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Silvaplana

Silvaplana Ski Resort Guide

Silvaplana, Switzerland

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift3,303m10,837ft
Resort Height1,870m6,135ft
 Nearest AirportsSt. Gallen-Altenrhein and Lugano
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Silvaplana

With its pretty lake-side setting, Silvaplana has been popular since Roman times. In addition to huge downhill possibilities there is extensive cross country skiing and a 1.5 KM toboggan run.

Summary

The Swiss ski resort of Silvaplana is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,870m6,135ft.

Silvaplana has direct access to 12 marked pistes, served by a total of 7 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,870m6,135ft, 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.

Skiing

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

Snowboarding

Silvaplana is highly rated by Snowboarders and there is a Snow Park in Silvaplana.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Silvaplana?

The next notable snow forecast is 54cm21in, expected on 26 October, with around 64cm25in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Silvaplana Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
10
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 1 
Cross Country
Total Length
36km22 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
7

Altitudes

Silvaplana Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,303m10,837ft
Lowest Piste1,870m6,135ft
Resort Altitude (Silvaplana)1,870m6,135ft
Max Vertical1,433m4,701ft

Ratings & Suitability

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

Silvaplana Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

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

Location and Map

Where is Silvaplana?

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

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Silvaplana is St. Gallen-Altenrhein, 119 minutes drive away.

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

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The seven ski lifts are able to uplift 5,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 5km3 miles of ski runs,.

Season Dates

When is Silvaplana open?

 Open from : November 28, 2020.

 Closes : April 24, 2021.

Usual opening is mid October, and usual closing is Mid 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 Silvaplana, 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 Silvaplana Tourist Office for the latest.

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