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Maloja Ski Resort Guide

Maloja, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForSnowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length350km
Highest Lift3,300m
Resort Height1,820m
 Nearest AirportsSt. Gallen-Altenrhein and Lugano
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The Swiss ski resort of Maloja is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,820m, with 350km of marked runs.


Maloja is one of the larger Ski Resorts in Switzerland and has direct access to 350km of downhill skiing, with 4 marked pistes, served by a total of 55 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,820m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,300m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.


Maloja offers some good boarding.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Maloja is 5km long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Maloja?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm, expected on 31 January, with around 2cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow Forecast by day for Maloja

Ski Area Stats

Maloja Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 2km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Maloja Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,300m
Resort Altitude (Maloja)1,820m
Lowest Piste1,700m
Max Vertical1,600m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Maloja
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Lessons in Maloja

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Maloja Ski Schools and Maloja Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Maloja?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Engadine.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Maloja is St. Gallen-Altenrhein, 133 minutes drive away.

Lugano, Innsbruck Airport, Zurich, Bolzano and Friedrichshafen airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 55 ski lifts are able to uplift 1,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 5km of ski runs, with 1 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Maloja open?

 Closes : April 17, 2022.


NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Maloja, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Maloja Tourist Office for the latest.