10 good reasons for skiing in Arosa-Lenzerheide

10/10/2023 - SnowTrex

In the east of Switzerland, in the middle of the canton of Graubünden, lies the Arosa-Lenzerheide ski area. With 225 kilometres of slopes, it is one of the largest ski areas in Switzerland and offers many different activities for young and old. The snow paradise is committed to climate protection and welcomes every kind of winter holidaymaker with open arms. SnowTrex has researched and presents 10 good reasons for skiing in Arosa-Lenzerheide:

SnowTrex presents 10 good reasons for skiing in Arosa-Lenzerheide.


1. Numerous slopes for every level

The Arosa-Lenzerheide ski area was created by merging the Arosa and Lenzerheide ski areas in the 2013/2014 winter season. Thanks to the newly created connection, the ski area has since been ranked fifth among the largest ski areas in Switzerland and first in the Graubünden region.

The ski area impresses with around 225 kilometres of pistes.

All in all, the ski paradise awaits winter sports enthusiasts with no less than 225 kilometres of pistes, including 110 blue, 87 red and 28 black downhill kilometres. Here, skiers and snowboarders have the opportunity to experience both relaxing and action-packed skiing days. The piste paradise lies at altitudes from 1,229 m to 2,865 m and impresses with many attractive highlights. Snow lovers can enjoy their skiing holiday to the fullest in four snow parks, on unique slopes, in many mountain restaurants and even on a world cup slope. The “Silvano Beltrametti” World Cup slope in Lenzerheide is the most challenging and steepest run in the ski area, with a maximum gradient of around 66% and an average incline of around 31%.

Small and large skiers and snowboarders with a wide range of skill levels have the opportunity to experience beautiful winter days and create unforgettable memories thanks to the diversity and size of the ski area.

2. Families welcome!

Especially winter sports-loving families with children feel very much at home in the particularly child-friendly ski area of Arosa-Lenzerheide. In addition to the diverse slopes, children’s lands, ski schools and friendly accommodation, the ski area offers many varied winter activities for the whole family.

On the 225 kilometres of pistes there are runs for beginners, advanced skiers, experts, and professionals. In addition, the little skiing dwarves are happy about the children’s lifts and magic carpets. Many ski schools offer courses for young and old, and ski kindergartens are also on site to teach the little ones among the snow fans the tips and tricks of snow sports.

The resorts of the Arosa and Lenzerheide ski areas have also both been awarded the “Families Welcome” seal of quality by the Swiss Tourism Association. The accommodation in the two resorts is also well suited to family stays. Among others, the Hotel Cristallo and the Hof Arosa holiday complex offer great discounts for children and the Arenas Resort Altein with its children’s play area is also ideal for the upcoming winter holiday with the family. Click here for all SnowTrex offers for ski holidays near the Arosa/Lenzerheide ski resort.

In addition, the ski resorts also shine with a wide range of activities for all ages. Winter holidaymakers will find playgrounds in the snow, fast-paced toboggan runs, cosy horse-drawn carriage rides, several children’s lands and the “Eichhörnliweg”, a themed trail about squirrels.

3. Two modern ski resorts with traditional charm

The ski area with its two ski resorts is located in the 20 km long valley “Schanfigg” in the middle of the Swiss canton Graubünden. The region is very modern, at the same time natural and distinguished by its traditional charm.

The most famous place in the valley is Arosa. Arosa is situated at an altitude of 1,775 m and has been known since 1877 as an alpine climatic health resort and winter sports resort that is characterized by luxury and cosiness. Arosa is a climatic health resort for a reason: its location in an open valley basin guarantees a windless and sunny climate and clean air. In addition, the village has a lively centre. With numerous shops, restaurants, bars and lounges, it invites you to relax and stroll around after a successful day of skiing.

Arosa is situated at an altitude of around 1,775 m and is considered the best-known town in the Schanfigg valley.

Lenzerheide is the second well-known ski resort in the snow sports area and also a popular Swiss resort for families and active sports enthusiasts. The village lies at an altitude of 1,473 m in the romantic valley and can offer many snow lovers an unforgettable experience thanks to its unique location.

If you spend your holiday in Lenzerheide, you cannot miss the traditional village centre “Lai” with a variety of shopping facilities, restaurants, cafés, and discos. The village centre is perfect for exploring the tradition, cultural richness and modern infrastructure of the village after a day full of activities. Another advantage of winter holidaymakers in Lenzerheide is that many of the accommodations in Lenzerheide are located directly near the slopes, so that when the snow conditions are good, they can get straight out of bed onto the snow-covered hills.

