Established in 1905 the Swiss ski resort Pontresina lies at 1800 metres altitude in the Graubünden region of the Swiss Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 3000m the area is snow sure. Over 40 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 2km of trails, which equates to around 13.8 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Pontresina is Zürich at a distance of 210km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from November to April.
Located on sunny south-west facing slope in the highest valley of the Upper Engadin, Pontresina is a strung out village in the midst of thich pine and larch forests. The majestic Piz Bernina rises 4000m above. Runs of up to 10km through stunning glacier scenery.
0 runs 0km
6 runs 0.5km
14 runs 12km
3 runs 17km
View our detailed Pontresina snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Pontresina snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||CHF376 - CHF376|
Traditional Village /
|Resort Opens||Nov 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Pontresina trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||10km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|Slope Orientation||N W|
|direction Pontresina area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Pontresina ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 1109m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 15% intermediate, 60% advanced slopes and 25% 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
Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
The Swiss resort is also known as Pontresina Mouttas, Muragl, Alp Languard, Diavolezza, Piz Lagalb and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Pontresina 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. Pontresina has slopes facing N W.
Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Pontresina ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Ski - Carving und Snowboardschule Pontresina and has 50 teachers teaching in English, French, German, Italian and taking students from a minimum age of firstname.lastname@example.org www.snowsports-pontresina.ch 8388383
Pontresina for beginners gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Pontresina for intermediates gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Pontresina for expert skiers gets 5 stars out of 5 overall
Pontresina for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Pontresina snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Pontresina: 210km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 54km Intermediate XC Trails: 90km Difficult XC Trails: 36km
Telemark Tuittion: Y Telemark Rental 1 Paragliding schools: 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 4.2km
Pontresina snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 200 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 4.2km Paragliding schools: 0
Pontresina non skiing facilities also include Bavarian Curling, Curling, Ice Hockey, Ski Touring, Winter Golf.