What to do besides ski in Chur/Arosa in December?

What to do besides ski in Chur/Arosa in December?

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judyjim
judyjim
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Aug 6, 2017 - 7:46 PM

We are travelling to Switzerland in December and will board the Glacier Express in Zermatt. Plan on spending a few days exploring the area around Chur and/or Arosa. We're not exactly skiiers so we're looking for other activities that might be of interest.

Lucas
Lucas
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Aug 7, 2017 - 3:34 PM in reply to judyjim

Hi Judyjim and welcome to MySwissalps!

I haven't spent any time in that area in the winter - certainly skiiing is pretty popular though!

Other winter activities that are possible would be snowshoeing, some winter hiking, tobogganing, horse-drawn carriages and skating. You may want to read through the Chur tourism website here and Arosa tourism here for more help.

Other members you have spent time there in the winter may have more specific details for you.

Cheers,
Lucas

Arno
Arno
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Aug 7, 2017 - 3:46 PM

Hi Judyjim,

A lot will depend on when exactly you are there and when winter sets in. Late December offers the best chances of snow, at least in Arosa. Chur is not a winter sports place as it's too low in the valley. But in any case there will be plenty to do, either hiking (on winter trails only if there's snow) or simply visiting viewing points like the Weisshorn in Arosa (wonderful 360° view).

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
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Aug 7, 2017 - 11:46 PM in reply to judyjim

Hi judyjim

If you were willing to travel a little further afield (travel time 1.75 - 2.00 hours each way), you could visit the beautiful village of Guarda in the lower Engadin. The train trip between Küblis and Klosters is very scenic, as is the sector from Sagliains to Guarda. Guarda itself is a real gem.

The route is Chur to "Guarda, staziun" by train, then a small bus from the station up the mountain to the centre of the village ("Guarda, cumün"). There are some direct train services between Chur and Guarda (trains headed for Scuol-Tarasp, departing Chur at 21 minutes past the hour). Other connections require a change of trains at Landquart (trains headed for Sargans, departing Chur at 31 minutes past the hour).

If you are interested, you can see a trip report about Guarda, and about the train trip between Küblis and Klosters on the following pages:

Guarda

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/trip-report-lower-engadine-guarda-october-2016

Train route Küblis to Klosters

My posts of Feb 28, 2017 - 4:36 AM and 4:43 AM on the following page:

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/chur-to-st-moritz-via-davos

Alpenrose

judyjim
judyjim
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Aug 10, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Thank you all. This has been most helpful.

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