Arosa, Switzerland

Arosa is frequently described as the classic all-round winter resort. Think an isolated, snowy Swiss village, with skating on a frozen lake, horse-drawn sleighs jingling along and people strolling around in fur coats and you have Arosa!

At 1800 metres it is certainly snow-sure, high and remote.The main resort development is around Obersee where lifts go up to the Weisshorn sector of the slopes. The rest of Arosa is scattered, much of it spreading up the steep road separating Obersee from the older, prettier Inner-Arosa, where lifts go up to both sectors of the slopes. Arosa is quiet at night and as such attracts a well heeled clientele of families and older people. The majority of accommodation is in 3 and 4 star hotels some of which are a long walk from the lifts, however there is an excellent free shuttle-bus service.

In December 2013 the new Hornli-Urdenfurggli gongola/cable car opened which links the two ski resorts of Lenzerheide (155km) and Arosa (70km). This gives skiers a combined area of 225km making the combined resorts the largest ski area of the Graubunden canton of Switzerland.

We recommend ski holidays in Arosa for families and luxury ski hotel holidays for adults and romantics.

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Resort Map

  • Funicular Funicular
  • Cable car Cable Car
  • Gondola Gondola
  • Chair lift Chair lift
  • Drag lift Drag lift
  • Chalet Property
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