Arosa is a lovely sunny ski resort located in a south-west facing basin surrounded by peaks. The lower part is packed with blue slopes perfectly suited to beginners, the upper part has beautiful and wide red and black slopes offering splendid views of the Graubünden Alps.
Photo: Ferienregion Arosa
Photo: Ferienregion Lenzerheide
Lenzerheide is made up of two beautiful wooded mountain sides, connected by a chairlift. The eastern side, sunny in the morning, includes many blue slopes as well as the Piz Scalottas peak with its pretty traditional restaurant. From there start beautiful descents for intermediate and advanced skiers through the forests. The west side, sunny in the afternoon, has great red runs and above all the black run “Silvano Beltrametti”, one of the World Cup ski races; a very steep run with a difference in altitude of up to 65% that will challenge your skiing skills.
The western side of Lenzerheide is connected directly to Arosa via a cable car. If you venture out of your home station, be careful not to miss the last cabin, otherwise you may get stuck in the wrong resort. A note for beginners who wish to travel from Lenzerheide to Arosa or vice versa: it is necessary to take a short but steep red trail in “Urdenfürggli”.
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