Parpan is located in Arosa-Lenzerheide, one of the most popular and largest ski areas in Switzerland, which until 2014 consisted of two separate parts: Arosa and Lenzerheide. Since the arrival of the Urdenbahn gondola, your options for things to do on holiday there have vastly expanded. With 225 kilometres of slopes, 50 ski lifts, and 60 kilometres of hiking trails, there is plenty to discover in this beautiful snowy paradise. And it’s just as fun for the kids: up to the age of 17 years old, you can participate in group lessons for free, there is a children's area to enjoy, and there are plenty of child-friendly hotels to choose from. Switzerland is renowned as a fantastic place to ski; check out our blog to discover 9 reasons to go skiing there.
Do you like to explore the local area whilst on holiday? Then Parpan is a fantastic place to choose. Especially if you don't want to be in the hustle and bustle and are looking for a quieter place to stay. The village, which is located at an altitude of 1493 metres, consists mainly of chalets and smaller hotels, and has a direct ski lift connection. After a long day on the slopes, you can enjoy a delicious meal in the area. Why not go for a traditional cheese fondue, or enjoy Swiss gastronomy with some fine dining? In Arosa, several restaurants have been awarded a Michelin star, so you can treat yourself to a truly special dining experience.
Because Parpan is at an altitude of 1493 metres and most of its slopes are above 2000 metres, you will be assured of snow there during the winter months whilst still getting a good amount of sunshine. Although the temperatures fluctuate around freezing during mid-winter, it often feels warmer than it actually is due to the elevation. This makes for the perfect conditions for skiing and snowboarding. There is also plenty to experience in and around the village. How about skating on the ice rink, or a ride on the 1.5km toboggan run? Cross-country skiing is also very popular there, and there are 56km of trails around the village. This area is even labelled as one of the best in the country by the Swiss cross-country skiing federation. Don’t miss out!