St Moritz
Ski Resort Review

St Moritz Ski Resort Review

The world famous ski resort of St Moritz lies on a sunny terrace of the beautiful Engadine valley. This chic and vibrant town, second home to the rich and famous, enjoys a 'champagne' atmosphere with a high quality ski area to match.

Après-ski ranges form highly sophisticated to relaxed. The frozen lake is the venue for many sporting and social events, such as cricket tournaments, greyhound races and 'White Turf' horse-racing.

St Moritz in Brief

Getting There To St Moritz:
Műnich: 300km (187 miles).
Zűrich: 210km (131 miles).
Milan: 200km (125 miles);
Samedan, St Moritz airport: 9km (6 miles).
Rail and bus services from Zűrich.
Glacier Express train from Zermatt.
Railway station in resort.


Height:
1,820 - 3,060m (5,870 - 10,040ft).


No of Lifts:
St Moritz: 23;
Engadine area: 57.


Types of Pistes:
15% beginner, 47% intermediate, 38% advanced.


Main Advantages:
snow record; snow-making facilities; wide choice of winter sports available; suitable for non-skiers.


Drawbacks:
Lifts very busy at peak times; limited number of beginner slopes; difficult road access; long overland transfers; fragmented ski areas; expensive.