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    Winter Landscape Engadin & St. Moritz Photo: Filip Zuan, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG

Engadin St. Moritz

Is there a better way to spend a winter holiday than in the Engadin St. Moritz region of Switzerland? World-class skiing and snowboarding, numerous outdoor activities and charming villages to explore make this region an ideal destination for travellers looking for an active holiday. Whether you're hitting the slopes or hiking through the beautiful countryside, there are plenty of ways to keep busy during your winter holiday in the Alps. So if you are looking for a new adventure to explore this winter, check out the Engadin St. Moritz region!

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Hiking trail · Engadin St. Moritz
Muottas Muragl Panorama Trail
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 6.8 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 104 m
Descent 230 m

Panoramic trail with great views on the Engadin lake-strewn plateau and the Bernina Massif.

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Long distance hiking trail · Engadin St. Moritz
53 Bernina-Tour Switzerland
recommended route Difficulty difficult Multi-stage route
Distance 72.4 km
Duration 25:40 h
Ascent 4,261 m
Descent 3,473 m

Long distance hike from Poschiavo to Maloja with varied views of the Bernina Mountain Group

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Hiking trail · Engadin St. Moritz
87 Via Engiadina: stage 1 Maloja-Silvaplana
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 1 closed
Distance 12.6 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 540 m
Descent 536 m

From Maloja via Grevasalvas to Silvaplana - always with the vastness of the Upper Engadin lake landscape in view

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Mountainbiking · Engadin St. Moritz
Pass-Piz-Lake Trail Safari black
recommended route Difficulty S2 difficult closed
Distance 42 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 220 m
Descent 1,932 m

From the Bernina Pass to Celerina and up with the gondola to the Piz Nair and over beautiful trails down to Lake Silvaplana. The tour combines some ...

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Mountainbiking · Engadin St. Moritz
Piz Nair - Fuorcla Valletta - Samedan
recommended route Difficulty S2 difficult
Distance 16.4 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 421 m
Descent 1,746 m

Demanding tour with pushing and carrying passages, but with a descent off the mainstream. 

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Cycling · Engadin St. Moritz
65 Inn cycle trail Maloja-Zernez
recommended route Difficulty moderate Multi-stage route
Distance 57.8 km
Duration 4:12 h
Ascent 196 m
Descent 534 m

A route through a unique landscape along the rushing Inn: mighty Engadin houses, clear lakes, diverse terraced landscape, eldorado for rare birds, ...

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Trail running · Engadin St. Moritz
Belvair
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 12 km
Duration 2:10 h
Ascent 432 m
Descent 430 m

The Belvair route leads from the Tourist Information in La Punt Chamues-ch on the Via Engiadina to Bever and on the other side of the valley along ...

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Trail running · Engadin St. Moritz
Arpiglia
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 12.7 km
Duration 2:50 h
Ascent 810 m
Descent 810 m

The Apiglia loop leads from the Engadin Arena in Resgia up towards Munt Seja at 2445 m above sea level to the Lej da Prastinaun mountain lake and ...

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Trail running · Engadin St. Moritz
Alp Clavadatsch
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.1 km
Duration 2:10 h
Ascent 628 m
Descent 628 m

On the trail of the Engadin Ultra Trail on the Clavadatsch loop. The route leads from the Survih ski lift up to Alp Muntatsch and via Alp ...

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Trail running · Engadin St. Moritz
Trail running cours La Punt
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 1.1 km
Duration 0:30 h
Ascent 63 m
Descent 63 m

The trail running course with 8 posts in La Punt Chamues-ch is ideal for beginners or for training. 

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Snowshoe Hiking in Engadin St. Moritz

Snowshoeing in Engadin St. Moritz is one of the most unique and breathtaking experiences you can have in the Swiss Alps. With pristine, snow-covered landscapes as far as the eye can see, it is no wonder that this region is a popular destination for snowshoe hikers of all experience levels. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, there's plenty to discover in this stunning corner of Switzerland. So grab your gear and get ready to hit the slopes!

Cross-country skiing in Engadin St. Moritz

Cross-country skiing is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the Swiss Alps. In Engadin St. Moritz there are kilometres of trails that wind through forests and alpine meadows. And because the area is so well known for its ski resorts, there are always plenty of restaurants and hotels nearby if you need a break from skiing. So if you are looking for a winter holiday that offers both breathtaking scenery and plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, cross-country skiing in Engadin St. Moritz is definitely worth considering!

