Savognin Ski Resort
For long runs, a large vertical drop and a resort without the crowds of its near neighbours, Savognin is a great alternative Swiss resort.
The ski area is very underrated, with 73km of slopes – the longest is 11km long – and 11 lifts to access varied terrain, most of which lies above the treeline. The lift system is good, with recent investment improving access from the valley, but boarders should be aware that the Piz Cartas area is served only by draglifts, but this shouldn't stop you visiting.
Savognin is located on the road between Chur and St Moritz so is often passed up by many visitors. The resort is small and compact, with an attractive centre, albeit it cut through by the road heading towards St Moritz. There's a good selection of hotels and restaurants to choose from and off the slopes, winter walking through the valley is a popular activity and tobogganing is big here – there's a great network of trails above the village.
Resort website: www.savognin.graubuenden.ch