St Moritz

St Moritz is world famous for its glamorous reputation and hosted the 2017 World Championships. In 2015 it celebrated 150 years of winter tourism when Johannes Badrutt persuaded British tourists with a money back guarantee, that sunny St Moritz was the place for winter sports. It also has a less known side: that of its ancient Romansh culture, language, and heritage. You see it in the indigenous sgrafitto architecture, hear it in local conversations. Foremost is the natural beauty of St. Moritz. This sophisticated town curves like a crescent moon around its lake and is crowned by glacier-draped peaks. It also has the nerve wracking Cresta and bobsled runs; golf, polo and horse racing every winter on its lake; and almost unlimited window-shopping, for any European designer worth his salt has a boutique here. For passive intrigue, afternoon tea at Hanselmann’s is a must, offering some of the best people watching anywhere.

Then there is St. Moritz’ legendary skiing – where it all started. The cradle of winter tourism. It is the only resort to host the Winter Olympics twice and the World Championships twice – all for good reason: there are 16 ski areas in two valleys included on the ski pass. Some of the 217 miles of trails may have pink snow blown north by Sahara winds. There are more than 60 lifts. It had Europe’s first six-passenger chair and today the newest technology takes you to the pistes and to more than 34 mountain restaurants for delicious revival and enjoyment. All interconnect by train or post bus included on your ski pass. Cross country enthusiasts can join 13,000 others in early March for the annual marathon. For some history their Hallenbad spa goes back to Roman times.

  • Day view of St Moritz.
  • Ski lift at St Moritz.

Gateway City: Zürich
Transfer Time: 3.5 hours
Via: 1st & 2nd Class Rail

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  • A Best of the Alps Resort
  • Chic Shopping
  • Casino
  • English Spoken
  • Expensive
  • Family Resort
  • Fine Food
  • Fly Luggage
  • Glacier Express
  • Haute Route
  • High Season Lines
  • Long Season
  • Lots to do
  • No Cars
  • Olympic Resort
  • Party Town
  • Skier's Resort
  • Summer Skiing
  • Very Scenic
  • World Cup Races
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Hotels in St Moritz

Hotel Languard

The 21-room Languard is perched above the lake on a quiet, very central street in St. Moritz Dorf. It’s a small, friendly hotel. One bedroom’s ceiling frescoes were discovered during restorations. The Engadine-paneled entry, the lounge with family artifacts and the lake-view breakfast room have just the right touch. There’s a range of room types and their baths have those wonderful heated towel racks. The Rico-Trivella family handed management of their gem to Claudia Zigna Wohlwend earlier this year. No worries, Sascha Casutt is still there to welcome you back from the glistening slopes and ready to direct you to a favorite dining experience!

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  • Entrance of Kulm Hotel at St Moritz.
  • Lounge in Kulm Hotel at St Moritz.
  • Room in Kulm Hotel at St Moritz.

HOTEL KULM

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The firsts just keep streaming in for the Kulm: it was named Gault- Millau’s Hotel of the Year for 2018 so its more than 160 years of traditions continue. The Kulm was St. Moritz’s first hotel opening in 1856 by Johannes Badrutt. Then in 1878, it surprised Christmas guests with dinner served by electric light, a first in Europe! Today, along with being Michelin’s top-rated hotel in St. Moritz, its renowned hospitality and comfort continue to complement discreet frozen lake views. As you enter, bouquets of fresh flowers decorate the majestic pillared reception and a warm fireplace greets guests. The 179 rooms and suites subtly blend the historic with unique modern comforts and finest furnishings. Even the linens are entrancing, and bathrooms have picture windows looking out to the lake to snow covered peaks beyond. The 65-foot glass-walled pool and expanded spa offer cures originally known to the Romans that we’ve come to enjoy: whirlpool, aromatic steam baths, saunas, and the Caldarium. Yes, come to the Kulm and be spoiled.

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