Since 2013, the winter sports resorts Arosa and Lenzerheide form the largest ski region in the south of Switzerland: Arosa Lenzerheide. The snow-safe Arosa lies at an altitude of 1735m above sea level in the canton of Graubünden. It is known for its wide and family-friendly slopes. The ski resort can be reached by car in less than 1h from Chur and 2h from Zurich. Once in Arosa, visitors can enjoy skiing on the Brüggerhorn (2447m), the Plattenhorn (2554m), the Hörnli (2511m) and the 4 wide and sunny slopes of the Weisshorn (2653m).
The ski resort Arosa Lenzerheide is particularly well suited for beginners and families. Close to the practice lifts Tschuggen West and Ried, special training areas for beginners are located. Once you have mastered the basic techniques of skiing in one of the training areas, you are ready to explore the numerous blue slopes of the ski area. Highly recommended are the Hintere Piste and the Leichte Maran. Most of the beginners lessons offered by the ski schools in Arosa start at the respective ski school office in town. From there, the group heads to the training areas.
The Weisshorn is not only perfect for adults who want to improve their technique, but also for all future skiers. At the foot of the Weisshorn, colourful figures, a magic carpet and various obstacles promise lots of fun for the little ones. Ski lessons are being offered for kids from an age of 4. Together with other children having a similar age and level of experience, they will practice the basic techniques of skiing in the well structured Kinderland or on one of the many blue pistes of Arosa.
The best ski schools in Arosa
ABC Schneesportschule Arosa: The successful ski school is run by Jan Weisskopf and is only a 3-minute walk away from the Arosa train station.
That’s special about ski lessons in Arosa
Arosa is one of the most popular ski resorts in Switzerland. There is a high chance you’ll see some celebrities skiing on the sunny slopes of the ski resort. Due to the fact that the majority of the slopes is rather easy, Arosa is the perfect place to learn skiing. Ski lessons for beginners start almost every day and in most cases, lunchtime care for the kids can be booked additionally. The ski schools in Arosa offer not only ski and snowboard lessons but also ski tours, freeride tours as well as snowbike courses.
For freestylers and adventurous snowboarders, Arosa provides a snowpark, the Park'n Pipe Tschuggen, on the Weisshorn, as well as the Wood Ranch, a CO2 neutral freestyle park made of fir wood from Arosa. Anyone wishing to explore the neighbouring ski area of Lenzerheide can reach the resort comfortably from Arosa via the “Urdenbahn”, a double aerial tramway leading directly to Urdenfürggli (2546m).