This legendary lakeside town with its ‘Champagne climate,’ offers the last word in luxury and a comprehensive choice of winter-sports. It’s the ideal choice for intermediates, cross-country skiers and non skiers along with ski-to-lunch devotees. No other ski resort in the world enjoys such sparkle and glamour, international events or has such a profusion of hotels, designer boutiques or fine dining opportunities. All the top hotels have good restaurants too, where a dress code must be adhered to. The town has two distinct parts: Bad lies alongside the lake while Dorf, the fashionable main part, is situated a little higher up.
At a Glance
Snow: although this area has a dry climate the altitude ensures a good snow fall Lift system: St Moritz has invested heavily in good lifts and there are fast chairs all over the place Apres Ski: do visit Hanselmann’s which has been serving tea and cakes for over a century; after dark there’s an excellent selection of bars and discos Families: the Snowsports School accepts children aged four years and over and offers private lessons Other activities: cross country skiing, Cresta Run, polo on the snow and cricket on ice.
St Moritz hosts a number of festivals and prestigious events throughout the winter season. These include the Gourmet Festival when you can expect culinary delights showcased by award-winning executive Chefs and two events that take place on the frozen surface of Lake St Moritz: the St Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow and the White Turf Horse Races where jockeys and horses test their skills and courage, as they race at dizzying speeds.