November 22nd, 2014  - 3rd May 2015

The Corvatsch mountain top station lies high above the Engadin. At an altitude of 3,303 m above sea level, it is the highest mountain top station of the Eastern Alps. There are no better conditions for snow adventures. Winter sports enthusiasts are welcomed by 120 km of groomed ski pistes, Switzerland’s longest illuminated night piste (4.2 km), a snow park with a halfpipe, a bag jump and various runs with that ‘big mountain feeling’.

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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

Emergency numbers

  • Rescue service +41 81 838 73 63

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

Last control of the ski runs

  • 10 minutes after the last ascent of the cable car.