Best Savognin Snowboarding

The 77th most popular snowboarding destination in Switzerland.

  Graubuenden, Switzerland


  January 2, 2022

Southeast of Zurich and south of Chur in the Graubunden region, the Savognin ski area has 27 pistes totaling 80km that are accessed by 7 lifts. But, keep in mind that a majority of the lifts are drag lifts. The best snowboarding at Savognin ski area is normally between the months of January and February.

Above this historic Romansch village, the family-friendly Savognin resort is ideal for beginner and intermediate snowboarders. While the lifts serves a maximum vertical descent of 1629m, it is more likely you'll be doing laps of a maximum 1000m.

While there aren't any difficult black pistes, the ski area offers a 10km off-piste freeride route that is marked and avalanche controlled. The most difficult groomer is the Pro Spinatsch from the summit of the Tiggignas lift. For the freestylers, head over to the Snowpark Somtgant located below the mountain station. The terrain park has small kickers, boxes and a couple rails.

After a long morning of snowboarding at Savognin, make sure to grab lunch on the mountain at either the Bergrestaurant Somtgant or the Bergrestaurant Steil'Alva Radons. The best options for apres ski action are at Baizli and James Beach Bar.

• Intermediates paradise.
• Big vertical lines.
• Short lift lines.

• Remote location.
• Limited base services.
• Many drag lifts.

The snowboarding in Savognin is located about a two hour drive south of Zurich. The ski area is relatively unknown, but it is becoming popular with snowboarders looking to avoid the crowds of the nearby resorts in St Moritz, Davos and Lenzerhiede.

To reach Savognin from Zurich by rail, take the regular train from Zurich main station to Chur. In Chur, you can catch a bus heading south down to Savognin Cresta. It's about a 10 minute walk from Savignon Cresta to the lift, or you can grab the ski bus.

Overall, Savognin is the 77th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 87 snowboarding resorts in Switzerland.

Local Contacts:  Savognin Bergbahnen +41 81 300 64 00; Savognin Tourism +41 (0)81 659 16 16

Best Season:  Jan. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Alpine Hotel Lenzerheide; Hotel Kurhaus, Lenzerheide

Luxury Loding:  Cube Hotel Savogin; Valbella Inn Resort, Lenzerheide

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GPS:  46.596302, 9.591541

Date Published:  12/12/2017

Date Updated:  1/2/2022

ID:  25243

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