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St. Moritz Ski Resort

  • Nearest town: Chur Silvaplana Celerina Pontresina
  • Resort Altitude (metres): 1770m
  • Ski Season: December - April
  • Mountain Range: The Alps
  • Number of Lifts: 56
  • Highest Lift (metres): 3303m
  • Lowest Lift (metres): 1730m
  • Number of Slopes: 88
  • Snowboarding: yes: park and half-pipe
  • Cross Country (km): 180km

St. Moritz Ski Information

General information

There are a number of non-ski attractions in St Moritz, a good place to start sightseeing is the Segantini Mueum, which houses many works by Giovanni Segantini. Another good place to go is the Engadine Museum, which exhibits the history the Engadine and St Moritz. You can also go and take a look at the Slanting Tower, which is a monument that dates back tot he 12th century. For those who are looking for something a little more active, you can try paragliding or kite-surfing.

  • Languages: German French Italian Romansch
  • Temperatures: 5°C
  • Driving: Drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road
  • Emergency contact numbers: Police: 117
    Fire: 118
    Medical: 144
  • Population: 5600
  • Religion: 49% Roman Catholic 48% Protestant

Apres-ski

St Moritz, being the most famous resort in Switzerland, has quite a lively Apres Ski scene. There are a number of bars and a few nightclubs, which all provide some great nights out all through the year. There are a large number of shops, which sell everything and anything, as well as offer equipment for rental. St Moritz also has a wide variety of restaurants, that serve a range of international and traditional cuisine. Other activities on offer, include a bowling alley; a sports centre; a gym; a swimming pool; an ice rink; and a sauna and hot tubs.

Overview

St Moritz is the most famous of all the Swiss ski resorts, and it is glamorous and a little on the expensive side. Cross-country skiers have a wide range of runs to choose from. There are many runs available for all levels of expertise, with a wide variety of runs for beginners and a few good ones for intermediates. Experts will have to do a bit of travelling to get to the best that St moritz has to offer. The town also has a wide range of non-ski activities on offer, and the Apres Ski scene is quite lively. St Moritz is a popular skiing destination all year round and is the place to be seen in, and even do some skiing. Its one of the more expensive resorts in Switzerland, so if you're working on a budget you might want to try another resort.

St. Moritz Attractions

St. Moritz Shopping

Most of the shopping in St Moritz takes place on the via Maistr, with both sides of the road being lined with a wide range of shops. At Badrutt's Palace houses a range of boutiques that sell a wide range of designer goods. If you are looking to buy some local arts and crafts, the best place to go is Ettlin, via Rosatsch 7, which sells a wide range of arts; crafts; and other folklore items.

St. Moritz Restaurants and Bars

St. Moritz Restaurants

La Marmite - Corviglia Bergstation. This family owned restaurant is one of the best high-altitude restaurants in the Grisons, and is a great place to go for lunch. They serve a wide range of Austrian; German; and Swiss dishes, at reasonable prices. The restaurant is very busy and is frequented by locals and tourists alike.

Hanselman - Via Maistra 8. This restaurant was established in the mid-1800s, and is one of the best places in town to go for breakfast or lunch. It is very popular with both locals and tourists. They serve a wide range of Austrian; German; and Swiss dishes, at very reasonable prices.

Restaurant Cascade - Via Somplaz 6. This Italian restaurant is a great place to go if you want to take a break from all the other more traditional Swiss restaurants. The restaurant is very popular with locals and tourists alike and serves some of the best Italian food outside of Italy.

St. Moritz Bars & Clubs

Bobby's Pub - Caspar Badrutt Shopping Gallery, via dal Bagn 52. This English style pub is one of the most popular places for tourists to hang out after a long day's skiing. Here you can sit back, have a few drinks and make a whole lot of new friends.

Vivai's Disco - Hotel Steffani, Somplazt 1. This is the best disco in town and is very popular with a mixed crowd of locals and tourists. This is the place to go if you're looking to dance and party the whole night long. DJs play a range of all the latest dance music from around the world to keep the party pumping all night long.

Hotel Schweizerhof - via dal Bagn 54. This hotel is one of the best entertainment complexes in town, and it contains a number of different venues catering to almost all tastes. There is the Muli Bar, which offers American style country music; the Stuebl, which gives guests a taste of the region; and the Piano Bar, which is perfect for a more relaxed evening out.

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