The mountain of Lagalb has only one cable car, but that’s all you need to get you up and on for some excellent skiing on some of the most tranquil runs in St. Moritz. If you like your peace and quiet when skiing this area is great as there are rarely many people on the slopes. If, through some quirk of fate, the slopes are more crowded than usual, drop off the back of the mountain and try the Tour La Rosa for great off-piste skiing and guaranteed solitude. This route is difficult to find without a guide and it takes you to the Italian border where you’ll need a minibus to get you back to St Moritz. Moreover, at Lagalp, there are 1,000-metre vertical piste and off-piste descents with gradients of 30-degrees, the backside of which is completely unpisted. If you like moguls then the Minor Run down by the cable car may have some good ones if conditions allow, although it is only steep at the start of the run. There are other mogul fields that develop over in the Corviglia and Corvatsch areas, but the ones on the Minor Run tend to be the best. Lagalp has a consistently steep pitch, and lapping the lift is a great way to spend half a day.
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