Grand Hotel Kronenhof Introduces Alpinism Adventure Days

This summer, Grand Hotel Kronenhof will give its guests the opportunity to experience a wide range of Alpine adventures. The Alpinism Adventure Days package will include ice training on glaciers, rock climbing, an overnight stay atop a mountain, and an early morning alarm call to hike up a 3900m peak to see the sunrise.

The day following check-in, guests will meet the guides for a full introduction to the Alpine program, before embarking on a full-day “Glacier Experience”. On the stunning Morteratsch Glacier, the largest in the Bernina Range, guests will be taught how to use climbing irons, as well as an ice pick and rope, to cross the frozen landscape, while the guides provide lots of interesting facts and figures on glaciology.

On day three, guests will have a full-day “Rock Experience”, during which they will learn to hike and climb along via ferrata, while on day four, they will have a chance to relax at the Kronenhof Spa and enjoy lunch at Le Pavillon, before transferring to Diavolezza by cable car. Diavolezza stands at 2,978 metres and it is here that guests will have dinner and spend the night at Berghaus Diavolezza, a typical mountain-top restaurant with rooms.

By 4am the next morning, the group will be heading out, headlights attached, ready to climb up to the summit of Piz Palü at 3,900 metres, using all the skills they have learned in the past few days. It is not for the faint-hearted; it is a four-to-five-hour ascent and a three-hour descent, but seeing the first sun rays kiss the majestic mountain tops make it all worthwhile. On the final day, guests will benefit from a 50-minute AktiVital massage prior to checking out.

Rates start from CHF1,865 (US$1,955) per person sharing a double room.

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