Sports in the winter

Skiing and snowboarding

Season start in December!

Four ski areas, with snow you can count on, offer winter sports enthusiasts 350km of excellent runs. Just around the corner is the Furtschellas/Corvatsch ski area with the longest floodlit downhill run in Switzerland. St. Moritz (Corviglia) and Diavolezza/Lagalb are also nearby. Popular with families, if a little more distant: Zuoz.

Our courtesy van will drop you off at the Furtschellas cable car or the bus stop. Public buses run between Sils/Maloja and St. Moritz, Pontresina and all the ski areas every 30 minutes.

The Waldhaus scores with its special offer: “Sleep & Ski”

Ski instructors on the spot.

You can talk to knowledgeable instructors from the Ski School Corvatsch at the Waldhaus Reception Desk, every evening except Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.45 to 7.45 p.m.

Schlitten & Schlittschuhe

Sleep & Ski

 “Sleep & Ski” irresistibly good.

You can obtain a regional ski pass for a surcharge of just CHF 47 per person and per night. The only condition: you have to purchase it for the entire length of your stay (from two nights; can include the day of arrival or of departure on request). But no Waldhaus guest will pay more than CHF 205 per person and per stay; no matter how long one stays; the rest is ‘on the house’.

If you book in advance, children up to age 12 who are staying at the Waldhaus receive a free ski pass.

Order your pass in advance so that you can already hit the slopes from day one.


Snow Deal
If you only want to ski on certain days, it pays to order tickets in advance at

Ski safari

Pure pleasure.

A day of downhill skiing – pure pleasure! Ski instructor and passionate Engadiner “Kiki” Wolf shows you the region.

Every Monday from January. See the concierge for information and reservations.

Snow Night

Magical descents.

Corvatsch is in the spotlight every Friday, when Switzerland’s longest floodlit downhill run (4.2 km) is open from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. (December/January, last cable car 0.40 a.m) or 2 a.m (February-April, 1.40 p.m).

More information

Snow Night Corvatsch

Cross-country skiing

Glide through light and snow.

With more than 240km of widely varied trails, the Engadine is a paradise for cross-country skiers. Whether you prefer classic or skating style, you can glide through the wide expanse of the Engadine.

Sledging Engadin
Skiing Corvatsch


Closer to nature.

Snowshoeing off the beaten track is a splendid winter experience. Various tours can be started right from the Waldhaus and in and around Sils Maria.

Contact the Corvatsch Ski School or the Pontresina Mountaineering School for information about equipment, tour recommendations and experienced snowshoe guides. Ski School Corvatsch and Bergsteigerschule Pontresina (Mountaineering school).

Snowshoe Engadin

Winter walks

Absolutely beautiful.

Walk or hike across the frozen Engadine lakes and enjoy the region’s vast expanse and clarity of light. The level walking trails from Maloja to Silvaplana and on to St. Moritz are well-suited to families – even baby carriages – when snow conditions are right. The trails from Sils to the romantic Fex valley or from Maloja through the snow-covered forest to Lake Cavloc are perfect for a picturesque hike.

Our concierge has more information.

Walk across the frozen Lej da Champfèr


Fast-paced fun for young and old.

Just above the Waldhaus, you will find a sledding run leading down to Lake Sils. Or, if speed is what you need: have the funicular take you up to Muottas Muragl and then zoom down 4.2 km and around 20 hair-raising curves, a 705-meter drop. A further possibility: take the Rhaetian Railway to Preda in the neighboring Albula Valley and follow a 6km run to the next town of Bergün. Link

Sleds are available free of charge. Just ask our concierge.

Sledging Muottas Muragl

Sports on ice

Ice-skating, curling & hockey.

Free outdoor skating in the village from December to mid-March. One rink is reserved for skaters and a second rink is available for hockey players. Ice skates can be rented at the rink.

Curling rinks are available for training. Curling rinks (incl. stones) can be rented directly from the Curling Club in Sils.

For everyone who thought they might like to try curling, an introductory cours is offered every Tuesday evening in January and February.

For dates and details, please see link


Snow kiting

Sail across the ice.

Sail across frozen Lake Silvaplana on skis or snowboards: snow kiting, like kite surfing in summer, brings new challenges. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, the Kite Sailing School has a variety of courses for you.

More information

Snow-kiter on the Lake of Silvaplana

Ski tours/ice climbing

Of snow and ice.

Extreme sports on the mountain, and in winter at that, are not for the faint of heart. The Engadine with its many 3000m summits is a marvelous landscape to become better acquainted with these alpine sports. The Pontresina mountaineering school offers guided ski tours daily and also ice-climbing instruction. How about off-piste skiing or a snowshoe tour under a full moon?

More information

Ski tour to the Piz Palü

Bob rides


The Olympia Bob Run St. Moritz–Celerina was put into operation in 1904 and is the oldest bobsleigh run in the world and the only natural ice track that still hosts international races. In its long history it has staged events for two Olympic Winter Games and several World Championships. A guest ride on the
St. Moritz–Celerina Bob Run offers 75 seconds of pure adrenaline.

Olympia Bobrun St. Moritz