Arosa may not have been on many skiers radar up until 2014. At this time a new lift connected the neighbouring Lenzerheide ski resort, which in one move trebled the skiing area to a very respectable 225km of pistes, connected by 45 lifts. The ski range is between 1230m to the top lift at 2865m. It's very similar in size to Serre Chevalier in France or Ischgl in Austria.
Winter walking and cross-country skiing is popular here and it tends to attract a lot of non-skiers, especially three generational family groups. The shops give non-skiers something to do away from the mountains. We consider Arosa a good resort if you have non-skiers in your group.
Arosa village is attractive, although a few too many block type buildings prevent it ever being described as chocolate box! The hotels here are mainly 3* and 4* and we offer a choice of options both with and without flights.
The skiing is best suited to intermediate skiers, most of the runs are red and blue, there are a handful of blacks but most are short in length. The options in Arosa for beginners are good too, the nursery slopes at Tschuggen are high and normally have good snow, the progression slopes are excellent as you progress with your skiing.
We think advanced skiers will find the on-slope runs too easy, perhaps, only with the exception of the world cup run from Lenzerheide to Parpan. The off-piste skiing can be very good though and is recommended.