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Rosie
Arosa is a beautifully situated village, high, relatively snow-sure, and easy to fall in love with. Yet outside Switzerland, its name doesn't crop up often when Swiss ski resorts are discussed. Before it linked with Lenzerheide, it was more suited to beginners and intermediates, but now there is also more for experts. The train journey up is stunning, even by Swiss standards. Being quite low-key, it is perfect either as a romantic getaway or a family resort, excellent kids' ski school and facilities, and family friendly hotels and apartments. It is also perfect for a mixed or non-skiing group, with lots of winter walking and other activities. The skiing at least on the Arosa side is well-linked, and with some ski in/out accommodation. There are some really good restaurants, though not cheap. Not a good choice if you are after lots of lively après-ski. The cost of lift passes and restaurants is high, although there are some inexpensive self catering apartments and a good Coop to buy food.... Full Review
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some modern concrete buildings...
6 years ago
george
Arosa is beautiful, the journey upthe mountain from chur is a treat whether by train or car, but as you reach town you think you have driven into a postcard. The town is stunning in almost every way! The slopes are always kept immaculately groomed and there is a variety of slopes on hand, some more challenging, some quite sedate. Perfect for a family or group of mixed ability, even if they want to go in the snowpark, which seems to get bigger and better every year. Overall, i think arosa is a brilliant resort, so good, i got married at the top of the weisshorn in april 2010. And in 2011 the snowboarding world championships are being held there, so i'l be there for that too! ... Full Review
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11 years ago
Arosa is a cosy place in a dead end of a valley. It is on 1800 m above sea level. The skiaerea isn't great, but you will find a relaxing scenery. Holidays in Arosa are always relaxing... ... Full Review
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13 years ago
The Magic of Arosa by Ted Heck The journey to the well-known Swiss resort of Arosa can have as much magic as following Finian’s Rainbow. Let me tell you about my first trip to this fashionable resort with my fiancée Connie. We drove to the medieval city of Chur, capital of Graübünden, eastern-most canton of Switzerland. We stayed in the romantic Hotel Stern, after strolling through cobblestone streets and imagining life of centuries ago. The next morning we spent an hour driving up through a stunning landscape of alpine meadows, forests and gorges—with so many switchbacks I thought I would suffer from gear shift wrist. When we made a final turn Arosa rose from the snow, like a German-speaking Glocca Morra. How were things in this remote health resort? Well, for starters, we saw the frozen lake on which you can skate, when they are not racing horses or greyhounds. Hotels and apartments appeared to spread out in different sections of the village. Well-dressed shoppers stepped aside for horse drawn sleighs in the commercial area. It was a classic scene straight out of a brochure, especially when we looked up at the vast skiing terrain. High above was the Weisshorn, a south-facing mountain nearly 9,000 feet high. Arosa’s base elevation is 5,900 feet, so the vertical drop is less than 2,800, modest when compared with many other resorts in the Alps but ideal for cruising. Nearly 40 miles of prepared runs are serviced with 13 lifts. Across from the Weisshorn is slightly lower Hörnli area. Between them are billowing snowfields on which intermediates can have a ball. Experts don’t have as many choices; only 15 percent of the area is considered advanced. Connie and I enjoyed the wide, groomed trails, nearly always above the treeline. We did not get bored. Advanced skiers can be content with miles and miles of off-piste, and if they are truly adventurous they can make a backcountry adventure over to Lenzerheide, another popular resort in the region.. Maybe experts should be philosophical and believe they have made a sacrifice for their families. This is a place for parents to be with their leprechauns. Sixteen miles of cross country loops and 37 miles of winter walking paths make this a popular resort for folks who do not have the compulsion to rush downhill on skis or snowboards. Some of these paths cut through groomed pistes, but skiers can look far enough ahead to avoid strollers. Other winter activities include parasailing and hang gliding, ballooning, curling. Fitness center, swimming and tennis are indoor pastimes. Although Arosa draws a quiet, affluent crowd, the tourist office is helpful in finding suitable accommodations for every pocketbook. Connie and I felt we had successfully chased our own rainbow. ... Full Review
14 years ago
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