Pontresina is a municipality in the district of Maloja in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. Pontresina railway station is a fair sized facility positioned to the west of the town which serves a wide area and a youth hostel. Several bus lines of the Engadin Bus company also serve the area and there is a chair lift for skiing in the winter months, and walking in the summer months. The area has road links to the neighbouring, larger town of St Moritz.
The Church of S. Maria, Grand Hotel Kronenhof and the Spaniola tower are listed as Swiss heritage sites of national significance. The old parish church and currently a village church of S. Maria is a late-Romanesque structure. The church has several significant paintings on the walls. The tower and north and west walls are from an earlier church, most likely from the 12th Century.A historical transport route of wine across the alps passes Pontresina and continues towards Davos across Scaletta Pass that lost importance completely when roads were built elsewhere.
Lofty peaks, 350 km of excellently prepared pistes, some 60 transport facilities and over 35 mountain restaurants await you in the top snow sports region of Engadin St. Moritz. Unique natural conditions, an amazing variety of slopes and a glorious view from the highest peaks all contribute toward an unforgettable skiing experience. The many panorama restaurants, ski huts and après-ski bars provide plenty of atmosphere, fun and alpine culinary delights.
Endless cross-country skiing
210 km of well-groomed cross-country ski trails crisscross the Upper Engadin landscape and its side valleys. Whether you are training on the Engadin ski marathon track, want to test the limits of your performance on the cross-country racing trails or would like to fit in an extra training session on the floodlit night-time trails, Pontresina is the perfect place to do it.
Descending 705 m, over 4.2 km, you will enjoy more than 20 twists and turns on this exhilarating sledge ride from Muottas Muragl to Punt Muragl. Sledges are for hire at the Muottas Muragl base station. The sledge run is open daily from 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m., depending on snow and visibility conditions. Not suitable for small children.
Information Courtesy of: http://www.pontresina.ch
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