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Sils Ski Resort Guide

Sils, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 4 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length70km43 miles
Highest Lift3,303m10,837ft
Resort Height1,797m5,896ft
 Nearest AirportsSt. Gallen-Altenrhein and Lugano
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The philosopher Nietzsche thought Sils the most beautiful place on earth. Despite the omnipresence of its well known neighbour, the resort has excellent skiing and off-slope facilities of its own.


The Swiss ski resort of Sils is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,797m5,896ft, with 70km43 miles of marked runs.

Sils has direct access to 70km43 miles of downhill skiing, with 20 marked pistes, served by a total of 9 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,797m5,896ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,303m10,837ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


Sils offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Beginner skiers.


Sils offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Sils.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Sils?

The next notable snow forecast is 8cm3in, expected on 27 June, with around 8cm3in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow Forecast by day for Sils

Ski Area Stats

Sils Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
70km43 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
90km56 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Sils Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,303m10,837ft
Lowest Piste1,797m5,896ft
Resort Altitude (Sils)1,797m5,896ft
Max Vertical1,506m4,941ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Sils
Expert Skiers

Sils Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Sils is 8km5 miles long.

Location and Map

Where is Sils?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Maloja, Graubünden.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Sils is St. Gallen-Altenrhein, 129 minutes drive away.

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


Ski Lift Capacity

The nine ski lifts are able to uplift 7,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 6km4 miles of ski runs, with 2 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Sils open?

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

Usual opening is Mid December, and usual closing is Mid April.

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 Sils, 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 Sils Tourist Office for the latest.

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