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Regarded as one of Switzerland’s best-kept secrets, Arosa is little known in the UK. Nestled in a wonderful location in the stunning wooded Schanfigg Valley, it is blessed by sunny days and an impressive snow record.

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The Village

Offering sophisticated and traditional Swiss charm the ski-in/ski-out resort of Arosa lies 1,800 metres above sea level in a stunning location at the end of the Schanfigg Valley.

Mainly set in a south-facing bowl well above the tree line, the newly linked resorts of Lenzerheide and Arosa now offers three times as much skiing, and the alternative aspects of the two sides - one facing east, the other west - of the Lenzerheide Valley.

Arosa also enjoys an average of eight to twelve hours of sunshine per day. For over a century, it has been a traditional Graubunden holiday resort for its healthy Alpine climate and attractions.

The Skiing

There are 42 lifts available to explore the extensive Arosa-Lenzerheide winter sports region. 225km of pistes on three valley sides leaves nothing to be desired with challenging black slopes, varied red slopes and relaxed blue slopes, all skiers and snowboarders can find a descent that's right for them.

Arosa has plenty of wide, forgiving slopes and lovely long cruisey blues for those that like to take things easy.

For the more advanced, there is a good number of red and challenging black runs, plus a couple of snow parks to keep the pulse rate up of any winter sports enthusiast.

If you want an easy and scenic run that takes you away from the crowds then the 'Grosse Maran' is the perfect run for you! On the other hand, if you want to get your adrenaline pumping with a steep piste and lots of speed then we recommend the 'Carmenna Chair to the 'Carmenna Hut' run! 

Restaurant and Bars

The diversity of restaurants and cuisines for diners in Arosa is outstanding: you will find anything from local specialities to cheese delights and exotic menus. Arosa offers 36 restaurants and has one of the highest concentrations of appraised restaurants in Switzerland. There is a good variety of mountain restaurants that range from self-service restaurants to traditional mountain fair and up to Michelin star quality. The mountain restaurants are easily accessible by all ability skiers and non-skiers alike.

After an active day there is a range of different options at your disposal from hotel piano bars, live music venues, cigar lounges, sports bars and nightclubs. The diversified Arosa nightlife offers something for every guest.

Winter Activities

Arosa offers a number of highly recommended activities including; cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails, experience the snowy scenery by skiing along varied cross-country trails or a for a gentler experience hike with snowshoes. A total of 29.5 km of trails are prepared and waiting to be explored.

Sledging is a great activity to be enjoyed by all the family, Arosa offers a total of 4.5km of sledge trails including the popular run from Pratschli to the village, which is illuminated after dark.

Discover Arosa by foot on the beautifully prepared hiking trails. Arosa has over 60 km of prepared winter hiking trails that lead right through the lively winter sports area, to all the mountain huts and through snow covered forests, giving walkers plenty of opportunity to visit the many cosy and welcoming mountain restaurants.

Spas and Fitness

Relax at your hotel spa or one of these local oases of tranquility and fill your lungs with fresh mountain air as you take your exercise in Arosa's stunning landscape.

The largest spa in Arosa is to be found at the Tschuggen Grand Hotel; the Tschuggen Bergoase. The wellness facility covers 5,000sqm spread over four floors. It offers everything from an impressive water world, an array of saunas and steam baths, treatment rooms, lounge and fire place, fitness area, hair salon to a dedicated medical wellness area. It is open to hotel guests and non-residents.

The AlpinSpa at the Arosa Kulm Hotel is an excellent facility offering indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, solarium, Kneipp treatments, massages and signature treatments/ programmes. They also offer a daily fitness and sports programme which includes activities such as aqua-fit, bodyforming, aerobics and snowshoeing trips.

The Aqua Silva and its extension the Spa Salus at the Waldhotel National is an impressive 1,100sqm of wellness area to switch off and unwind in. The facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna area with ice spring, samarium, steam bath, kelosauna, herbal room and Kneippgrotte, massages, beauty treatments and wellness packages.

Access and Transfers

Easily reached from Zurich airport, the coach and rail transfer takes 2 hours 30 minutes. Guests will take the one hour mountain train up to Arosa from Chur offering picturesque views all the way. Luggage is taken care of by our resort teams which is taken up directly to your hotel separately.

Map of Arosa

Getting There

Easily reached from Zurich airport in 2 1/2 hours. The transfer includes a picturesque hour long train ride up to the resort from Chur.

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Ski Facts

Altitude of Village1800m
Altitude of Ski Area1800m - 2653m
Number of Lifts 42
Total Pistes 225km (Arosa and Lenzerheide)
Snow CannonsYES
Longest Run 5.5km
Cross Country Skiing32km
Mountain Restaurants9