Winter trekking in Arosa, I’m sure means a lot of fun. After the first snowing days the landscape changed into a beautiful winter outfit. Arosa is a small town located in the eastern Alps in Switzerland nearby Chur. The elevation is 1950 m. So far, the mountains around are much higher.
The town belongs to the Swiss canton of Graubuenden. That area is not only a famous tourist centre in the wintertime but also in the summertime. I visit Arosa by train from Thusis via Chur. The “Rhaetische Bahn” (RhB) connects Arosa with the city Chur. Since tourism raises the railway it’s very important for public transportation.
Arosa grows from an alpine meadow to a famous tourist destination in the last century. Even today the town is still a very small town.
The travelling time from Chur is around one hour. The line starts in front of the main station. To my surprise, the train drove down the street like a tram. However, after crossing Chur, the train leaves the town and climbs up to the top of the eastern Alps.
The town locates in a valley on the foot of Aroser Weisshorn (2653 m). A chain of mountains surrounds the valley. Moreover, the valley has two lakes. The major economic sector in the town is tourism. From the train station to the Aroser Weisshorn cable car station it’s just a jump.
With huge piles of snow and both frozen lakes, Arosa gives an enchanting picture. The beautiful panorama around the town with snow-capped mountains is breathtaking indeed. Obviously, well-prepared ski slopes invite for skiing.
The ride with the cable car to the top of Aroser Weisshorn is an amazing trip. Finally, winter trekking in Arosa gives a great time at a fantastic place with the snowy alpine landscape.