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Winter activities away from the ski slopes in Arosa

After a few days of skiing many people fancy a change. It's a good thing, then, that Arosa has so many alternative winter activities like romantic horse-drawn carriage rides through the snow. We have put together a list of some of the best winter activities away from the slopes.

Snowshoeing, Nordic walking, tobogganing, ice skating, paragliding, curling, mountain adventures with a qualified guide and plenty of fun events ensure there are many options on offer for when your legs get tired and it's time to try something new.


Free and fun activity for all the family

Tobogganing is a great winter activity for families and couples. Holding on tight to each other, tobogganers whizz down into the valley along a groomed toboggan run with high banks of snow on each side.

Those who like to take it easy can use a traditional sled made of wood, while ambitious racers can hire a more sporty toboggan. There is the option of either walking to the top of the run or taking the gondola.

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night tobogganing winter holidays with children switzerland | © Ferienregion Lenzerheide / Johannes Fredheim


Every Thursday the toboggan run at Tschuggen is floodlit in the evening.

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Snowshoe walking

Explore the Swiss Alps on foot

The magical winter wonderland in and around Arosa is a fantastic place to try out snowshoe walking. This gentle and relaxing activity in the fresh mountain air gives you a chance to get away from the busy ski slopes and back to nature.

Guided snowshoe walks take place regularly. Among the most popular are the moonlight walks, where the remote location of Arosa makes the stars twinkle even brighter in the night sky. Speak to a member of staff at the Waldhotel Arosa for more details.

Snowshoeing routes

Ice, ice, baby!

Lots of different ice-based sports on offer in Arosa

When it comes to sports on ice, Arosa has much more to offer than "just" ice skating. As well as free skating  and skating lessons there is the chance to have a go at curling, "Eisstockschiessen" (a traditional alpine sport similar to curling) and even show off your moves at an "ice disco".

On certain evenings the open-air ice rink in Arosa also offers floodlit ice-skating. Ice hockey is available at the indoor ice rink, where you can also hire equipment.


Beginners' courses are available for curling and "Eisstockschiessen", a traditional alpine sport similar to curling. Great for all the family!


As well as the countless mountain activities on offer in the region there is the opportunity to take a tandem flight with an experienced paraglider to see Arosa and the surrounding region from a new perspective. 

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Winter activities away from the ski pistes

Arosa in the Swiss Alps is a true winter wonderland!

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