No one is too young to be a Corviglia fan! From mountain biking and hiking in summer to snow sports in winter, our adventure mountain is the perfect setting for family holidays full of variety.
Going on a trip with the whole family promises fun, excitement – and also the challenge of making time spent together an unforgettable pleasure for everyone. Thanks to a colourful variety of activities on offer, the Corviglia is one giant outdoor playground in which adventure and relaxation go hand in hand.
These scenic paths are all pushchair-accessible:
Heidi’s Flower Trail (2 km) introduces walkers to an enchanting world of more than 200 species of protected wild flowers and mountain plants. You can pick up a free copy of the accompanying brochure from the tourist information office. The theme trail starts at Chantarella and finishes in Salastrains, where you are sure to want to linger at the legendary Heidi Hut, starring location in the 1978 film version of the Heidi story. The attractive playground here is sure to keep children busy!
Picture: Heidi hut at Salastrains
Another classic children’s story – “Schellen-Ursli”, published in English as “A Bell for Ursli” – is the theme of the charming Schellenursli Trail (2.3 km), which also leads past the Heidi Hut. From Salastrains, the family-friendly path winds down to St. Moritz.
Families setting their sights higher still can head for the mountain lake of Lej Alv, at 2,526 metres above sea level. Easy to reach on foot or by mountain bike from the top of the Corviglia funicular or the Marguns gondola summit station, the pretty lake’s shores are ideal for a leisurely picnic with breathtaking views of the mountains. As children often prove to have unsuspected reserves of energy, you should allow sufficient time for the children’s playground at the Marguns gondola summit station.
Feel like a world champion: a thrill open to mountain bikers as young as 12 years old! The WM Flow Trail largely follows the course of a ski run that has hosted races in three Ski World Cups. Special highlight: before the singletrack transitions into the flowing downhill pump track, bikers need to master a spectacular 360° loop! The 6.7-kilometre run promises 280 exhilarating vertical metres of descent from the Corviglia funicular summit station down to the Trutz mountain restaurant, with an emphasis on fun all the way. Riders need a certain level of skill and feel for corners, however, in order to fully enjoy this great ride.
Mountain biking families likewise experience world-class sporting history on the Olympia Flow Trail, also known as the Corviglia Flow Trail: the downhill pump track leads for 3.7 km along the course of the piste used in the 1948 Winter Olympics. Starting point is the Corviglia funicular summit station; the concept, “Flow & Fun” all the way. Bike wizards of all ages glide down flower-filled alpine meadows, along stony paths and over forest track cushioned with pine needles to the Chantarella middle station: a vertical drop of about 480 metres. By the way: all trails on the Corviglia are also easily accessible by the mountain railways.
Of course you can get back down to the valley on foot, by cable car, funicular or mountain bike – but why not try something a little crazier? Nimble scooters offer families with children from the age of 12 the chance to zoom from the Marguns gondola summit station down to the valley through glorious alpine scenery in fun style: an exhilarating conclusion to an adventure-filled day up on the Corviglia!