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Churwalden Ski Resort Guide

Churwalden, Switzerland

Rated: 2/5 (from 1 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Total Piste Length51km32 miles
Highest Lift2,230m7,316ft
Resort Height1,229m4,032ft
 Nearest AirportsSt. Gallen-Altenrhein and Friedrichshafen
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A medium sized resort and the closest to Chur in the lift linked region which includes larger Lenzerheide Valbella and Parpan.

This Walser village is situated halvway between Chur and Lenzerheide. Two chair lifts transport experienced skiers directly to the ski slopes whilst children and beginners can have fun on the practice slopes right by the village.

The longest all year-round toboggan run in the world is a true highlight: with its 31 turns, 480 vertical metre descents and a total length of over 3.1 kilometres (nearly two miles), it offers lots of high-speed fun for all ages. The resort also boasts the highest rope park in the world.


The Swiss ski resort of Churwalden is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,229m4,032ft, with 51km32 miles of marked runs.

Churwalden has direct access to 51km32 miles of downhill skiing, with 6 marked pistes, served by a total of 4 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,230m7,316ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.


Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in Churwalden.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Churwalden?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Churwalden.

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Snow Forecast by day for Churwalden

Ski Area Stats

Churwalden Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 2 26km16 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 3 25km16 miles
Total Length
51km32 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Churwalden Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,230m7,316ft
Lowest Piste1,229m4,032ft
Resort Altitude (Churwalden)1,229m4,032ft
Max Vertical1,001m3,284ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Churwalden

Location and Map

Where is Churwalden?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Churwalden is St. Gallen-Altenrhein, 66 minutes drive away.

Friedrichshafen, Zurich, Lugano, Memmingen, Basel, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Innsbruck Airport, Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate airports are all within three hours drive.

St. Gallen-Altenrhein is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The four ski lifts are able to uplift 3,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 1km1 miles of ski runs, with 2 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Churwalden open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.


NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Churwalden, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Churwalden Tourist Office for the latest.

Mountain Bike Hire

There is downhill mountain biking available and you can rent Mountain Bikes in Churwalden.

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