All outdoor activity enthusiasts should head up the Corviglia at least once in a lifetime! In winter, this is quite simply one of the world’s best-known snow sports destinations; in summer, it’s heaven for mountain bikers, trail runners and hikers. A day on this action all-rounder promises non-stop adrenalin and adventure.
… for mountain bikers:
What makes the Engadin so popular with (e-)MTB enthusiasts from all over the world? Spectacular natural landscapes that offer 400 thrilling kilometres of high-altitude trails, full of variety, promising fun and flowing action to riders of all levels of ability! Some of the finest and most diverse routes are located on the Corviglia – for example the legendary flow trails that follow World Cup and Olympic ski race courses.
… for walkers:
Countless paths adorn the Corviglia, from family-friendly strolls and leisurely walks to athletic hikes – and all lead to hiking happiness! They also promise moments to stop you in your tracks. The sweeping views over the Engadin lake plateau way below will leave you speechless – or perhaps inspire you to creative flights of fancy, just as they have many world-famous poets, writers and musicians.
… for trail runners:
Fresh mountain air is healthy – and unleashes unimagined reserves of energy! No wonder the Swiss Olympic Training Base in St. Moritz also uses the Corviglia as an ideal altitude training venue, in order to prepare its leading athletes for record-breaking achievements. Popular options include the 1-kilometre Finnenbahn woodchip trail around the waters of the Lej Alv (2,550 m) and the Vertical Run of 1,200 vertical metres from St. Moritz up the Piz Nair. Orienteering enthusiasts, too, find superb terrain on the slopes of the Corviglia.
… for all:
Had enough of running or walking? How about a trip on two wheels with a difference? The thrilling freewheel scooter ride from the Marguns gondola summit station (2,273 m) to Celerina (1,714 m) offers an exhilarating alternative way from the Corviglia back down to the valley floor. But beware: this swift and technical descent across alpine landscapes is no glide in the park – so helmets are obligatory, and children must be at least 1.20 m tall.
… on the White Carpet:
Imagine the scene: untouched pistes, freshly prepared to World Cup standards; the first rays of sunshine lighting up 100 kilometres of runs, devoid of humanity; the Corviglia snowpark empty, waiting to challenge the first riders… all worth getting out of bed early for! Take the first cable car at 7.45 am up the Corviglia for the ultimate high: what could be more exhilarating than tracing first tracks in the morning sunshine on freshly prepared pistes?
… on the Audi Ski Run:
You get a special thrill right at the start of piste no. 5, as you access the so-called “FIS piste” via an original starting hut used in World Cup races. A display shows you the day’s current fastest time: your challenge is to beat it. And then you’re off, through the light beam and down the 400-metre Giant Slalom course, with cameras beside the piste automatically filming your entire run. Your personal video complete with greeting message from Lara Gut is ready for download immediately afterwards.
… at the Longines Speed Check:
Fast, faster, Corviglia! On piste no. 15, your opponent is time itself: go into a tuck, schuss as fast as you can and the installed timer will measure your speed. Your proof is your personal radar photo, which you can download that evening free of charge.