Years ago, this place was just a stopover between Chur and Tiefencastel-Lenzerheide. Nowadays, the ski resort of Lenzerheide has a wide range of offers for families, which, together with the extensive child care, is the reason why it has been awarded the quality seal “Familien willkommen” (families welcome). A large number of family-friendly hotels and holiday flats offer affordable accommodation.
Lenzerheide ski resort
The beautiful, sunny slopes in each of the valleys will make skiing fun for families and groups of friends looking for a unique place in the heart of the Alps. Its wide valleys filled with huge forests and icy lakes will provide you with unique sensations that can only be found in Swiss resorts. And for those who like to try different activities, you can enjoy cross-country skiing, tobogganing and more.
Lenzerheide is a snowy paradise, with some 155 kilometres of perfectly groomed pistes offering a blanket of quality snow at altitudes ranging from 1230m to 2865m. In addition, the 40 modern ski lifts will transport you to a variety of slopes, panoramic terraces and cosy huts. The 3.5 kilometre long illuminated ski slope and the toboggan run are not to be forgotten either. Both offer you the chance to experience the pleasures of snow and unforgettable moments such as the sunset.
Children can enjoy the Lido Heidsee, which offers a small climbing mountain, a pirate ship, a suspension bridge and a multitude of snow and nature activities specially designed for them. On the other hand, from the Parpaner Rothorn (2861 m) we recommend enjoying the incredible views of countless alpine peaks.
Europe’s longest toboggan run at Lenzerheide-Pradaschier in Churwalden is over 3,100 metres long —fun and smiles guaranteed!
In January, the resort organises a special and very popular Nordic ski race called the Planoiras. In addition, in March, the resort also hosts the final of the AUDI FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup, where the world’s best athletes compete in exciting races to win the Crystal Globes.
Lenzerheide ski resort focuses on sustainability
The resort reduces its energy needs to a minimum, uses 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources and uses its photovoltaic installations to supply the grid with additional solar energy.
A new energy consumption plan for the Lenzerheide ski resort
By increasing energy efficiency, the aim is to reduce CO2 emissions by 10% over the next ten years. By 2021, the Arosa Mountain Railway will also cover all its energy needs with hydroelectric power.
Unforgettable experiences in Lenzerheide
On the Pradaschier mountain above Churwalden, a toboggan run, a cosy mountain restaurant and the Pradaschier ski resort offer a wide range of sports and leisure activities in the Graubünden mountains. The toboggan run, the Feldis snowshoe trail and the slopes guarantee winter sports fun for the whole family. And let’s face it, it’s the longest run in Switzerland.
Ice hockey, curling, or perhaps you prefer ice skating?
Whether outdoors with the sun’s rays caressing your face or in any weather, the mountain resort of Lenzerheide offers many possibilities for ice activities with its natural ice rinks and the large indoor ice rink. How about a visit to the Lenzerheidner iis Paradiis or a trip to the Skateline Surava?
The mountain resort of Lenzerheide in the summertime
Paragliding gives you the opportunity to experience nature from the air, without the annoying noise of engines. The main flying areas are Lenzerheide and Churwalden.
Whether for yourself or as a gift, you are sure to find the right tandem paragliding flight here.
Situated in the middle of the upper valley, in an idyllic, park-like landscape, the two-part lake lies at an altitude of 1,500 metres. The surroundings are a dream for fishermen and nature lovers. A well-developed hiking trail surrounds the lake, and numerous benches and barbecue areas invite you to linger. You can fish for char, rainbow trout, brown trout and tench. Fish are released into the lake several times a season. Both lakes are private waters and have been maintained and managed by the commune of Vaz/Obervaz for many years.
Hotels in Lenzerheide
Hotel Schweinzerhof ****
This hotel is the new type of “alpine elegance”. You will be as comfortable as at home!
A novelty is the 1500 m2 spa oasis with oriental hammam. In the hotel restaurants, Arvenstube, Allegra and Family Restaurant, 7078, you can also enjoy pure and surprising creations made with natural products from the region. Pamper yourself in the Café + Bar or in the comfortable lobby lounge with an aperitif or end the day with a glass of fine port by the fire.
Maiensässhotel Guarda Val ****
In the village of Sporz, just above Lenzerheide, at an altitude of 1,600 metres, combines the fascination of cultivated tradition with luxury, pleasure and the heart of personal service. The Maiensässhotel has 2 restaurants. Enjoy traditional Bündner cuisine in the Crap Naros restaurant or exquisite delicacies in the gourmet restaurant Guarda Val. Here, head chef Adrian Bürki (16 Gault Milleau and 1 Michelin star) and his kitchen team cook mainly with seasonal products from the region. Whether it’s local, imaginative or classic cuisine, your mountain holiday will taste good.
Sunstar Hotel Leinzerheide ****
Comfortable hotel for active holidays in a very sunny location. The hotel is away from traffic, but situated in the centre of Lenzerheide, next to the ski school meeting area.
It has 93 rooms, a non-smoking restaurant, a bar, an indoor pool, a sauna and a steam bath. The spacious rooms are furnished in light wood and equipped with bath/shower, toilet, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, radio, minibar, safe and balcony.
Skiing in Lenzerheide: the resort’s main strengths
Eco-responsible resort: numerous initiatives to protect the environment.
A wide range of services for families.
Wide range of restaurants
Accommodation located close to the ski slopes
Beginner slopes accessible from the lower part of the resort
Access adapted for people with reduced mobility
Ski and snowboard schools with experienced professionals
Bus lines running within the resort to avoid the use of your own vehicle.
Ideal resort for freestyle enthusiasts, thanks to its snowpark, half-pipe and learning area.