The Swiss Alps, a snowy world

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For over a cen­tury Switzer­land has been renowned as one of the world’s most cel­e­brated win­ter des­ti­na­tions. The Swiss Alps are a gen­uine par­adise for fairy­tale adventures on the snow, with over 7,000 km of runs for down­hill ski­ing, 5,500 km of cross-coun­try ski­ing trails, paths for snow­shoes (2,300 km) and walk­ing (5,150 km) of all dif­fi­cul­ties, as well as 250 ski ar­eas. The av­er­age al­ti­tude of the runs is greater com­pared to other Alpine des­ti­na­tions and, uniquely for Europe, Switzer­land has 29 re­sorts lo­cated at an al­ti­tude of over 2,800 me­tres, with guar­an­teed snow cover at the be­gin­ning of the sea­son and the pos­si­bil­ity of ski­ing un­til late spring. Even the world’s long­est run is Swiss: 25 km from the Kleine Mat­ter­horn (3,883 m) to Zer­matt (1,620 m) with a glimpse of the Cervino. The Bern­hard-Russi de­scent, in­stead, above An­der­matt, leads in just 8 km to the Gems­stock Glacier in the val­ley, and has a huge al­ti­tude dif­fer­ence of 1,500 me­tres. En­gadin St. Moritz is the typ­i­cal dream­like Swiss desti­na­tion, which cap­ti­vates visi­tors with a land­scape of ma­jes­tic and nat­u­ral sights. With four main peaks and 350 km of runs with guar­an­teed snow cover, 150 km of paths for ex­cur­sions and 200 km of cross-coun­try ski­ing runs, En­gadin St. Moritz is one of Switzer­land’s largest and most ex­cit­ing re­sorts for win­ter hol­i­days; it also of­fers many other sports and ac­tiv­i­ties for leisure time, lo­cal food spe­cial­i­ties, an in­ter­est­ing cul­tural of­fer and nu­mer­ous events that com­plete and bring ex­cite­ment to any va­ca­tion. The re­gion owes its at­trac­tion to St. Moritz, the most daz­zling Alpine desti­na­tion in the world. The undis­puted pro­tag­o­nist of En­gadin St. Moritz is how­ever na­ture. The slope on the La­galb in Pon­tresina is the steep­est of the Gri­gioni moun­tains, with an 86% in­cline, and from 21st De­cem­ber 2013 the so-called “pista mi­nore” (lesser slope) will be

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