St. Moritz is the home of alpine elegance. One of the most exclusive ski resorts in the Alps, clientele arrive to enjoy the elegant designer shops, therapeutic spa's and lavish facilities as much as the skiing. High in the magnificent Engadine Valley with its series of frozen lakes, this elegant ski resort lays host to many unique activities such as the annual polo tournament, horse racing and the infamous and daring Cresta luge run.
The mere mention of name St. Moritz is strangely compelling and brings to mind all manner of stunning imagery. This is not just because this is the place where James Bond dashed down the ski slopes in The Spy Who Loved Me. It was here, 1,856 metres above sea level, in the heart of the spectacular Upper Engadin lakes district, that the notion of winter holidays was born and where Olympic Winter Games were held on two occasions. Today, St. Moritz is still one of the finest alpine ski holiday destinations. Its name is a registered trademark and stands for style, elegance and class.
St. Moritz is home to some of our favourite mountain scenery with the lake filled valley set below towering 4000m peaks on the Italian border. These wonderful panoramas are best viewed from Corviglia where intermediates will find a large array of gently cruising blue and red runs. Early birds swear by the "white carpet" on Corviglia, carving their first tracks of the day into the fresh powder snow. To get there, the Chantarella funicular railway and the Marguns gondola lift begin their steady skyward climb at 7:45 am. In the early morning light, skiers gather at the top of Piz Nair at 3,057m with a stunning Alpine panorama before them.
Beyond Corviglia, winter holidaymakers can also look forward to the fabulous Corvatsch, Diavolezza and Zuoz skiing areas. There are also smaller, more family-oriented village ski lifts in places like Samedan and Pontresina. The Corvatsch Park is one of the biggest snow parks in the Alps and every Friday, night becomes day on Corvatsch when, at 7 o'clock, Switzerland's longest floodlit ski slope (4.2 km) opens for night-time skiing.
The Corvatsch ski area really has it all, with glacier ski slopes, freeriding areas and permanent snowshoe trails. Its altitude and the north-facing slopes mean that snow conditions are perfect from mid-November to early May. The cable car station at 3303m above sea level is the highest in Graubünden and has stunning panoramic views.
There are half a dozen distinct ski areas, totalling 350km of varied terrain including the breathtaking glacier descent at Diavolezza and the challenging runs of Lagalb. The light and fluffy 'champagne powder' is as legendary as the St. Moritz sun, which shines on an average of 322 days a year! The area is also a haven for walkers and cross-country skiers. If you are looking for a winter holiday in a destination that delivers an all-round winter experience, mixed with a wide array of diversions, then a stay in one of our luxury ski chalets in St. Moritz provides the perfect place to stay and unwind.