Mountain Lunch: CheCha
Après Ski: Roo Bar
Non-skiers: Train ride & snow yoga
Best Off-piste: Private tour
Best Ski Run: Zuozer Hausberg
Ski Elevation: 1720m – 3022m
27% Blue runs
51% Red runs
22% Black runs
10m / 7.3km
2h 40m / 186km
3h / 187km
An idyllic backdrop, an exclusive town and an unusual heritage have made St Moritz a glamourous winter fairy tale.
With a fantastic variety of ski areas spread over 350km, there is something to delight every type of skier. This is the resort to visit if you love long, winding runs back down the valley. The infamous champagne powder and 322 days of sunshine provide ideal conditions throughout the season.
Whether you came to enjoy the champagne climate, breathe the champagne air or to sip on Perrier-Jouët at après, St Moritz is unashamedly affluent. Dreamy scenery will feel like a living postcard with frozen lakes, alpine forests, and surrounding mountain peaks. With splendid shopping, historic spas and unique live sporting events, the town is full of life and offers a vibrant social scene after a day on the slopes.
A stay in the elegant St Moritz requires a flawless chalet to match. Browse our selection of stunning properties to find the perfect home for your luxury winter break.
St Moritz Resort
Its position beneath the towering Piz Bernina and at the centre of Upper Engadin Lake District marks St Moritz for having some of the most exquisite scenery in the alps. St Moritz has been attracting visitors for a long time due to the therapeutic powers of its hot springs. The winter tourism boom came in the mid-19th century, and since then it has been a popular choice for celebrities and the super-rich.
The resort is made up of 3 separate villages. St Moritz Bad is laid back and has a cosy feel, and Celerina has a big Italian influence. The main village, St Moritz Dorf is a south-facing paradise overlooking the lake. This frozen playing field regularly hosts unique events such as snow polo and winter horse racing. Streets are flooded with gourmet restaurants, exclusive boutiques, and opulent hotels.
St Moritz Luxury Chalet
An exclusive destination like St Moritz demands a stay at phenomenal accommodation. With some of the best chalets in Europe on offer, you will find opulence and lavish luxury behind every door. Our collection of properties features a range of sizes and styles, all of which have been finished to a flawless standard.
FEATURES – Homes are spacious and modern, with stylish open-plan living spaces. Fireplaces welcome you home after a day on the slopes and there is plenty of outdoor space to make the most of the famous St Moritz sun. Most of our chalets have either a private hot tub or sauna, with some offering more extensive wellness areas. Some properties rest within hotel complexes, giving you access to their 5* entertainment and wellness facilities.
SIZE – We have lovely accommodation suitable for couples and small families, and we can fit groups of up to 16. If your group is larger, please get in touch and we can help you design the perfect combination of properties.
CATERING – If you choose a catered chalet, your highly regarded private chef and dedicated host will take care of every detail. Spend less time shopping and cooking and more time together enjoying your winter break.
LOCATIONS – We have homes on quiet hillsides or right in the centre of the action. Our lakeside properties are the stars of the show, with outstanding views and easy access to town.
Accommodation in St Moritz can fill up quickly, especially during peak weeks and during big events. We recommend starting your search early to find your dream chalet. Browse our beautiful selection of homes or get in touch to start planning a once-in-a-lifetime winter break.
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Chesa Stupenda I
It is hard to know which is more breathtaking, the stunning Chesa Stupenda I or the outstanding views surrounding it. Luckily, with floor-to-ceiling windows and a sprawling terrace, you get to experience both at once. The living area is open and full of light, but with lots of hidden snugs and inviting social spaces. Ample wellness and entertainment facilities include a large indoor pool, squash court and games room.
A cosy and quirky interior will feel like a warm sanctuary as you gaze out of the French doors at the wintery Lake St Moritzersee. This impeccably designed apartment feels private and secluded, despite being mere minutes walking distance from the main shopping street, Chantarella funicular, and the best nightlife.
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St Moritz Travel & Transport
The town centre is small and very walkable, but there are regular buses to connect you to the train station, lifts, and nearby towns.
St Moritz is very well connected, and its beautiful location makes whichever way you choose to arrive into resort a stunning experience.
Travelling by car
Roads in the region are well maintained and easily accessed by car. If you are nervous about driving on mountain roads, there is an option to load your car onto a train through the Vereina Tunnel.
Travelling by train
Many of the routes to St Moritz will take you along a UNESCO World Heritage railway line. Mountain scenery and genius examples of engineering have many claiming this to be the most picturesque mountain route in the world.
Samedan (SMV) – 7.3km
By car – 10 minutes
By bus – 35 minutes
Innsbruck (INN) – 186km
By car – 2 hours 40 minutes
Malpensa (MXP) – 187km
By car – 3 hours
Zurich (ZRH) – 208km
By car – 3 hours
By rail – 3 hours 45 minutes
There are a range of transfer options into St Moritz, including taxi, limousine, and helicopter services. Samedan airport is only a 10-minute drive from the resort and can be accessed by charter flight or private jet. Our concierge service can take care of this for you.
