Yes, it’s true, the Corvatsch offers skiing fun galore and winter action aplenty. However, nature aficionados who seek to trace their own routes through peaceful snowy landscapes will also find their very own winter paradise – and in summertime the Corvatsch belongs to those who long to slow down, anyway.
Furtschellas and Corvatsch – two ski regions and next-door neighbours that, while cooperating as Corvatsch-Furtschellas, could not be more different: whilst skiing on and off the Corvatsch slopes seems almost like a never-ending shindig, Furtschellas could easily apply for the official byname “the serene one”. ‘Just float down the slope’ is the name of the game on its varied slopes.
Those who prefer to quietly walk through the snow will love the beautiful snowshoe trail, starting at the Furtschellas-Chüdera middle station. On this marked trail you reach vantage points with magnificent views over the snow-blanketed valley, with its frozen lakes. After 1.8 km you arrive at a simple but cosy mountain restaurant, the Ustaria Rabgiusa, where you can fortify yourself with delicious local specialities before tackling the short ascent with fresh energy and heading back to the Furtschellas-Chüdera middle station.
To hike on the Corvatsch means to hike with one’s heart and soul – and, hopefully, with appetite! Culinary delights await you at every turn, served on one of the many sun terraces or in a cosy mountain restaurant. The Via Gastronomica makes this happy happenstance its mission and combines the enjoyment of beautiful scenery with delicious local cuisine. You can choose your own route, stopping along the way at three specific restaurants that each serve one course of homemade delicacies.
You would rather cook your own meal by your “own” fireside? In this case, you can choose between two great barbecue sites along the idyllic Water Trail as the perfect places for a grilling feast with friends and family: one overlooks the Engadin lakes, the other is situated at the lakeshore of the small Lejin Rhodonit. The barbecue sites are equipped with tables, benches, cooking grids and firewood. Food for barbecuing like bratwursts and cervelats can be purchased in the mountain restaurant La Chüdera.
Have you burnt off your energy on the slopes, just finished a five-hours-hike, or … actually, you know what? To spend a marvellously relaxing time on one of the Corvatsch’s sun terraces you don’t need any excuse at all. Just lean back and enjoy watching the world go by!
The first such opportunity arises at Furtschellas-La Chüdera middle station: sitting on the sheltered terrace of La Chüdera, the popular rendezvous point for guests of all ages, and savouring freshly made Pasta and sweet treats is always a wonderful pastime. And as for devotees of the Italian cuisine, listen up, amici: a visit to Furtschella’s Ustaria Rabgiusa should definitely be on your to-do-list. Here, they worship italianità as well as the sun on their spacious panoramic terrace.
At the cosy Berghaus Fuorcla Surlej at 2755 metres, the famous giants Piz Bernina (4049 metres) and Piz Roseg (3937 metres) watch you relax and savour homemade delicacies. In summer this sunny paradise can only be reached after a 40-minute-hike from Murtèl middle station while in winter you need to be a skier in order to enjoy the Berghaus’ hospitality. The ski lodge Alpetta in the middle of the Chastelets slope made a name for itself with its culinary high alpine treats served in a unique and charmingly rustic lodge ambience. On the comfortable sun terrace you will forget the hustle and bustle around you and just surrender yourself to the beautiful day.