Welcome to Silvaplana
With a startlingly turquoise, wind-buffeted lake, Silvaplanasee, this lively resort village, only 5km southeast of St Moritz, is a gorgeous spot to play, both in winter and in summer. Silvaplana (Silvaplauna in Romansch) is known as a kite-surfing and windsurfing mecca and brightly coloured kites and sails dot the lake once things warm up a bit. In winter, slopes beckon on the far side of the lake with the Corvatsch 3303 cable cars whisking skiers and boarders up to 3303m from Silvaplana-Surlej for spectacular skiing. And of course, there's some great hiking in summer.