Activities in Winter

Tschiertschen, located between Arosa and Lenzerheide, is idyllic without being off the beaten track. There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained. 


Insiders describe Tschiertschen as the most beautiful of the medium-sized skiing resorts in Graubünden. With good reason: 32 kilometres of excellently prepared pistes of all degrees of difficulty, 100 per cent natural snow, certainty of snow, no waiting times at the modern four-seater chairlifts and ski lifts, no man-made landscapes, just beautifully diverse downhill runs through forests and gullies. A 1,000-metre downhill run from the Gürgaletsch down to the valley station – a paradise for freeride skiers and snowboarders, too. And the cherry on the cake: the uncomplicated journey to the valley station, which is right in the village. Every Friday, guest ski races with a giant slalom take place.
Powder snow skiers choose the wonderful route through snow-laden slopes away from the signposted pistes from the Gürgaletsch over the Joch to Praden, and then travel back free of charge with the PostBus to Tschiertschen.
During a ski safari, off-piste skiers enjoy the unique alpine panorama of this magical mountain region. It goes from Tschiertschen to Churwalden/Parpan, the Rothorn and Hörnli on to Arosa and back to Tschiertschen. Special ski safari tickets are available at the valley station of the mountain railways.
Next to the ski school meeting place, there are the Magic Carpet and the Pinocchio lift Panezlis which the little ones will love – the perfect introduction for the very first attempts on skis.
The Alpina hotel is located directly beyond the ski slope Zalaus. The ski school meeting point is directly behind the hotel and the valley station of the mountain railways can be reached in just one minute.
Free ski bus ride from the car park at the village entrance to the valley station of the mountain railways.


Be it freestyle, race or jumps in deep snow, Tschiertschen has for a long time been an insider tip for enthusiastic snowboarders. The comfortable four-seater chair lifts without any waiting times and not least the snow park on the Jochalp make every snowboarder’s heart beat faster. All ski slopes are also open to snowboarders.


The high-speed sledging downhill run goes from the Waldstafel – easily reachable with the chair lift – to the valley station. Sledges may be hired at the valley station for CHF 7 per day. Why not try out the Gögel, a Tschiertschen special one-runner sledge, for hire at the valley station.

Winter walks and snowshoe excursions

Tschiertschen offers many well-prepared and signposted winter paths, which take walkers through magnificent natural landscapes: from Tschiertschen to the Fuchsabödali, from Tschiertschen over Furgglis to the Waldstafel, from the Waldstafel to the Hühnerköpfen and from the Hühnerköpfen over the Jochalp to Parpan/Lenzerheide. More ...

For snowshoe walkers there are wonderful routes, for example the red route – Tschiertschen, Prader Alp, Furgglis, Tschiertschen – and the blue route – Tschiertschen, Fuchsabödali, Löser, Tschiertschen. Each excursion takes around two to three hours. More ...

Ice skating & Bavarian curling

The natural ice rink, which is illuminated in the evening, directly behind the Alpina hotel is perfect for skating, ice hockey games and Bavarian curling. More ...

Ski & snowboard school

Be it children or adults, returners, beginners or advanced practitioners – there is the right offering for everyone in the Tschiertschen snow sports school. Skiing and snowboarding techniques can be learned in small groups or private lessons, taught in German or English. The Tschiertschen snow sports school has a quality certificate.


Horse racing on snow

On two weekends in the middle and at the end of January, more than 3,500 spectators flock to the popular international horse races on frozen Lake Obersee in Arosa. The impressive mountain landscapes of the Schanfigg valley are the backdrop for three trotting races, two flat races and a hurdle race. The hurdle race is the only one worldwide staged on snow. Prior to each race, there is a skijor race with mounted Freiberg horses in the presence of many celebrities, where guests are drawn on skis by horses over the track. Bets can be placed in the betting office beside the racing track. Prominent guests and equestrian sportsmen and women meet in the catering tent and jockey bar.