Swiss Train Tours
- Winter in SwitzerlandFebruary 28, 2021
- Winter in Switzerland
Corvatsch, the highest cable car in the Grisons
Walking on a glacier and looking down on the upper Engadin lakes: This and more you can do on the Corvatsch at 3,303 m. You will have a great view of the highest peaks of the eastern Alps especially when the weather is fine.
The cable car brings you to this viewpoint in two sections. At first, in just a few minutes the landscape opens and every second you will see further behind another horizon. Then after changing to the second section, the gondola leads up to the summit of the Corvatsch. This is, the highest point in the Canton of Grisons that can be reached by cable car. When looking around from the summit, the contrast is enormous. Because on the northern side you see the upper Engadine lakes presenting themselves with dark blue colours. But on the south side, by contrast, the white of the glaciated peaks of the Bernina group and the glaciers dominate the view.
Fuorcla Surlej – at eye level with Biancograt & Co
From the Corvatsch middle station, a well-maintained path takes you in about an hour up to the Fuorcla Surlej mountain restaurant. From here you get a particularly impressive view of the ice giants of Piz Bernina, the Bianco ridge and Piz Roseg. A small alpine lake mirrors the panorama of mountain peaks and makes the view of the glaciers of the Bernina range even more spectacular. A range of tasty dishes is served on the sunshine terrace. A good choice for the Lakes and Glaciers package.
The highest restaurant in Graubünden makes a meal of it…
It’s all about sweet corn, or to be precise polenta, a distinctive local speciality. Restaurant 3303 offers two versions of this speciality in new interpretations: white polenta from Ticino, a mixture of white cornmeal and water, or typical “Polenta Taragna” from the Valtellina, in which cornmeal is mixed with buckwheat flour and tasty cheese.
Visit the Whisky Distillery at 3,303 metres! The highest whisky distillery in the world was opened in October 2020. The distillers of Orma take advantage of the special location. The distillation process starts at 3,303 m, about ten degrees lower than at sea level. For Orma whisky, this means more flavours and complexity.
In winter this mountain is a spectacular ski area. Snow farming: The glacier is protected by white cloth coverings in the summer to slow down the melting of the snow. In this way, global change can’t be halted, but at least secure a sizable snow mass at the beginning of the winter season.
Included is some time at the restaurant for drinks or a meal. Add another 1 ½ hours when hiking to Fuorcla Surlej.
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