- Elevated between 1,797 m and 3,303 m, the Ski Resort is among the 5 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Switzerland. The vertical drop from summit to base is 1,506 m. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Switzerland is 901 m. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
- St Moritz Corvatsch Furtschellas is among the 15 best rated Ski Resorts in Switzerland.
- Season starts on 19 Nov and ends on 7 May (169 days). Average season duration in Switzerland is 123 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (19 Nov to 7 May) is 73 cm at summit elevation and 21 cm at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 111 cm at summit elevation and 43 cm at the base. Therefore St Moritz Corvatsch Furtschellas is among the 15 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Switzerland.
- St Moritz Corvatsch Furtschellas features 99 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Switzerland is 96 sunny days. December is the sunniest month with an average of 22 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 3 sunniest in Grisons.
- Offering 120 km of slopes and terrain, St Moritz Corvatsch Furtschellas is among the 10 largest Ski Resorts in Grisons.
From 2016/2017: Launch of the 6-person Curtinella chair lift with valley station at Hossa Bar (replaces the Skilift Curtinella)
The Ski Resort
120 kilometres of groomers wind through the picturesque winter wonderland surrounding Piz Corvatsch. Advanced skiers and snowboarders are particularly well catered for here with a wide range of exhilarating runs and 89 kilometres of red-rated trails. If you are not quite ready for intermediate runs, there are also 13 kilometres of easy slopes to explore here. Experts can also look forward to 18 kilometres of challenging black-rated runs. 14 lifts carry skiers up into this varied ski area, with entry points scattered from Sils to Silvaplana and all the way over to St. Moritz. The highest point in the ski area, at a respectable 3,303 meters, provides an incredible panorama that has to be seen to be believed.
The ski area is also home to Switzerland’s longest floodlit run (4.2 kilometres), where skiers and snowboarders can take to the mountain every Friday after the sun sets. Speed demons head for the FIS race course on the Grialetsch slope and the speed check by the Ustaria Rabgiusa.
The Kinderpark offers an ideal environment for youngsters to try their hand at winter sports for the first time. This lovingly designed area also includes a specially conceived children’s lift. Beginners of all ages are supported by instructors from the local ski schools and a range of courses are on offer.
And whether you’re a greenhorn or a pro – the ski area caters for all levels of freestyle ability. The Corvatsch terrain park at the Murtèl middle station offers up a varied selection of jumps and rails as well as a quarter-pipe for some serious freestyle fun. The park is conveniently divided into zones, including a mini park, fun zone, world cup line, halfpipe, bag jump and chill out area. Freeride fans and powder hounds will find plenty of untouched off-piste routes between the 120 kilometres of groomers.
Corvatsch is part of the Engadin St. Moritz winter sports region. Visitors can explore an incredible 350 kilometres of immaculate trails in four large (Corviglia/Piz Nair, Corvatsch, Diavolezza/Lagalb, Zuoz) and five smaller ski areas. A snow safari through the Engadin even offers a route for discovering all the individual ski areas in just one day.
On Mountain Dining
The lodges dotted throughout the ski area offer excellent food. Bergrestaurant Murtèl serves delicious pizza from a wood-burning oven, fast food favourites and large salad buffet. If you prefer eating your food from on high, look no further than the Panoramarestaurant, the highest restaurant in the Eastern Alps – expect down-to-earth cuisine and regional classics. The quaint Berghaus Fuorcla Surlej serves homemade mountain fare, while the quiet Hahnensee by the Hahnenseepiste offers exquisite, if simple foods. Regional dishes like homemade barley soup, Bündner Plättli and Pizzoccheri are all fixtures on the menu in Stüvetta Giand’Alva. Meanwhile, the rustic Restorant Alpetta offers skiers delicious specialities from the grill, as well as local game and polenta. Between Furtschellas and Corvatsch you should seek out the Ustaria Rabgiusa – a mountain restaurant with a distinct Italian flavour. The speciality of the house is Piadine, an Italian flatbread available with various fillings. During the daytime, the Kuhstall serves up simple but delicious dishes, and it transforms into a full-blown restaurant in the evening, reachable on foot and known for its gourmet menus. If you like pasta, you will love La Chüdera. This à la carte restaurant serves fresh, homemade pasta in a plethora of different forms. The self-service area also provides all the favourite mountain classics.
The Hahnenseeabfahrt is a must for visitors to the region. This black-marked run winds from Giand’Alva to the Hahnensee and then on down to St. Moritz Bad. It starts on wide and open steep slopes and ends in a snowbound fairy-tale forest – an unforgettable highlight for skiers who are up to the challenge. A leg-shaking nine kilometres in length, it rewards skiers with sumptuous views over the region’s lakes and mountains.
If you want to get away from it all and enjoy the silence of the backcountry, pull on your snowshoes – there are two specially signposted paths to choose from on Furtschellas. In addition, there are plenty of immaculately prepared cross-country routes through the wintery Engadin landscape.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
The Sonnenstübli in St. Moritz Bad at the bottom of the Hahnenseeabfahrt is the best place to grab a snack and a refreshing drink, catch some rays and soak up the après-ski atmosphere. The Hossa Bar is also always a good bet for cool drinks and hot beats in the evening. Located next to the valley station of the Alp Surlej chairlift, this is a great place to round out a day on the slopes. Every Friday night is Snow Night, with unforgettable parties at the middle station of the lift.
Dining and Restaurants
For a culinary world tour, head over to Restaurant Stars in the Hotel Nira Alpina, which opened its doors in 2012. The combination of traditional and innovative dishes from around the world is a unique and memorable culinary experience. Enjoy panoramic views while you tuck into global favourites like tandoori prawns, entrecote, satay or sashimi.
Zurich is around 200 km from the ski area. To make the trip by car, take motorway A3 to Sargans and then turn onto the A13 towards Chur. Turn off at exit 22 Thusis-Süd and then head for Tiefencastel. There, join Bundesstraße 3 which leads through Savognin to Silvaplana. Samedan is the closest airport, just nine kilometres from the ski area. There are international flights to the airports in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Milan and Munich from here. The Rhätische Bahn rail service runs from Chur to Engadin. There are also several rail connections available from Zurich to Engadin, and a railway station in St. Moritz, some six kilometres from the ski area. The free ski bus serves the local area.