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Skiing, St. Moritz

St. Moritz
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The St. Moritz ski region divides into four main areas—a lift pass covers 56 lifts and over 218 miles of trails. Corviglia mountain is the core (and closest to the town center), reached by funicular from Dorf and by cable car from Bad. A modern gondola provides the link from the neighboring town of Celerina. Once up the mountain, a series of 10 modern chairs provide a network of runs for all standards. Corvatsch mountain, above Lake Silvaplana and a short ski-bus ride away from Dorf, is equally entertaining. The skiing is reached by cable car from both ends of the lake. The snow-sure glacier above Surlej peak gives access to a couple of scenic routes while Furtschellas mountain is the setting for the more demanding Seestutz and Muntanella descents.

If you're staying in Bad village, you can ski home from Corvatsch or transfer to the Corviglia area. Lagalb and Diavolezza are two adjoining ski areas situated farther west along the valley beyond the town of Pontresina. Together they offer some of the best expert skiing in the region and will be linked by a lift for the 2009–2010 season. Apart from the runs back down to the cable car, the top of Lagalb is the starting point for the off-piste La Rösa tour of the south face into a neighboring valley. Take the six-mile descent (with a guide) down the glacier from Diavolezza, which is the most spectacular in the Engadine valley.

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