The symbol of Piz Nair
A colony of ibex called the base of Piz Nair their home for decades, 'licking' the salt off the seating of tower 2; some of them still return to visit Piz Nair. With that story in mind, Zurich artist Rosemarie Grieder has modelled a life-like ibex in 1956. Eventually, financier Stavros Niarchos asked her to create a much larger replica for the summit of Piz Nair. The ibex 'Guardiaun Grischun' became the symbol of Piz Nair and is enthroning St. Moritz, enjoying the breathtaking view over the Engadine since 1958: To the south with a view on the Bernina mountain groupt, the Margna-, Forno- and Bergeller alps, the Monte della Disgrazia, and to the north / north east with Aela, Kesch, the Stammer- and Zugspitze, Grossvenediger and to the Wildspitze. If the sight turns to the western side, there is the Piz Julier and the Monte Rosa peak, and with a good visibility one can even see the famous Matterhorn. Taking a view to east there are the peaks of Ortler, Marmolada, Presanello, Ademello and many more.
Highlights on Piz Nair
In winter, Piz Nair is only accessible by the 2,429 metres long and modern cable car. In summer, there is a comfortable hike to conquer the 534 metres in altitude between the valley and the mountain station at 3,057 metres.
- Summer: well maintained hiking trails (approx. 90 km)
- All year: dry climate with approximately 320 days of sunshine, pristine landscapes, tradition, good collaboration, restaurants, shopping on the mountain, group and incentive offers
- Elevation of skiing area: 2,486 metres to 3,057 metres
- Slope characteristics: wide and open ski runs, a total of three snow groomers