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Our history

Corvatsch, Diavolezza and Lagalb are constantly changing. Here are some of the highlights of our story so far:

Corvatsch AG


Philip Mark and Claudio Saratz become the first people to scale Piz Corvatsch on skis


Planning for the cable car at 3,303 m

23 March 1963

Opening of the first section

8 December 1963    

Opening of the second section

23 December 1963

Opening of the Murtèl and Giand’Alva ski lifts


Opening of the summit restaurant


Purchase of the first snow groomer

Summer 1969

Temporary car park for 40 cars set up below the valley station. The cable car racks up over one million journeys

12 July 1971

Establishment of the Furtschellas cable car company

19 February 1972

Opening of the Sils/Furtschellas cable car

3 March 1972

Opening of the Grialetsch Sils/Furtschellas ski lift

December 1972

Opening of the Chüderun ski lifts

December 1972

Opening of the Furtschellas ski lift

1 January 1973

Opening of the Rabgiusa ski lift

July 1974

Passenger no. 10 million takes the Corvatsch cable car


Complete renovation and refurbishment of the first section


Renovation of the second section of the cable car

November 1985

Launch of the first part of the artificial snowing system for the section from Alp Margun to Surlej valley station


Construction of the second part of the artificial snowing system, renovation of the second section

23 January 1987

Technical approval of the Margun ski lift

18 December 1993

Opening of the four-person chairlift


Start of construction of the new cable car (second section), demolition of the old Corvatsch cable car (second section)

14 July 2007

Merger of Furtschellas and Corvatsch

22 November 2008

Opening of the new cable car of the second section

17 December 2008

Opening of the chairlift connecting Rabgiusa to Curtinella

20 December 2010

Opening of the new staff building on Corvatsch


Opening of the Mandra four-person chairlift (replaced the Mandra ski lift)


Opening of the Curtinella six-person chairlift with the valley station at the Hossa Bar (replaced the Curtinella ski lift)

Diavolezza Lagalb AG

28 February 1955

Establishment of Diavolezza-Bahn AG with CHF 0.85 million in capital

22 December 1956

Opening of the Bernina-Diavolezza cable car with a 50-person cabin

Summer 1958

Upgrade to a 62-person cabin


Construction of the Diavolezza Firnfeld ski lift on the Diavolezzafirn Glacier. Open for skiing from the summer season of 1960


Purchase and renovation of Chesa Diavolezza, which at the time was not on the exact site where the Berghaus is today


Purchase of the first snow groomer. Construction of the Bernina ski lift on the Diavolezzafirn Glacier. Share capital increase from CHF 0.85 million to CHF 1.7 million. The Berghaus is connected to the electricity grid.


Merger with the Berghaus to form Diavolezza AG


Open for winter skiing for the first time.


Second Diavolezza ski lift for summer skiing


Renovation of the kiosk and the self-service restaurant of the Berghaus


Opening of the new 125-person cabin of the Diavolezza cable car


The old mountain station gives way to the extension of the Berghaus. Dormitory accommodation is built


Construction of the artificial snowing system in the area of the Diavolezza finishing slope


Construction of the Diavolezza chairlift


Opening of the button lift for children and beginners at the Diavolezza valley station


Demolition of the two ski lifts on the Diavolezzafirn Glacier. The nine-year-old chairlift is converted to a detachable chairlift


The Diavolezza and Lagalb ski areas are connected by a slope and a button lift


Merger to form Bergbahnen Engadin St. Moritz Mountains AG


Comprehensive modernisation of the Diavolezza cable car service

1 June 2017

Establishment of Diavolezza Lagalb AG

Our shared story

1 June 2017 – a mountain swap: Piz Nair for Diavolezza Lagalb

Around this time, the Lagalb skiing area, which belonged to Engadin St. Moritz Mountains AG, was due to be closed for financial reasons. There was an uproar from local and non-local Lagalb fans alike. After a period of uncertainty, a solution was found to keep Lagalb going. That solution was a mountain swap. 

The transport facilities and catering businesses of Luftseilbahn Corviglia-Piz Nair AG, founded in 1952, are located in the Corviglia skiing area. These were transferred to Engadin St. Moritz Mountains AG and in return, Luftseilbahn Corviglia-Piz Nair AG received the facilities and ancillary businesses that belonged to the Diavolezza and Lagalb area. At the same time, Luftseilbahn Corviglia-Piz Nair AG was renamed Diavolezza Lagalb AG. The current shareholders of Piz Nair AG became the owners and proprietors of Diavolezza Lagalb AG. This solution was in part made possible thanks to the Niarchos family, who owned the majority of shares in Luftseilbahn Corviglia-Piz Nair AG. Since then, Diavolezza Lagalb AG and Corvatsch AG have been partner companies.