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Empowering Expeditions

Empowering Expeditions give you the chance to challenge yourself physically or master a new skill, while immersing you in the surrounding nature.

Curated Adventures

Our Curated Adventures are about discovering the regions around our hotels and the local artisans, producers and characters that make our locations so special. This is an opportunity for you to leave everyday life behind and delve into the local traditions and cultures.

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Creativity in focus: Baking twist bread over homemade Swedish candles

Empowering Expeditions

Mould, design, bake: creating is the focus of this Curated Adventure. First, build your own Swedish candle under the guidance of our technician, then light it to bake your twist bread on an open fire. Naturally you’ll be tasting and enjoying the bread afterwards!

hotel Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa
Valsana Hotel, Arosa

Creativity with a snowy backdrop: making snow mandalas

Empowering Expeditions

Put on your snowshoes and join us for a hike to Prätschli through the winter forests of Arosa. This is a serene experience of crackling snow under foot and bright winter sky above. When we arrive at the top, we’ll let our creativity run free by creating mandalas in the snow. The result is captured from above by drones: a unique memory of a fantastic winter break in the mountains.

hotel Tschuggen Grand Hotel. Arosa
Valsana Hotel, Arosa

Listen to the silence: A silent walk to the Bergkirchli

Empowering Expeditions

Take a step back from the noise of daily life and enjoy the silence of the night. This walk is a chance to reflect on what really matters: ourselves. Switch off in peace and become present as you feel the snow crunch under your feet. Our destination is the Bergkirchli church, where we’ll enjoy a spectacular sunrise with an impressive mountain backdrop. Start the day with the first rays of sunshine on your face and recharge your batteries for the rest of your holiday and beyond.

hotel Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa
Valsana Hotel, Arosa

Step out of your comfort zone: Sunrise skiing on the Weisshorn

Empowering Expeditions

See in a new day and feel the first rays of sunshine on your face as you rush down a pristine piste. This Empowering Expedition is a chance to step out of your comfort zone and enjoy the ski slopes of the Weisshorn to yourself.

hotel Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa
Valsana Hotel, Arosa

The dance of light and ice: Light painting on the frozen Obersee

Curated Adventure

Your message for the universe – drawn in light against a winter landscape. Light painting is a unique form of artistic expression. All you need is a tiny light source: a mobile phone or torch will do. The frozen Obersee lake and wintry night serve as a majestic backdrop. Write your favourite words in the air, where they’ll be recorded for posterity using long-exposure photography.

hotel Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa
Valsana Hotel, Arosa

The taste of winter: A torchlight hike with chestnuts

Curated Adventure

Join us in a celebration of home-roasted chestnuts in a magical winter landscape. As little guests’ eyes grow large; big guests are whisked back to a bygone ea. Together you will cook chestnuts the traditional way over an open fire. The Tschuggen Express will take you up to an open fireplace in the snow-covered mountains. This is a unique experience that is followed by a peaceful torchlight hike.

hotel Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa
Valsana Hotel, Arosa

Tradition for all the senses: making Graubünden barley soup

Curated Adventure

Every family in Graubünden has their own unique recipe for barley soup. In this Curated Adventure, proud Graubünden native Claudio Laager shares his with you. As you listen to his stories, you’ll prepare and enjoy the soup together. It’s a dish with a history that warms the body and touches the soul: a traditional indulgence for all the senses.

hotel Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa
Valsana Hotel, Arosa

Graubünden wine tasting: visit Europe’s oldest vineyards at Schloss Salenegg

Curated Adventures

The Bündner Herrschaft is a small but important wine-growing region. This Curated Adventure gives you the chance to learn more about this diverse area and the 42 grape varieties that thrive in the mild climate between Fläsch and Malans. Our expert sommelier will guide you through the tasting and use an aroma kit to explain what makes the profile of a Graubünden wine so special.

hotel VALSANA HOTEL, AROSA
TSCHUGGEN GRAND HOTEL, AROSA

Avalanche rescue training with the Swiss Alpine Club Arosa

Empowering Expeditions

As idyllic as Arosa’s mountain setting can be, it also harbours hidden dangers. Avalanches reveal the true extent of nature’s extraordinary force. In this Empowering Expedition, the staff of the Swiss Alpine Club in Arosa show you how to act in an emergency. Join them for avalanche training on the Prätschli and learn how to use avalanche search devices and sounding poles.

hotel Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa
Valsana Hotel, Arosa

Tradition on the blades: Telemark skiing

Empowering Expeditions

Telemark skiing is a traditional skiing technique that originated in Norway and combines elements of Alpine and Nordic skiing. Telemark skiing uses special bindings with which only the toe of the ski boot is fixed to the ski; the descent is accomplished by kneeling. Trace the origins of skiing as a sport, accompanied by our expert guides.

hotel Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa
Valsana Hotel, Arosa

The influence of the Herwig family: the ‘invention’ of Arosa

Curated Adventure

It was Dr Otto Herwig who discovered the health-promoting effects of the high-altitude spa resort of Arosa in 1883 and transformed it into a popular holiday destination. Join this Curated Adventure in the local history museum to learn more about the Herwig family’s influence on the evolution of Arosa and the spa stays of famous personalities such as Thomas Mann and Hermann Hesse.

hotel Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa
Valsana Hotel, Arosa

Snow meets surf: ‘snurfing’ in the mountains of Arosa

Empowering Expedition

Invented by American surfing legend Sherman Poppen, the ‘snurfer’ – a snowboard without bindings – was the prototype for the snowboards we ride today. Here in the mountains of Arosa, we invite you to rediscover snurfing with us. Join hotel director Claudio Laager and head to the Kulmwiese for your first attempts on the board. Later, depending on the snow conditions, we’ll try out our skills on the deep snow slopes below the Arosa Bergkirchli.

hotel Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa
Valsana Hotel, Arosa

Ice bathing: An adrenaline kick with health benefits

Empowering Expeditions

Ice bathing offers not only an unforgettable adrenaline kick, but real health-promoting effects. The sudden exposure to cold causes the blood vessels to dilate and blood circulation to improve, meaning that blood can circulate faster, the circulation system is stabilised and endorphins are released. Together, these effects result in a lasting strengthening of the immune system. Our experts are on hand to help you get ready and make the most of your ice bath experience.

hotel Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa
Valsana Hotel, Arosa