Mountain

Portrait of a classic mountain

Corvatsch in winter time


The Corvatsch mountain top station lies high above the Engadin. At an altitude of 3,303m 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 slopes, Switzerland's longest illuminated night slope (4.2km), a snow park with a half-pipe, a bag jump and various runs with that big mountain feeling.

A mountain for sports and views

The all-round snow sports area is situated in a unique panorama. On one side, one can admire the impressive Bernina mountain massif with the Piz Bernina and the Piz Roseg towering in the background; on the other, the visitor can see alpine peaks and the idyllic lake scenery of the Engadin.

10 mountain restaurants

Relax in one of the ten mountain restaurants while skiing and snowboarding. The Corvatsch has it all, whether you are looking for a gourmet feeling or chalet charm.

Tip: The greatest descent from Corvatsch is four kilometres long and leads directly from Corvatsch over Hahnensee to the Corviglia ski area in St. Moritz! And here comes another tip: The snow-covered mountain landscape can also be experienced beyond the ski runs using the snowshoes during a nice and quiet tour.

Corvatsch in summer time

Corvatsch offers many possibilities for all those who want to discover the beauty of the Upper Engadine on foot. There is a big number of interesting excursions which start from Sils, Silvaplana, St.Moritz or Pontresina and lead to and around Corvatsch.



 

Views of lakes and glaciers

After a short time you will be hiking above the tree line from where you can enjoy fantastic views on glaciers and lakes. The path over Fuorcla Surlej down to the Roseg Valley and back to Pontresina is a very special experience. In the Fex Valley you can enjoy the mountain summer in a very intense way thanks to the fragrant herb meadows.



The Fex Valley can be reached from the top station of Furtschellas via Alp Munt or Marmoré. Also the gentle “water path” which brings you in 2 ½ hours to six idyllic mountain lakes gives you unforgettable experiences. Starting point: top station of Furtschellas. The hiking area of Corvatsch has got the perfect route for everyone, be it for sporting and challenging goals or just for an enjoyable and easy pleasure.

Both stations are great starting points for fantastic hikes and plenty of skiing and vacation experiences.

Panoramic & ski map

Arrival

Corvatsch-Furtschellas is located in the triangle between Zurich, Milan and Munich. You can reach your vacation destination in a very comfortable way by the Rhaetian Railway, on the good road network or by air.

By car


By car you can get to the Engadine from all the places in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria – in a comfortable and safe way. Some distances and travel times:

  • Zurich - Silvaplana: 200 km, 3 hours
  • Milano - Silvaplana: 175 km, 3 hours
  • Munich - Silvaplana: 300 km, 4 hours
  • Basel - Silvaplana: 250 km, 4 hours
  • Bergamo - Silvaplana: 145 km, 2 1/2 hours
  • Como - Silvaplana: 137 km, 2 1/2 hours

In the case of heavy snowfall only cars with 4x4 or with snow chains are allowed to drive over the passes. 


Mobile & Tablet

corvatsch.ch adapts to your screen

This website is tailored for access on smartphones and tablet computers to match any particular screen size. The contents remain the same as the "regular" Web site version for desktop computer screens. This guarantees the availability of all the contents of www.corvatsch.ch even when on the move.

Add bookmarks on the iPhone

The iPhone offers the option to add Internet pages as bookmarks so you can return to them quickly. Open the mobile version of corvatsch.ch just like any other iPhone app, simply by tapping on the corresponding icon on the iPhone screen.

  • Step 1: Open your Safari browser
  • Step 2: Enter "www.corvatsch.ch" and press "Open"
  • Step 3: Tap the share icon on the bottom bar of the iPhone
  • Step 4: Select " Add to Home Screen "
  • Step 5: Confirm by pressing "Add"
  • Step 6: The icon is automatically added to your home screen at the first available position.

Corvatsch App

Corvatsch in pocket size

Not only fans of the 3,303m high Corvatsch will be excited, but also all other guests of the Upper Engadine: starting now, the free Corvatsch mobile App is available for download on the Apple and Android App stores. After downloading, you will have access to all the information you need about the mountain at any time: check the current weather via live webcams, stay on top of shows and events, get the latest news on snow conditions, opening hours of the mountain railways and learn more about the restaurants. The App is particularly useful for skiers and hikers who are not yet so familiar with the region. See your current position on the panoramic map or the built-in Google map thanks to its GPS integration. In addition, hikers get detailed information about the most beautiful routes for an unforgettable mountain experience. The Corvatsch App - perfect for your life on the go.

Gift certificates

Order different gift certificates online.

