Tschiertschen in Winter

It is such a convenient location for a winter holiday.
Whether you come by car or post bus, Tschiertschen is only 20 minutes from Chur.

Tschiertschen is a real gem amongst the holiday destinations in Graubünden. An exceptionally beautiful Walser village with unspoilt landscapes, in the heart of the mountains, 1,350 metres above sea level. Far away from the hustle and bustle and commerce, and yet only 10 kilometres from Chur, the economic and cultural centre of Graubünden, it is easily reachable via a well-established mountain road. Since 1892 a popular climatic health resort – today a summer and winter sports location with exceptional features which can scarcely be found anywhere else any more.

In the seventies the whole world looked to Tschiertschen, at the time the international epicentre of ski acrobatics.

Mia Engi, three-times world champion

A fascinating valley community

The Plessur valley is among one of the culturally most interesting areas of Graubünden. Outstanding Walser villages such as Praden and Tschiertschen, and beautiful old alpine summer huts, make you forget that Chur is only 10 kilometres away. The view from the hotel to the Schanfigg mountain range is unique: Simply magical.


Tschiertschen is the ideal place to relax in winter, too. No hustle and bustle, no queuing for the ski and chair lifts, no music on the slopes, tranquil village life, beautiful old wooden houses with carved mottos and consistently wonderful views of Schanfigg valley.

For cultural excursions, just 20 minutes away on the post bus, Chur offers almost everything that the heart desires: the large medieval Old Town, the Graubünden Museum of Fine Arts, the Rhaetian Museum, Graubünden Natural History Museum, art galleries, the wonderfully restored cathedral and the Bishop’s Court, the Giger Bar, the theatre in Chur and the small theatre Klibühni, open air theatre, classical concerts and jazz concerts.

The large, car-free Old Town with many private specialist shops, the colourful Saturday market, the pleasant department stores between the station and the Old Town, numerous specialised markets and the new, spacious shopping centre City West fulfil every possible wish – Chur is a premium shopping paradise. Anyone who enjoys fine dining will be drawn to the Restaurant Stern, the Basilic, the Va Bene, the Kornplatz, the Zunfthaus zur Rebleuten or the Süsswinkel.


There are several good restaurants in Tschiertschen:

Right on the slopes

Friendly, personal service (no self-service) and beautiful sun terraces in all piste restaurants

  • Waldstafelbeizli – the piste bar at the Waldstafel mountain railway station
  • Black Pearl – the trendy après-ski bar in Tschiertschen/Fups, between Furgglis and the valley station

In the village


Numerous holiday apartments:



Certified Premium Specialties of Air-Dried Beef Produced in the Grisons More ...

Village shop Willi

Fresh bakery goods, cheese, fruit and vegetables, other foods

Bazar Brüesch

Newspapers, magazines, souvenirs, kiosk products, organic products from their own farm

Hofladen Güdahof

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Farmers’ market every Saturday from 2–5 p.m. next to the old school house

Alpine cheese, alpine butter, eggs, meat, Graubünden nut gateaux (Nusstorten), home-made Graubünden pear bread, jams, liqueurs and aperitif platters directly from the local farmers’ wives

Céciles Haarstübli

Ladies’ hairdressing salon and gentlemen’s barber shop, beautician

Tourism Association Tschiertschen-Praden

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Redskin Sportshop

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Tschiertschen mountain railways

Chair lifts and ski lifts, tickets and season tickets More ...

Tschiertschen snow sports school

Group and private lessons, ski school office at the valley station of the mountain railways More ...

Trendy website with webcams

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Village church St. Jakob and Christoph

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Tschiertschen offers guests a wide range of events: guest ski races, night skiing with torches for skiers, guided ski tours and ski safaris, gourmet evenings, during the main season a weekly lottery with generous prizes and every week a performance of the turbulent popular theatre play by the local drama society, exhibitions, readings and cultural events organised by Pro Tschiertschen and chamber music concerts in the village church.



The Old Town of Chur, only 15 minutes by car from The Alpina Mountain Resort & Spa, boasts an exceptionally beautiful pedestrian precinct. Numerous boutiques – for exclusive fashion, shoes, jewellery, watches, gifts, sports articles, antiquities and typical Graubünden accessories – extend an invitation to a shopping spree. Every Saturday morning there is also an atmospheric market with fresh local products. Guests who prefer shopping centres can visit one of the most up-to-date – the City West, just before the motorway slip road. For people in search of a bargain the designer outlet in Landquart is a real paradise. It is just 20 minutes by car from The Alpina Mountain Resort & Spa.