Skiing and snowboarding in the Upper Engadin

Skiing and snowboarding in the Upper Engadin

The ski area of Corviglia, Piz Nair, Corvatsch, Diavolezza, Lagalb and Zuoz is among the top 10 world-wide. As a guest at Gasthaus Spinas, you are close to the winter wonderland of Engadin St. Moritz but nevertheless enjoy the peaceful location. The four large ski areas of Corviglia - Piz Nair, Corvatsch, Diavolezza - Lagalb and Zuoz offer not only breath-taking mountain views but also amazing pistes and powder-snow slopes for skiers and snowboarders. No matter whether you're a beginner, intermediate or a ski enthusiast: the Upper Engadin is an area where snow is guaranteed and which, thanks to the altitude and cutting-edge infrastructure, offers all nature lovers ideal conditions for unique holidays.

Corviglia – Piz Nair

Corviglia – Piz Nair rolls out the "white carpet" for you. Here we mean the first run on the freshly prepared pistes. However: you will have to get up early and be on the Piz Nair at dawn to get to fully enjoy the "white carpet". At 3,057 metres' altitude, a unique panorama will reveal itself to you. Then it's your choice which of the 100 km of pistes in World Cup quality you want to go down on your skis or board. The 'local mountain' of St. Moritz and Celerina offers ideal slopes for all abilities: from the Corviglia Snow Park with 30 obstacles – one of the best in Europe – through to the 3-kilometre-long Paradiso chillout piste and including any route you desire.


From Surlej, it's just a few minutes to the highest mountaintop station in the eastern Alps: the 3,303-metre-high Corvatsch. The gondola lift allows you to "land" in the midst of a grandiose panorama. This is also the beginning of the 9-kilometre-long and challenging "Königsabfahrt" ("King's Run") – the Engadin's dream run – via the Hahnensee lake directly to St. Moritz. The "Hahnensee-Express" shuttle bus runs between the stations at Corvatschbahn Surlej and Signalbahn St. Moritz Bad. The bus is of course free to everyone with a valid ski pass. There is a special experience that is unique to this place: the longest illuminated night run in Switzerland! Corvatsch offers you perfect pistes well into the spring. The new "Mandra" 4-seat chairlift by the Corvatsch Snow Park cuts waiting times in half on this extremely popular route. And in one of the biggest snow parks in the alpine region, the Corvatsch Snow Park, the flowline completes the offering with halfpipe and kicker lines. The snow park also offers plenty for families.

Diavolezza - Lagalp

Colossuses of ice, glacier tongues, ice walls and abysses, all within touching distance. The white slopes sparkle in silver in the sun. Diavolezza and Lagalp offer a great variety of pistes which provide plenty of sporting fun from mid-October to mid-May. The longest secured glacier run in Switzerland, some 10 kilometres in length and lasting around 45 minutes, has become famous. It leads through a wilderness of snow and ice, ending by the sun terrace of the restaurant by the Morteratsch RhB Station. The piste is marked in yellow on both sides and is not groomed. Around 300 meters of the run are classed as "black", while the other 9.5 kilometres are classed as "red". But because it is not groomed, the difficulty gradient can increase depending on snow and visibility conditions. In difficult conditions, the glacier run is then also closed. It is thus advisable to check and adhere to the noticeboards at the mountain station before starting out. With a valid ski pass, the Rhaetian Railway service takes you directly back to the car park at Diavolezza or Lagalb for free.


Situated right at the entrance to Zuoz, the chairlift lets you float your way up to the top of the town's 'local mountain': the 2,465-metre-high Pizzet mountain. Once at the top, wonderful wide pistes await you. This compact ski area offers beginners, intermediate skiers and snowboarders equal amounts of fun.