Our Terrain Ratings

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Our Terrain Ratings

Powderhound rating = advanced/expert terrain + powder + freshies + uncrowded

St Moritz Ski Resorts

Diavolezza Lagalb

    St Moritz Corviglia Ski Trail Map
  • St Moritz Corviglia Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,720m – 3,057m (1337m)

    1,797m – 3,303m (1,506m)

    1,896m – 2,978m (1082m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    8 to 10m
  • Lifts (42)
    10 Gondolas / cable cars
    19 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    Late Nov to early April

    Late Nov to early May

    Diavolezza Lagalb
    Late Oct to early May
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 308km (combined)
    Longest run – 10km+
    Advanced - 20%
    Intermediate - 62%
    Beginner - 18%

    Corviglia - 155km
    Corvatsch - 120km
    Diavolezza - 33km
  • Lift Pass Prices (Day Ticket 18/19)
    All St Moritz Ski Resorts
    Adult – CHF45 to 72
    Child – CHF17 to 23.50
    Child u/6yr – Free

    Corviglia or Corvatsch only
    Adult – CHF43 to 70
    Child – CHF14.50 to 23.10
    Child u/6yr – Free

    Diavolezza Lagalb Only
    Adult – CHF37 to 59
    Child – CHF12.30 to 19.60
    Child u/6yr – Free
    All tickets dynamically priced when bought online.
    St Moritz Corvatsch Ski Trail Map
  • St Moritz Corvatsch Trail Map
    St Moritz Diavolezza Lagalb Ski Trail Map
  • St Moritz Diavolezza Ski Trail Map

The 3 Resorts of St Moritz

Prior to first visiting St Moritz, it is usually assumed that there is a single ski resort in the area called ‘St Moritz’. The reality is that St Moritz skiing & snowboarding takes place at 3 major ski resorts in the region known as the Engadin. Two are close to town, Corviglia & Corvatsch  & one, Diavolezza Lagalbis 17km by road or rail to the southwest near the Bernina Pass.

Thankfully each St Moritz ski area is very different & allows us to consider the question of where to ski at St Moritz more easily. In simple terms, think of Corviglia as the light, Corvatsch as the dark & Diavolezza Lagalb as the free! (Settle down ..... this is Switzerland, so nothing is for free. Think freeride, freedom & free-flowing!)

St Moritz Skiing & Snowboarding Terrain

St Moritz's three separate ski areas of Corviglia, Corvatsch and Diavolezza Lagalb offer completely different skiing experiences. All three are connected by bus and/or train & it is possible to ski back to St Moritz Bad from Corvatsch, but otherwise there are no lift or piste trail links between the three areas (although there are plans for one- read on).

Corviglia is a piste skiers paradise directly above St Moritz. Accessed by four different points in the valley, its 155km of sunny south facing slopes are wonderful for fast turns & long lunches. The off piste is vast as well & includes everything from expert only chutes to wide open alpine bowls. Strangely, the worst place to access the ski area is from the centre of St Moritz. The villages of Celerina and St Moritz Bad (as in ‘spa’) on the fringes are better. Start skiing early and the slopes will be deliciously perfect and deserted until after 1030ish when the glitterati finally get out. See the Corviglia ski trail map here.

Corvatsch is a north facing behemoth up to 3303m & includes 120km of piste and a glacier in its terrain. The polar opposite of Corviglia (literally - it is shaded & colder!), Corvatsch nonetheless has excellent snow quality & more terrain diversity than Corviglia. Superb mountain eateries & gob-smacking views add cream and a cherry on top! See the Corvatsch ski trail map here.

There are plans to replace the Corviglia's Signal cable car (St Moritz Bad) with a gondola & also to lift link Corviglia to Corvatsch via a gondola from the Signal car park to above Corvatsch’s Hahnensee run. A tasty prospect indeed.

The freedom on St Moritz’s third ski area, Diavolezza Lagalb, is absolutely pleasurable. Spending the night on top of Diavolezza in the Berghaus is fun. First tracks in the morning after a beautiful sunrise over the glaciers & peaks during breakfast were a bonus. Luggage was downloaded for you & picked up at the base station once finished skiing. The off piste skiing and snow quality was excellent but we barely even scratched the surface. See the Diavolezza Lagalb ski trail map here.

Diavolezza’s opposite number is Lagalb, which provides a similar ski experience to Diavolezza but with a different aspect. It is very quiet compared to other ski areas, but none of them is at all busy. Both Diavolezza & Lagalb have their own train station and are linked by connecting trails and surface conveyors. Snowboarders will need to push a bit - that’ll teach you!

St Moritz Ski Lifts

All three St Moritz ski areas rely heavily on cable cars for access to each resort. Whilst not the best way up a ski hill on a busy day, here one is stuck with it. Exceptions are at Corviglia where depending on where one starts the day it is possible to take a chairlift from Suvretta, a cable car from St Moritz Bad, an awful 2-stage funicular from St Moritz or wonderful gondola from Celerina.

Whilst cable cars are pretty much all one gets at Diavolezza Lagalb, at Corvatsch & Corviglia they essentially are utilised to move skiers up to main terrain or up to the highest summits. All other lift infrastructure tends to be modern & comfortable chairlifts. Beginner areas have the usual range of surface conveyors & tows.

The best overall lift infrastructure is at Corviglia (no surprise). Corvatsch’s lifts are constrained by some complex terrain, but it is perfectly adequate on all but the busiest days.

St Moritz Lift Passes

Each St Moritz ski resort has individual lift pricing as well as multi day regional passes that cover all resorts plus public transport including ALL buses & trains in the broader area. In effect, some one staying in St Moritz can take the train to Lagalb & return for free with a valid regional lift pass.

If wanting the day to day lift pass option, Corviglia & Corvatsch cost the same & Diavolezza is the cheapest (and so it should be given its limited lift & piste infrastructure).

Following SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun's lead, lift pass pricing is now set dynamically online depending on demand for each day. Pre-purchasing online can save up to 30% off the ticket window price, particularly for weekdays.

St Moritz Ski Trail Maps

Due to the separation of each ski area, there are three ski trail maps for the St Moritz ski resorts. Each provides a reasonable representation of the ski areas.See the trail maps here - CorvigliaCorvatschDiavolezza Lagalb

More information coming soon....