St. Moritz is one of the most famous holiday destinations in the world, was twice host city for the Winter Olympics, and belongs to a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its name is a trademark and synonymous worldwide with style, elegance and class which was also the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism (in 1864) . The sun-kissed Alpine metropolis on the south-facing flank of the Alps boasts an airport, the Engadin Airport, and it is the terminus of both the Glacier Express and the Bernina Express – two names that stand for quintessential classic train travelling.
December 14, 2019 – April 13, 2020
St. Moritz’s local mountain Corviglia and the neighbouring Corvatsch and Diavolezza skiing areas promise a first-class skiing experience offering 350 km of pistes with a state-of-the-art infrastructure in the surrounding area. St. Moritz’s ‘house mountain’, the Corviglia, boasts the steepest start slope in Switzerland with the Piz Nair Wall’s 100 per cent vertiginous drop. Toboggan riders plunge down the icy run which is one of the oldest natural ice bob runs in the world. For winter hikers there are 150 km of winter walking trails and for cross-country skiers there is a track network of about 200 km. The snowboard fun park, curling and altitude training are just some of the other winter sports facilities.
More than a dozen four and five-star hotels, including the famous Badrutt’s Palace and the historic Hotel Kulm, set the tone in St. Moritz. Hotel guests staying two nights or more in the Engadin St. Moritz holiday region are rewarded with unbeatable ski pass prices when you book two or more consecutive nights in the same hotel.
Historic Grand Restaurants, splendid hotel lobbies, modern lounges, cosy taverns with stone pine panelling, iconic classics, mountaintop restaurants and simple pubs are some of the locations to choose from with countless bars, cafés and lounges. After visiting the iconic bars and sunny terraces on the slopes, head to the Roo Bar or the Cascade for an après ski drink with style. And for an aperitif before dinner, there’s the Pavarotti & Friends wine bar.
St. Moritz unites profound natural beauty with urban elegance. The Alpine town is home to a surprisingly extensive collection of fashion boutiques.
- St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow – the prestigious winter polo tournament on snow attracts around 15,000 spectators to Lake St. Moritz each year (January).
- White Turf St. Moritz „International Horse Races since 1907“ – these exclusive horse races on the frozen expanse of Lake St. Moritz are the highlight of the social calendar (February).
- FIS Ladies Alpine Ski World Cup St. Moritz – look forward to excitement on Corviglia when the ladies of international skiing compete in the Super G and giant slalom disciplines (December).
|Languages spoken||German, French, Italian|
|Currency used||CHF (Swiss Franc)|
By scenic rail.
Travel on either of two heritage railway lines, the Glacier Express and the Bernina Express.
|Resort altitude||1,856 m|
|Linked ski area|
Engadin St Moritz
350 km of slopes
|Number of lifts||57|