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Big winter treats for the little ones

Winter fun for families
Big winter treats for the little ones

The Engadin is a winter wonderland for guests of all ages; many young visitors enjoy their first magical experience of ice and snow here. A wide variety of mountain activities for youngsters and their parents promises relaxing holidays for all the family.

Here in the Engadin, even the youngest children have fun discovering the world in all its variety. However they explore the magical white wonderland – on their own little legs or from the comfort of a pushchair or child carrier – they are sure to have a captivating time.

Journeys of discovery through the winter wonderland...

… in a pushchair:

Thanks to the many carefully prepared winter walking trails, going for a walk with young kids is child’s play. As parents stroll on the flattened snow, youngsters glide along in comfort in a pushchair or on a sledge: these walks ((Link zum Listing)) are a delight for all the family.

… on their own little legs:

“I did it all on my own!” That will be children’s thought – even if they are too young to be able to express it – on completing the charming Schellenursli Trail. Named after the much-loved children’s book (translated as “A bell for Ursli”), the route tells the story of Ursli’s adventures during the Engadin custom of Chalandamarz. Starting at the Chantarella funicular station, a walk of about 20 minutes leads initially to “Heidi’s Hut”; from here, the theme trail descends to St. Moritz Dorf, taking about 45 minutes. Over in Pontresina, meanwhile, it is the heraldic animal of Graubünden that is the star of the enjoyable Ibex Promenade, which starts at the church of St. Mary. Seven info stations along the one-kilometre route reveal the secrets of these impressive animals and their habitat: fascinating for children and adults alike. You can meet local fauna close-up in the Tais forest by the Val Roseg, where wild birds will eat seeds from your palm – and an expert is on hand to tell you who exactly you are feeding!

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Early in the morning on 1 March, when the night’s frost still holds the valley

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Pontresina & Zuoz – award-winning family resorts

Thanks to an especially broad and diverse range of facilities and activities for children and parents, the resorts of Pontresina and Zuoz have won the coveted “Family Destination” label from the Swiss Tourism Federation. Our tip: discover the magic of the Klapperlapapp fairy-tale festival with your youngsters, or follow “Alice in Wonder/Wanderland” through the enchanting natural world in and around Pontresina.

Pontresina

Exquisite pleasure high up in the Alps.

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Pontresina
Zuoz

Tradition-conscious, authentic and family friendly.

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Tradition-conscious, authentic and family friendly.

For young skiers, budding cross-country skiers and aspiring skaters

It’s worth starting young to have the most fun in future years on ski pistes, ice rinks and cross-country ski trails. Our ski schools and cross-country ski schools offer a colourful range of tuition for children ((Link zum Listing)): thanks to plenty of fun and games, young novices soon become big snow sports enthusiasts. Our ice rinks also have amusing aids to provide the safety and confidence that children need when making their first tentative steps on the ice.

If it’s snowing a bit too heavily …

… the fun goes on indoors! Options include painting and crafts with the Creative Box at PappaLoù by Lake Silvaplana, adventures at the Saratz’s cheerful Play Paradise in Pontresina, or splashing and paddling around at one of our adventure pool complexes.

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