Winters are beautiful to most of us as the horrible summer days are gone. It is literally the best time to cozy up in your blankets and drink your favorite hot beverage. But the, winter is also the best time to venture out into adventurous destinations and have a lot of fun amidst the fun. Take a respite from the monotony and cacophony of city life. Rewind and rejuvenate yourself in a place that’s known for winter tourism. Winter vacations have a lot of winter games to offer, like snowboarding, skiing, dog sledding, hiking and toboggan running.
Located at Graubunden state of Switzerland, Sarn Heinzenberg is an authentic farming village which is famous for its skiing slopes, magic carpet and toboggan running scape. Tourists flock to this village, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of fast city life, to relish the joy and beauty of nature. It enjoys a good number of sunny days and has perfectly prepared pistes which are family friendly. This place is also rich in historical importance and the Church and its museums are worth visiting for any tourists scouring the place. This place is set against beautiful mountains and valleys and offers stunning background views to winter sports’ enthusiasts.
The village of Sarn Heinzenberg is situated between altitudes of 1300 meters (4265 feet) and 2160 meters (7086 feet). The village is located at 774 meters (2542 feet) at vertical drop and 2074 meters (6807 feet) at the summit level. The resort is located at an altitude of 1299 meters (4265 feet). This region is serviced by an efficient range of aerial airways and chairlifts to aid tourists move up and down the slopes conveniently throughout the day, without hassle. The village is a typical farming village that appreciates cultural authenticity to its customs. It also enjoys record-breaking sunny days so that your skiing experience can be one of a class.
Skiing and Snowboarding Facilities
This place has a wide stretch of skiing slopes that is suited to every kind of skier and is certain to give them the best time of their lives on their snowboards, doing what they love doing the best. It has a total stretch of 20 kilometers (12 miles) available for skiers, one toboggan run, a number of snow parks and 14.2 kilometers (8 miles) of hiking trails. Besides, the skiing slopes are flood lit and options for night skiing are also available for night owls and adventurous souls. There are two snow bars available to add to your fun and frolic, as well. Winter hikers, snowshoe hikers and toboggan runners consider this to be one of the most preferred destinations that provide them marvelous sights of the mountain and stunning scenery against the slopes. Let us have a quick glance at the facilities offered by this ski resort village:
For Beginners: Out of the total 20 kilometers (12 miles) of skiable area available to winter sports’ enthusiasts, 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) are available for beginner skiers. Blue runs form about 30 percent of the entire pistes available. These are rather easy slopes that allow the beginners to learn diligently and have fun all the way.
For Intermediates: Out of the total 20 kilometers (12 miles) of skiable area laid out for skiing, 12 kilometers(7.4 miles) are laid out for the intermediate learners. The red runs are terrific and form about 30 percent of the entire skiable area. These slopes consist of perfectly prepared pistes with rocky edges and slightly challenging structures to make the experience of skiing a memorable one.
For Experts: Out of the total 20 kilometers (12 miles) of skiable area laid out for skiing, 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) are available for those who are experts at this sport. The advanced slopes only form 10 percent of the entire area. The black runs are the most challenging of all and can give you the thrill while you chill.
The ski village of Sarn Henzeinberg has well-groomed slopes and perfectly prepared pistes that have snow throughout the year to welcome its skiers and tourists jubilantly. Besides, this farming village enjoys sunshine and is extremely jovial and candid to tourists and families. The natives are welcoming and helpful. There are hiking trails, toboggan running trails and snow parks to increase your excitement and give you a cherished memory of the good times.
Learn to Ski
Are you worried you don’t know to ski yet? Do not worry, at all. This place has a skiing school that gives out a variety of skiing courses to learners across various age groups. They offer group lessons to groups of four where you can learn with your friends and families, pushing yourself to outshine everyone lesson. If you need a more personalized experience, you could go for private lessons, which are extremely beneficial to learning the sport efficiently. For an adult, a group lesson costs around US$40 for one day while a private lesson costs around US$ 200 for a full day. You could also take a private lesson worth US$65 for an hour. Group lessons take place every day from 10 A.M to 12 A.M. The timings of private skiing lessons are from 9A.M to 4 P.M, according to your convenience. You can choose any slot within these timings as per your convenience.
Sarn Heinzenberg Statistics
Base Elevation: 1300 m
Summit Elevation: 2075 m
Vertical Drop: 775 m
An efficient network of ski lifts and aerial airways service the region of Sarn Henzeinberg, located at the heart of Graubunden. There are a total of 4 ski lifts, out of which 3 are responsible for servicing the region efficiently to help tourists move up and down the slopes, effortlessly. One out of the four is a T-Bar lift, one a T-Bar lift while the third one is rope tow lift. Besides, the three there is an additional people mover lift. They have the capacity of carrying 2700 passengers every hour and traverse a total length of 3.3 kilometers (2.05 miles). A ski lift ticket for an adult for a day is around US$33. The same price remains for juniors and senior. A ski lift ticket for a child for a day is around US$18. You could also opt for a more cost-effective 6 day pass available at around US$80 for children and US$148 for adults.
Accommodation and Lodging Facilities
The ski resort of Sarn Henzeinberg attracts tourists and skiers from all around the year and has a number of lodging facilities for you to choose from. There are luxury hotels available with five star services if you want to have an exclusive and comfortable stay. There are also many affordable hotels in the vicinity which helps you save an extra buck or two without compromising on the modern conveniences. One could also put up at fancy stays like bikers hotels, hikers paradise or youth hostels. These provide a unique experience of their own and come very well within your budget. They are equipped with all modern conveniences and have very hospitable and welcoming staff at your service. Let us have a look at the most recommended hotels:
Holiday Apartment Kalberer: This is the facility available at the heart of the Sarn Heinzenberg resort. This place is small but worth staying. It has 6 beds. A standard room for two adults for a night costs around US$100 in the peak months when winter tourism is at its summit.
Lescha C2C: This is the most preferred stay of tourists, if we go by reviews and ratings and their hospitability. You could book apartments with stunning Mountain View and modern services like Wi-Fi and television are provided for your entertainment indoors. A standard room for two adults for a day would cost you around US$140.
With so much on offer and so many things to do and enjoy here, you cannot afford to sit at home this winter. So pack your bags and head out straight for this amazing place with your family and friends and make the most of the season of snow. Have fun!