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The 10 Most Beautiful Valley Runs

ski area Savognin (Photo: © Tourismus Savognin Bivio Albula AG / Mattias Nutt)
Downhill runs through the finest powder snow, relaxed gliding over the freshly prepared piste: Discover the 10 most beautiful valley runs for experts, nature lovers and connoisseurs in Graubünden.

1. Nostalgic Run Parsenn-Küblis

In 1895, four Englishmen discovered a twelve-kilometre route between the Weissfluh summit and Küblis: the Parsee descent. Today, the mix of wide pistes, illustrated information panels and lots of downhill fun attracts skiers and hobby historians.

  • Starting point: Weissfluh summit (2843 m above sea level)
  • How to get there: Parsennbahn, Gotschnabahn
  • Destination: Küblis or Schifer (depending on snow conditions)
  • Distance: 12'000 m
  • Level of difficulty: medium-difficult

To the Parsenn ski area

nostalgie run to Parsenn-Küblis (Photo: © Davos Klosters Bergbahnen AG / Johannes Hüchelheim)

2. Robinson Home Run

The Arosa Lenzerheide ski area has a total of 225 kilometres of pistes - pure variety! One of the most beautiful routes is the Robinson home run, which leads to the lower edge of the village of Arosa. With its panoramic views, it is also ideal for beginners.

  • Starting point: Hörnli Valley Station (1832 m above sea level)
  • How to get there: Hörnli-Express
  • Destination: Arosa (1739 m above sea level)
  • Distance: 1600 m
  • Level of difficulty: easy

To the Arosa Lenzerheide ski area

Arosa Lenzerheide ski area (Photo: © Arosa Tourismus / Nina Mattli)

3. Glacier Run Diavolezza

Past the Piz Palü, the longest glacier run in Switzerland leads: the Diavolezza. Experienced skiers enjoy a challenging downhill run on the untouched piste, which is as fast as it is smooth.

  • Starting point: Diavolezza mountain station (2973 m above sea level)
  • How to get there: Gondola
  • Destination: Morteratsch (1897 m above sea level)
  • Distance: 10'000 m
  • Level of difficulty: medium-difficult

To the ski area Diavolezza Pontresina

three freeriders on the glacier run Diavolezza (Photo: © Engadin St. Moritz / Andrea Badrutt)

4. Duty-Free run

On the duty-free run, you can combine relaxed sport with duty-free shopping in the 40 or so duty-free shops. From the Palinkopf it goes downhill to Samnaun village with the duty-free run no. 80. The second valley run duty-free run no. 60 leads from the Alp Trida to Samnaun-Laret.

Duty-free Run No. 80

  • Starting point: Palinkopf (2864 m above sea level)
  • How to get there: Zeblasbahn D2, Gampenbahn E4 or Palinkopfbahn D1
  • Destination: Samnaun village (1850 m above sea level)
  • Distance: 11'300 m
  • Level of difficulty: medium

Duty-free Run No. 60

  • Starting point: Alp Trida (2263 m above sea level)
  • How to get there: Double-decker cable car L1, followed by runway 69
  • Destination: Samnaun-Laret (1715 m above sea level)
  • Distance: 6000 m
  • Level of difficulty: easy

To the Ski-Arena Samnaun/Ischgl

skiers enjoying the sun in Samnaun (Photo: © Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG / Andrea Badrutt)

5. Downhill Run La Siala–Flims

Enjoy carving pistes, pull tracks and impressive mountain scenery on the longest valley run from Flims Laax Falera: The route from La Siala to Flims offers varied sections that will delight skiers and snowboarders.

  • Starting point: La Siala (2810 m above sea level)
  • How to get there: Chairlift
  • Destination: Flims village (1100 m above sea level)
  • Distance: 13'000 m
  • Level of difficulty: medium

To the LAAX ski area

Gondel LAAX (Foto: © LAAX / Philipp Ruggli)

6. Freeride 1000 – Gürgaletsch–Cherry

Almost four kilometres over steep slopes, gliding passages in gently sloping terrain and the finest powder snow: The Freeride 1000 route leads in a varied manner from the Gürgaletsch mountain station to the village of Tschiertschen. This piste also remains unprepared for lots of powder fun.

  • Starting point: Gürgaletsch (2391 m above sea level)
  • How to get there: cable car, car, on foot, chair and ski lift
  • Destination: Tschiertschen (1350 m above sea level)
  • Distance: 3700 m
  • Level of difficulty: medium

To the ski area Tschiertschen

Freerider in Tschiertschen (Photo: © Tourismusverein Tschiertschen-Praden / Andrea Badrutt)

7. Downhill Run to Bergün

Five transport alternatives and 25 kilometres of slopes await you in the Bergün Darlux ski area. The crowning glory of an eventful day trip is the valley run from Darlux to Bergün - one of the most beautiful in Graubünden.

  • Starting point: Darlux (2569 m above sea level)
  • How to get there: Car, train, on foot
  • Destination: Bergün (1367 m above sea level)
  • Distance: 5000 m
  • Level of difficulty: medium

To the skiing area Bergün Darlux

ski area Darlux (Photo: © Bergün Filisur Tourismus)

8. Downhill Run to Savognin

In the distance, Piz Cartas and Piz Mez tower up into the sky, while in the valley the lights of the bars and restaurants flash: the beautiful valley run in Savognin combines the experience of nature on the slopes with the varied culinary offerings in the village.

  • Starting point: Tigignas (1589 m above sea level)
  • How to get there: 10-person gondola
  • Destination: Savognin (1207 m above sea level)
  • Distance: 1800 m
  • Level of difficulty: medium

To the Savognin ski area

Talabfahrt nach Savognin (Foto: © Tourismus Savognin Bivio Albula AG / Mattias Nutt)

9. Sent Dream Runway

The route from Salaniva to Sent starts at 2710 m above sea level. The "dream piste" lives up to its name: you enjoy an eventful descent over sunny hills and through quiet forest sections. Once down, the bus brings guests with ski tickets back to Scuol free of charge.

  • Starting point: Salaniva (2710 m above sea level)
  • How to get there: Gondola, chairlift, iron lift
  • Destination: Sent (1430 m above sea level)
  • Distance: 10'000 m
  • Level of difficulty: medium

To the Scuol ski area

dream runway to Sent (Photo: © Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG)

10. Downhill Run from Piz Sezner to Vella

Pure skiing experience: the valley run from Piz Sezner to Vella leads on the sunny side of the mountain through the quiet, untouched winter landscape of the Val Lumnezia. Ten kilometres away from the hustle and bustle of the pistes, which are easy to master even for beginners.

  • Starting point: Piz Sezner (2310 m above sea level)
  • How to get there: 6-seater chairlift Wali-Piz Sezner
  • Destination: Vella (1244 m above sea level)
  • Distance: 12'000 m
  • Level of difficulty: easy

To the ski area Obersaxen Mundaun Val Lumnezia

skier at the info board in the Val Lumnezia (Photo: © Dani AMMANN www.daniammann.com)