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The resorts of Arosa and Lenzerheide are linked by a state of the art cable car from Hörnli to Urdenfürggli - creating a winter paradise with 225 km of ski slopes and plenty of traditional alpine ‘hütten’.
Arosa itself is one of Switzerland's best kept secrets. At 1,800m it is a real gem of a resort with skiing back to the village well into April. Less than 3 hours by train from Zurich, the last hour's journey on the Arosa Line from Chur is a joy at every twist and turn. Arosa abounds with charm; it is a quiet and relaxed choice for your ski holiday. Find out about nearby Lenzerheide here.
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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 2,494m above sea level and the Urdenfürggli at 2,546m. 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, Hörnli and Plattenhorn mountains. It is possible to ski back to the village, or back to nearby Inner-Arosa and Prätschli. A recommended long run is from the Weisshorngipfel to Obersee (the view to the surrounding mountains is incredible) or from the Hörnli to Innerarosa, with views of the village along the way.
Honeyland at the Prätschli is perfect for children learning to ski and they can then progress to the Pratschli itself with the adjacent ski lift. Kinderland at Innerarosa also offers a gentle introduction.
Please click here to read about Lenzerheide's local slopes.
Lift passes covering Arosa-Lenzerheide area are available in the tourist office and at the main lift stations.
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.
Cross country skiing There are 30km of cross country trails to enjoy.
Toboggan Have fun on the three toboggan runs - one of which is shared by walkers so take care! The longest run is 2.8km. Night sledging takes place on Thursday evenings.
Ice 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.
Bear sanctuary Visit the Weisshorn bear sanctuary on Thursdays from 1-4pm during the ski season.
Horse drawn carriages Romantic rides available from the resort centre
Ski school Children's lessons take place from Sunday to Friday.
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 acinema and there are further nightspots in the Tschuggen and Kulm hotels. A very popular bar is the Provisorium 13, which is definitely worth a visit. If you haven't had too late a night, you can take the early morning cable car ascent of the Weisshorn to catch the spectacular sunrise (must be booked in advance).
Your ticket wallet will contain comprehensive travel instructions to help you reach your destination with ease, including recommended rail connection times and platform numbers. These are the most common routes for your Arosa ski holiday.
Fly to Zurich
Flights available from London, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow.
Swiss Railways: Zurich Airport > Chur > Arosa with a transfer time of around 3 hours.
Fly to Geneva
Not recommended due to a minimum transfer time of 5 hours 35 minutes.
Travel by international rail
Rail from London Euston via Paris to Basel.
Swiss Railways: Basel > Chur > Arosa with a transfer time of around 3 hours 40 minutes.
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Great for intermediate and advanced skiers
Runs: 110 blue, 87 red, 28 black
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