St. Moritz, an attractive mixture of nature, cuture, sport, activity & tranquility
St. Moritz is one of the world’s most famous holiday resorts. Chic, elegant and exclusive with a cosmopolitan ambiance, it is located at 1,856 metres above sea level in the middle of the Upper Engadin lake landscape. The dry, sparkling “champagne climate” is legendary and the celebrated St. Moritz sun shines for an average of 322 days a year.
We know that the world-famous “champagne climate“ has less to do with the champagne-drinking winter guests than with the sparkling, invigorating and bracing climate of the Upper Engadin. The average temperature in St. Moritz is higher than its location would suggest. The forests reach several hundred metres further up than in other high-altitude valleys with the same latitude and the lower level of eternal snow is far higher. No wonder then that the slogan “Top of the World” was added to the sun and name of the St. Moritz brand logo in 1987.
St. Moritz keeps the promises made by its name
St. Moritz is a popular playground for many famous people. Alfred Hitchcock, Brigitte Bardot and Gunter Sachs were regular guests to St. Moritz, as were Charlie Chaplin, Henry Ford, Greta Garbo, Thomas Mann, the Kennedy family and the Shah of Persia.
St. Moritz Overview
If you’re looking for a well-heeled ski vacation, few resorts can top St. Moritz’s famed prestige. The resort is truly the No. 1 winter playground of the international jet set. The St. Moritz village is situated at the center of the elongated Engadin valley, which the Inn River passes through. Like most resorts located in the Swiss Alps, you can bet that St. Moritz offers dizzying views of dramatic mountain peaks. In short: a true snow sports paradise.
- Base: 1,730 metres
- Summit: 3,303 metres
- Vertical: 1169 metres
- Ski area extent: 350 km
- Longest run: 10 km
- Pistes: 88
- Halfpipes: 1
- Snowmaking: 20%