Discover boutique hotels in Arosa, Switzerland
Known for its clear mountain lakes, ski slopes and hiking trails, this Swiss ski resort is the cockle-warming mug of hot chocolate (spiked, if you like) to St Moritz’s champagne flute. Arosa has over 225km of slopes for skiers and snowboarders to choose from; if you prefer your snowy pursuits at a slower pace, there’s also snowshoe hiking, cross-country skiing and sledding aplenty. And for après-ski? We hear the Swiss do melted cheese very well. Arosa’s not just for snow-sport enthusiasts though. In warmer months, explore the hiking trails – you’ll have over 200km of them to choose from – or gear up and careen down the slopes on mountain bike. Afterwards, cool off with a dip in a crystal clear (and bracing) mountain lake.
When to go
The summer months are warm enough for a pleasant bit of hiking – temperatures hover around 15C – but expect to see a fair bit of rain. Visit between mid-December and late March to make the most of the powdery slopes.
PlanesZürich is the closest major airport; call our Smith24 team and they’ll help arrange flights.
TrainsIt’s a two-part journey from Zürich to Chur; but the two hour and forty minute train ride is a scenic route, winding from the shores of Lake Zürich past medieval buildings and into the pine-covered mountains.
AutomobilesIf you’re visiting in warmer months (or comfortable driving on snow tires), you can hire a car in Zürich; the drive will take just over two hours.