Pontresina in Switzerland is a large resort with 13 lifts (2 chair lifts, 8 surface lifts) that offers skiers an incredible 1273 metres (4177 feet) of vertical descent. Pontresina has 23 pistes. Pontresina is best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for beginners and advanced skiers. There are 180 kilometers (112 miles) of cross country ski trails at Pontresina. For snowboarders, there is a terrain park and a half pipe. A small proportion of the pistes at Pontresina are covered by snowmaking. The nearest airport is at Zurich and the nearest train station to Pontresina is at Pontresina.