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Pontresina

Pontresina Ski Resort Guide

Pontresina, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForSnowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length29km18 miles
Highest Lift3,300m10,827ft
Resort Height1,800m5,906ft
 Nearest AirportsSt. Gallen-Altenrhein and Innsbruck Airport
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Pontresina

Located on sunny south-west facing slope in the highest valley of the Upper Engadin, Pontresina is a strung out village in the midst of thich pine and larch forests. The majestic Piz Bernina rises 4000m above. Runs of up to 10km through stunning glacier scenery.

Summary

The Swiss ski resort of Pontresina is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,800m5,906ft, with 29km18 miles of marked runs.

Pontresina has direct access to 29km18 miles of downhill skiing, with 47 marked pistes, served by a total of 24 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,800m5,906ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,300m10,827ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Skiing

Pontresina offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Pontresina?

The next notable snow forecast is 7cm3in, expected on 17 June, with around 11cm4in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Pontresina
SatSunMonTueWedThuFri
Snow
to
2,392m7,848ft
Snow
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2,238m7,343ft

Ski Area Stats

Pontresina Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 3 17km11 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1412km7 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 6 
Downhill
Total Length
29km18 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
210km130 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
24

Altitudes

Pontresina Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,300m10,827ft
Resort Altitude (Pontresina)1,800m5,906ft
Lowest Piste1,700m5,577ft
Max Vertical1,600m5,249ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Pontresina
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Pontresina Overview

Located on sunny south-west facing slope in the highest valley of the Upper Engadin, Pontresina is a strung out village in the midst of thich pine and larch forests. The majestic Piz Bernina rises 4000m above.

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Pontresina is 10km6 miles long.

Snowboarding

Obstacle Park, Freestyle Park Languard, A natural halfpipe at Diavalezza, 800m.

Location and Map

Where is Pontresina?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Pontresina is St. Gallen-Altenrhein, 139 minutes drive away.

Innsbruck Airport, Lugano, Friedrichshafen and Bolzano airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 24 ski lifts are able to uplift 33,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 2km1 miles of ski runs, with 40 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Pontresina open?

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

Usual opening is mid October, and usual closing is Late May.

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 Pontresina, 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 Pontresina Tourist Office for the latest.

Pontresina