for lunch. Please click here for a winter walking map.
Cross country skiing There are 30km of cross country trails.
Toboggan Have fun on the three toboggan runs - one of which is shared by walkers so take care! The longest run is 2.8km.
Skating From the middle of December until the middle of April you can venture onto the ice at the open air ice rink which is next to the indoor ice rink close to Lake Obersee.
Please click here to discover details of the resort of Lenzerheide.
Arosa offers a choice of two dozen bars including a good choice of cosy hotel stüblis. The mountainside KuhBar at the Tschuggenhütte is a lively spot and comes highly recommended.
There are three discos in Arosa including the famous ‘Bistro Bar’. The Kursaal complex houses the nightclub Wandelbar as well as a bar and cinema and there are further nightspots in the Tschuggen and Kulm hotels. A new and already very popular bar is the Provisorium 13, which is definitely worth a visit. If you do stay up all night on a Saturday make sure you take the early morning cable car ascent of the Weisshorn to catch the spectacular sunrise (must be booked in advance).