December 24, 2020 - by : Patricia - Reading 3 min
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What is new this winter at the Grand Hotel Kurhaus ?

Despite the doubts and uncertainties related to the health situation in Switzerland, you were there this December, faithful to the mountain rendezvous in Arolla.


Arolla, is our mountain resort at almost 2000 meters above sea level located in the Evolène area. Nestled at the bottom of the Val d’Hérens, Arolla is one of those “cul de sac” places that you reach after crossing the picturesque hamlets and villages of the valley. Easily accessible by road or by postal bus, Arolla immediately plunges us into an atmosphere with a resolutely mountain spirit at the foot of the glaciers and snowy peaks: Mont-Collon, the Pigne d’Arolla, the Aiguille de la Tsa. More than a high-altitude resort, it is the art of mountain living. With or without skis, it’s a paradise for mountain lovers, the real thing!

Breathe the fresh air, escape among the vast snowy landscapes, enjoy winter pleasures in a fairytale setting, Arolla is a must for all those looking for an alpine vacation, far from the crowds.

At the Grand Hotel Kurhaus, we are committed to bringing you back to the mountain adventure of the Belle Époque and to sharing the mountains as we know them, as we love them, as we live them!

Our mission: to make your vacation your most beautiful alpine memory.

For our contemplative guests, open your eyes wide and take a deep breath. You have come to the right place to let yourself be carried away by the alpine atmosphere that reigns around the Grand Hotel Kurhaus, to be pampered by our team, whether it’s over a good meal “Chez Honorine”, a relaxing massage under the expert hands of Barbara or with the good discovery advice of Juliette, our receptionist.

For our sporty guests, this winter, we have prepared a range of activities with those who are and know the mountains. Their names are Thierry, Dédé, Sam or Graham and will make you live a great adventure in Arolla.


Imagine being at the top of the Pigne d’Arolla with that feeling of being on the roof of the world and going down in the powder snow with the famous Dédé Anzévui, a local child and pioneer of freeride skiing .

  • Imagine flying over the most beautiful landscapes of the Val d’Hérens with Sam, an expert paragliding pilot.
  • Imagine the adrenaline as you learn to climb ice cascades with Graham, a virtuoso of the discipline.
  • Imagine the freedom of the great outdoors during a snowshoe trek with Thierry, a lover and fan of Arolla .

Beyond the sports activities that have made our Swiss Alps famous since the end of the 19th century, it is above all a meeting with the actors of the mountains that we invite you to experience at the Grand Hotel Kurhaus. Be inspired by our active stays and stay connected ) so that you don’t miss out on any of the good things to do during your winter in Arolla.

Whatever your desire for a getaway, the entire Kurhaus team is at your disposal to concoct a personalized program and offer you moments of escape with passion and hospitality.

Thank you for being here all this month of December. Thank you for remaining faithful to us.

Wherever you are, have a wonderful holiday season. Take care of yourself and your loved ones.

As soon as the call of the mountain is felt, join us in Arolla.

We look forward to sharing a mountain break with you, lovers of the alpine tradition and historical heritage.