The traditional village centre of Lenzerheide “Lai” offers a variety of shopping facilities, restaurants, cafés, and discos.

4. Climate-friendly

Many winter enthusiasts are increasingly concerned that their activities do not cause lasting damage to nature. The mountain railways of the Arosa-Lenzerheide ski area have also set themselves the goal of contributing to climate protection and the sustainable safeguarding of winter sports.

That is why the ski area is involved in the international campaign “I AM PRO SNOW – 100% Committed”. The campaign is accompanied by a commitment to source electricity consumption from 100% renewable resources. The ski area was able to achieve this goal as early as 2021, since it has been sourcing its entire energy requirements from hydropower ever since.

The ski area wants to contribute to climate protection and is therefore involved in the international campaign “I AM PRO SNOW – 100% Committed”, among others.

In addition, the ski area’s snow groomers, among other things, are equipped with GPS devices and provide exact data on snow depths in the ski area. Under these circumstances, snowmaking and piste preparation can be carried out more efficiently and with less strain on resources. The purchase of the PistenBully 600 E+ is also a sustainable project. The vehicle is equipped with a diesel-electric drive, which has a greatly reduced diesel consumption, causes fewer harmful emissions than classic Pistenbullys and has a greatly reduced diesel consumption.

The ski resort is also working on many other projects, such as highly efficient photovoltaic systems that help to protect nature.

5. Countless kickers and obstacles in 4 snow parks

Another highlight of the ski area are its four snow park areas. These are very diverse, offer obstacles for every level, and provide a lot of fun for the brave freestylers and the spectators.

The first area is the Tschuggen Snowpark. Playful waves, deep troughs, amusing obstacles and small and large kickers can be found here on two different lines, which are hard to beat in terms of variety. The area is also well maintained and leaves nothing to be desired.

Winter enthusiasts can look forward to four varied snow park areas in the Arosa-Lenzerheide ski area.

Since child-friendliness is writ large in the Arosa-Lenzerheide ski area, a snow park area for little ski dwarves is not to be missed. The Bärensnowpark offers four adventure slopes with easy obstacles and various routes that can be explored from a bear’s point of view. The slopes are suitable for little snow fans between the ages of six and twelve.

The following video gives skiing enthusiasts a taste of what to expect in the snow park:

Snowpark Arosa Lenzerheide - this park is for you!

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The Wood Ranch is a very special area in the Arosa-Lenzerheide ski resort. Its fun and exciting obstacles are made of pure Arosa fir wood, which makes the snow park a CO2-neutral natural park. The area is located right next to slope no. 15 in Arosa and offers freestyle fun for everyone with its creative line.

The fourth snow park, the JibArea Stätz, is located in Lenzerheide and also offers boxes, rails, kickers, and many other obstacles for different levels. With a park length of 1.4 km, up to 45 takeoffs can be found on the line. In addition, there is a park hut in this area from which spectators can cheer on the brave freestylers.

6. Cross-country skiing paradise

In the winter paradise of Arosa-Lenzerheide, cross-country skiing fans are also welcomed with open arms. With around 86 kilometres of trails, the region offers a well-developed network of trails for every level. Whether on a panoramic cross-country trail, a challenging racing trail or a cosy circular trail in classic or skating style, every cross-country skier will get their money’s worth in Arosa-Lenzerheide.

Cross-country skiers can prove themselves on a total of 86 kilometres of trails in Arosa and Lenzerheide.

Various sports retailers provide suitable cross-country skiing equipment for a fee, and cross-country skiing schools offer courses for all levels. In addition to the right technique and many valuable tips for the trail, curious beginners and advanced skiers are also shown the most beautiful corners of the region.

A special cross-country skiing offer of the winter sports area is the four km long and illuminated night trail. It is located in the Lenzerheide Biathlon Arena in Lantsch/Lenz. As a rule, nocturnal cross-country skiers can pursue their passion here every day in the moonlight.

7. Numerous winter hiking trails

Hiking fans also get their money’s worth in the region. A total of more than 140 km of marked and prepared trails are available for them to explore the breathtaking nature. The routes lead through the ski area or off it through snow-covered forests and landscapes. In addition, almost 20 mountain huts can be reached on foot or by one of the many lifts, where hard-working walkers can reward themselves with drinks and delicious meals.

A particularly attractive hiking route is the “Panorama Trail”. This leads between the mountain stations Heidbüel and Tgantieni past eight mountain huts and impresses with its breathtaking panorama.

