Corvatch is one of our favourite runs in St. Moritz as it has a slightly wilder feel to it; perfect for those who want to feel closer to nature. It offers a more genuine mountain experience, in our opinion, than the manicured safety of some of the other ski areas. It is west-facing and keeps the snow well, often remaining open in May. When it is icy and hard packed over at Corviglia, we often find it soft and forgiving here. Most glaciers are gentle, but the tongue of the Corvatsch Glacier has a gradient of about 40 degrees. If that’s not enough to get your adrenaline flowing then try a descent down the Furtschellas Couloir, which is steeper still and much narrower. A great way to finish the day is a run down the black Hahnensee and back towards St. Moritz; the skiing is not too difficult and the views of the lakes below are an added bonus. The end of the glacier on Corvatsch is very steep and beyond it are plenty of short pitches of steep and interesting skiing. The old itinerary on the far side of the glacier is no longer in operation due to a landslide, which means that there is only a narrow path along the cliff wall to access the challenging and little-used far side. The shaded north-facing slopes also have great snow, but the lifts are a bit slow, with more drag lifts than chairs.
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