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Pontresina Ski Resort Guide

Pontresina, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForSnowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length29km
Highest Lift3,300m
Resort Height1,800m
 Nearest AirportsSt. Gallen-Altenrhein and Innsbruck Airport
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The Swiss ski resort of Pontresina is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,800m, with 29km of marked runs.


Pontresina has direct access to 29km of downhill skiing, with 47 marked pistes, served by a total of 24 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,800m, 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.


Pontresina offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Pontresina is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Pontresina.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Pontresina is 10km long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Pontresina?

The next notable snow forecast is 4cm, expected on 28 November, with around 6cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Pontresina

Ski Area Stats

Pontresina Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 3 17km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Pontresina Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,300m
Resort Altitude (Pontresina)1,800m
Lowest Piste1,700m
Max Vertical1,600m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Pontresina
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Pontresina

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Ski Lessons in Pontresina

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

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Location and Map

Where is Pontresina?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Pontresina is St. Gallen-Altenrhein, 139 minutes drive away.

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


Ski Lift Capacity

The 24 ski lifts are able to uplift 33,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 2km of ski runs, with 40 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Pontresina open?

 Closes : May 8, 2022.

Usual opening is mid October, and usual closing is Late May.

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 Pontresina, 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 Pontresina Tourist Office for the latest.