Arosa offers a great diversity of winter sports, cultural events and culinary choices. Extensive information can be found on the Arosa Tourism Board’s site. Please see www.arosa.ch for more information, events, maps and useful tips. A list of the owner’s favorite restaurants and bars is available in the apartment, also see “eat & drink“.
With 255 km of ski runs, the Arosa – Lenzerheide ski area is amongst the largest ski areas in Switzerland. In addition Arosa features 30 km of cross-country (langlauf) trails in some of the most beautiful alpine settings. Unique to the area are the extensive hiking and walking paths, which curl through the mountains.
Day and night sleighing, snowshoe walking, Nordic walking and paragliding continue the list of options. So too a variety of ice sports including, ice skating, ice hockey and curling. All of which are actively played throughout the winter.
For those who prefer to enjoy the mountains in a less active fashion, there are horse drawn sleighs available and a multitude of prepared walking paths. Non-skiing visitors can easily join those on skis and snowboard in most mountain restaurants.
The cultural offering for both winter and summer season is vast. Highlights of the winter season include the Humor Festival, the hot air ballooning week, and horse racing on the frozen lake. The summer season highlight is the Classic Car Race held in late August or early September. The popular Jazz Week and a multitude of other music related events feature folk, jazz, classical and popular music types.
Please see www.arosa.ch for the most recent programme offering.
Arosa has an extensive culinary offering featuring quality traditional Swiss, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Mexican and local cuisine. Many restaurants have high Gault Milaut ratings. All hotel restaurants welcome guests from outside the hotel. The many family restaurants offer a wide selection of popular children’s choices. There are also various catering and take-away options available.
The many village and mountain restaurants offer a multitude of lunch options, all of which can be reached by foot, bike or ski / snowboard. For more information please see: www.arosa.ch
Local Hotels offer wellness treatments in both winter and summer. Please see www.arosa.ch for more information or contact the Hotels directly. The best Spa’s are in the Kulm Hotel and the Tschuggen Hotel.
For an extensive overview and calendar of all local sporting and cultural events, as well as sporting goods hire, please see the tourist board site : www.arosa.ch
The site also provides links to the local ski maps and hiking / walking maps.
The app “Arosa Bergbahn” provides an excellent overview of all maps and the local weather forecast.