Winter Hiking in Arosa

Hiking routes in Arosa, Langwies, on the mountain, at the Untersee lake or in Tschiertschen/Hochwang

Every area offers a suitable option for your winter hiking tour. Our route list provides useful information for all tours including difficulty level. Arosa offers over 60 km of hiking trails which lead through snow covered forests or right across the snow sports area to all mountain huts.
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Heidi & Gigi Trail

The Heidi & Gigi Trail, which connects Arosa and Lenzerheide, is a very special highlight in our winter sports paradise. The total hiking time is just around six hours. However, it can be shortened by using cable cars and chair lifts.

Be impressed by the mountain scenery, use the newest transportation facilities such as the Urden Aerial Railway and relax at one of the cosy mountain huts along the way.

Winter tours in detail:

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Squirrel Trail

Information about the squirrels and also about the bear gang - On the well-known squirrel trail children can feed the cute little animals by hand and learn exciting facts about squirrels along the way. The squirrels also enjoy unsalted hazelnuts in winter.

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Learning Trail "Schutz.Wald.Mensch"

In this way you come into contact with the most important aspects of the two leitmotifs "World in Motion" and "Moving the World". The interactive panels introduce you step by step to the material and invite you to make your own assumptions, to judge, conclude and observe. The basic information on the subject is presented on the boards. A guide with complementary aspects is available at the Arosa Tourism counter for CHF 3.00.

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The Arosa-Finder is the first implementation of the "Swiss-O-Finder" project designed for various tourist resorts and cities. A somewhat different kind of scavenger hunt provides active experiences and promotes physical and mental fitness! The offer, launched by Swiss Orienteering, the Swiss Orienteering Association, is intended to make active activity possible in a simple way, combining two different requirements with map reading and walking or running at the same time.

From each of the three starting points (Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Golf- & Sporthotel Hof Maran, Sport- und Kongresszentrum Arosa) a card can be obtained free of charge and a family or sports round can be started. The route can also be found using the "Swiss-O-Finder" app. A QR code is scanned at each item and the route is tracked.

Family distance: 1.2-1.8 km, 4 or 5 posts
Sport distance: 4.9-5.4 km, 9 or 10 posts

PS: For more information about Arosa and its surroundings there are additional QR codes on the track.

(Theme path accessible as long as there is not too much snow and the boards are not covered by snow)

Swiss-O-Finder Website
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Arosa Bear Sanctuary Theme Trail

Welcome to the bearish Tschuggen Trail. You can't miss our stars of the trail. Not for nothing do they belong to the big bear family. Set off and discover the six big bears, find out where they live and how big they can get. The route leads from Arosa Bärenland to Tschuggenhütte, past Bergkirchli and up to Kulmwiese (Attention: in winter the route leads from Tschuggenhütte via the winter hiking trail to Bergkirchli, not along the piste as in summer). Once you have found all the bears and measured them, you will find out which one is the biggest. Present the complete punch card, which you can get at Arosa Tourism or in Arosa Bear Country, at the guest information desk of Arosa Tourism (sports and congress centre in the village) and receive a beary surprise.

Arosa Bear Sanctuary


In this interactive adventure thriller you slip into the role of a commissioner of the Graubünden cantonal police. You will be assigned to start the investigation. Because the initial findings of forensic medicine allow only one conclusion: the man was the victim of a violent crime! So go on a search for evidence in Arosa. Ask around in the town and in the surroundings of the victim. Maybe you will learn something that will help you and lead you on the trail of the murderer.

(Theme path accessible as long as there is not too much snow and the boards are not covered by snow)

To the trail
Our requests to hikers

Arosa strives for a well-developed and marked winter hiking network. Please pay heed to our requests and suggestions below:

  • Dogs must be kept on a leash
  • Please bring rubbish and leftovers of your picnic back to your home
  • On your hiking tour you will often be able to observe game, please enjoy the sight of these animals in their familiar environment
  • Do not remove hiking trail markers
  • Do not walk on closed trails

Do not leave official marked winter hiking trails

HIKING MAP 1:25'000

Order the hiking map in a scale of 1:25'000 with numerous hiking suggestions for summer and winter online.