Mountain adventures on Diavolezza
Outdoor activities in the high alpine area.
An earthly paradise at altitude: the Diavolezza is the place that’s shaped by the might of Nature’s forces and best showcases the picturesque beauty of the Alps. It’s also the place where Piz Bernina soars up to 4049 metres while clusters of gentian grow out of the rocks. It’s a place guaranteed to give you goose bumps: surrounded by glaciers and a high-alpine landscape the Diavolezza has stories to tell about the early days of mountaineering and alpine skiing – and of course there’s also the saga of the mountain demon that gave the mountain its name.
These countless tales go back to the 19th century, to a time when the first attempts were made to climb Piz Palü. Dare-devil mountaineers would venture off on tours that frequently proved fatal. By 1930 there were also glacier races, with up to 300 competitors signing up to take part in the breakneck competition. The cable car began operating in 1956 and, from 1960 to 1988, the Firn chair lift made it possible for skiers to ski in summer, too. In 2004 the two ski areas of Diavolezza and Lagalb were finally linked by a connecting slope and a beginners’ lift.