The Swiss Ski Company

Skiing in Pontresina - Graubünden ski region Charming village resort in the heart of the Engadin ski region

Covers the Upper Engadin ski area. Passes are bookable locally with the hotel and must be for the duration of your stay

High up in the Swiss Alps is a valley abounding in snowy mountains, frozen lakes and magical light. This is a world where the wonders of nature provide a magnificent setting in which to enjoy winter sports activities or to just relax in peace and quiet and where the sun shines all year round.

Pontresina is a small and charming alpine village. Sheltered from the wind by the Bernina Massif, you will find a perfect combination of scenic views, fine powdery snow and the prepared slopes of Diavolezza, Corviglia and Corvatsch. There is a variety of winter sports and great gastronomy; you can also visit lively St. Moritz just along the valley. 

Pontresina and St. Moritz hotels

Altitude: 1805m-3300m
Pistes: 347km
Runs: 18 blue, 61 red, 9 black

Ski runs

Engadin St. Moritz is not just one but four areas altogether covering over 350km of prepared pistes making it the largest ski region in Switzerland. The lift pass covers the whole area and also allows free use of the ski bus or train linking all the ski areas. The high altitude guarantees good snow cover even on the lower slopes. The famous 'Snow-Safari' route offers kilometres of pure enjoyment and is a challenging trail to cross the whole skiing area within one day.

Corvatsch has character and charisma – its steep sides tower over the Engadin. Further up the valley, it joins the neighbouring area of Furtschellas, Sils. As the slopes are mainly north facing they provide the best conditions later in the season. As well as the traditional slopes and pistes in this area, there are also challenging steep descents offering tremendous fun for more experienced skiers. Corvatsch-Furtschellas is also regarded as one of the best freeride regions in the Alps. The Murtèl middle station has one of the largest snow parks anywhere in Switzerland and the only half pipe in the Engadin. 

Corviglia is the largest single skiing area in the Engadin. 22 lifts in winter take you up to the winter sports area at 3057m.There are 163 km of well prepared ski slopes to tempt all grades of skiers from beginners to experts alike as well as 14 mountain restaurants. Early risers can head up the south facing mountain slopes at 7.45am to make their first turns on the untouched white carpet at sunrise!

Diavolezza-Lagalb A glacier landscape offering a world of adventure. At 4049m, the Piz Bernina is the highest mountain in the Graubünden region and the Morteratsch/Isla Persa glacier run is the longest and most impressive in the Engadin. The slopes around the glacier chair lift and down to the valley can also be enjoyed by less experienced skiers. Directly opposite, the Lagalb gondolas ascend the King of Ski Mountains, which owes it title to its grandiose gradient. On the Diavolezza the full-moon skiing, 'Glüna Plaina' is regularly held - an unforgettable experience for all grades of skier.

Zuoz You can easily reach the village of Zuoz for skiing on the Pizzet mountain (2,465m) with its wide pistes and great views over the the valley.

Snowboarding This is a fabulous area for snowboarding. There are two great snows parks on Corviglia and Corvatsch as well as a smaller one in Zuoz. 


Resort facilities

Pontresina and St. Moritz are linked by a short rail connection. The resorts combine to offer many activities. 

Cross country skiing 220km of prepared ski trails. The quality of the area is underlined by the Engadin Ski Marathon, the world’s second largest cross country ski event held here every March.

Walking 150km of well maintained hiking paths for young and old including the Philosopher’s Panorama Walk on Muottas Muragl. You can stay up in the mountain sunshine or explore the Engadin Valley. Please click here for a map of the trails.

Toboggan There are several runs including the 5km Preda-Bergün run and the 2.5km Albulapass-La Punt run. Muottas Muragl has a fantastic run of 4.2km, with a drop of 705m through frosted pine and larch forests.

Olympic 'Cresta' bob run The only remaining natural ice bob run - try a guest ride with an experienced pilot! 

Pontresina's Bellavita Pool and Spa Relax at the indoor pool, which also has a children's paddling pool and a 75m slide, or enjoy the 34° waters of the outdoor pool with great views. The wellness area has a series of saunas and steam rooms, a Kneipp pool, massage therapists and a relaxation area with open fireplace. 

Paragliding You can fly in tandem over the Engadin Valley and land on the frozen Lake of St. Moritz. 

Helicopter flights Treat yourself to the unforgettable Bernina tour of 30 minutes.

Horse drawn sleigh Enjoy the enchanting scenery as, snugly wrapped in warm blankets, you glide along in a horse-drawn sleigh into the beautiful Val Bever.

Pontresina's Children Ski School The Children’s Ski World offers an ideal slope for beginners on a sunny hillside in the centre of the village while the Kids' Village has magic carpets, pony lifts and a large ski tow, all of which can be used free of charge during lessons. Advanced children head out to Diavolezza, Corviglia and Corvatsch for ski lessons.

Please click here to discover details of the resort of St. Moritz.

Après ski

Pontresina is generally a quiet resort with the nightlife centred around restaurants and hotel bars, although the Pitschna Scena is known for its live music concerts on Thursdays. You can enjoy bowling and a drink at the Grand Hotel Kronenhof, or simply try a fireside 'Schlummi' (coffee with a dash of alcohol) in one of the cosy bars.

For something more lively, guests can easily reach the bright lights of neighbouring St. Moritz. Try the Dracula Club or the Hotel Waldhaus am See where you can find the world’s largest whisky bar. The traditional Stübli in the Hotel Schweizerhof has live guitar music, while the Roo Bar Terrace is always popular. 

View from Piz Nair 3057m The distinctive Rhaetian Rail in the Engadin landscape Cross country ski trail near St. Moritz Enjoy a winter hike in the Engadin region Skiers at Corviglia Walking in the Val Roseg