20 June - 18 October 2015

The summer sports region nestles amidst spectacular panoramic scenery. Towering up on one side is the mighty Bernina massif, with the snow-capped ice giants, the Piz Bernina (4049m) and Piz Roseg (3937m), and the Corvatsch Glacier. On the other side, the view extends over the summery mountain peaks and the glittering lake-strewn landscape of the Upper Engadin.  

How it all began...

It is 1963. John F. Kennedy ended his memorable speech in Berlin with the words "Ich bin ein Berliner". Winnetou and James Bond have their first appearance on the big screen. The Beatles and Rolling Stones start their global career. And in the Engadine, the Corvatsch opens its doors.

After only two years of construction, the first section of the Corvatsch cable car started its operation on 23 March 1963 and the second section on 8 December of the same year. The sports mountain is finally opened up after six failed attempts since 1902 making it the highest top station in the eastern Alps that can easily be reached by public transportation.


Long queues, great view

On opening day, the waiting queue to reach the summit of Corvatsch was 3 hours. What seems unimaginable today, ski enthusiasts back in those days didn't mind. While place cards were handed out, people standing in line were chatting relaxed to each other. Arriving on top the breathtaking panoramic view was all the more exciting.

Emergency numbers

Regional emergency numbers

  • Emergency doctor service (24h): +41 81 833 14 14
  • Klinik Gut, St. Moritz: +41 81 836 34 34
  • Hospital Upper Engadine, Samedan: +41 81 851 81 11
  • Police: 117
  • Fire brigade: 118