Located in a sunny valley in the heart of Graubünden, the compact village of Arosa has long been a favourite with our clients who flock here for the high-quality hotels, gentle skiing and traditional ambience. Thanks to the new link to Lenzerheide, there is plenty of piste to keep even the most committed skier entertained.
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 offer 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 Graubünden holiday resort for its healthy Alpine climate and attractions.
For the more advanced, there is a good number of red and black runs. If you want an easy run then the 'Grosse Maran' is the perfect run for you. On the other hand, f 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. Read more about skiing in Arosa from the head of the Swiss Ski School here.
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 slopes and lovely long cruisey blues for those that like to take things easy.
We carefully select our hotels visiting each property and researching it in great detail before ever sending a client. Our hotels are hand-picked for their unparalleled accommodation, cuisine and facilities as well as first-class service.
Arosa Kulm Hotel & Alpin Spa
Perfectly located adjacent to the nursery slopes and with amazing kids facilities, this relaxed and rustic hotel is the ideal starting point for families with young skiers.
Located just off the main street right in the heart of the village is the intimate Cristallo. This boutique hotel has a charming personal touch and a real family vibe which can be felt throughout, providing an authentic Swiss base for your family to enjoy their trip.
Tschuggen Grand Hotel
Set on the hillside surrounded by alpine forest is the 5-star Tschuggen Grand. This mountain palace is nothing short of amazing, boasting a newly renovated ground floor, a Michelin starred restaurant and a world-class spa.
Built in 1910 and extended in its centennial year, the Waldhotel is committed to providing a memorable holiday, not least because of its perfect location right next to the ski slopes.
Located close to the village centre and just a few minutes to the shuttles to and from the slopes, these luxury apartments offer the best of both. These spacious apartments offer two or three en-suite bedrooms
Valsana Hotel and Apartments
An exciting new addition this winter is the brand new Valsana Hotel and Apartment Complex. Bordering the Arosa forest, Valsana is just a few minutes walk from the nearest ski lift and only a stone's throw away from the railway station.
The three-star Hotel Astoria is a traditional family-run hotel and is a new addition to our collection for this winter. Within close proximity to the chairlifts, restaurants and bars, this hotel is perfectly located.
With plenty of mountain restaurants to choose from, Arosa also offers great food in the village. Below you'll find our pick of a local favourite as well as a hotel highlight.
The Tschuggen Hotel, The Basement
Inspired by the international fast food movement, The Basement features regional dishes from New York, London, Berlin and more. Choose from Fish & Chips, Hot Dogs, and even Arosa Cheesecake before enjoying some after dinner bowling!
Hotel Cristallo Tapas, Arosa
The chef in Hotel Cristallo draws inspiration from the kitchen of Spain's top chefs to create an interesting mix of fusion, molecular and authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Its essential you reserve a seat to ensure you don't miss out on this amazing tapas.
Hotel Cristallo, Le Bistro
Distinguished by Gault Millau the Hotel Cristallo’s "Le Bistro" restaurant is a must visit when in Arosa. The impressive menu of regional and international cuisine includes the tender Irish Black Angus beef, smoked Scottish wild salmon from their own smoking oven and a variety of freshly caught fish. The restaurant also serves 5-7-course gourmet menus, seasonal specialities and fondue chinoise.
Hotel Astoria Restaurants
The Hotel Astoria offers a variety of sumptuous options available in the Astoria-Stübli or on the sun terrace. Top quality meats, grill, fish and vegetarian dishes are all available with specials including; meat fondue Chinoise and a unique buffet offering high-quality cuisine.
Learn In Style
Learn in style teaches you how to ski at your pace with a full week or a long weekend in Arosa. We combine personalised instruction with long lunches in some of the most charming mountain restaurants. You can then take a rest day in the world-class Tschuggen spa to catch your breath before honing your new found skills back on the slopes. We'll take you through everything step by step to pass on all our knowledge: from equipment to clothing, to how to walk in ski boots. We even carry your skis!
Skiing isn't for everyone, but that's not to say there isn't still plenty to do in the beautiful village of Arosa. Our Powder Byrne mountain hosts will show you another side to the mountains with sleigh rides, paragliding, cooking courses, wine-tasting and even building an igloo, just to name a few activities on offer. Whether you're a non-skier or simply just taking a day out, there's always plenty to do with our Mountain Hosts.
The Martin Bell Academy
New to Arosa for the 2018 ski season is the PB Martin Bell Academy. Previously only available in Zermatt, this outstanding programme is now available for 11-15-year-olds during February Half Term and Easter. Designed and created by British Olympic legend Martin Bell, this unique programme encourages technique development and skill advancement through individual coaching.
Rest and Relaxation
You may have had a hard day skiing or simply just need a break to relax, whatever it may be we suggest you take advantage of the 7 surrounding saunas, and pool on offer. Treat yourself with one of the numerous massages or beauty treatments. The Waldhotel's saunas are its speciality with everything from an ice spring, Sanarium complete with coloured lights, steam baths, herbal sauna and sanarium, classical finish sauna and the Kelosauna.
We run the children's programmes below in Arosa during selected weeks over the winter season. Click here to see all of the children's programmes Powder Byrne offers.