The NSpine Arosa Winter Masterclass - an exceptional event

Now in its 6th year it has become established as one of the premier international case discussion forums, renown not only for the complexity of cases discussed, but also for the very open debating culture.

Many of our delegates return each year confirming the event as their most valuable professional learning experience.

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Swiss Alps, the perfect location of the Kulm Hotel allows intense academic sessions balanced with winter recreation.

Course Format

Case based interactive discussions

The complexity is at expert level and covers unusual cases, technical challenges, custom solutions and complications – typically around 30 cases are covered per day

Each Masterclass group includes 4 sessions (total of 12 hours)

Delegates may book onto multiple groups

Faculty and cases differ between groups

Each day is concluded with a networking dinner

Limited Availability

The number of attendees is limited to 30.

Delegates are encouraged to bring and present own cases.

Open and honest discussion is at the heart of this meeting.

Groups and Dates

Group 1: 15 – 17 January 2023

Group 2: 17 – 19 January 2023

Group 3: 19 – 21 January 2023


The event has been accredited with 36 European CME credits (12 per group).

Course Content

  • Deformity / Min Invas Degenerative challenges are the primary focus with trauma and tumour featured in specific cases
  • Discussions and cases can however expand into any area of interest especially complex subspecialty cases


Delegates are welcome to bring cases and the content and level of complexity is flexibly adjusted according to the requirements and preferences of the group.

Course Topics

Paediatric Deformity:

  • Early onset scoliosis
  • Congenital and syndromic scoliosis
  • Dysraphic condition and myelomeningocele
  • Caudal regression
  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Growth modulation
  • Complex reconstructive techniques
  • Cervical deformity
  • Paediatric trauma
  • Paediatric tumours
  • Neuromonitoring incidents

Adult Deformity and Degeneration:

  • MIS and lateral techniques
  • Advanced reconstructive techniques
  • Advanced pelvic fixation techniques
  • Spinal endoscopy
  • Cervical and lumbar arthroplasty
  • Cervical deformity
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Osteoporotic deformity
  • Post traumatic deformity
  • Rheumatoid instability
  • Revision surgery


Group 1

15 – 17 Jan 2023
(4 sessions / 2 nights)
Sun PM – Tue AM (incl)

Group 2

17 – 19 Jan 2023
(4 sessions / 2 nights)
Tue PM – Thu AM (incl)

Group 3

19 – 21 Jan 2023
(4 sessions / 2 nights)
Thu PM – Sat AM (incl)

One Group

Single Room: €1100

includes 2 nights / dinners / breakfast / 4 session course

Double Room: €2000

includes 2 nights / dinners / breakfast / 4 session course (1 person*)

Two Groups

Single Room: €2100

includes 4 nights / dinners / breakfast / 8 session course

Double Room: €3700

includes 4 nights / dinners / breakfast / 8 session course (1 person*)

All Three Groups

Single Room: €2900

includes 6 nights / dinners / breakfast / 12 session course

Double Room: €5400

includes 6 nights / dinners / breakfast / 12 session course (1 person*)

*For additional spouse / partner pass rates – 160 Euros per day / 320 Euros per group. Please contact for further details.
Swiss VAT registration pending

Winter Sports

With six hours of CME accredited academic sessions per day (applied for pending confirmation), the extended lunch break from 11:30 – 16:30 offers ample time to pursue winter sports or relax in the Kulm Spa.

Located right at the ski slopes, the Arosa Kulm Hotel & Alpin Spa is the perfect ski-in ski-out starting point. Equipment is stored at the hotel entrance ski room and you can look forward to preheated ski boots !


Building a strong peer network is essential in high risk professions such as spine surgery.

Kulm is the ideal setting for academic exchange, honest case discussions and getting to know each other.

Combining academic debate with skiing breaks is ideal and many friendships have been forged in Arosa.

Every day is concluded with a networking dinner in one of the excellent Kulm restaurants. Partners and familes are most welcome to attend.

Typically, the fireside discussions continue well into the night, on occasion transitioning into piano playing and song !

Venue & Travel

Kulm Hotel

Arosa is located at the end of the romantic Schanfigg Valley at an altitude of about 1800 metres above sea level. Surrounded by an impressive range of mountain peaks, the Kulm Hotel provides a haven of tranquility.

Arosa Kulm Hotel, Innere Poststrasse, 7050 Arosa, Switzerland


How To Get There

Although Arosa is nestled deep in the Swiss Alps, it can be reached by car from all over Europe.

  • Take the A3 to Chur and follow the signs to Arosa. Approximately 45 minutes and 361 curves later, you will reach your destination.
  • Snow chains or four-wheel drive may be required in the event of heavy snow and driving experience in winter conditions is useful.

Alternatively leave your car in the multi-storey car park in Chur (Park & Ride, next to the train station, approx. CHF 10/day).

Travel by Train

Take the train from Zurich Main Station or Airport to Chur. The leisurely train journey from Chur to Arosa climbs 1,000 metres in just 26 kilometres. Feel like you’re floating on air as you pass over the elegant Langwieser Viaduct.

Travel time from Zurich to Arosa is about three hours. The hotel shuttle will pick you up at the station.

The Kulm concierge will be happy to help you.

For The Adventurous

Helicopter transfer to Arosa is available from all national and international airports as well as from Chur.

The hotel shuttle will be happy to pick you up from the heliport.

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NSpine Safety Precautions:

  • The NSpine group to be grouped together throughout the stay at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinners will be in partitioned areas.
  • Hand sanitiser is available in all areas.
  • All points of contact (door handles, lift buttons, etc.) are cleaned and disinfected with increased frequency.
  • Wearing protective masks is compulsory in all public areas. Children under the age of 12 are excluded. (You can remove your mask once inside the meeting room during the discussions).
  • The air circulation in the house is guaranteed by a fresh air supply.
We advise you to pre-book meals, spa, and skiing to avoid disappointment.
To view the up-to-date safety procedures in detail please follow the below links to the Kulm Hotel and the Arosa Tourist Page for skiing information
In the event of cancellation due to Covid-19, delegate fees will be fully refunded.
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Delegate Terms and Conditions

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In registering for any NSpine event you agree to not hold NSpine or the venue of the event responsible for personal injury or any adverse health effect including COVID infection. You are requested to obtain your own travel, health and personal injury insurance.

Cancellation policy & refunds

– Cancellations up to 1st of October 2022 – 90% refund less €25 administration cost
– Cancellations between 2nd of October and 1st of November 2022 – 65% refund less €25 administration cost
– Cancellations between 2nd of November and 1st of December 2022 – 40% refund less €25 administration cost
– Cancellations after 2nd of December will not be refunded.

Tickets are transferable at the discretion of NSpine – please contact

Apart from the above, participants shall not be entitled to any refund or compensation should political or economic circumstances or a case of “force majeure” outside of the control of NSpine prevent the event from being held, limit its size or modify its nature.

NSpine reserves the right of admission.

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