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Arosa 2014/15

Exciting Season Ahead?  Oh YES!

Email now for Apartment & Chalet Availability this winter.

Arosa has always been stunning, snow sure and family friendly. Recent investment, into snow cannons and ski lifts, has ‘snowballed’ to further enhance this traditional gem of a Swiss Mountain location:-

Long snow sure runs above the resort of Arosa located at 1800m altitude.

Long snow sure runs above the resort of Arosa located at 1800m altitude.

Off the central Post Office Square

1) is the new Train Station and its 100 Year Jubilee Carriages – climbing 1000 m in one hour. 100 years ago it took six hours by horse and carriage. Today, the tram strolls through Chur past the city walls, to Maltese Tower and Upper Gate. Minutes later the train curves through untouched nature and the mountain area of ​​the Schanfigg.  Taking the Langwieser viaduct over the Plessur, the destination is Arosa at 1800m altitude.


2) your eye will catch the mega Hotel front inspired by Hundertwasser


3) you may be drawn to ArosabyNights flagship ‘underground nightclub P13’ or the funky bar tunes above

P13 Club

4) you have yet another lunchtime choice at the foot of the slopes, next to Grottino’s sister restaurant the EssBar, adding to a hundred or so local eateries.

5) and a Michelin Star Thai Restaurant, amongst all the other entries in the Michelin guide.

6) and the Hoernlihutte is under ‘Eden’ Management, Hitch Leu.

Winter Events 2014/15

A full Nightlife winter programme: Arosa by Night
4-14th December, 2014: Arosa Humor Festival – it’s huge! Call now for Apartment Availability
17th January – 2nd February: Coop Schlitteltage  Contact us for Five day Accommodation Special.
Full Moon Parties on the Mountain
:- Monday, February 2, Monday, March 2,  Friday, April 3, 2015.
18th January: Chalet and Apartment Specials: Chill and Destroy at the Snow Park.


Celebrating 100 years of Mountain Rail

100jahr A memorable way to arrive to your high altitude, snow sure Skiing Destination. Flights from Zurich meet the Swiss Rail Network and arrive in Arosa 2 hours fifty six minutes later, on an hourly basis.  Chalet Runca Apartment sleeping four, is available for pre-Xmas skiing from 27th November.  The Humor Festival runs 4-14th December and the Jubilee Celebrations, 13/14th December, 2014. Email for your winter ski accommodation options.

Escape to your Traditional Christmas this Winter

You can't beat a ski from the top of Weisshorn in Arosa

You can’t beat a ski from the top of Weisshorn in Arosa

Start your Christmas morning with a festive snowy view, get in the mood with Christmas Carols or more modern Festive Tunes, fill up with a ‘to order’ cooked breakfast and Bucks Fizz; head out to the slopes (everything is open and working as usual) for a fantastic day of skiing, and come home to freshly made afternoon tea, canapés and a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.
Christmas is always a special time for families and we want to make sure you have that feeling in your home from home. You’re also more than welcome to bring your presents along too and leave them under the tree, ready for Christmas morning. Please note your party has exclusive ramblings of the chalet – five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two living rooms, wellness room, drying room, ski room – whilst someone else is busy in the kitchen preparing your next meals!
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You have the opportunity to note any food that cannot be eaten by an individual or group so that we can discuss general requirements and expectations before the holiday begins.  

Food is a very important part of your holiday and we are serious about the food side, as much as the ‘comfort’ aspect of your holiday. 

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The beauty of having a family holiday in Chalet Runca is that children can leave the table to play with their presents or watch a film, or go to bed, whilst the adults can enjoy the meal and conversation for longer.

Cooked breakfast including Bucks Fizz 
Fresh bread and preserves, granola, cereals & porridge
Fresh Fruit, Fruit juice, tea and fresh coffee

Afternoon Tea
Spiced apple cake with lime crème fraiche &
a glass of mulled wine, orange juice, tea and coffee

Four Course Evening Meal
A selection of canapés
Wild mushroom soup with crispy bacon
Starter – Smoked salmon crostini with horseradish crème fraiche and rocket
Main course – Roast turkey with lemon, garlic and herb butter,
duck fat roasted potatoes, pigs in bacon blankets, buttered sprouts,
caramelised chestnuts, bread sauce, cranberry sauce & gravy.
Dessert – Christmas pudding flamed in brandy with brandy sauce and Chantilly cream.

Drinks and Wine
We have a selection of red or white wines, perfectly matched to compliment your main meal.

What’s included on a Christmas Snowypockets Chalet Holiday?

The Christmas Chalet with Chalet Half Board Catering and Chalet Services for seven nights, sleeping a party size of twelve guests is priced at 800 GBP per person for the week. If you prefer self catering, please contact Helen for a quote.

As well as the usual catering and services included on our chalet holidays, we offer the following extras for our Christmas guests.

Christmas tree and decorations
Christmas carols playing on Christmas morning
Bucks Fizz with your cooked breakfast (For example: Poached Salmon with freshly made Hollandaise Sauce & Cracked Pepper)
Mulled wine with afternoon tea (Minced Pies, Brandy Cream & Fruit Bowl)
Four course evening meal including a full traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings, crackers, and good quality wine.
Traditional Christmas pudding and an alternative dessert (e.g. Homemade Black Forest Gateaux)
After dinner coffee and petit fours/mints

Nightcap: The local liqueur Roteli
Feel free to bring your favourite Spirits as we have mixers, ice, and slice.
Rehydrate with our natural spring ice cold tap water, or we offer plenty of iced orange juice the following day so your next day on the slopes can stay on schedule!


Pre-Christmas snow is usually reliable, as the slopes are at high altitude and the further east you go where snow falls more regularly at lower levels. This winter the season starts on November 29 and closes early this winter, on April 13, after Easter Week.


Arosa is now linked by cable car to Lenzeheide making the top 10 of Swiss Ski Areas, with a fully linked domain of 42 lifts and 225km of pistes, at an altitude of 1,230-2,865m.
World Class Snow Park & Events
200 km of Winter Walking and Hiking Trails
Cross Country Loops
Toboggan Trails
Ice sports hall
Open Air Floodlit Ice Rink
Vibrant Friendly Compact Town with Tea Rooms, Bars, Restaurants, Boutiques, Banks, Cinema, & sports, all set amongst Lakes & Mountains.

Reaching Arosa

Access to the top by 30 km road (&365 road curves) to the top of the valley, or by Modern Mountain Train Carriages departing Chur hourly after meeting the Intercity Train from Zurich, giving a total door to door time of two hours and fifty six minutes Zurich to Arosa.

Call Helen now on +41 (0) 798333608 to answer all your questions/or text with number & time to call and I shall be happy to contact you.