When the start and finish are in the same place, there is something reassuring about it. Because then you can usually see at first glance how long the course will be. Especially at the beginning of the season, when the body has to get used to cross-country skiing again, circular trails are a good thing. When the first snow falls, they are among the first to be groomed.
The Sils lake plain is an excellent place to start the season. Then, when the lake is still ice-free, the water is intensely blue, and the fresh snow provides the perfect contrast - this produces a picture that motivates you to go round and round. Here, on the flat 2.2 kilometers, you can start the cross-country ski season in a relaxed way.
At the other end of Sils, near Furtschellas, you will find this 2.6 kilometer long circular trail, where you glide towards Lake Silvaplana. Here, too, you won't face any insurmountable climbs and can instead take it easy. The track is therefore also well suited for beginners.
This route is much more intense. Starting at the Restorant Lej da Staz, you will climb a little over 200 meters in altitude and 9 kilometers to Alp Staz and back. The ascent to the alp leads through the forest and is steep. Once you reach the top, the plain opens up and the trail first leads in a large loop to the alp and from there back to the starting point.
From early in the morning until late in the evening at 9 pm you can make countless rounds here in different variations. Every now and then there is a turnoff that you can take or not - in the end all trails lead back to the starting point, directly behind the Hotel Kempinski in St. Moritz Bad. The track is 2 kilometers long.
If you enjoy the night activity on the cross-country trail, you should try out not only the night trail in St. Moritz but also the one in Pontresina. It is located at the Cross-Country Ski Center in Pontresina, is 1.1 kilometers long, and is illuminated in the evenings until 9:00 pm.