Freeride & Touring


Going downhill through deep snow off-piste has now become a winter sports trend. The longing for the tranquility of the ascent through the untouched mountain world and the subsequent descent in powder now replaces classic skiing on the slopes for many winter sports enthusiasts.

Powder, cliff drops and endless runs. At an altitude of 3303m above sea level, the freerider at Corvatsch is spoilt for choice: couloir or powder runs? Corvatsch offers everything a freerider could possibly desire: steep channels for speed freaks, wide open powder runs for the cruiser, cliff jumps for the wild and crazy. And it doesn’t stop there, you can choose from a large variety of ski tours variety of ski tours starting from Silvaplana and the Julier Pass.

Safety & Protected Wildlife 

Thanks to the altitude and the many north-facing slopes, Corvatsch offers optimal conditions for freeriding until the end of April and is an ideal starting point for ski tours. 

Take the necessary safety precautions with avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe. Inform yourself before your ride about the avalanche report as well as about the wildlife rest zones at Corvatsch: Especially in the forested area there are strict regulations. Please pay attention to markings in the terrain, barriers and information boards. The wildlife is grateful to you.

Copyright: ENGADINSNOW by Dakine, Roger Grüte
Copyright: Fabian Gattlen

Ski touring in Silvaplana 

Do you also love to make your first tracks in the snow? To give you a first overview of the routes, we have put together the most beautiful ski tours in the Silvaplana region.

Would you prefer to explore off-piste areas with a mountain guide? The Pontresina mountaineering school offers daily ski tours to the most beautiful peaks in the Upper Engadine.

Public transportation towards a ski tour around the Julier Pass

The snow tour bus takes you from Silvaplana to the starting point of your ski tour - to the Alp Güglia parking lot or to the Ospizio La Veduta. The extra bus runs from Friday to Sunday from 18 December to 01 May. Click here for the timetable and prices. The reservation is necessary.

Freeride event on Corvatsch

Corvatsch Every year, the world’s best freeriders and snowboarders come together for the legendary event ENGADINSNOW by Dakine. On the final day of the event, the athletes compete with an elite selection of special guest riders. Be a spectator and experience the breathtaking jumps from up close.

Copyright: ENGADINSNOW by Dakine, Marc Weiler

Timetable & Ski tickets Corvatsch 

Do you want to save your energy for the way down? Check the Corvatsch timetable for the first ride up and plan your way back down. 

Book your ski pass online, it’s worth it! With the Snow Deal or the Sleep+Ski-Package you can get a ski pass for only CHF45.- per person per day. Save the hassle of standing in line and purchase your 1 day or multiple day lift tickets, season tickets or family cards from the comfort of home.


Experience Silvaplana

Silvaplana is located in the heart of the Upper Engadine lake landscape, surrounded by impressive three-thousand-meter peaks such as the local mountain Corvatsch with the highest panorama restaurant at 3303 m above sea level.

Ice climbing

Are you looking for an extraordinary winter sports experience? Then try ice climbing! Because you can also do that here in Silvaplana. However, you should only go vertically into the ice with a specialist and the appropriate ice climbing equipment.