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Maloja Ski Resort Guide

Maloja, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForSnowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length217 miles
Highest Lift10,827ft
Resort Height5,971ft
 Nearest AirportsSt. Gallen-Altenrhein and Lugano
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The highest resort in the huge Engadin ski pass area, which includes St Moritz, but Maloja is not lift-linked to much of it. A major cross-country ski centre and home to the artist Segantini, for whom there is a museum in St Moritz as well as his grave here in Maloja.


The Swiss ski resort of Maloja is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 5,971ft, with 217 miles of marked runs.

Maloja is one of the larger Ski Resorts in Switzerland and has direct access to 217 miles of downhill skiing, with 4 marked pistes, served by a total of 55 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 5,971ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 10,827ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.


Maloja offers some good boarding.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Maloja?

The next notable snow forecast is 6in, expected on 27 September.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Maloja

Ski Area Stats

Maloja Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 1 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
3 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
217 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
93 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Maloja Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift10,827ft
Resort Altitude (Maloja)5,971ft
Lowest Trail5,577ft
Max Vertical5,249ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Maloja
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Maloja Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Maloja is 3 miles long.

Location and Map

Where is Maloja?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Engadine.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Maloja is St. Gallen-Altenrhein, 133 minutes drive away.

Lugano, Innsbruck Airport, Bolzano, Zurich and Friedrichshafen airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 55 ski lifts are able to uplift 1,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 3 miles of ski runs, with 1 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Maloja open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.



NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Maloja, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Maloja Tourist Office for the latest.