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Lenzerheide - Valbella Ski Resort

Lenzerheide - Valbella Resort Guide

Lenzerheide - Valbella, Switzerland

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Lenzerheide - Valbella Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length155km96 miles
Highest Lift2,870m9,416ft
Resort Height1,500m4,921ft
 Nearest AirportsSt. Gallen-Altenrhein and Friedrichshafen
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Lenzerheide - Valbella at a glance

Two centres with a large, mostly intermediate standard ski area between them. Particularly good sports facilities include more than 38 different activities on offer, some based in the excellent Sportzentrum Dieschen.

 When will it snow in Lenzerheide - Valbella?

The next notable snow forecast for Lenzerheide - Valbella is 4cm2in, expected on 1 September.

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Lenzerheide - Valbella Facts, Stats and Ratings

Lenzerheide - Valbella Rated

Ratings for Lenzerheide - Valbella
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

How High is Lenzerheide - Valbella?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Lenzerheide - Valbella
Highest Lift2,870m9,416ft
Lowest Piste1,500m4,921ft
Resort Altitude (Lenzerheide - Valbella)1,500m4,921ft
Max Vertical1,370m4,495ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Lenzerheide - Valbella Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Lenzerheide - Valbella
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
1019km12 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1762km39 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
2874km46 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 3 
Downhill
Total Length
155km96 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
52km32 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
40

Arosa Lenzerheide Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Arosa Lenzerheide
Pistes
Number of runs
113
Downhill
Total Length
225km140 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
56
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Lenzerheide - Valbella Summary

The Swiss Ski Resort of Lenzerheide - Valbella is part of the Arosa Lenzerheide ski area with access to 225km140 miles of downhill skiing, with 113 marked pistes, served by a total of 56 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Lenzerheide - Valbella itself (155km96 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Arosa Lenzerheide ski resort of Arosa.

With ski lifts as high as 2,870m9,416ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Lenzerheide - Valbella Overview

Lenzerheide is a spa resort and lies at the top of the pass between Chur and Tiefencastel in eastern Switzerland. The two villages of Lenzerhedide and Valbella which make up the resort were once separated by the Heidsee Lake, but expansion along the lakeside has seen the two areas virtually merge into each other. As much a summer as winter destination, both resorts are long-established and traditional. Hotels are built in the traditional Swiss style and their setting is stunning with lake, woodland and mountain views. Set in a high altitude valley at 1500m the area is a real playground offering a wide range of summer and winter activities. Aside from alpine pistes Lenzerheide-Valbella has more than 50km of prepared cross-country tracks and more than 85km of signposted hiking paths for the pleasure of long winter rambles.

Lenzerheide first became popular as a summer holiday destination and really took off in 1882 with the converstaion of the old dairy into the 30-bed Hotel Kurhaus. The Old Post, now the Hotel Danis, did appear earlier but there were no guest rooms, only four beds for cattle traders and travelling merchants. During that first summer the Kurhaus took in a total of 13 guests but word soon got out and the following summer every bed was booked for the entire season. The little San Carlo Church founded the core of the town in 1885 and the Hotel Lenzerhorn was next to appear a couple of years later. The main complex of the Grand Hotel Kurhaus was erected in 1899 and it was Mr and Mrs Cantieni from the Kurhaus who made an investigative trip and returned convinced that Lenzerdeide was the ideal location for a wintersports resort.

The first funicular tram was built in the Val Sporz area leading up to Tgantieni and even during WW2 a ski lift was built to the top of Piz Scalottas. With the installation of the aerial tramway to the peak of Rothorn in 1962 and the inauguration of the Grisons highest elevation aerial tramway on Christmas Day 1963, both flanks of the valley were made accessible to tourists.

Lenzerheide - Valbella - On the Mountain

The longest possible descent in Lenzerheide - Valbella is 11km7 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Weisshorn Speed'.

Skiing in Lenzerheide - Valbella

Lenzerheide has been constantly upgrading its uplift facilities. The area, with nearly 160km (100 miles) of lift-linked trails can also claim to have some of the most modern lift infrastructure in Switzerland, as the chairs include four quads and three six-seater chairss. The skiing is fast and interesting with the area split up on both east and west sides of the valley.

The east-facing Danis has a top elevation of 2323m - that's about 500m lower than the west facing mountain's. But Danis has the majority of the slopes and a lot more variety. Luckily, you don't have to choose between any of them; you can ski in a circle around the valley. Lenzerheide has a total of 155km alpine pistes as well as more than 50km of prepared cross-country tracks.

The snow cover in the area is usually good but during warm and sunny days it might be a little less. Lenzerheide is developing their artificial snow systems to cover more slopes. On higher altitudes (1800m above sea level and higher) natural snow is assured. Lenzerheide has Switzerland's longest illuminated run for night skiing. The Taeli slope on Alp Staetz is floodlit every Friday evening from December to March.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding in Lenzerheide - Valbella

The new snow park on Alp Statz contains straight boxes, down boxes, kickers and floaters, which means added thrills for snow boarders and free skiers. On Alp Statz, a topnotch team of snow-architects - or shapers - are creating a model project in snow park design maintenance.

To ensure quality at all times, the shapers are charged with maintaining optimum conditions in the snow park each day throughout the winter season.

When is Lenzerheide - Valbella open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Lenzerheide - Valbella.

 Closed.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Lenzerheide - Valbella.

Snow Making

Lenzerheide - Valbella is able to make snow, on 55km34 miles of ski runs,.

Ski Lift Capacity

The 40 ski lifts of Lenzerheide - Valbella are able to uplift 39,510 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Lenzerheide - Valbella?

Lenzerheide - Valbella is in the Swiss Alps in Arosa Lenzerheide, Grisons, Switzerland.

How can I get to Lenzerheide - Valbella?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Lenzerheide - Valbella are St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Friedrichshafen and Lugano. There are 10 airports within three hours drive.

Lenzerheide - Valbella - Off the Mountain

Lenzerheide - Valbella Aprés Ski

Lenzerheide's apres ski revolves mainly around it numerous hotels. The Cinema Club in th hotel Kurhaus Alpina is one of the popular meeting places although there are several busy bars. For chilling try tyhe lounge or coffee bar in the hotel Schweizerhof.

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