Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Early Snow

Small in comparison to some big name resorts Switzerland's Arosa ski area is especially well suited for beginners and intermediates, and families and mixed ability groups seeking a traditional Swiss winter holiday.

There’s between 700-900m vertical from the highest peaks – Brűgerhorn Hőrnli and Weisshorn – to Arosa and about 60km of on-piste skiing with 31 per cent beginner ; 57 per cent for intermediate and 12 per cent for advanced on wide-open mostly east and south-east facing slopes above the tree line plus an abundance of easy off-piste skiing possibilities between the marked runs.

The ski area is easily accessed from the centre of Arosa,either by 125 passenger cable car or the adjacent 3-man chairlift which whisk you up to the Tschuggen ski area (shaded pink on the map and the main beginner ski area), by drag lift to Tschuggen from Prätschli or better still you can hop on the free Hőrnliexpress-Weisshornbahn bus which runs between Arosa (cable car) and the Hőrnliexpress gondola above Inner-Arosa.

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