St. Moritz, the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism
St. Moritz is all about `chic’, elegance and exclusiveness, the place where you can literally feel the `dry, bubbly Champagne climate’ on your skin. St. Moritz is a guarantee for outstanding leisure and sports events, cultural highlights and a wide variety of shopping facilities.
Three different cultural regions converge in St. Moritz thanks to the Romansch language, the proximity to Italy and the fact that the majority of the local population are German speaking. The resort owes its original fame to its therapeutic springs, which have been known for over 3,000 years.
As well as its superb location above and on the lake shore, St. Moritz offers an attractive mixture of nature, cuture, sport, activity and tranquility.
International guests are attracted to the resort’s modern alpine lifestyle, which it owes, among other things, to its highly renowned first-class hotels and some of the best restaurants in Switzerland. It is one the best-known and most tradition-steeped holiday resorts in the world that arouses equal passion in summer and in winter.
The World Championships in Alpine skiing were held there for an amazing fourth time in 2003! Incidentally, St. Moritz (1,856 m) lies in the heart of the upper Engadin’s lake district, where the sun shines for 322 days a year on average. Which of course adds to the truly spectacular experience of taking a train ride on the Glacier or Bernina Expresses
The St. Moritz sun shines more intensely, the “champagne climate” is dryer and snow is more certain than anywhere else. These elements, combined with the Upper Engadin lake landscape and valley culture create an array of attractions that is unique in terms of quality and diversity. In winter; downhill and Nordic skiing, Cresta Run, bob run, horse racing on the frozen lake, polo, cricket, golf and curling tournaments, Olympic ski jump ramp, gourmet and music festivals. In summer; mountain biking, inline skating, hiking, windsurfing, ice skating, golf, tennis, sailing, opera, art and culture and the Swiss National Park – all within a radius of a few minutes.
The name “St. Moritz” is now so much in demand that it has been registered as an internationally protected trademark. As an international symbol of quality, the name “St. Moritz” epitomizes style, elegance and class.