- new 8-seat chairlift Churwalden-Heidbüel
- the base station Churwalden now has new parking areas, a sports shop and a public bus terminal
- new lift Obertor connects both base stations in Lenzerheide
- Elevated between 1,229 m and 2,865 m, the Ski Resort is among the 10 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Grisons. The vertical drop from summit to base is 1,636 m. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Switzerland is 886 m. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
- Arosa Lenzerheide is among the 5 best rated Ski Resorts in Switzerland.
- It is among the 5 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Switzerland.
- Season starts on 11 Nov and ends on 8 Apr (148 days). Average season duration in Switzerland is 114 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (11 Nov to 8 Apr) is 96 cm at summit elevation and 67 cm at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 133 cm at summit elevation and 98 cm at the base. Therefore Arosa Lenzerheide is among the 10 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Grisons.
- Arosa Lenzerheide features 81 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Switzerland is 83 sunny days. December is the sunniest month with an average of 21 sunny days.
- Offering 225 km of slopes and terrain, Arosa Lenzerheide is among the 10 largest Ski Resorts in Switzerland.
The Ski Resort
Since winter 2013/2014 the resorts Arosa and Lenzerheide form one ski resort, thanks to the connecting gondola Urdenbahn. The resort can now offer its guests a total of 225 kilometers (140 mi) of terrain. Highest point in the resort is the summit Rothorn, with a height of 2865 meters (9399 ft).
The winter paradise Arosa Lenzerheide can offer something to every type of skier: no matter if you're an animated apprentice, a racing rookie, a freeriding freak or a double diamond devotee. Now, beginners will find easier practice slopes in both of the skiing areas: the lifts Tschuggen West and Ried in Arosa as well as the lifts Fadail and Fastatsch in Lenzerheide are most suitable for those first attempts at skiing. For the really small athletes among you, there are numerous children's parks with magic carpet lifts and exciting obstacle courses. If you feel ready and brave enough to try the big slopes, Lenzerheide is your best bet. Here you will find blue marked slopes as far as the eye can see and throughout the entire Lenzerheide area - especially between the lifts Lavoz, Cumascheals and Pedra Grossa. But also in Arosa, newcomers have no problem finding slopes with an appropriate level of difficulty, for example the pistes Hintere Piste or Leichte Maran.
Advanced skiers can go and experience the entire resort without a problem. Thanks to the Urdenbahn, which connects the mountain Hörnli (2511 m/8238 ft) and the mountain pass Urdenfürggli (2546 m/8353 ft), advanced skiers can easily switch between the two resorts within just a couple of minutes. Terrific slopes you should definitely check out are located for example at the summits Piz Scalotta (2323 m/7621 ft) and Weisshorn (2653 m/8704 ft). One of the many highlights is the descend from the highest mountain – the Rothorn (2865 m/9399 ft). From the top you can ski your way down to the valley Parpan, which lies at a height of 1493 meters (4898 ft). If black and steep slopes are your calling, make sure you don't miss the piste called Silvano Beltrametti.
You're in for a fantastic time, if you're planning to try the Audi Funslope, which you can reach easily via the chairlift Stätzertäli. This means fun for the whole family! The challenge: race down the wavy tracks and steep curves as fast as possible. Freestyle fans can show off their tricks in the terrain parks Arosa and Lenzerheide.
In addition, Arosa Lenzerheide is a popular spot for freeriding fanatics. The unprepared off-piste areas provide exciting deep-snow adventures. The two mountains Parpaner Rothorn and the Arosa Weisshorn present additional possibilities to draw the first lines in the snow, far away from groomed slopes. Another highlight would be the Skisafari. Together with a guide you'll discover the un-groomed areas starting in Lenzerheide to Arosa and Tschiertschen and back to Lenzerheide again.
On Mountain Dining
In the resort there are numerous panorama restaurants and rustic mountain huts which invite you to stop for a nice, relaxing break. In the area Lenzerheide there is for example a mountain restaurant called Alp Stätz, where you will be served Grison specialties, typical Swiss fondue and many other delicious dishes. From this restaurant you also have a magnificent panoramic view. Another mountain hut perfect for snacks and live music is called Chilihütta.
In Arosa the restaurant Alpenblick invites you to take a break on their large sun terrace. At the Brüggerstuba Arosa you can enjoy delicious pasta dishes. Gourmets should check out the summit restaurant Weisshorn at a height of 2653 meters (8704 ft).
The slope from the top of the mountain Rothorn down to Lenzerheide is one of the highlights of this resort. In addition, slope No. 20 is definitely worth your time. If you dare, make sure you check out the descends from the summit Weisshorn-Gipfel in Arosa.
Most Difficult Runs
Lenzerheide offers in total seven winter hiking tours. All routes are signposted with pink plaques in order to ensure perfect visibility of the trail and to prevent getting lost, even when there is a lot of snow or fog. In addition, there are four snowshoe hikes (No. 521-524), which are signposted very well, too. Also, there are numerous sledding tracks. A lot of fun is to be expected at the Scharmoin toboggan run, the starting point of which can be easily reached via the gondola Rothornbahn. In Arosa you have the possibility to try curling, seeing as they have facilities available just for the beloved sport.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Winter vacation wouldn't be the same without a little celebration after skiing. In Arosa Lenzerheide you have many possibilities to do so. We would definitely recommend the Chilihütta, which has an umbrella bar and live music. Another possible Après Ski mountain hut is the so-called Goldgräberbar. Meeting point of freeski and snowboarding fans is the sit-hütte Arosa. After a successful day on the slopes, the party can continue down in the valley. In Lenzerheide the places Apèro Bar within the hotel Spescha and the zBar at the base station are especially popular. The Bellini and the Crazy Night Club are favorites in the municipality of Arosa.
Dining and Restaurants
In Arosa and Lenzerheide there are multiple venues which were awarded by Gault Millau. The restaurant La Riva creates wonderful dishes with loving attention to detail. Seasonal specialties and vegetarian delicacies are always represented on the menu. If you enjoy game or fish dishes, check out the Hotel Seehof. Exotic and Thai cuisine is created by head chef Pairat Sornacharoenchaisakul in the restaurant Ahaan Thai in Arosa. Two other great restaurants are La Vetta and Muntanella.
Via Basel and Zürich you can reach the town of Chur easily. From there you drive in the direction of Lenzerheide. If you want to get to Arosa you start out the same way as when traveling to Lenzerheide. Starting in the city of Chur and traversing the Schanfigg Tal you will reach the resort Arosa without a problem.
Reaching Lenzerheide from the town of Chur using public transportation is easy. The “Postbus” will take you there, starting at the Postauto Station in Chur. Reaching Arosa is also easy, simply take the train starting in Chur.
The nearest airport is in Zürich. From there you can take the train to the city of Chur. Once you're there, you can reach the resort by using public transportation (see above).