Pontresina is nice alpine town located at an altitude of 1800 meters above the sea level in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. It is just 7 kilometers from St. Moritz. Pontresina started to be popular in 1850, when the first hotel was opened. This resort is surrounded by pine forests that includes some of the most highest peaks in all the canton: Piz Bernina (4049 m asl) with the glacier de Perce, Pease Zupo (3996 meters), Pease Argient (3945 m), Piz Palu (3905 m).
Holidays in Pontresina is suitable for professional skiers as well families with children. The duration of ski season is from late November to early May. The ski area includes St. Moritz and the Engadine areas with total length of 350 kilometers of slopes. There are 56 different types of fast lifts (7 cable lifts, 3 funiculars, 8 cabin lifts, 18 chair lifts and 27 ski lifts). The difference in height is between 1750-3300 meters.
Night skiing lovers will enjoy 5.5 km of night skiing slopes. Resort provide 35% for beginners, 25% for intermediate and 40% for the professional riders. There are opportunities of 180km for cross-country skiing .
The resort also provides a facilities for snowboarders as a snowpark with a halfpipe, and there are trails for boarder cross. There are 150 km of winter hiking routes and even a sledge slope with a length of 4,200 meters with a height difference of 700 meters.
Resort provide few kindergartens as well as ski schools with ski rents. In Pontresina you could find 2 skating fields with natural ice, tennis courts, fitness center, indoor pool, sauna, massage center. In addition to skiing and snowboarding on slopes there enough possibilities for off riders, en-route skating, curling, rock climbing, dog sledding, tobogganing and golf.
Region Piz Lagalb attracts professional skiers. The highest point in the region is at 4049 meters above the sea level. There are also great slopes in Diavolezza ski area at an altitude of 3000 meters.
During summer period Pontresina offers unlimited opportunities for hiking with very interesting routes of 500 kilometers of wilderness. Also, there are trails for bladers of 5 kilometers of lenght. Also trout fishing is allowed.
Among the places of interest we would underline the Cathedral of Santa Maria of 13-15 century, the Church of San Nicolò, railway station Morteratsch, the Alpine Museum in the old building Chesa Delnon, hotel-castle Schlosshotel Pontresina and the ruins of the fortress-Spaniola. Visitors can make a tour to the railway Rhaetian.
Town has well-developed infrastructure of leisure. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, shops, Museum of Mining, disco, children's entertainment center.
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The luxurious four-star Hotel Schloss Wellness & Family is located in the building of the castle, which was built in the XIX century. From the windows of the hotel otkovyrivaetsya unique view of the mountain, a massive ridge of the Bernina, and the upper Engadin. …
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