Fresh mountain air, enchanting snowy landscapes and glorious panoramic views of the Engadin wherever you go: our winter walks promise a taste of heaven on earth! Sublime flavours await at our mountain restaurants, too, which offer walkers superb settings in which to relax. This is winter at its most magical!
Winter walks without spectacular views? Not here in the Engadin: every route enjoys a fabulous natural backdrop. In Pontresina, for example, the Morteratsch Glacier Trail reveals all kinds of fascinating facts about the world and life of the glacier as you approach the milky glacial lake and the tongue of the mighty river of ice. The Bernina Glaciers app accompanies you with audio texts, while children can follow an entertaining glacier spirit called Sabi through this enchanting landscape.
Up on Muottas Muragl, the Philosophers’ Trail offers a choice of three different loops, each of which invite contemplation – although of course walkers also have plenty of time to simply marvel at the glorious views over the Upper Engadin. You may wish to twin this magical winter experience with a delicious hot chocolate, before or after the walk – and the perfect spot for that is the panoramic sun terrace of the Romantik Hotel Muottas Muragl.
Just above St. Moritz, Chantarella is the starting point for several winter walking trails. Tempted by the sunny Salastrains plateau and the Restaurant Chasellas? Simply stroll over on the level and easy trail. Or perhaps you’d like to climb a little for even bigger views? Just head over towards the summit station of the Signal cable car and take a seat on the sun terrace of El Paradiso. Two trails back down to the resort follow in the footsteps of two of Switzerland’s best-loved children’s book characters. One route leads past Heidi’s cabin from the 1978 film; the other takes you along the Schellen-Ursli Trail, with illustrations from the book (“A bell for Ursli”) along the way.
The most important requirement for Sass Queder: good hiking boots! Because the path from the Diavolezza cable car summit station (famous for its sensational views as far as the Austrian Alps, not to mention the nearby open-air hot tub) is prepared only by hand, with shovels. It is nonetheless easy to tackle, and even families enjoy trudging across the crunchy snow to the magnificent vantage point.
The walk up to Alp Prasüra from the base station of the Furtschellas cable car, through snow-blanketed pine forests, requires a certain level of fitness, but afterwards you can relax on the splendid sun terrace of a delightful mountain restaurant, Kuhstall. As a reward for your efforts, enjoy a mouth-watering choice of local delicacies!
The description of “enchanting” belongs to the Val Fex like snow to the Engadin winter. Beyond the Hotel Waldhaus in Sils lies a magical winter realm that feels lost to the world. The views are sublime; you could spend all day gazing at them. On the way back, the delicious aromas from the kitchens of the Pension Crasta or the Hotel Sonne beside the trail may tempt you to linger before you return to Sils.