An Insider’s Guide to St Moritz Ski Resort
St Moritz ski resort sits beautifully in the middle of the Engadine. A charming valley in the Swiss Alps, it’s difficult not to be impressed with St Moritz. You can see why both royalty and some of the world’s elite choose to come here for their winter holidays! Australian horse racing royalty, Gai Waterhouse and her family often frequent St Moritz.
St Moritz ski resort is easily reachable from Zurich airport on the Glacier Express. The journey takes approx. 3.5hrs and is one of the most spectacular train journeys you will ever take. Hot tip: make sure you hop on the last carriages with the top-to-bottom panorama windows! (it’s only an extra CHF5 per person!).
St Moritz ski resort is predominantly known for its 322 days of annual sunshine, family-friendly slopes and high concentration of luxury boutiques. It is a fabulous place for skiers however there’s also plenty to do for the non-skiers. There’s an endless list of activities and events during the winter period, enough to keep everyone busy. From being a spectator at the snow polo with some of the worlds best polo players, watching the horse-racing on Lake St Moritz or taking a Toboggan on Muottas Muragl mountain, you are really spoilt for choice.
Where to Ski at St Moritz?
There’s over 350kms of terrain across 4 main areas – Corvatsch, Diavolezza (Lagalb), Corviglia (Piz Nair) & Zuoz, all on the one lift pass. The choices at St Moritz ski resort are endless! Corvatsch, a short bus ride from St Moritz, is a favourite for many. Reason being it does not get as crowded as Corviglia and is sensational on a powder day. After a great day on the hill, be sure to do the Hahnensee run. This 9km descent from the top of Corvatsch to St. Moritz Bad is simply stunning.
And if you still haven’t had enough once the sun goes down, every Friday night, Corvtasch also offers night skiing. This is the longest illuminated night run in Switzerland!
Tip for lunch: Wanting an inexpensive lunch? You can’t go past the wood-burning pizza from Corvatsch’s mid station restaurant or a burger from Hossa Bar.
Another popular day trip option includes spending a day at Diavolezza. This pretty resort is a 30 min bus trip from St Moritz. Here you can ski on Switzerland’s longest prepared glacier descent. It is a 10 kilometres long (45min) descent and ends just in front of the station of the Rhaetian Railway in Morteratsch. The Rhaetian Railway will take you back to the Diavolezza or Lagalb car parks. Hot tip: If you happen to be in St Moritz during a full moon- make sure you check the schedule for full moon skiing in Diavolezza. It truly is a special experience having dinner at the Diavolezza mountain restaurant followed by a few runs under moon light.
El Paradiso is THE place to for lunch in Corviglia! Be sure to try the cheese fondue and cream slice. If you are wanting something a little more rustic then you cannot go past Trutz Chalet for a simple barley soup or one of their delicious sweet creations like Kaiserschmarrn pancakes or an apple strudels.
At over 3,000m above sea level, St Moritz is one of the world’s most famous ski resorts and is also the world’s oldest resort, opened in 1864. St Moritz ski resort is one of the best winter sports regions in the world, having hosted two Winter Olympic Games and five Alpine Ski World Championships – now that’s saying something. Come and experience this natural beauty for yourself.
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