The Ski Resort
The ski resort of Disentis in the Canton of Grisons offers winter sports enthusiasts of all levels a variety of slopes at an altitude of up to 2,833 meters. With 30 km of red-marked runs alone, however, advanced skiers in particular are likely to get their money's worth here.
From the base station in S. Catrina, you first take the gondola lift to Caischavedra at an altitude of 1,863 meters. Here you will already encounter a special feature of the ski area: the black-marked valley run. If you want to get back to S. Catrina on skis, you should be a really experienced skier. All others should take the gondola back after the ski day.
Beginners and advanced skiers will therefore have to go further up to reach the appropriate slopes. Continue with the 4-seater chairlift to Gendusas and from there with the next 4-seater chairlift to Lai Alv at 2,506 meters above sea level. This is where the winter sports fun for beginners and families begins: the blue-marked downhill run leads via Dadens and Gendusas down to Caischavedra.
Advanced skiers can go even higher, namely with the drag lift to the Péz Ault, the highest point in the ski area. From there, they can reach Gendusas via the red-marked slope. Alternatively, they can switch to the blue-marked run in Lai Alv and then again to a red-marked run in Dadens, so that they can still explore the red-marked runs below Péz Strem.
Disentis is also connected to Sedrun via the Cuolm Da Vi aerial tramway. If you want to change to the neighboring SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun, you still have to take the train from the valley station in Sedrun to Dieni station (approx. 5 minutes). From a 3-day ski pass, the 120 kilometers of slopes there can also be used, but there are also already day passes for the entire Andermatt Sedrun Disentis area.
- Disentis is among the 10 best rated Ski Resorts in Grisons.
- Elevated between 3773 ft and 9350 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 10 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Grisons. The vertical drop from summit to base is 5577 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Switzerland is 2877 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
- Average snow depth during the season is 46 " at summit elevation and 8 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 55 " at summit elevation and 7 " at the base.
- Disentis features 60 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Switzerland is 63 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 20 sunny days.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
Three refreshment stops ensure that hungry skiers and snowboarders can start the next descent well fortified: The panorama restaurant Caischavedra is not only popular with salad and cake lovers, but also with families due to the adjacent children's playground. From the sun terrace you always have the little ones in view. Genuine Graubünden specialties can be enjoyed at the Lai Alv mountain restaurant. From the sun terrace at 2,505 meters above sea level, guests can also enjoy a unique panorama of the surrounding mountains and, for example, the Medels glacier. For a small snack in between, the best place is the Bar Nevada. When the weather is nice, there is even a barbecue here. In addition, you can consume "local firewater" here in convivial company.
The highlight for sporty skiers is the black-marked valley run from Caischavedra to S. Catrina. With an altitude difference of 636 meters, the 5 km long downhill run is also the most challenging run in the Disentis ski area.The longest descent, on the other hand, is the run from Péz Ault, the highest point of the ski area, to S. Catrina. It should be noted that the last stretch of the 12 km long slope is the black-marked valley descent, which is only recommended for experienced winter sports enthusiasts.
Most Difficult Runs
The winter landscape can be explored in a particularly idyllic way on the numerous winter hiking trails in the region. The winter hiking trail Mises, for example, is suitable for a short walk. It starts at the mountain restaurant Caischavedra, which can be reached from S. Catrina by gondola lift, and leads around the Maiensäss hut to the former Alp Magriel. Due to the special thermals, Disentis is also extremely popular with paragliders. Thermal flights are possible as early as February. Take-off sites are located in Lai Alv and at the top station of the Péz Ault ski lift. Landing, on the other hand, is possible at the Sporthotel Sax near the base station in S. Catrina.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Dining and Restaurants
Gourmets and whiskey experts get their money's worth at the Restaurant Hotel Alpsu. Served here are traditional Graubünden specialties made from local ingredients, such as Capuns Sursilvans. In addition, guests can choose from an extensive collection of selected Graubünden wines and the largest selection of whiskeys in the Surselva.
Infrastructure & Rental
Affiliate ShopsSki Rentals Disentis (4)
On the Munich - Milan axis, the A13 freeway runs right through Graubünden.Those arriving via Basel and Zurich drive to the Reichenau exit and follow the main H19 road to Disentis. Coming from Milan, take the A13 via San Bernadino and Chur to Disentis.
By public transport:
From Zurich you can take the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) to Chur and from there continue with the Rhaetian Railway to Disentis. Via Lucerne you also travel with the SBB and change in Göschenen/Andermatt to the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn. This train goes over the Oberalp Pass to Disentis.