Winter in La Punt Chamues-ch offers a little bit of everything; variety in unparalleled nature, tranquility for those seeking peace and quiet, and numerous activities for every taste. We have put together seven highlights for an unforgettable winter in La Punt Chamues-ch.
Through snow-covered forests or along the Inn River, those who stay in La Punt Chamues-ch will quickly fall in love with the alluvial landscape that stretches along the Inn. Then, when the temperatures are low, the nights clear, and the humidity of the river covers the branches of the deciduous trees with snow crystals, you can't help but wander along here. There is also God Fainchs, where you can combine the walk with a visit to the forest gallery. Peace and quiet is guaranteed here, and if you are lucky, you will spot deer, some of which make this their winter home.
Cross-country skiing in the Plaiv region means variety for you and your four-legged friend. Yes, you read correctly, because here you will find, among other things, three of the total of four dog trails that the Engadin offers. The network of cross-country ski trails in the Upper Engadin is the largest in Switzerland with more than 240 kilometers, and around La Punt you can train wonderfully. For example, you can tackle the cross-country ski trail to S-chanf. It is considered a tough challenge, especially on marathon Sunday, because the "Golan Heights" demand everything from the participants once again. So it’s a good idea to practice running in different topography, and La Punt is the ideal starting point for this - no matter in which direction you go from here.
The best way to discover the hidden charm of the village is to take a guided tour of the village or the Sgraffito walk. During a one-hour tour under expert guidance, you will learn interesting facts about the striking patrician houses, Engadin architecture, and the history of the village, which dates back to the 12th century. The Chesa Merleda of the Nereda-Albertini family with its bright white battlements, the Albertini houses with their richly decorated facades, and the imposing Sandoz house are just as fascinating as the late Gothic church of San Andrea. This is a classic example of a mountain pilgrimage church and consists of basic elements from the Middle Ages and modern stained glass windows.
An experience for all senses is offered by the forest gallery in the beautiful pine-larch forest God Fainchs above Chamues-ch. The exhibition shows works of different photographers and surprises the visitors with inspiring pictures which reflect the fascination and love for the Engadin. For those who prefer to enjoy art in the comfort of a warm place, we recommend a visit to the community center of La Punt, where you can also explore various works of art.
In summer, the Albula Pass is popular with motorists and bikers as a special experience because of its picturesque route, but in winter it is transformed into a unique toboggan run.
More information: Albula Pass toboggan run
The natural ice rink in La Punt attracts young and old. From December to February it is available free of charge to all those who enjoy skating on two blades. If curling is one of your hobbies or you would like to try it out - go ahead! The next stone is only a reservation away.
With its platter lift and two short runs, as well as a magic carpet with an easy practice slope, the Müsella ski area is the ideal place for skiing beginners. The magic carpet can be used free of charge, and if little skiers need professional help, the ski school can be easily booked on site. For fun without skis or just in between, there is a sledding hill and children's playground. The skiing area with restaurant Müsella is a true paradise for our little holiday guests.
If you can hike, you can also run. Which brings us to winter trail running, which is also possible on the daily prepared winter hiking trails around La Punt Chamues-ch. With the right equipment, there is no end to the season for trail runners here.