Lenzerheide Ski Resort

Recently linked to neighbouring Arosa by a big cable car, Lenzerheide is now part of the second largest ski area solely in Switzerland, covering 225km of pistes in the Graubünden region.

There are two main bases in the valley, Lenzerheide itself and Valbella on the other side of the Heidsee Lake, but chalets and small, family run hotels are dotted throughout the valley. To the west lie the main area of local slopes, a network of blues and reds linked by fast lifts, and to the east lies steeper slopes – including the World Cup Downhill run – and crucially the link up and over to Arosa. All of the major lifts in the valley are linked by a regular, free bus service which makes getting around easy.

The best way to experience this fantastic resort is with Ski Club Freshtracks this winter, on our Luxury Lenzerheide trip.

Our Lenzerheide Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Advanced ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Après ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Pros

Varied linked ski area with Arosa

Good beginner facilities in the valley

Lots to do away from the slopes

Cons

Some of the lower runs can suffer in the sun

Link to Arosa can close in high winds

Buses required from most accommodation to access lifts

Lenzerheide Skiing and Snowboarding

There are several beginner areas in the Lenzerheide valley, but best of all is the Kinderland Auarara, a quick hop on the bus from the centre of town. From here there is some good progression on to longer blues at Tgantieni and above Parpan further along the valley. Intermediates will love the cruisey terrain to the west of the village, but will also want to explore the full linked area with Arosa – just watch out for the steeper pitches at Urdenfürggli on the way home.

Advanced and expert riders will find some good steep runs off the Stätzerhorn lift above Parpan, but will otherwise want to stick to the east side of the valley. Here there is some very good off piste after fresh snowfall, as well as the World Cup Downhill run. The off piste below the Weisshorn in Arosa and off the Brüggerhorn lift is also well worth exploring.

  • Total Pistes: 225km
  • Blue: 49%
  • Red: 39%
  • Black: 12%
  • Lifts: 43
  • Altitude: 1229m – 2865m

Lenzerheide Piste Map

The east side piste map can be downloaded here. For full piste maps visit the resort's website

Lenzerheide Season Dates

30th November 2019 - 16th April 2020

Lenzerheide Resort

Accommodation is mostly in smart, family run hotels and most are connected to the lift network by the efficient bus service. Restaurants tend to be hotel-focussed, but there is lots of good Swiss fare on offer. On the après ski front, things tend to be quiet, but the Freeridebar at the foot of the racetrack can get lively at times.

This is a great place for a family holiday or for a group with non-skiers. There is a vast network of winter walking trails, particularly on the west side of the valley and by the lake, and the resort is home to some great tobogganing routes. In addition there is ice skating and curling, whilst the sports centre is reportedly excellent.

How to get to Lenzerheide

Zürich is a quick hour and a half drive away. Alternatively you can catch the train to Chur and jump on a bus up to the resort. Friedrichshafen airport in Germany is a good alternative and the drive is a similar length. Basel airport is around two and half hours away.

  • Zürich airport: 1.5 hours (driving) or 2.5 hours (public transport)
  • Friedrichshafen airport: 1.5 hours
  • Basel airport: 2.5 hours (driving) or 3.5 hours (public transport)
  • Calais: approximately 11 hours driving (565 miles)

Lenzerheide Contact Details

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