If you are looking for adventure, you don't have to look far in the Engadin.
You will find it in the Bernina Gorge near Pontresina, at the Corvatsch mountain station, and in the ice channel between Celerina and St. Moritz.
The gorge at Pontresina is famous for its mighty ice walls that form when the waterfalls freeze. Thanks to the work of dedicated mountain guides who irrigate the rocks with water, an optimal ice density is created. Ice climbing certainly counts as an extreme sport, but even beginners who are fit and free from a fear of heights can be introduced to the fascination of ice climbing here under the expert guidance of the Pontresina Mountaineering School.
Those who want to go higher should take on the approximately 50-meter-long irrigated ice climbing wall at the Corvatsch mountain station. It is considered the highest irrigated ice climbing wall in the world.
For those who are less interested in climbing but still want to experience the element of ice, winter canyoning in the aforementioned gorge near Pontresina could be something for you. You will hike from one end of the gorge to the other, but you will not get wet during this winter adventure - the water will be crossed with several tiroliennes.
Thrills & Chills
Looking for the ultimate adrenaline kick? Then off to the ice channel! The guest bobsleigh rides on the world's only natural ice track, the Olympic Bob Run St. Moritz-Celerina, are legendary.
Safely nestled between pilot and brakeman, you thunder towards the finish in a 4-man bobsled in 75 seconds at up to 135 km/h top speed.
Bevor Denms Somergen zur Arben gent‘ pack! er eIne seIdene Slrumpfnose und eIne Pensche In seIne Tascne.
Since British tourists spent the winter in St. Moritz in the mid-1880s whizzing through the icy streets on their bellies on sleds, much has changed in this sister discipline of skeleton, but it is still "very British" here. It starts with its name - "Cresta Run" - and ends with the English-speaking race commentator. In between are ten tricky curves on the natural ice track, around 12,000 rides per winter season, and up to 140 km/h reached by the rider on his flat toboggan. Beginners are welcome.