Wondering what to do in Switzerland this winter? Located in the Swiss Alps, Graubunden offers unrivaled natural delights that have earned the canton the title of vacation capital of Switzerland. Winter holidays mean adrenaline-pumping activities followed by hearty meals featuring Switzerland's finest cheese and meats. Here are the can't miss activities to do in Graubunden.
1. Hit the Slopes in Graubunden
There are forty ski areas in Graubunden and over 2,000 kilometers of groomed ski runs, check out our top 5 ski resorts in this article. Whether you're a novice skier or grew up shredding serious slopes, you'll find your perfect ski resort here. When you need a break from the trails, you'll be able to unwind through wellness spas, chalet suites, baths, and rich cuisine.
2. Take a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride
If you're taking a romantic holiday in Graubunden, then you can't miss a horse-drawn carriage ride through the snow. While the trip is magical any time of year, with lush alpine meadows in the summer, there's something special about the stark winter beauty, especially when you're snuggled in the fur-lined bed of a sleigh. Horses will pull you through the forests around St. Moritz up to the foot of the Roseg glacier, where there's a restaurant where you can enjoy local delicacies.
3. Go Tobogganing
Tobogganing brings out the kid in all of us, and with 60 toboggan runs near Graubunden there's endless fun in store. Some toboggan areas are open at night or accessible by rail for an easy holiday getaway. Whether you're looking for a holiday idea with friends or want a family-friendly sledding experience, you'll find groomed runs for all types of travelers.
4. Take a Rail Journey
Train travel opens up a whole different side of the Swiss Alps, and Graubunden offers several amazing rail journeys. Whether you're taking a scenic Glacier Express train over the Oberalp pass or using the train to travel between Davos and St. Moritz, rail journeys are some of the best ways to see the stunning natural beauty of this region.
5. Unplug in a Mountain Village
In today's connected world, so many people crave a break from technology. The canton's mountain villages take you off the beaten path of Graubunden tourist travel and give you that much-needed recovery time. In winter, you can explore local cultures and culinary delicacies while soaking in the Alpine beauty from spa baths.
There's so much more to see and do in Graubunden, you'll be sure to discover much more when you visit yourself.
Top 5 favourite Ski Stations recommended by EHL Passugg Students
In the heart of the Graubünden Mountains and not far from Chur and Passugg, you will find the cozy mountain village Tschiertschen. Find yourself right in the middle of the ski area, the mountain Gürgaletsch in the back and with a view of the whole Schanfigg, experience wonderful holidays. Because it is a quite small ski area it is perfect for beginners as well. Enjoy the peace and a large portion of the Grisons charm!
As the sun slowly rises in Flims Laax Falera, it's not long until the perfect skiing or snowboarding day begins. After a short trip by cable car, you can hit the wide, blue, red or black slopes, or go to the snow park. The ski area of Flims Laax has 224 kilometers of slopes, 4 snow parks and 28 ski lifts, 70% of those are situated at an altitude of between 2,000 and 3,000 meters, which makes Flims Laax Falera one of the most reliable winter sports regions in the world. So once your alarm clock rings, you'll be dying to hit the slopes.
The snow-safe snow-sport region Arosa in Graubünden includes 225 km of slopes, many rustic mountain huts and record-breaking sunny days. Arosa is connected with the next ski station Lenzerheide by the spectacular Urden aerial railway, which floats above the Urdental and takes winter tourists from the Arosa Hörnli to the Urdenfürggli in Lenzerheide or back within 5 minutes.
All ski and snowboard instructors of Swiss Snowsports School Lenzerheide will help you to improve your technique and give you valuable tips on how to handle skis and snow. They are also happy to show you one of the largest ski resorts in Graubünden and take you to the most beautiful freeride slopes, fun parks and slopes for skiers and snowboarders. Whether private or group lessons, for beginners or professionals, with adults or children – you are always welcomed.
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The family-friendly winter sports region Breil / Brigels is idyllically situated on a wide, open plateau on a sun-drenched plateau on the southern slope high above the Vorderrhein. The villages Brigels, Dardin, Danis-Tavanasa, Waltensburg and Andiast are quietly embedded in an impressive mountain panorama with the local mountain Péz Tumpiv, the Brigelserhörner and the Kistenstöckli. Even the car may take a vacation on the sunny mountain terrace, because many things can be reached very easily on foot.