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Silvaplana Ski Resort Guide

Silvaplana, Switzerland

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift10,837ft
Resort Height6,135ft
 Nearest AirportsSt. Gallen-Altenrhein and Lugano
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The Swiss ski resort of Silvaplana is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 6,135ft.


Silvaplana has direct access to 12 marked pistes, served by a total of 7 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 6,135ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 10,837ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Silvaplana is highly rated by Snowboarders and there is a Snow Park in Silvaplana.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Silvaplana is 5 miles long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Silvaplana?

The next notable snow forecast is 1in, expected on 1 February, with around 12in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Silvaplana

Ski Area Stats

Silvaplana Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Cross Country
Total Length
22 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Silvaplana Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift10,837ft
Lowest Trail6,135ft
Resort Altitude (Silvaplana)6,135ft
Max Vertical4,701ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Silvaplana
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

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Ski Lessons in Silvaplana

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Silvaplana Ski Schools and Silvaplana Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Silvaplana?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Maloja, Graubünden.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Silvaplana is St. Gallen-Altenrhein, 119 minutes drive away.

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


Ski Lift Capacity

The seven ski lifts are able to uplift 5,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 3 miles of ski runs,.

Season Dates

When is Silvaplana open?

 Closes : April 23, 2023.

Usual opening is mid October, and usual closing is Mid May.

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

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Silvaplana Webcams

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