Lenzerheide

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Lenzerheide
Valley of Lenzerheide
Gondola lift system

Lenzerheide (Romansh: Lai) is a mountain resort in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It lies at the foot of the Parpaner Rothorn. The village belongs to the municipality Vaz/Obervaz in the district of Albula, sub-district Alvaschein.

The village lies in a broadened section of the valley between the cantonal capital Chur to the north and Tiefencastel, beyond which are the Julier Pass and St Moritz. The high valley forms a pass of no official name, often referred to as Lenzerheide Pass, with a culmination point located 5 km north of the village.

Lenzerheide is popular as skiing resort and for its lake (Heidsee), which is frozen in winter. The Lenzerheide Bergbahnen AG offers access to the skiing areas of Stätzerhorn, Danis, Scalottas, and Rothorn.[1] There are slopes approved for all FIS Alpine Ski World Cup races for women and men.

A two day hike connects Lenzerheide with two more resorts in Graubünden in different Valleys, which are Arosa (to be reached in one day) and Davos (a two days hike).[2]

On 31 July 1954, Antoinette, Crown Princess of Bavaria, wife of Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria, died in Lenzerheide.

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Coordinates: 46°45′N 9°33′E / 46.750°N 9.550°E / 46.750; 9.550