Hiking fans are guaranteed to get their money’s worth on around 140 km of marked and prepared hiking trails.

8. Versatile winter activities for young and old

One thing is certain: no holidaymaker will be bored in the Arosa-Lenzerheide ski area. Those who don’t feel like skiing, cross-country skiing or winter hiking have the choice between paradisiacal places where fun activities are offered.

Depending on their preferences, holidaymakers can relax at one of the many wellness facilities or on a horse-drawn carriage ride through the snow-covered winter landscape. In addition, there is the possibility to further educate oneself with diverse cultural offers such as in castles, art museums and museums of local history. Sporting activities are also on offer in Arosa and Lenzerheide. In addition to Nordic walking, ice skating, paragliding and indoor activities, there is the possibility of an exciting scavenger hunt in Lenzerheide. Here the whole family gets to know the place in a rather unusual but incredibly fun way.

This clip illustrates, to the visitors, what a ride on the lit up slopes might look and feel like:

Light Ride Arosa Lenzerheide

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Arosa-Lenzerheide enjoys great popularity, not least because of its beautiful toboggan runs and ice skating rinks. Tobogganing and ice skating are perfect sports to activate the energy reserves of the whole family after a successful day of skiing. A nighttime sledding highlight of the region is also located in Lenzerheide. The night sledding experience “LIGHT NIGHT” is a partly rough and at the same time very fun descent into the valley, which is accompanied by multisensory light installations and fitting music.

9. Night skiing fun at its best

Winter enthusiasts can enjoy skiing and snowboarding fun in the Arosa-Lenzerheide ski area, not only during the day. From New Year’s Eve to mid-March, a freshly groomed floodlit piste usually opens on Fridays for nocturnal skiers and snowboarders. This is located on the Stätzerhorn, is around 3.5 km long and thus offers excellent fun on the slopes even in the dark. Night owls can purchase the lift pass for nighttime fun on the slopes on site.

The Alp Stätz mountain restaurant is located directly on the floodlit piste. This offers skiers and snowboarders a rich dinner with regional specialities in a cosy atmosphere.

Even after sunset, the skiing fun in the Arosa-Lenzerheide ski area is not over.

10. A dream for freeriders

In the Arosa-Lenzerheide region, the winter dreams of every freerider also come true. 29 varied off-piste runs and ski routes await the bravest of ski and snowboard enthusiasts with steep slopes, impressive rocky outcrops and deep snow-covered couloirs. The areas on the Brüggerhorn and the Lenzerheide Rothorn variant zone in the middle of the ski area are among the best-known freeride areas in the entire region.

In Arosa and Lenzerheide, professionally guided tours with trained guides are also offered for beginners, experienced and expert freeriders. On these tours, powder fans learn about the world of freeriding and how to deal with the dangers of the discipline with theory and practice. Even the slopes of the powder area, which are rather difficult to reach, can be safely explored with a guide who knows his stuff.

29 varied off-piste runs and ski routes fulfil the winter dreams of every freerider.

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FAQs about skiing in Arosa-Lenzerheide

How many kilometres of pistes are there in the Arosa-Lenzerheide ski area?

The Arosa-Lenzerheide ski area impresses with over 225 kilometres of pistes. These are divided into 110 blue, 87 red and 28 black downhill kilometres.

How high is the Arosa-Lenzerheide ski area?

The Arosa-Lenzerheide snow sports area lies at altitudes between 1,229 metres and 2,865 metres. The ski resort of Lenzerheide is at 1,473 m and the village of Arosa at 1,775 m.

What activities are available in the Arosa-Lenzerheide ski area?

The Arosa-Lenzerheide ski area offers a wide range of activities. In addition to a wide range of sporting activities such as skiing, winter hiking, cross-country skiing, paragliding and tobogganing, the ski resorts also offer wellness and many cultural activities.

Is the Arosa-Lenzerheide ski area climate-friendly?

The ski area is pursuing various measures to make skiing more climate-friendly. Those responsible in Arosa and Lenzerheide have set themselves the goal of contributing to the future security of snow and climate protection.

Which is the most difficult piste in the Arosa-Lenzerheide ski area?

The “Silvano Beltrametti” World Cup piste in Lenzerheide is considered the most difficult piste in the snow sports area. With a maximum gradient of around 66% and an average incline of approx. 31%, it is a particular challenge for many skiers and snowboarders.

  • Tuesday, 10. October 2023
  • Author: SnowTrex
  • Category: Top 10
  • tag: Arosa
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