St Moritz Restaurants
St Moritz is a fine dining hot spot, with one in ten of its restaurants owning a gourmet label. A love for beautiful food and innovative cuisine has attracted award-winning chefs from around the world. Revel in extravagant dishes using the very best local ingredients, not to mention the freshest seafood in the alps.
In the town
Go to Ecco to try Rolf Fliegauf’s “purist aroma cuisine” which has earned him 2 Michelin stars and 18 Gault Millau points. For light and elegant Italian food, visit 2 Michelin-starred Da Vittorio who have beautiful views and a cosy atmosphere. If you want to excite your tastebuds, check out The Sunny Bar, where Peruvian Chef Claudia Canessa serves up original and delightful dishes.
With adorably rustic décor and hearty local specialties, La Stalla will provide a laid-back Swiss experience and an authentic cheese fondue. Chesa Veglia is a converted farmhouse, built in 1658, and is the oldest building in the resort. It houses three restaurants and two bars, including the most popular pizzeria in town. Their parmesan, mozzarella, and truffle pizza is certainly one to shout about.
While in St Moritz, it would be a shame to miss out on the famous Engadin walnut tart. Grab one from one of the many elegant cafes lining the streets. The historic Café Hanselmann is a regular crowd-pleaser.
On the slopes
With 34 mountain restaurants to choose from, delicious dining at altitude is guaranteed in St Moritz. El Paradiso is an overwhelming favourite, with elegant food, lavish cocktails and stunning panoramic views. CheCha is also popular for their breath-taking scenery and gourmet menu. The restaurant features a vibrant interior, a friendly welcome, and fascinating truffle and caviar creations. Make sure to look out for their in-house patisserie Le Cake while visiting.
Trutz is at the top of the Suvretta-Randolins lift and is perfect for sampling traditional Swiss and Italian food while marvelling at the lake-filled valley below. Cosy mountain hut Alphütte Clavadatsch used to be a stable. It has a glorious fireplace to curl up by in the guest room. Warm up while feasting on hearty alpine delights.
St Moritz Apres & Nightlife
Après ski in St Moritz is renowned for stylish parties and shameless indulgence. There is an abundance of glitzy bars and exclusive clubs to explore. But don’t be discouraged if you prefer your nights more low-key. With over 150 bars and restaurants, this resort offers plenty of variety for every type of evening affair. And if you don’t like going back into the cold between pubs, St Moritz has its very own indoor bar mile.
Refuel with a hot mulled wine or ice-cold beer before making your final descent.
- Sternbar Margunsis a super trendy open-air bar surrounded by panoramic views of the Marguns ski area. Modern décor, live music and fun cocktails make this place effortlessly cool.
- Pirates on the Rockshosts daily mountain parties and plays all the après ski hits. Just make sure you pace yourself so you can enjoy the long cruise back home.
- Altohas converted a disused cable car into a bar and slope-side chill-out space. It isn’t far from town, so is the perfect place to relax and watch the sunset on your way down.
Whether you want boot-stomping mischief, a cosy pub, or a classy place to sip champagne, there is something for everyone back in town.
- The legendary Roo Baris a must-visit, and their terrace will be packed out nightly. It is unrivalled for its lively atmosphere and mulled wine.
- The Devil’s Palaceis the world’s largest whisky bar with over 2500 varieties for you to try. Afterwards, head to their neighbouring smoker’s room and choose from a large selection of cigars.
- For wine and cosy conversations, Pavarotti and Friendsserves candlelit wine and tapas and has a glorious cellar. The Italian Balthazar Bar also has a lovely collection of wine, champagne and cocktails and regularly play live piano.
Continue the night into the early hours with exclusive clubs and plenty of dancing.
- Bailandowill have you dreaming of warmer climates, with plenty of Latino music and an atmosphere to match.
- For an evening you won’t forget, the Engadine pub Schweizerhof Stubliis always packed. Live music will have you wanting to continue the party well past the 2am close.
- The notorious Kings Social Club at Badrutt’s Palace may be the oldest club in Switzerland. The exclusive all-in-one bar, restaurant, and nightclub hosts well-known DJs and has no official closing time.
St Moritz Ski Area
As a two times host of the Winter Olympic Games and 5 Alpine Ski World Championships, it is no surprise that the pistes of St Moritz are of outstanding quality. Access 350km of terrain with the Engadin ski pass, all while basking in the St Moritz sun. The ski area is celebrated for its variety, so there will be something to keep every type of skier in your group happy.
The ski area
Lifts were recently updated, so you will find it quick and easy to explore and travel between ski areas. St Moritz has multiple ski zones, but these are our top 3:
· Corviglia is the easiest area to access and is very well connected. It is popular for cruising blues, easy reds, and its early morning powder.
· Corvatsch is a dream for keen skiers, with excellent snow, astounding views and an exciting diversity of slopes. It is also home to Switzerland’s longest slope for night-time skiing.
· Diavolezza is a little out of the way but a must-visit for advanced skiers. The 10km glacier run into Morteratsch will definitely make the journey worth it.
St Moritz is very well suited to snowboarders, with well-groomed pistes and plenty of backcountry to discover. Corviglia may get a little too crowded to be enjoyable, but Diavolezza should only be attempted if you are ready to get your adrenaline pumping. If you get a good dump of snow, spend the day in Maloja for quiet slopes and untouched powder.
