Winters are the most anticipated season of all. And there’s a good reason for that. There is possibly no substitute for the picturesque scenic beauty of snowfall, the chilly weather when we yearn for a cup of hot coffee, the snow-covered mountain peaks and the essence of a winter wonderland. All these truly make the winters a heavenly feel which is second to none. As the years go by and we continue to fulfill our responsibilities, we are entitled to a respite to get us back on our tracks with more vigor and the willingness to progress further. You know that you have worked hard and fulfilled all your responsibilities all throughout the year. So isn’t it time for you to kick back and just take a break for yourself? The oncoming of the winter is the perfect time for you to take a break from work and enjoy your vacation with your family and friends. So, stop having any second thoughts and prepare to brace yourself for many snow fights and various other adventurous snow sports!
Just a few kilometers away from the main village Savognin, in the Surses (eastern Switzerland) is the ski resort Savognin. The tranquil resort of Savognin boasts a particularly wide range of holiday apartments. The eight children’s playgrounds are the reflection of the efforts that have been made to accommodate the needs of children.
Located in the Paradise on Earth, Switzerland is Savognin with an impressive landscape with its craggy mountain chains, steep gorges, and hilly mountain meadows. It is also one of the most-visited destinations during winter, especially for winter sports and is a popular spot particularly among skiing enthusiasts. Many winter sports fans go skiing and snowboarding every year in Savognin.
No wonder, the small Alpine village, in the midst of the mountains and magnificent snow-covered peaks is ideal for a snow-sure ski holiday.
Savognin is not only interesting for families, but also is a hot spot among free riders and fans of snow. The terrain is ideal to carve out tracks in fresh powder. There is 10 km of marked but ungroomed controlled descents at hills Piz Cartas and Somtgant Tigignas.
Below the mountain station, Somtgant is a snowpark with small kickers, rails, and boxes. In Park Tigignas, a little further down the hill, you can enjoy fun equipment such as ski fox or Snow Cycles that can be tried out on a small course.
You can also test your ski skills on the slopes or try out the permanent circuit with their timekeeping system. For a simple race track, giant slalom is applied. If you are going to a group or a club, you can also rent the track and organize your own race.
Apart from regular skiing, the place also hosts a magnificent snow park, halfpipe, snowboarding, toboggan run, artificial snow-making facility, ice skating, a timekeeping run, a fun park ( at Kinderparadises ) and a beautiful night-skiing (lighted).
The slopes of the two mountains Piz Martegnas and Piz Cartas offer a total 70 km of slopes-
32 km (19.82 miles) for beginners
38 km (23.61 miles) for intermediate; and
an additional 10 km (6.21 miles) of deep snow ski routes.
There are 11 different kinds of lifts operational for transportation of guests. The base of the sports area starts at an elevation of 1200 m (3937 ft.) and continues to the summit of 2713 m (8909 ft.); an elevation of 1500 m (4921 ft.).
The cross-country skiing has a total path of about 42 km (26.09 miles) but usually, only 25 km (15.53 miles) is open due to weather conditions.
1 Day Pass
Adult: 57 CHF
Youth: 50 CHF
Child: 29 CHF
6 Day pass
Adult: 267 CHF
Youth: 235 CHF
Child: 134 CHF
All season tickets
Adult: 879 CHF
Youth: 769 CHF
Child: 439 CHF
A family with two adults (20-63 years old) and two children (10-15 years old) is eligible to receive a ski ticket for only 156 CHF.
Several winter hiking paths away from the slopes are specially prepared for hikers and walkers. Particularly beautiful is the panoramic hiking trail, which promises impressive prospects so high above Savognin.
There are 6 different trails and the total winter walking or snowshoe trails are 42 km (26.09 miles) long.
At the resort, toboggan fans will find two long, groomed toboggan runs.
First, the Schlittada Panoramica run, where you will be thrilled to 10.5 km (6.52 miles) of distant serene view of the immaculate snow cover and the second, the Schlittada Run, which is an invigorating 7.5 km (4.66 miles) of fast and curvy downhill slope.
The park is creative, varied, safe, and suitable for both beginners and good riders.
Built in a line, it offers the perfect mix of jibs and jumps for kids, youngsters, and even adults. The different boxes – the Butterbox, Rainbow Box, Postbox or Elephant Box together with Funbox- and Roller jumps from the perfect setup for a progressive learning curve.
If you are sitting in the gondola lift enjoying the gorgeous view from the panoramic windows from Tigignas to Somtgant, you will see the Snowpark just below the mountain station. The snow-proof position at 2000 m (6561 ft.) enables it to be open almost all throughout the year.
This awesome winter sports area of the resort is very popular amongst the children and adults alike, with a very family friendly Kinderparadies (children's area) in the village of Savognin; the Flurin children's slope, along with the amazing Tigignas Park and numerous toboggan runs.
Flurin children’s ski slope is an absolute highlight for young visitors.
The ski slope is designed with lots of attention to detail and tailored to the needs of very young skiers and snowboarders. There are obstacles, dips, and humps to overcome. You can also gaze at the little mountain goats from the sidelines.
Base Elevation: 1229 m
Summit Elevation: 2865 m
Vertical Drop: 1636 m
Have you ever wondered what it is like to bike down a snow-covered hill in winter? Or slide down on a milking stool? You can do it all at Park Tigignas. It offers a small course, where you can safely test all sorts of fun sports equipment.
The natural ice rink in Savognin offers a unique ice-skating experience. Here curling and ice hockey can also be tried.
Other recreational options also include two entertaining sledding runs, numerous enchanting winter hiking trails, and snowshoe tours.
The various mountain restaurants at the resort with sunny terraces and après-ski treats invite you to lean back and enjoy yourself. A skiing trip will not only get your adrenaline rushing to your blood and bones but will also rejuvenate to the core. The serenity and bliss you’ll experience while on the top of the mountain can’t be expressed just by words. You don’t return home with just some snaps on your camera but with memories for a lifetime and a huge generous smile on your face.
Go ahead, put on your warmest coats, pack your bags and come here for a beautiful and serene rendezvous among the hills. Make memories of your luxuriant, unforgettable, exciting winter vacation and enjoy your ski holidays in Graubünden at your chosen destination, Savognin.
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