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Where is Pontresina in Engadin?

The Swiss municipality of Pontresina is a located in the Maloja region, which belongs to the Graubünden canton. It lies at an elevation of 1.805 m in Val Bernina, a tributary valley of Engadin, not far from the world famous ski resorts of St. Moritz and Samedan. Enclosed by Bernina Pass this mountain village sits right at all the well-known peaks of Engadin: Piz Palü, Muottas Muragl, Corvatsch, Morteratschand and Piz Bernina – with 4'049 m the highest mountain of the Eastern Alps. The charm of the traditional Engadin houses and the elegance of the big Belle Époque hotels take visitors on a journey to a long forgotten period. 

What’s the Weather like in Pontresina?

Any time of the year is great for visiting Eben im Pongau. Have a look at our 5-day weather forecast or our webcam for piste and weather information. 

Whats to do in Pontresina?

High-alpine Pontresina offers great fun for all: ice climbing on metres high icicles, snow kiting on frozen Lago Bianco, hiking and biking along glaciers and mountains, charming mountain lakes or meadows and forests. Bernina Express also stops in Pontresina: a spectacular experience amidst mountain peaks and glaciers.  

Whether you are looking for snowy slopes or prefer some carving on perfectly groomed ski trails, Pontresina’s 350 km of pistes and about 60 ski lifts leave no wish unfulfilled.  Fancy 100% pure powder? – such a paradise can be found in Diavolezza and Lagalb. Off the pistes you find many panorama restaurants with breathtaking vistas, ski huts and après-ski bars. Big ski resorts such as St. Moritz, Diavolezza or Corviglia are very close. 

Explore the beauty of nature and enjoy the highest peaks of Engadin on a hiking tour. With 580 km of hiking trails, Pontresina is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Switzerland. Highlights are the romantic Rosegtal or Muottas Muragl , including the Oberengadin lakes and Piz Bernina. Here you also find the only nature reserve of Switzerland! In good weather don’t miss the legendary spa concert of Camerata Pontresina or visit world-famous St. Moritz