Silvaplana ski holidays
Established in ? the Swiss ski resort Silvaplana lies at 1870 metres altitude in the Graubünden region of the Swiss Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 3303m the area is snow sure. Over ? snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 5km of trails, which equates to around 18 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Silvaplana is Zürich at a distance of 197km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from November to May.
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Skiing in Silvaplana
12 pistes and trails means approximately 40km of runs. 7 Silvaplana lifts have capacity to transport 5000 per hour. The longest run in the Swiss ski resort is over 8km. Visit summer or winter as there is glacier skiing in Silvaplana.
The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 5% intermediate, 90% advanced slopes and 5% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Silvaplana
Of the 7 ski lifts, 3 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Silvaplana is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 100 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Silvaplana Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
20 apres ski bars 20 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 0 hot tubs 2 solariums 3 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 1 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 120 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Cultural Events, Curling, Folklore Evenings, Ice Hockey.
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
"Silvaplana" by any other name
The Swiss resort is also known as Piz Corvatsch, Furtschellas and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Silvaplana slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Silvaplana has slopes facing N S E W.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Mountain & Snow Sports in Silvaplana
Silvaplana snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Silvaplana: 36km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 36km Intermediate XC Trails: 0km Difficult XC Trails: 0km
Telemark Tuittion: N Telemark Rental 0 Paragliding schools: 1
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 1.5km
Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Silvaplana
Silvaplana snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 120 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 1.5km Paragliding schools: 1
Silvaplana non skiing facilities also include Cultural Events, Curling, Folklore Evenings, Ice Hockey.
Silvaplana reviews, 3.8 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.