Visitor reviews for Lenzerheide Ski Resort

Lenzerheide Ratings

Overall: 4.0. Based on 13 votes and 10 reviews. Vote

Snowsure: 4.2

(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Lenzerheide is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.

Variety of pistes: 4.3

(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Lenzerheide has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.

Off-piste: 3.6

(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.

Scenery: 4.2

(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

Access: 3.9

(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Lenzerheide.

Public Transport: 4.6

(1) There are no buses or taxis to Lenzerheide, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.

Accommodation: 4.0

(1) No places to stay in/near Lenzerheide, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.

Cheap Rooms: 2.9

(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.

Luxury Hotels: 4.2

(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Lenzerheide.

Ski in/Ski out: 3.8

(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.

Childcare: 3.7

(1) There are no child care facilities at Lenzerheide, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.

Snowmaking: 4.2

(1) Lenzerheide relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.

Snow Grooming: 4.8

(1) There are no snow groomers at Lenzerheide, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Lenzerheide are groomed daily.

Shelter: 3.2

(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Lenzerheide is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.

Nearby options: 3.7

(1) If snow conditions are poor at Lenzerheide, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.

Regional rating: 3.9

(1) Lenzerheide usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.

Lift Staff: 4.7

(1) The staff at Lenzerheide are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Lenzerheide are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

Crowds/Queues: 4.0

(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.

Ski Schools: 4.5

(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.

Hire and Repairs: 4.7

(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.

Beginners: 4.1

(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.

Intermediates: 4.1

(1) No intermediate terrain at Lenzerheide, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

Advanced: 4.5

(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.

Snow Park: 4.1

(1) Not even a kicker at Lenzerheide, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.

Cross-country: 4.3

(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Lenzerheide, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.

Luge/Toboggan: 4.0

(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Lenzerheide has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.

Mountain Dining: 4.2

(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.

Eating: 3.9

(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.

Apres-Ski: 3.4

(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.

Other Sports: 4.5

(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.

Entertainment: 3.8

(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.

Winter Walks: 4.3

(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.

Ski Pass Value: 3.2

(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.

Value (National): 3.5

(1) Overall, Lenzerheide is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.

Value (Global): 3.5

(1) Overall, Lenzerheide is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.

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March 04, 2021
Ranger dad from Ski Germany Germany
Mind bogglingly brilliant. Some of the best tree skiing in Europe. Great alpine. Off-piste is epic and you can find lines for days. Friendly (for Switzerland). Second only to Andermatt and way better than Verbier!
January 05, 2016
KH from Ski Switzerland Switzerland
Lenzerheide is just great. Hotel Schweizerhof is a perfect location for couples/groups of friends or families.
February 22, 2012
Henry Seymour from Ski Switzerland Switzerland
Lenzerheide is my fav resort, great skiing even in bad weather
November 05, 2010
Iris from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I was in Lenzerheide in January 2010 - it really is a gem, you can ski the whole way around with just one bus and of course the bus goes with the usual Swiss efficiency. I understand the freeride is superb over the back of the Rothorn. There's a brand new spa where you can wallow outdoors and have a (mixed, nude) sauna/steam indoors, plus indoor pools and waterslides, for about 15 Euros. I stayed at the Kurhaus which is quite trendy and they bring in big DJs at the weekend (although I never stayed up beyond 9pm, how lame). Lenzerheide is easy to get to from Zurich by train/bus so great for a weekend.
February 14, 2010
Peter from Ski Switzerland Switzerland
Dont't go to Lenzerheide! Go somewhere else, enabling me to keep those great mountains almost to myself:-)
March 29, 2009
Ronnie from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
We were at Lenzerheide in January 2009. What a fabulous resort. Skiing available even if it's snowing hard, due to the tree runs below mid mountain. The best 'free' bus system in the Alps. Also, no hotel is more than a short walk from either the bus or a lift. Varied skiing for all abilities amidst great scenery. The only slight downside is that the many mountain restaurants at Lenzerheide seem to have the same menu for lunch. If the link to Arosa goes ahead 2010/2011 there will be some serious ski mileage available. Can't wait to return next year.
March 17, 2009
Faolan from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Shh! Don't tell everyone how great Lenzerheide and its environs are - we don't want the world and his wife (and gromits) ruining the local and non-tourist feel of the valleys. Can't wait to return to Lenzerheide (for the 4th time) this March. We know folks there, so we feel like it's a home away from home. Ahh, for the joys of Pedra Grossa/Lavoz and the Rothorn.
December 17, 2008
Vern from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Lenzerheide is a superb ski area - suitable for everyone - and all levels. Nearly always quiet too (on the slopes). Experience the Alps in the best way possible - superb scenery, empty pistes and a friendly vibe and it's not that expensive, contrary to belief.
December 12, 2008
Roger from Ski Switzerland Switzerland
Lenzerheide is just a great spot to be. Fantastic for free riders. Great mountains, friendly people, genius party locations. I recommend you just experience Lenzerheide. You won't be disappointed, I promise. Cheers, Roger.
February 09, 2006
Rick Lang from Ski United States United States
Shocking that NO ONE has reviewed Lenzerheide, as this is one sweet little Swiss Alp jewel>>>>fast lifts, lotsa snow and sun, steeps, cruisers, groomers, flats, glades, bowls and lots of on-mountain dining and drinking. This place makes its' neighbours {Davos, Klosters and Arosa} all look a little lame.....