An intimate, secluded resort located some two hours south of Zurich at the end of the Schanfigg valley in the Graubünden mountains, Arosa is a classic Swiss mountain town in all aspects, surrounded by high peaks, rolling farmland, and boasting a ski history that dates back to the 1930's.
The mountain itself is serviced by 16 lifts that give access to 100km of piste and a 900m vertical drop. With terrain that showcases a somewhat more mellow character than many other Swiss resorts, Arosa is an ideal family and freestyle-oriented resort, with the terrain parks and a halfpipe to prove it.
2016/17 will be the fourth consecutive season in which Arosa will host the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup when it becomes the second stop on the Cross Alps Tour this December 13th. This season's stop will be one to watch, as we make history in Arosa by staging the first-ever night-time sprint competition at the World Cup level.
A look ahead at the four venues hosting this December's Cross Alps Tour.
Athletes Brady Leman (CAN), Anna Holmlund (SWE), Thomas Zangerl (AUT) and Marielle Thompson (CAN) speak to us ahead of the first ever ski cross Cross Alps Tour
2016/17 ski cross World Cup starts on December 9, 2016
A look back at the biggest storylines of the 2015/16 Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup season...
The Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup wrapped up the 2015/16 season in Arosa (SUI) on Friday, where Anna Holmlund (SWE) and Semen Denshchikov (RUS) claimed victories in a first-of-its-kind ski cross World Cup sprint event.
First-ever sprint-style competition slated to finish off season at Swiss resort.