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Pontresina, Switzerland

Pontresina ski holidays

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.

SNO-man says

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.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs 0km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 6 runs 0.5km
Advanced Trails
 14 runs 12km
60%  Expert Trails
 3 runs 17km

Resort and Holiday Stats

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.

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) CHF376 - CHF376
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensNov 2021
Resort ClosesApr 2022
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 29.5km
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 Altitude 3000m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 1800m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 1800m
centre of Pontresina ski resort
Vertical Drop 1200m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 1109m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Pontresina web cams
Nearby resorts:


St Moritz


Skiing in Pontresina

23 pistes and trails means approximately 29.5km of runs. 12 Pontresina lifts have capacity to transport 8870 per hour. The longest run in the Swiss ski resort is over 10km. Visit summer or winter as there is glacier skiing in Pontresina.

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    

Snowboarding in Pontresina

Of the 12 ski lifts, 8 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Pontresina is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 800 metres), 2 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Pontresina Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

12 apres ski bars 21 restaurants 1 bowling 3 night club 1 cinema 1 billiards / pool 0 games room 1 concert 1 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 2 saunas 1 hot tubs 1 solariums 2 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 200 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 1 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Bavarian Curling, Curling, Ice Hockey, Ski Touring, Winter Golf.

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Pontresina" by any other name

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    

Main Ski School in Pontresina

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 3.info@snowsports-pontresina.ch 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    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Pontresina

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

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Pontresina

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.

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