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Travel Home > Directory > Destinations > Europe > Switzerland > St Moritz


St. Moritz. Pop. 5600. Currency Swiss franc (CHF). Language German (Walser German dialect). Time Zone GMT + 1 hour. Most convenient airport - Zurich. Best Time to go – year round location – for winter sports, and summer walking. St Moritz is a high-class resort in the Engadine valley, South East Switzerland. Indeed is is reckoned to be the oldest winter resort in the world. Popular activities in St. Moritz include skiing and hiking, and nearby there is the world famous Cresta Run toboggan course. In 1928 and 1948 St. Moritz was the host city for the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics. It was also host to the 1934, 1974 and 2003 Alpine Skiing World Championships. Apart from the chic lifestyle, there are a number of attractions in St. Moritz including: The Segantini Museum (dedicated to the painter - Giovanni Segantini); The Cresta Run (built on a natural course); and The Glacier Landscapes. St. Moritz has also been mentioned in films and media. The 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger it was mentioned as a skiing resort. It was also mentioned in the 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes Only.


St Moritz Skiing Hotels Rooms Travel in the Engadine Valley

St Moritz Skier and Winter Sports Hotels Reservation Crystal Hotel Schweizerhof Hotel Hauser Hotel Loeffler Hotel Monopol Hotel Badrutt`s Palace Hotel St Moritz Travel Skiing and Tourism.

Crystal Hotel - St Moritz

Crystal Hotel, is a 4 star hotel with 84 rooms. The hotel is set 100 metres from the Corviglia ski area, which offers 350 kilometres of pistes and 60 ski lifts. There are 180 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails and there is also sledding, curling, ice skating and a cresta run. A ski-to-door property, the hotel has storage facilities for guests own ski equipment.

1948 Winter Olympics - wikipedia

The 1948 Winter Olympics, officially known as the V Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1948 in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Highlights included - Barbara Ann Scott becoming the first Canadian to win the figure skating gold medal, Norway winning all three medals in the ski jumping event, and United States winning their first gold medal in Alpine Skiing.

Engadine Valley - wikipedia

The Engadin or Engadine is a long mountain valley located in the canton of Graubünden in southeast Switzerland. It follows the route of the Inn River from its headwaters at Maloja Pass running northeast until the Inn flows into Austria one hundred kilometers downstream. The Engadin is protected by high mountains on all sides and is famous for its sunny climate, beautiful landscapes and outdoor activities.

St Moritz - wikipedia

St. Moritz is an exclusive resort town in the Engadine valley in Switzerland. It is a municipality in the district of Maloja in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. St. Moritz is considered the oldest winter resort in the world. Due to its favorable location residents enjoy over 300 days of sunshine a year.

St. Moritz Tobogganing Club - Cresta Run

The Cresta is an ice run, three quarters of a mile long, that winds its way from above the 'Leaning Tower' in St Moritz down a steep gully through ten testing corners, past the tiny hamlet of Cresta, to the village of Celerina. The first Run was completed in January 1885 and took nearly nine weeks to build. Only the three upper banks received detailed work . The Cresta Run is still built from scratch every year using the natural contours of the valley and earth banks to provide a framework on which to pile the snow.


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