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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 within the Engadin Valley. 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.
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Choose from our handpicked hotels in Pontresina. You may also like to look at our St. Moritz hotels.
Engadin Pontresina combines several mountains, 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.
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.
Corviglia is the largest skiing area in the Engadin. 22 lifts take you up to the winter sports area at 3,057m.There are 163km of well prepared ski slopes to tempt all grades of skiers 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 4,049m, 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. Full-moon skiing is regularly held on the Diavolezza.
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.
Winter 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Pontresina ski holiday.
Fly to Zurich
Flights available from London, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow.
Swiss Railways: Zurich Airport > Chur > Samedan > Pontresina with a transfer time of around 3 hours 40 minutes.
Fly to Geneva
Not recommended due to a minimum transfer time of 6 hours 20 minutes.
Travel by international rail
Rail from London Euston via Paris to Basel.
Swiss Railways: Basel > Chur > Samedan > Pontresina with a transfer time of around 4 hours 30 minutes.
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Great for intermediate and advanced skiers
Runs: 18 blue, 61 red, 9 black
Ski for 45 Sfrs per day! This great offer covers the entire Upper Engadin ski area around St. Moritz and Pontresina. Passes are bookable on arrival with the hotel and must be purchased for the duration of your stay.
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