World-class runs with a mesmerising mountain backdrop: a day’s skiing on the pistes of the Corviglia is hard to top. Want to set your sights higher? Head for the Corvatsch, across the valley, and the highest cable car station in the Eastern Alps. The Engadin also has countless other sensational runs in store, of every possible style: whatever your taste, you will find magnificent slopes to suit.
24 lifts, 36 pistes totalling 163 kilometres, of which 42 km are marked blue, 79 km red and 34 km black: so much for the facts. But a day on Corviglia is about much more than just numbers: anyone skiing here becomes part of winter sports history. Five World Ski Championships as well as the Winter Olympic Games of 1948 have taken place on the “Engadin sports mountain”, whose pistes offer visitors unique highlights:
The summit station, 3,300 metres above sea level, is the starting point for the highest run in the Eastern Alps. But the 120 kilometres of piste in the Corvatsch/Furtschellas ski area have plenty of other highlights in store, too:
This black piste has hosted races that have become sporting legend. People still talk of the dramatic run by Hedy Schlunegger, the “Swiss Amazon”, that won her gold in the Downhill at the Winter Olympic Games of 1948. Despite falling, she managed to regain her confidence and “hurtled down the slopes… getting through all the schusses brilliantly” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 3 February 1948). In fact it was not unusual back then for racers to “kiss” the snow. Why don’t you, too, test your skills on piste No. 12?
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.
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.
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 7.45am up the Corviglia for the ultimate high: what could be more exhilarating than tracing first tracks in the morning sunshine on freshly prepared pistes?
Regarded by many as the top run in the Engadin, this black piste starts at the Giand’Alva chair lift summit station (2,646 m) and leads across steep, open slopes into a snow-blanketed forest of fairy-tale charm before finishing in St. Moritz Bad. In short: 9 kilometres of pure downhill fun with glorious views of the Engadin’s frozen lakes.
The Hahnensee run also forms part of our Snow Safari, which leads down no fewer than 99 magnificent kilometres of piste through our largest ski areas.
Anyone seeking adventure off the beaten track will love the wild beauty of the secluded Lagalb ski area. The views of a world of 3,000-metre peaks are guaranteed to take your breath away – as will the thrilling descent of the steepest prepared piste in Graubünden. But the slopes of the Diavolezza, too, promise a unique and enchanting experience:
When the pistes sparkle at night in the light of the full moon, answer the call of the “she-devil” and treat yourself to an incomparable experience: a descent of the Diavolezza after dark. The summit dinner at the Berghaus Diavolezza hotel is another highlight, crowning the most romantic of all ski adventures.