Winter hiking

Engadin St. Moritz is one of the most picturesque regions in Switzerland for hiking in winter. With its beautiful landscapes and temperate climate, it is no wonder that this region has become a popular destination for hikers and winter sports fans. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced hiker, there is something for everyone in Engadin St. Moritz. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your winter hiking experience in this Alpine paradise.

Ski season in Engadin St. Moritz

Engadin St. Moritz, located in the eastern part of Switzerland, is known for its first-class ski areas. The area has 280 kilometres of slopes suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. The famous Corviglia ski area is particularly popular with visitors from all over the world. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Engadin St. Moritz also offers sledging, hiking, cross-country skiing and winter outdoor activities. Book your trip today and enjoy a winter wonderland in one of the most beautiful places in the world!

The Engadine & St. Moritz Region

The wide high mountain valley of the Upper Engadine presents itself as a region rich in contrasts. It follows the course of the Inn from the Maloja Pass in a northerly direction until the Ova da Punt Ota stream separates the valley from the Lower Engadine. The landscape of the Upper Engadine is largely characterised by the Upper Engadine lake district with Lake Sils, Lake Silvaplana, Lej da Champfèr and Lake St. Moritz.

The lakes are framed by numerous well-known three-thousand-metre peaks such as Corvatsch and Corviglia. To the south rises the glacier world of the Bernina with the only four-thousand-metre peak in the Eastern Alps, Piz Bernina. Towards the villages in the valley, the slopes become gentler and are adorned with pine and larch forests and a variety of alpine flora.

In the middle of it all lies the exclusive St. Moritz, world-famous as a winter sports resort. Just a few kilometres to the south is the cosy Sils, and in the side valley of the Val Bernina is the mountaineering resort of Pontresina with its magnificent Engadine mountains.

In the middle of it all is the exclusive St. Moritz, famous the world over as a winter sports resort.

Active throughout the year

Due to its location at around 1800 m above sea level and the continental climate, Engadin's winters are long and cold, but sunny. More than 150 years ago, the entrepreneur Johannes Badrutt is said to have initiated winter tourism in St. Moritz.

To this day, the destination is in demand among snow and ice sports enthusiasts worldwide. St. Moritz has hosted two Winter Olympic Games and five Alpine World Ski Championships. With four main peaks and 88 pistes, up to 230 kilometres of cross-country ski trails and 150 kilometres of winter hiking trails, the region attracts not only top athletes, but also everyone who wants to be active in the great outdoors.

The region is also a popular destination for summer sports.

In summer too, Engadin St. Moritz offers a wide range of opportunities for active holidaymakers.

Hikers can enjoy the impressive glacier views on the high-altitude hike from Muottas Muragl to Alp Languard, while mountain bikers can use the specially signposted routes. Experienced climbers head for the La Resgia and Piz Trovat via ferratas, while kitesurfers and sailors pursue their hobby on Lake Silvaplana.

In summer too, Engadin St. Moritz offers a wide range of opportunities for active holidaymakers. Hikers enjoy the impressive glacier views on the high-altitude hike from Muottas Muragl to Alp Languard, while mountain bikers use the specially signposted routes. Experienced climbers head for the La Resgia and Piz Trovat via ferratas, while kitesurfers and sailors pursue their hobby on Lake Silvaplana.

Upper Engadine culture and museums

It is not only the range of sports on offer that makes the Engadin St. Moritz region so attractive, but also its cultural facets. In the past, a number of renowned writers and artists were attracted to the climatic health resort of Sils-Maria. Today, the Nietzsche House commemorates the philosopher's stay in the Engadine.

The Segantini Museum in St. Moritz shows the works of the artist Giovanni Segantini, who immortalised the landscape of the Engadine in his paintings. The Engiadinais Museum of Local Home Culture is also well worth a visit. Just like the many museums, the Engadine culture also includes the Romansch language, which is reflected in many culinary specialities.

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For those who prefer to travel by train ...

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… for those who prefer to travel by train, the holiday already begins with the journey. The RhB is one of the most picturesque and spectacular railway lines in the world. Consequently, in 2008 the Albula and Bernina lines of the RhB were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and awarded the title „universal outstanding“.

These journeys start via Chur through the Albula Tunnel or from Tirano (Italy) üvia the Bernina Pass. The RhB also brings you to the Engadine via Landquart and the Vereina Tunnel.

Getting there

Who likes to drive ...

 

… takes the road over one of the alpine passes. Whether over the Ofen, Julier and Maloja Passes, which are passable all year round, or over the Albula and Flüela Passes (closed in winter), – “the journey is the reward” is more than true here.

You'll have to take the road to get there.

You would like to avoid the pass and still travel by car – then the Vereina Autoverlad is the solution.

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