Winter tends to bring out the lazy side of us. You seek the warmth of your jackets and cozy homes. You resist getting out of your blankets. But winter offers so many opportunities to have fun. Snowball fighting, snow angels and snowman are just a few of the many ways to have fun in winters. All you need is to overcome the urge to stay like a couch-potato and get ready to have some thrill and action. Open yourself to the endless fun in store for you at the Obersaxen ski resort. There are numerous recreational winter activities offered at this ski resort. And the panoramic vistas are an added bonus. Plan a trip to this wonderful ski resort and add a streak of fun in your life this winter.
About The Resort
Located in the Val Lumnezia, Switzerland, the ski resort Obersaxenis the largest ski resort in Surselva. It is the sixth largest ski resort in Graubuenden (Grisons). The winter sports area of the resort is situated between 1201 m (3940 ft.) and 2310 m (7578 ft.). The elevation difference of this ski resort is 1109 m (3638 ft.). The ski resort receives ample snowfall every year. As such only 20% of the slopes rely on artificial snow-making facilities. The connection from Val Lumnezia to Obersaxen and a run from Stein have 100% snow-making capabilities. There are 297 snow cannons for artificial snow-making. The slopes are well prepared and groomed daily.
There are 17 ski lifts that transport visitors to different regions in the ski resort. Of the total 17 lifts, there are 8 chairlift, 6 T-bar lifts, and 3 beginner lifts. There is a 6 person modern chairlift with bubbles and 4 detachable lifts. There are older T-bar lifts and 3 person chair lifts that connect the entire ski resort. In addition to these, there are 2 moving carpets in the ski resort. The total lift length is 18.7 km (11.6 mi) and the average lift capacity is 20520 passengers per hour. Being the largest ski resort in Surselva, Obersaxen attracts a large number of tourists every year. So, plan a trip to this ski resort and get ready to have endless fun.
Variety of Runs
This winter ski resort offers varied, optimally groomed slopes for snowboarding and skiing. There are total 42 local pistes at Obersaxen. The slopes cover a total distance of 120 km (74.5 mi). There is a variety of runs for skiers of all age groups and experience level. Whether you are a novice or an expert skier, there is a suitable run for everyone. The 4 Peak ski area is a highlight of this ski resort. The 15 km (9.3 mi) long Mundaun-Valata run is the longest run with an elevation difference of 340 m (1115 ft.).
Easy - Half of the slopes in the region are ideal for beginners and children. 60 km (37 mi) of these slopes are of the easy level. There is an easy run or a practice lift at a llvalley station. The blue slopes offer wide and manageable slopes. Practice lifts are located at the feeder lifts and near the base. Separate tickets for beginners and point tickets are also available.
Intermediate -There are varied runs that lead through the forests in the lower area. 33% (40 km/ 25 mi) of the slopes are perfect for those who seek piste of intermediate level. You can sharpen your skiing moves on these slopes. The slope offerings of the intermediate are more challenging than the blue slopes and not fit for amateur skiers.
Expert - If you are a thrill-seeking skier and have confidence in your skiing skills, you can try out the black runs of Obersaxen. 20 km (12.4 mi) of the runs are black slopes and perfect for experienced skiers. Test your skills on these slopes and quench your thirst for an adventure as you race down the twisted slopes. The most difficult run is the Janka run. It is 1 km (0.62 mi) long with a vertical difference of 340 m (1115 ft.). There are many deep snow areas and some mogul slopes are also available.
Night Skiing - Skiing under the starry sky is a beautiful yet thrilling experience. Enjoy night skiing at the Obersaxen/Valata or the Obersaxen/Chummenbühl slope. Both these slopes are 0.3 km (0.18 mi) long and operate from 19:00 to 21:00 o’ clock. The night skiing is free and a unique experience for everyone. Night skiing is offered every Wednesday in Chummenbühl and every Thursday in Velata.
For skiers who prefer the cross-country skiing, Obersaxen offers 13.3 km (8.26 mi) of trails. Three classic cross-country runs are available in Obersaxen, Lumnezia, and Mundaun. When there is enough snow, these slopes are prepared for cross-country skiing. They are located at approximately 1300 m (4265 ft.) altitude. Two skating courses of about 10 km (6.2 mi) are also available. The thrill of sliding down the white fluffy snow with the beautiful Alps in the backdrop is an out-of-the-world experience for anyone.
Tobogganing is a popular winter activity among many visitors, especially non-skiers. There are 6 toboggan runs offered at Obersaxen. These runs cover a total distance of 15 km (9.3 mi). Slide along the puffy white snow in your sleighs. The thrill of racing down the slopes in your sleds will surely set your heart racing with excitement. The feel of cool air grazing your face as you slide down the slopes in your toboggan is delightful and exciting. Go tobogganing and enjoy your vacation.
Winter Hiking and Snowshoeing
The non-skiers can experience the joys of winter on 85 km (52.8 mi) of winter walks. The snow-clad mountains, snow covered canopies, and majestic scenery are mesmerizing. 12 km (7.5 mi) of snowshoe trails are also available. The serene winter landscape is truly captivating. Enjoy the panoramic vistas as you tread along these trails. Whether you are a skier or a nature lover, winter hiking is for everyone. It refreshes your mind and rejuvenates your soul.
The ski resort offers a fun park with various recreational activities. Have a gala time at the fun park. Kickers (jump/ ramp), boxes and rails/ slides are also available in the fun park. The fun park is situated at the Plitschès T-bar lift. It is well equipped and offers various leisure activities. Few cat tracks are also offered. There is not any run with the ascent. Many freeride or deep snow areas are available for snowboarders.
Base Elevation: 1201 m
Summit Elevation: 2310 m
Vertical Drop: 1109 m
The ski resort also looks after the special needs of little ones. There is a separate ski area for children where they can have endless skiing fun. These slopes are easy and ideal for the young ones. Adventure course, wave run for children and children’s carousel are also offered. There are ski schools for children where your child can learn skiing under the guidance of trained instructors. There are playgrounds and parks for children where they can have lots of fun. There are magic carpets and separate lifts for children. The children area is primarily located in ValataKartitscha and Chummenbuehl.
Mountain Huts and Restaurants
There are 17 ski huts and mountain restaurants in Obersaxen. Of these, the most notable restaurant is the Restaurant Wali. Enjoy the delicacies of this gourmet restaurant at its sun terrace. It is a self-service restaurant. The mountain huts Meinrad's Hitta on run 24, Berghaus Bündner Rigi near the Sasolast-bar lift and Tegia-Bar on run 40 are cozy mountain huts and popular choices for the Après ski.
Obersaxen offers loads of fun that you cannot afford to miss. The various winter activities offered at this ski resort are simply enticing to anyone. Say goodbye to your dull and lazy winter routine and get ready for some thrill and excitement. Pack your bags, grab your tickets and set out to have tremendous fun at this ski resort. You won’t regret it, we promise!