The world's original winter sports resort for connoisseurs dates back to 1864. With a long history of glitz and glamour, catering for exclusive clientèle including movie stars and royalty. The exciting skiing is spread over two mountains, hard to believe that skiing holidays to St. Moritz are affordable for all budgets and groups. Amongst the luxury prestige properties you'll also find very reasonably priced accommodation and bars, shops and restaurants. St Moritz is the celebrated favourite for skiing holidays in Switzerland.
Skiing in St. Moritz
Home to the Winter Olympics in 1928 and 1948, the St. Moritz resort is part of the Upper Engadine skiing area. Skiing amongst the 350km of piste and some of the worlds best vertical drops, the glacier slopes are snow-sure for a week of cruising down the pistes on a mixed ability ski holiday to St. Moritz. Beginners might not be able to tackle the steep gradients straight away, however if they head to the Corviglia funicular there are some nice runs back down to the town. Intermediates will have 70% of the area with wide slopes to cruise down. There is a good 8km run down from the Piz Nair to Celerina. Advanced skiers will get their hearts racing with the decent amount of black runs spread out across the mountains.
Snowboarding in St Moritz
Snowboarding in St. Moritz you’ll be happy to know the freeriding is, in a word, awesome. With outstanding natural back country, the beautiful peaks and villages feature plenty of boarder-friendly terrain with steeps, gullies, cliffs and fresh powder fields of off-piste. St Moritz is an excellent choice to keep mixed ability group members on a skiing holidays equally happy.
Accommodation in St. Moritz
If you’re looking for a posh ski holiday, The ‘St Tropez’ of the mountains will definitely provide a memorable luxury skiing holiday for your group or family. The atmosphere and vibe around the resort is unique; glamorous and exciting. However, if the posh hotels aren’t for you, don’t panic as you don’t need to be a millionaire to stay here. There is something for everyone in glitzy picturesque St. Moritz.
|Resort altitude||1850m||Skiing altitude||1850m-3300m|
|Transfer time||3hrs||Longest run||7kms|
|Total kms of piste:||350km||Cross country|
|Snow canons||Slope direction|
|Nursery area||3||Number of lifts||56|
|Night skiing||Yes||Snow making||Yes|
|Season||Nov - May||Mountain restaurants|
|Ski bus||Yes||Linked resorts||Celerina & Silvaplana|
|Summer skiing||No||Terrain parks||3|
|Half pipe||1||Tree runs||Yes|
Summary: Skill level, features and activities
|Type of resort||Alpine|
|Suitable for families|
|Apres ski (nightlife)|