Piz Corvatsch and Furtschellas


Two cable cars over the blue lakes of the Upper Engadin – different heights, different experiences: On the Corvatsch you can enjoy high-alpine views of Piz Bernina’s Biancograt ridge, while Furtschellas offers a hiking paradise with six mountain lakes.
At 3,303 metres above sea level, the Corvatsch is the highest peak in the Engadin that can be reached by cable car. The panorama restaurant affords views of the nearby high mountain region. Halfway up, at the Murtèl middle station, take a short hike to the Fuorcla Surlej mountain inn and admire the Biancograt ridge reflected in the shimmering blue waters of the little lake. From here you can descend into the Val Roseg valley (Pontresina).

Attractions on the Furtschellas include the water trail, the Via Gastronomica, a detour to Val Fex, the panorama trail to the Corvatsch middle station and the petting zoo.


Altitude: 3,298 / 2,313 metres
How to get there: Bus from St. Moritz to the Surlej Corvatsch cable car, two-stage cable car via Murtèl (Fuorcla Surlej) to Corvatsch; alternatively take a bus from St. Moritz Bad to the Sils Maria Furtschellas cable car, cable car to the Furtschellas upper station
Views: Piz Bernina, Piz Roseg, Piz Palü and the Val Roseg valley, to the west and north the Upper Engadin lake plateau and the Graubünden Alps; Furtschellas only to the west and north and the Maloja Pass
Attractions: Piz Corvatsch glacier tour (guided), photography on the Fuorcla Surlej with the Biancograt ridge reflected in the small mountain lake
Food and drink: Panorama restaurant at the upper station, Murtèl restaurant, Fuorcla Surlej mountain inn, La Chüdera (Furtschellas)
Accommodation: Fuorcla Surlej: tourist hostel in summer
Groups: Murtèl restaurant (middle station): seating for up to 420 people, various seminar facilities
Winter: Corvatsch / Furtschellas winter sports area
Special comments: Furtschellas/Fextal Via Gastronomica: train ride, long or short hike, three-course meal in different restaurants along the way

General info

  • Outdoor
  • Suitable for: Children, Couples, Families, Groups, Individual
  • Needed time: 4 to 8 hours (full day)
  • Experience Type: Nature, Active

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