About St. Moritz
St. Moritz is an upper class alpine town which makes a magnificent base for hiking and skiing.
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St. Moritz is luxurious and sporty
St. Moritz is one of the most exclusive towns in the Alps. This is where the rich and famous spend their holidays or own a chalet. Winter sports, hiking, fine dining and luxury shopping can easily be combined here. The famous Glacier Express is the absolute best way to travel to St. Moritz.
Location and scenery
The town is the center of the Upper Engadine valley. It is situated along a small lake at an altitude of 1775 m. It is built on a slope; some streets are steep and the highest chalets are located 200 m over the lake. St. Moritz is surrounded by forests and high mountains. You can start hiking directly from town.
St. Moritz as a winter resort
St. Moritz is a perfect winter destination. Most other towns in the Upper Engadine are great snow resorts as well. The valley is located at high altitude, so you’ll see white mountains and snowy villages.
The best time for a snow holiday in the Upper Engadine is December to March. There can still be snow at the valley floor in April.
St. Moritz is home to the Olympia bob run. Each year, several championships are held here. Tourists can make a guest ride together with an experienced bobsleigh pilot.
In January and February, the entire lake of St. Moritz is usually frozen. You can enjoy winter golf, ice skating, curling and more on the ice.
The large ski area of Corviglia-Piz Nair can be reached directly from town. Many other snow areas are close by. Examples are Corvatsch and Muottas Muragl.
Winter activities near St. Moritz are skiing and snowboarding, sledging, winter hiking, snowshoe hiking and ice sports. You can also make a horse-drawn sleigh ride from Pontresina to Val Rosegg.
Pros and cons of St. Moritz
St. Moritz isn't the typical scenic alpine town. We feel that 'luxurious' is a more appropriate description than 'beautiful'. The surrounding area is beautiful though, and combined with the special atmosphere of the town, a wonderful vacation is absolutely guaranteed.
St. Moritz makes a perfect base to explore the south of the canton of Graubünden. It's not a good base for day trips to other parts of Switzerland, as that would take too much travel time. Apart from the nightlife in town, the main activities here are outdoors. If you like hiking, biking or winter sports, you can enjoy yourself for weeks in this stunning region.