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St. Moritz is most famous for how it exudes style, grace and fashion from the people who come here. It is undoubtedly the premier social resort in the Eastern Alps, nicknamed 'Fashion Week on Snow'. The busy centre is full of high-fashion shops and Michelin star restaurants. Whilst the culture in St. Moritz is very much an all-winter activity resort, with unusual spectator sports such as cricket, golf, greyhound-racing, show-jumping and polo being played on the frozen lake during the winter. One thing to know about St. Moritz is that the place to be (to live, dine and party) is St. Mortiz-Dorf, not St. Moritz-Bad.

With over 300 days of sunshine a year, St. Moritz is an idyllic location to spend a winter holiday, the odds being in your favour for sunny skiing. Imagine the sun sparkling on a snow-covered town with its gigantic frozen lake spread out in front, and snowy peaks spotted all around, it is a truly magical place to spend a holiday. There is never a boring moment in St. Moritz, with more to do during the season than many other resorts can boast of, this place is made to entertain.

Due to St. Moritz being situated at such a high altitude, it guarantees a good level of snow, even on the lower slopes. The 350km of pistes make St. Moritz the largest ski area in Switzerland, divided into four different areas. The highest point that can be reached is Corvatsch, and its surroundings of glaciers, trees and lakes make its views unparalleled, while the skiing is the most extreme around this area. However, St. Moritz boasts a vast amount of gentle intermediate skiing and a fair amount of beginner options. Surprisingly perhaps, St. Moritz boasts some exceptional off piste. However, the fact is that the typical clientèle in St. Moritz do not take advantage of it, a perfect scenario for the advanced and experienced off pisters.

What You Need To Know

  • Some of the best Après anywhere in the alps
  • The Polo on the lake is not to be missed
  • Acres of unspoilt off piste to enjoy
  • Michelin star quality food in resort

What We Like

"Gold Temptation" 23-carat gold bath

At the beautiful Carlton Hotel Spa you can enjoy a golden bath enriched with 23 carat gold leaf or platinum gold. The bath rejuvenates the skin and leaves it with a golden shimmering glow.

Lunch at La Marmite

With its own separate caviar menu and A-list celebrity clientèle this is the place to have lunch in St. Moritz. The exceptional views are worth it alone so make sure you get a table next to the window.

White Turf

St Moritz is the only place in the world to host 'Skijoring' where competitors are pulled along on skis by unsaddled horses going extremely fast on a frozen lake.

Gourmet Festival

Find yourself surrounded by the best chocolatiers and chefs from all over the world and being able to taste their wonderful creations.