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First a spa destination, then a ski and spa destination, Scoul provides a heady mix of winter fun and wellness – from a traditional Engadin village with magnificent mountains every which way.

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At a glance: • Bogn Engiadina spa • On the Rhaetian Railway

Great for: • Ski & spa • Cross country • Pretty resort

First a spa destination, then a ski and spa destination, Scoul provides a heady mix of winter fun and wellness – from a traditional Engadin village with magnificent mountains every which way.

Scuol Resort

Scoul (say it “Sh-kwol”) sits in a wooden valley in Lower Engadine - 18km from the Austrian border.

Looking up to the Silvretta peaks and the Engadin Dolomites, the Romansh-speaking village is made up of traditional and more developed parts.

The lower village – Scuol Sot - is the more authentic half, with Romanesque buildings, Engadin houses with sgraffito walls and a pretty central square. Scuol Sura is the upper village, home to some newer buildings but still holding onto the traditional feel we love about this part of the world. A lively main street divides the two, with the bulk of restaurants, hotels and bars as well as the legendary Bogn Engiadina spa.

Helped by access via the iconic Rhaetian Railway, the thermal springs of Bogn Engiadina have been attracting visitors since the nineteenth century. The beautifully set out Roman-Irish baths bubble away to this day, as part of a heavenly wellness centre promising first class R&R.

Skiing’s a newer addition to local life with the first ski lift arrived in the fifties. The sunny Motta Naluns ski area up above Scuol, neighbouring Sent and Ftan totals 70km of pistes and there’s even more available for cross country skiers.

Stats & FAQ

Location: Engadin, Switzerland

Established: 1956

Open: December - April

Downhill: 70km

View our detailed Scuol 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 Scuol snow history.

Nearest Airport & Transfer Time:
Zurich Airport (ZRH)184km, 3 hours
Friedrichshafen (FDH)212km, 2h40
Innsbruck (INN125km, 1h30
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  • 27km 38%

  • 32km 46%

  • 11km 16%

Top Altitude:2785m
Bottom Altitude:1250m
Resort Altitude:1290m
Longest run:10km
Slope Orientation:S
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Night Skiing:No
Glacier:No

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Downhill Runs:70km
Beginner slopes:38%
Intermediate:46%
Advanced slopes:16%
Lift Pass Price: CHF 253 (adult 6 day)
Nearby resorts: Samnaun, Klosters

Skiing/BoardingSkiing in Scuol

Beginners have some gentle pistes to practice on - running through larch woods and over rolling meadows. Pick up the basics on the Rachogna slope by the base, then head up on the Naluns chair for the longer Planta, Schlivera and Nateas runs. With the only run back to the village being a red, you’ll probably want to take the lift back at the end of the day until your instructor deems you ready.

Being able to ski home on the Derby run is a luxury for intermediates, who can also experience one of the most famous pistes here: the red Traumpiste sets off from Salaniva at the east end of ski area and trails down to Sent over a whopping 10km (you can then get the bus back to Scuol).

Experts will want to head up to Mot da Ri for the Val Ruschna, Crap Alb FIS and Costera FIS pistes. There’s also the Mot run which branches off Via Champatsch from Salaniva. These aren’t the steepest in the Alps, but they’re still sure to get the adrenaline pumping and for serious steeps there’s always the off piste... This might be a mid-sized ski area, but beyond the markers it has everything from gullies, walls and mogul fields – almost always accessed by lifts. Get a guide to show you the long stretch from Salanavia to Sent for a truly rewarding, if stamina-testing, descent.

For freestylers, Snowpark Scuol has beginner, medium and advanced areas with kickers, boxes and jibs of all shapes and sizes.

There are also 77km of trails for cross country skiers.

Scuol Apres Ski

Scuol has your usual après ski spots – you can have drinks by the slopeside at Bar Mar Motta and dance along to the music at Viva Bar – but many who come here opt for spa time instead. The Bogn Engiadina’s Roman-Irish thermal baths have pools, saunas and scenic relaxation areas where you can wind down in complete comfort.

When hunger strikes, Trais Portas is a popular steak house in a traditional Scuol setting while the pizzas at Da Taki are amazing, especially with a dousing of their famously good garlic oil… Try local dishes (we like the Engadiner Älplerrösti) at Hotel Gabriel’s restaurant or head to Nam Thai for tasty satay and curries.

Other activities include winter walks on 160km of trails, snowshoeing and curling or skating at the two natural Sport Trü rinks.

Best time to go

Best time to ski Scuol

When is the best time to ski Scuol?

The south facing nature of the pistes means the best time to visit is usually the beginning or middle of the ski season, since once the spring sunshine sets in, the snow can begin to suffer. However with much of the terrain kept cool above 2000m, the area tends to do a good job at holding out as long as possible.

Peak Dates

Whether you’ve asked Santa for spa time or sunny skiing, Christmas in Scuol ticks both boxes.

Almost bigger than the New Year in Scuol is the Mattinadas tradition on the 2nd January when children parade through the village – keep your eyes peeled to experience an age old Engadin event.

Head over for Half Term in Scuol and soak up the atmosphere of a small, quiet spa resort.

Easter in Scuol is usually brilliantly sunny, and if the slopes don’t manage to hold out there are always the wellness facilities at the Bogn Engiadina…

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Families in Scuol

Often the first thing you’ll hear about Motta Naluns is how family friendly it is. Under sixes can usually ski for free, and the ski area is not too big and not too small – just right to boost confidence and keep the week exciting. Book teens snowboard lessons with Element, where they’ll ride with new friends and learn to use the snowpark safely. There are a dozen toboggan runs in the area to zoom down, as well as the IceScape Sur En ice climbing tower and the thermal baths, meaning time off the slopes is far from boring.

GroupsGroup Holidays Scuol

In previous seasons, the lift office has given good ski pass discounts for groups of 20 or more, which can make your trip to the mountains a lot more affordable. While the area isn’t the biggest in the world, groups who are happy to repeat their runs can happily spend a week here, while those seeking more terrain can drive over to Samnaun in 45 minutes for the massive Silvretta region shared with Ischgl.

This is a brilliant resort if you have non-skiers in tow, who can enjoy a spa break while SNO lovers head to the slopes.

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