The Canton of Grisons is the largest of Switzerland and owes its fame to its incredible number of peaks (around 900). This lucky natural combination renders the area one of the most loved and renowned destinations in Europe among lovers of the mountains and of winter sports.
In this Canton some of the most notable skiing locations in Switzerland are to be found. Here are a few of them:
•St. Moritz. Known as the “Queen of the Alps”, this area has always been a realm of exclusivity. Skiers can take advantage of 350km of slopes and relax after a day of physical activity in one of the area’s splendid resorts, offering every kind of comfort.
•Davos. This is the second most renowned area of the Canton of Grison, and has an international atmosphere. It offers those who spend a day, weekend or a holiday in the snow 58 skiing systems which serve an area of 320km. Here one can also take part in Nordic skiing, with 75km of trails, and sledding, with 3 innovative courses.
•Laax. 90km from Zurich, this is an alpine station of elevated altitude: its slopes can be found between 1100m and 3018m. This area is especially beloved by mountain aficionados for its constant snowfall, even until early April, which is rendered possible by the vicinity of the Vorab-gletscher glacier. In this area it is possible to take part in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, sledding but above all snowboarding: indeed, Laax has been the venue for the competitions of the alpine skiing World Cup for many years, but today it is particularly well-known for the Burton European Tour, the largest snowboarding event in Europe.
•Arosa. A sunny location that is ideal for relaxing moments, sports, and having fun with the whole family. The skiing area is equipped with cutting-edge courses and includes slopes that are suitable for all levels, as well as a large zone reserved for freeride. Descending from the peaks of Arosa, one can admire the 400 alpine peaks of Switzerland: a panorama that is very difficult to forget.
Grisons is a Canton that offers numerous other destinations, such as Coira, Samedan, Savognin and Disentis: a real paradise for winter sports, with plenty to discover.