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Cross-country ski tour in the Engadine

Celerina/St. Moritz | Pontresina | Zuoz

from CHF 999.- for 4 nights

Price per person in double room

Bookable from 7 December 2022 to 27 March 2023 (last date of departure). Not bookable from 23 December 2022 to 8 January 2023 and from 9 to 12 March 2023 (Engadine Ski Marathon).
Arrivals possible from Sunday to Wednesday. Arrival Thursday, Friday and Saturday only possible with the 6-night offer and for the 4-night offer on demand.

On up to 220 wonderful kilometres of unsurpassed scenic variety, top cross-country ski trail quality and legendary snow guarantee, cross-country fans will find their own personal dream trails. No doubt about it: In the Engadine you are always on the right track! With the "Cross-country Safari Engadin" you will explore the paradise of silver tracks for 5 days - 4 nights - and you will walk weightlessly from hotel to hotel, because your luggage will be delivered as a matter of course. Our program suggestion:

1st day: Arrival at the Cresta Palace Hotel


Welcome to St. Moritz/Celerina! The Cresta Palace is located in the middle of the village of Celerina and is easily accessible by public transport as well as by car. If you arrive by car, you can leave it free of charge in the outdoor car park for the 5 days (extra charge for garage space: CHF 20.-/day). Have you brought your own cross-country skiing equipment - or would you like to be professionally equipped for the duration of your stay? The Celerina cross-country ski school is only a few minutes' walk away and will be happy to rent you professional cross-country skis. There you can get the best equipment, prepare your skis or simply adjust them. The Celerina cross-country skiing school will be happy to help you in word and deed. If you decide on a different sports shop, you are welcome to ask at the hotel. They know all the ski and sports shops in the area. After your first taste of snow, enjoy the hotel infrastructure of the Cresta Palace Hotel - and look forward to a dinner in the stylish hotel restaurant.

Dogs are welcome


Prices are per day and per dog

Hotel Cresta Palace: CHF 30.00 per day (without food)
Hotel Saratz: CHF 40.00 per day (without food)
Hotel Castell: CHF 20.00 per day (without food)

2nd day: Gliding over the Engadine lake plateau


Had a good night's sleep? After breakfast from the buffet with many fine specialities, you set off on the first stage of your cross-country safari - not without first depositing your luggage at the reception for its transfer to the Hotel Saratz.

What do your muscles say - do you fancy an extensively sporty tour, or would you prefer a gentle one? You have the choice: for the longer option (3h30) take bus no. 2 or 6, which leaves directly in front of the hotel, to Sils Maria, Seglias. Here you take trail 1, the world-famous Engadin Marathon cross-country skiing trail. This takes you over snow and ice. You glide over the Silvaplaner and Champfersee lakes to St. Moritz, past the St.Moritzersee lake to the fairytale Stazersee lake. Here you can linger over a cup of tea in the lakeside restaurant before setting off on the final stretch to Pontresina.
For the shorter version (1h40), we recommend starting at the bus stop St. Moritz Bad, Sonne (bus no. 6. from Celerina). You won't be gliding over the Engadine lakes here, but the dreamlike Stazerwald will make your winter heart beat just as fast.

The Hotel Saratz****S in Pontresina is already waiting with a welcome drink. Enjoy the magnificent view of the Roseg valley as well as the soothing hamam - and let yourself be pampered by the 4-course gourmet dinner from the award-winning kitchen - served in the historic Art Nouveau hall.

3rd day: From Pontresina to Zuoz


Today's route takes you gently along the plain for a good 16 km - the paradisiacal silver tracks of the marathon route always lead you along the young Inn River to the Zuoz train station. Please inform your hosts at the Hotel Castell****S in Zuoz of your arrival at Zuoz railway station in good time by calling 081-851 52 53, so that you can be picked up by the hotel bus.

Enjoy the best view over the whole valley from your comfortable room! Welcome back to the wonderful hotel world between art, nature, cuisine and wellbeing.

4th day: Cross-country skiing in Val Bever


After a quiet and restful night in your comfortable room, you will have fortified yourself at the rich breakfast buffet and set off on the last leg of your cross-country safari. Please hand in your luggage at the reception so that it can be transported for you to Celerina to the Cresta Palace Hotel.

The red train will take you comfortably to Samedan, where you change to the train in the direction of Chur, which will take you to Spinas (attention: stop on request). In the immediate vicinity of the station you will reach the cross-country ski trail (classic and skating). This meanders along the route of the Rhaetian Railway from Spinas, slightly descending to Bever in the Val Bever in Graubünden. Along the way you can enjoy the fascinating fairytale scenery of the surrounding peaks of the Bernina Group and the beautiful Val Bever.
In the lower village of Bever you will find a connection to the marathon trail. Approx. 500 m after the railway subway, a classic cross-country trail branches off to the right and leads via the airfield to Celerina. This route takes a total of approx. 2 hours.

The Cresta Palace Hotel is looking forward to welcoming you again. After this cross-country safari, look forward to your spacious room, the warming spa area and the 4-course dinner in the hotel's Grand Restaurant.

5th Day: Departure - goodbye!


After the already familiar rich breakfast from the buffet, you may already be on your way home. But if you still have some time, we recommend you take the free ski bus directly in front of the hotel and spend another day on cross-country skis. Experience the vastness of the Upper Engadine high valley from a unique perspective on the unique lake trail. Where else in the world do you cross 3 frozen lakes on perfectly groomed tracks?


We wish you a safe journey home and say: a revair!



Inclusive services and prices


  • 4 nights in the 4*Superior Hotels
    2 nights at the Cresta Palace Hotel in Celerina (1st and last night)
    1 night in Hotel Saratz in Pontresina
    1 night in Hotel Castell in Zuoz 
  • in each hotel including half board, strengthening breakfast and 4-course dinner
  • free use of the wellness area in all three hotels
  • Outdoor parking at the Hotel Castell for 5 days
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel (1 piece of luggage of max 25 kg per person)
  • Cross-country ski pass and guest card for discounts on public transport (for the entire stay)
Prices per person for 4 nights:
Arrival Sundays to Wednesdays, subject to availability.

double room standard
CHF 999.-
double room superior with panorama view
CHF 1'175.-
single roomCHF 1'105.-

Our tip: Stay 2 nights per hotel:

Prices per person for 6 nights:
Arrival daily, subject to availability.

double room standard
CHF 1'425.-
double room superior with panorama viewCHF 1'655.-
single roomCHF 1'585.-

Rental prices cross-country skiing equipment


All cross-country equipment consisting of skis, bindings, poles and boots can be rented at the Celerina Cross-Country Centre. Payment is made on site. You also have the opportunity to test cross-country skis.


Cross-country skiing set
3 days5 days
ClassicCHF 75.00CHF 125.00
SkatingCHF 105.00CHF 175.00

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Would you like to book this offer? Then contact us via phone +41 41 368 10 05, send us an e-mail at info@privateselection.ch or fill in the enquiry form.

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The Private Selection Hotel Service AG is part of the guarantee fund of the Swiss tourism sector and ensures the repayment of your deposit paid in connection with the booking of a package as well as your return journey. For further details kindly ask Private Selection Hotels or on www.garantiefonds.ch.