S-chanf is known for one thing in winter - as the destination of the Engadin Skimarathon. There is no other day than the second Sunday in March when so many people are happy to see S-chanf. Legitimately, after 42 kilometers on cross-country skis.
Before reaching S-chanf, the so-called Golan Heights await - no sooner have you conquered one hill than the next one comes along. The best preparation for this? Training in this very region. In the whole Upper Engadin you will find more than 240 kilometers of cross-country skiing trails. Around S-chanf, skaters, classic skiers, and cross-country skiers with dogs will find fantastic conditions.
The official marathon trail ends in S-chanf, but you should not miss the following trail to Zernez on another day! It leads for 15 kilometers through unspoiled nature and, for the most part, through a fairytale winter forest.
Opposite the village a small drag lift leads to the hill "Bügls," where everything revolves around the first strides on skis. Here it's not about speed, on the contrary: small skill exercises on the easy slope, skiing over bumps, jumping over humps … here the little snow bunnies can get a taste of the big wide world of snow sports in peace and quiet. Parking is available directly at the lift.
Those who have already made their first attempts on skis or snowboard can go to the nearby skiing area of Zuoz. And also the larger areas are easily accessible by public transport or car from S-chanf.