Newer boarders will enjoy Zouz for its uncrowded piste and smaller park. Pontresina is also well liked for its wide, easy slopes.
With multiple parks throughout the resort, the one at Corvatch is the largest and is also one of the biggest in the alps. While you’re there, check out Curtinella for some natural hits. The off-piste potential in St Moritz is huge. There are fantastic freeriding opportunities in Diavolezza and at Piz Nair. We recommend hiring a guide to keep you safe and help you to find those hidden gems.
St Moritz has first rate ski schools and wonderful beginner’s areas. The morning and afternoon commute may be a little time consuming though, as the nursery slopes are not in the most convenient locations.
Corviglia is a good area for beginners, with practice lifts and dedicated slopes for slower or newer skiers. The Languard in Pontresina also has gentle slopes that are ideal for young beginners. Pontresina is generally a more relaxed and family-oriented area so is perfect for encouraging progression.
Our recommended ski schools:
· The Swiss Ski School St Moritz is well established and is the largest ski school in Switzerland. They have private and group lessons for children and adults. They are particularly popular for children’s lessons thanks to their dedicated kid’s village and resident mascot Snowli.
· Passion Ski School are a small team dedicated to conscious and nature-focused snow sports. They offer private and group lessons for children and adults. Because of their focus on appreciation for the surrounding landscapes, this is also a great choice for ski touring and freeriding.
· The highly qualified instructors at European Snow Sports offer private ski and snowboard lessons and off-piste tuition.
Intermediates are unlikely to get bored, with endless reds and blues to master. The wide pistes at Corviglia were made for cruising amongst panoramic views. When you start looking for a challenge, the slopes in the Marguns Bowl are a little more interesting. Diavolezza may seem intimidating, but if you are ready to push yourself, there are all red routes back to the base and snow conditions are usually excellent.
Corvatsch has some great terrain for advanced skiers, who should try the Standard Run. Starting at the summit, the ridge gets progressively steeper before arriving back on an easy black. Seasoned experts will want to head straight to Diavolezza and Lagalb for the hair-raising black runs. The unbelievable glacier run at Diavolezza is certainly one to tick off the bucket list.
Piz Nair and Corvatsch have some great off-piste, but a true mountain explorer should hire a guide to take them down the Roseg Valley. The heli-skiing at Fuorcla Chamoutsch is also an excellent day out with otherworldly views.
The resort is graced with fantastic weather throughout the winter season. High quality snowmaking facilities and two glacier runs ensure favourable snow conditions. There are also many fun and unusual events happening throughout the winter that will make your trip to St Moritz even more memorable.
Expect good skiing conditions from mid-December onwards. The lead-up to Christmas is a magical time in St Moritz. Sip Glühwein from the Christmas market and delight in sleigh rides across the frozen lake
Average snowfall: 72cm
Snow days: 6
Peak snowfall is in January so expect the slopes to remain busy. For some extra excitement back in town, try to coincide your visit with the annual World Cup Polo Championship.
Average snowfall: 78cm
Snow days: 7
Days are cold and snow is superb. The White Turf horse races on the lake provide plenty of action in town. Expect the resort to be busy around the half term weeks.
Average snowfall: 66cm
Snow days: 6
Spring is definitely in the air. March is the perfect time to make the most of long, sunny days. However, reliable snow is not always guaranteed.
Average snowfall: 49cm
Snow days: 4
Things To Do In St Moritz
In St Moritz, life in the village is just as big an attraction as the skiing. You will find no shortage of fabulous and original ways to spend your time.
The frozen lake is a hub and offers plenty of activities and entertainment for non-skiers. Spend an exciting afternoon watching the polo, ice golf or cricket. If you would rather be part of the action, head to the natural ice rink where you can try your hand at skating, hockey and curling. There are some glorious hikes in the area, but for a magical evening, why not try the guided full moon hike? It allows you to see the mountains from a whole new perspective and ends with traditional food and wine at the Panorama Restaurant.
To get your adrenaline pumping, have a go on the famous Cresta Run or the Olympia Bob Run, which is the world’s only natural ice bobsleigh track. You may also want to try winter surfing at Alpina Hutte. The event is a lot of fun and a memorable day out.
St Moritz first started as a wellness resort, with people flocking to the area for the healing powers of the hot springs. These traditions have survived to the present day and created a marvellous spa culture. The spa at The Kulm Hotel goes the extra mile, with a saltwater grotto and infrared cabin.
Delve into a rich culture scene, with stylish galleries and fascinating museums. Marvel at the works of Peter Robert Berry, Mili Weber and Giovanni Segantini. When you’re finished, refuel with a traditional afternoon tea. With so many stylish coffee houses and grand hotel lounges it is easy to find delightful, sweet treats. Le Grand Hall at Badrutts Palace has an extensive tea menu and in-house patisserie.
For the ultimate retail therapy, head straight to Via Serlas, the world’s highest outdoor shopping avenue. There are 74 shops here offering the very best of designer boutiques, luxury brands, and local delicatessens.
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