My all-time favourite ski resort
"West side with Rothorn"
Lenzerheide is my all-time favourite ski resort. In visited Lenzerheide for the first time in December 1980, when I was 7 years old. We stayed in Parpan, a tiny village 5 km north of Lenzerheide and part of the huge ski area.
The landscape of Lenzerheide is extremely beautiful and really made for skiing. The west side (with Windegga, Staetzerhorn, Danis and Scalottas) is sunny in the morning; the east side (Schwarzhorn and Rothorn) in the afternoon.
The east side is smaller than the west side (65 versus 90 km of runs), but has the more challenging slopes. The longest run goes from the Rothorn (2,865 m) back to Lenzerheide (1,475 m).
"East side with Staetzerhorn"
Staetzerhorn is the place to be for skiing and apres-ski. The restaurant halfway up the mountain is a perfect place to have dinner or drinks while enjoying beautiful views and people moving by.
The 6-seater chairlift that go almost to the top of Staetzerhorn providess access to a blue, red and black runs. The black run next to the lift is very very good. Usually it is just long, steep and wide; but sometimes moguls come up!
The most remote part of the skiing area is Churwalden, which is the lowest village (just above 1,200 m). The top lift on the Windegga is often closed because of avalange risks and/or strong winds. If it's open, it offers smooth blue and red runs, and it is always quiet on the Windegga.