«Corvatsch», the Rhaetians called this impressive three-thousander, the “big raven”. And quite rightly so, as those who seek his hillsides feel a strong energy, the pure sense of freedom and the boundless joie de vivre that is true to its name.
It was 1963 when Corvatsch opened. Then and now it is one of the most popular ski resorts in the Engadin. Without a doubt, you should take the cable car up to 3303 meters above sea level, to the highest mountain station in the Eastern Alps. The descent that begins here, with a view of the Bernina Range, is a good start for everything that is to come. And the opportunities are vast. After all, Corvatsch is known above all as a freestyle and freeride paradise. The world's elite regularly meet here, but also anyone who loves powder and has fun shredding will love Corvatsch. It is perfect for freeskiers and snowboarders who enjoy an easygoing way of life and can never get enough action.
While in other snowparks the snow is long gone, the northeast orientation and the altitude at about 2700 m ensure that the winter season at Corvatsch lasts from the end of November until the end of April. The park offers four different training terrains:
The Easy Line with its easy jumps and rails is suitable for beginners. Further down the slope, as the snowfall increases, it changes into the Medium Line, where more experienced shredders can let off steam.
If kickers and rail lines are not enough for you, you can tackle the Flow Line with its numerous playful elements, such as waves and steep wall curves.
"The most important rule is to have fun" applies to the Fun Ride with its 500 m long line and a colorful mix of steep turns, waves, tables, and jumps.
Powder snow, cliffs, and endless slopes are the name of the game at Corvatsch. As on Diavolezza, freeriders will find the best conditions for endless powder days on the north slopes of Corvatsch. The terrain is demanding and the north face, which is up to 65 degrees steep, is the annual venue for the Engadinsnow Freeride Contest. While the top skiers will find rock-strewn slopes and gullies here, connoisseurs opt for the wide deep snow slopes for more relaxed freeriding. Regardless of which type you are - safety first! Always be aware of avalanche conditions and never go off-piste without the necessary equipment.
It is an absolute must for all those who love skiing and snowboarding, who want to enjoy the most beautiful views and the best descents, and who like to stop for a break in between - the Snowsafari. Between the start at Furtschellas and the finish in Celerina, the Corvatsch ski area awaits you as the first highlight, where you will climb to a proud 3303 m above sea level. From the Corvatsch mountain station, the tour leads to the legendary Hahnensee downhill run. The black piste is open from December 19 and leads from Giand'Alva (2645 m) nine kilometers over wide steep slopes with views of the frozen Upper Engadin lakes down into a snow-covered fairytale forest and ends in St. Moritz Bad. From here, the Snowsafari leads to the other side of the valley to Corviglia.
What would skiing be without coffee and croissants at 9 a.m. at Restaurant 3303, without lunch on the sun terrace of the Alpetta ski hut or the Fuorcla Surlej mountain lodge, or without a nightcap at the Hossa Bar or in the Kuhstall? Exactly! It would only be half as nice. Take your time for culinary breaks and soak up the good vibes and relaxed atmosphere that prevail at Corvatsch.
Still want more fun on the slopes? We can understand - that's why there's the Corvatsch Snownight. Every Friday from December to April, starting at 7:00 p.m., the mountain is in the spotlight. With its 4.2 kilometers, this slope is the longest illuminated slope in Switzerland. Music and wood-fired pizza at the Murtèl restaurant provide a leisurely respite.