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Lavin, Guarda & Ardez


Auf Skitour mit Marco Steinemann im Unterengadin.
Mountaineering villages are small, quiet places that have dedicated themselves to gentle tourism. Their great potential lies in their originality, the high-quality natural and cultural landscape and the versatile mountain sports opportunities. The initiative focuses on the careful use of the mountain environment, but also on strengthening regional value creation

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Romanisches Wochenende

On 22-24 March 2024, the second Romansh weekend will take place in the mountaineering village of Lavin, Guarda & Ardez. 

  • 4 lesson Romansh language
  • Village tours in Lavin, Guarda and Ardez
  • Price: From CHF 220.-
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Podcast Bergsteigerdörfer

Listen and learn more about the Mountaineering Villages Initiative.

The three villages at a glance

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Bergsteigerdorf Lavin
Bergsteigerdorf Lower Engadine
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Engadiner Dorf Guarda, Brunnenbild Sommer © Andrea Badrutt
Bergsteigerdorf Lower Engadine
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Das Hotel Schorta's Alvetern Ardez.
Bergsteigerdorf Lower Engadine

Ski tour Bergsteigerdorf Lavin, Guarda & Ardez

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History of the Bergsteigerdörfer

The initiative was launched in 2008 by the Austrian Alpine Club. In recent years, it has been successfully extended by the respective Alpine clubs to Germany, Italy and Slovenia. In 2021, six new mountaineering villages will receive the label, bringing the total number to 35. Among them is the mountaineering village of Lavin, Guarda & Ardez, which will become part of the initiative from 21/22 August.

Aim of the Bergsteigerdörfer

The careful treatment of the mountain environment, but also the strengthening of regional value creation is one of the most important goals of the initiative.

Partner businesses

An important component of the mountaineering villages are the corresponding partner businesses

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Crush Alba Guarda @Dominik Täuber
Crush Alba (Guarda)
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Ustaria-La-Stalla-Ardez @Dominik_Täuber
Ustaria la Stalla (Ardez)
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Schortas Alvetern, Ardez, Steinsberg @Andrea Badrutt
Schorta Alvetern (Ardez)
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Chamonna Tuoi CAS / SAC @Andrea Badrutt
Chamonna Tuoi CAS/SAC (Guarda)
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Guarda Lodge
Guarda Lodge (Guarda)
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Meisser Lodge
Meisser Lodge (Guarda)
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Chamonna Linard CAS (Lavin)
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Chasa-Fliana-Lavin-Bergsteigerdorf @Dominik_Täuber
Chasa Fliana (Lavin)

News from the project / What are the next steps?

  • As a first step, a brochure on the mountaineering village of Lavin, Guarda & Ardez has been produced. You can find more information about the brochure here.
  • Since spring 2022, there has been a working group. The aim of this working group is to make the mountaineering village an experience for guests and locals.
  • A photo shoot was carried out with all partner businesses. 
  • A long-distance hike to the mountaineering village of Matsch is planned for summer 2024.
  • An alpine story about the mountaineering village is currently being written.
  • More information on the mountaineering villages project can be found here

Winter activities

The Lower Engadine is the ideal place for a wide range of winter activities

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Langlaufen bei bestem Wetter
Cross-country skiing
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Schlitteln im Unterengadin
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Winterspaziergang durch das Engadiner Dorf Ardez, Schweiz.
Winter hiking
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Skiour-Guarda-Chamonna-Tuoi-CAS @Andrea Badrutt
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Schneeschuhwandern in Tarasp, Engadin
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Eisweg Engadin
Experiences on the ice
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If you have any questions, please contact Sven Berchtold at: or 081 861 88 22.