Delight your friends and family with a wide range of experiences and unforgettable moments at Corvatsch (3'303 meters), with gift certificates as for: 

  • Voucher in different amounts
  • For all tickets, skipasses a.s.o. of the Mountain railways Corvatsch/Furtschellas
  • Consumation at the restaurants: Corvatsch 3'303, Murtèl, Hossa Bar, La Chüdera, Kuhstall
  • Shopping at the souvenir shop on 3'303m
  • our mountain adventures as snowshoeing, Via Gastronomica, Snow Night etc.


With payment by credit card or by invoice, with the possibility (print@home) etc. directly from your computer, you have different ways to give pleasure.



We are happy to welcome you on Top of Engadin and we wish you a pleasant stay. No matter what the season, the Corvatsch is always worth to visit.

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Brochures

Winter brochure

Summer brochure

Facts & Figures

Altitude from 1870 to 3303 m a.s.l
Mountain range Bernina-group
Geographical position Coordinates: 46º 24' 30'' N, 9º 48' 58'' S
CH1903: (782789 / 142433)
Corvatsch or also Piz Corvatsch is situated about 5 - 10 km south of St. Moritz in the Upper Engadine.
It's the highest mountain in the Engadine on which you can get by funicular and one of the biggest ski areas in Switzerland..

Piz Nair - our Partner on Top of the World

The Piz Nair is the local mountain of St. Moritz and, at 3,057 m above sea level, it is the highest point of the Corviglia ski area. The Piz Nair Mountain railways company, including two restaurants, is a partner of the Corvatsch AG.

The Panorama Restaurant

on the Piz Nair spoils its guests with a magnificent view and an excellent cuisine. Enjoy specialities from the Grisons, homemade soups and cakes and special meals for children. On the large sun terrace the Engadin mountain surroundings are even more impressive.

Date/Validity: 21 June - 12 October 2014

Information
T +41(0)81 833 08 75
www.piznair.ch

Mountain restaurant Lej da la Pêsch

The restaurant Lej da la Pêsch is always an ideal place for a stopover when coming from Piz Nair or Fuorcla Grischa. Try the different types of spaghetti, hearty mountain meals or tempting desserts on the quiet sun terrace or in the cozy restaurant with chalet ambiance.

Date/Validity: 13 December 2014 - 6 April 2015

Information
T +41(0)81 833 08 78
www.piznair.ch

The surroundings of Corvatsch

ST. MORITZ Corviglia/Piz Nair - Marguns

Glamour and glittering snow in the sunshine – that’s Corviglia/Piz Nair/Marguns. And of course ski runs, mountain restaurants, huts, snow bars and more slopes. For young and old – beginners and experts. On the wide spread slopes of Corviglia/Piz Nair/Marguns you can find everything you are dreaming of. And you always have the feeling of skiing right towards the sun, into the deep blue Engadine sky.

PONTRESINA Diavolezza / Lagalb

Diavolezza Bernina is original and unspoilt. A world of glaciers and adventure all in one. Piz Bernina with its altitude of 4'049 metres is the highest mountain of the Grisons and the glacier run of Morteratsch/Isla Persa is the longest and most impressive one in the Engadin.

The ski runs around the glacier chairlift and the run down to the valley can also be enjoyed by less experienced skiers and by families. Lagalb has got steeper and more demanding slopes and is therefore only suitable for good skiers and snowboarders.

MUOTTAS MURAGL

The tobogganing trail of Muottas Muragl leads from the top station down to the bottom station and is open daily from 9.30 a.m. until 4.00 p.m. Toboggans can be rented.

MALOJA

Aela: The steepest ski lift of the Engadine and the hot spot for free-riders. Always be careful! Never follow a track if you don’t now where it is leading to, because there are some cliffs which are not at all suitable for beginners!

Information about all the Engadine mountains:
www.engadin.stmoritz.ch/berge

Terms and Conditions (Extract)

Tickets for travel and subscriptions: All tickets for travel and all subscriptions are personal property and are non-transferable. On request, they must be shown to mountain railway staff. Tickets for travel and subscriptions are only valid during the day and during public opening hours with the exception of scheduled evening travel on the Muottas Muragl funicular. Purchase constitutes a contract whereby the rights and obligations contained within the general terms and conditions shall be accepted.

Changes to prices and services: The Engadin St. Moritz Mountain Pool expressly reserves the right to make changes to descriptions of services and price details both online as well as in brochures and price lists for the duration of the contract.

Suspension of transport services: According to weather conditions and for safety reasons, mountain railway services may be reduced or suspended entirely. This shall not entitle ticketholders to compensation of any kind. This shall also apply to disruptions to service e.g. in the case of a technical fault or a power failure.

