Four true characters
Millions will recognise these views: The panoramas afforded by the Corvatsch, the Diavolezza, the Muottas Muragl and the Piz Nair have served as a backdrop for souvenir pictures for myriad guests from around the world. But professional photographers, and TV and film crews, too, are not immune to these Engadin vistas. They are some of the most spectacular of the Alps.
But no mountain is like the other, as will notice anyone who visits the four most popular lookout points of the Engadin. All four are true characters, rough on the outside, and revealing their idiosyncrasies on closer inspection. But they have one thing in common once get to know them, you’ll get to love them.
Cable way departing from Silvaplana Surlej. Bus routes no. 1, 6 and 8 leave every 10 minutes from St. Moritz Signal. Pistes of all difficulties, big fun park, range of terrain for off-piste skiing (please take note of the avalanche bulletins and wildlife protection areas).
Our Tip: breakfast at the restaurant at the top, drinks at Fuorcla Surlej, lunch at Alpetta, and blueberry pie at Hahnensee.
Situated at the Bernina Pass, 10 km past Pontresina, on bus route no. 2 and Bernina railway. Slopes of medium difficulty and good terrain for off-piste skiing. Diavolezza mountain lodge with restaurant and accommodation.
Our Tip: Excursion with a guide to the Pers glacier or Piz Palü.
Funicular from Punt Muragl; bus lines 1 and 2, trains from Samedan and Pontresina. Year-round, groomed walking and hiking trails. Sledge run to the valley (4,2 km). 16 rooms at the mountain hotel, no-frills grilled meats at the restaurant «Scatla» and gourmet mountain dining in the panoramic restaurant with outside terrace.
Our Tip: a private party with friends in the romantic «Villa Lyss» (up to 23 persons)
Spectacular cableway departing from Corviglia (St. Moritz, 2,486 m). Panoramic restaurant and terrace. Red and blue slopes. Off-piste skiing is only recommended for those who know the area well and with a guide.
Our Tip: descent into the Val Suvretta through powder snow (only with a guide).