Compensation in the case of illness or injury: Multi-day tickets valid for 2 days or more, as well as annual subscriptions shall be refunded on a pro-rata basis upon presentation of a doctor’s note from a doctor in the region. In the case of refund this shall be based on the day the ticket was presented and not the day of the accident, at the earliest the first day on which the subscription was not used. After the end of the current season refunds shall no longer be possible.

Lost and forgotten tickets for travel: If you have forgotten your ticket or annual subscription pass, then please buy a new ticket at any one of the ESMP ticket offices. Upon presentation of the forgotten ticket and confirmation of which trips it has been used for, you will receive a full refund for the extra ticket purchased at any of the ESMP ticket offices (minus a loss compensation of CHF 15.–). There shall be no refund or replacement of lost tickets for travel with the exception of subscriptions with a photograph.

Travel without a valid ticket/misuse: Anyone using mountain railway services without a valid ticket for travel shall be required to immediately pay a fine of CHF 150.– as loss compensation in addition to the price of the ticket for travel. If the price of the ticket for travel and the loss compensation fine are not paid immediately the offender shall be required to pay an additional CHF 50.– administration fee. Any misuse of tickets for travel, in particular the use of personal subscriptions by persons other than those holding the subscription, or the use of tickets for travel which have been manipulated in any way shall result in the immediate confiscation of the ticket, including data carrier, without compensation of any kind and the journey shall be considered as travel without a valid ticket. The use of services provided by the mountain railway company (e.g. facilities, ski slopes) without a valid ticket for travel shall be reported to the police. The ticket-holder should keep their ticket in a safe place in order to minimise the possibility of misuse. Should the ticket be used in an illegal manner the company is permitted to confiscate the ticket and render it void. The right to take legal action is hereby reserved. All customers shall produce identification at the request of mountain railway employees.

The ENGADINcard: The ENGADINcard is a data carrier which provides contact-free access to facilities and ski slopes. The card is issued against a deposit of CHF 10.–. The ENGADINcard can be returned to any point of purchase and exchanged for CHF 10.–, provided the card is undamaged and is returned within 72 hours of the expiry of any ticket or subscription. After the 72-hour return period, the ESMP is no longer required to honour the return of the CHF 10.– deposit. The data carrier can be used multiple times and in some cases, also in other regions.

A complete copy of the general terms and conditions is available at all mountain railway ticket offices and online at www.engadin.stmoritz.ch.Subject to possible changes.

Corvatsch AG
Via dal Corvatsch 73
CH–7513 Silvaplana
T +41 (0)81 838 73 73
F +41 (0)81 838 73 10
info@corvatsch.ch
http://www.corvatsch.ch/

50 years of ski fashion at Corvatsch

Do you remember? The first stirrup pants by Bogner at the end of the fifties? The tight ski pants of the seventies, fitting like a second skin? Or the bright coloured ski overall? Ski fashion history was made high up on the slopes of Corvatsch for more than 50 years. A tribute to nylon, spandex and Bogner.

The history of ski fashion begins in the thirties with an anorak by Maria Bogner for the athletic woman on skis. Feminine, fun and convenient it is the complete opposite of the usual ski clothing made of loden. Bogner's legendary stirrup ski pants made of modern material become the trademark of the company in the early fifties and are worn by stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor. In America, the term "Bogners" becomes a synonym for stirrup ski pants and even made it into the dictionary. Maria Bogner presents the stunning outfits often against the impressive backdrop of the Corvatsch. Corvatsch maintains the connection to the company and the family Bogner to this day.

Movie star Corvatsch

The German athlete, entrepreneur and filmmaker Willy Bogner has produced more than 40 movies and a vast number of fashion shoots in the Engadine and on Corvatsch. Whether for a James Bond movie or the legendary movie spectacle "Fire and Ice" - Bogner loves to highlight his natural backdrops full of originality and timeless beauty. No wonder Corvatsch often gets the main role.

In 1959, Willy Bogner Jr. surprisingly wins the White Ribbon downhill event in St. Moritz - a big sensation. A year later, he finished his initial film work when sport reporter Harry Valerian asked him to become a backstage cameraman at the Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley. Bogner creates his first ski-musical called "Skifaszination" in 1964. He receives an award at the ski film festival in Cortina d'Ampezzo and an interesting phone call from London.

"B" as in Bond and Bogner

The call is from Albert C. Broccoli, producer of the James Bond movies. The rest is history: Bogner films the legendary chase with James Bond in the St. Moritz bobsleigh run at a top speed of 100 kilometres per hour. He shoots with a 16-kilogramme movie camera and specifically designed set of skis that allowed him to ski forwards and backwards. His action scenes are totally authentic and done without any tricks, filmed with the world's best skiers. The British clients are "very amused" and give the next three 007-episodes to the German cameraman on skis.