The following bucket list gives you a rundown on the things you shouldn’t miss during your stay at the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz. We wish you lots of enjoyment in your experiences and discoveries!
8 tips for your stay in St. Moritz
1. Visit the legendgary Festival da Jazz
Jazz - not just a musical genre, but rather a philosophy and a beautiful blend of harmonie and disharmonie. Visit the legendary Dracula Club to listen to some of the hottest swing music, created with an exciting combination of wind instruments, a piano, double bass and drums, played in the mild Engadine summer evenings. Enjoy traditional jazz, the magical music that was born in southern America at the end of the 19th century, as well as more esoteric, modern styles.
2. Play golf in the middle of St. Moritz at the Kulm Golf St. Moritz
Golf, golf and more golf is the motto at the Kulm Golf Course. The golfing world lies at your feet, as you can enjoy complimentary green fees on the 9-hole golf course at the Kulm Golf St. Moritz. Pitch in the middle of the village with the breath-taking alps as your backdrop. A golfing experience second to none.
3. Watch the sunrise while stand-up paddling
How about watching the sunrise over the crystal-clear lake of St. Moritz? Enjoy the absolute tranquillity and get in touch with nature early in the morning. Originally, stand-up paddling was discovered by Polynesian fisherman as a means to cross the sea. Nowadays, St. Moritz has been infected with this outdoor sensation – come and try for yourself and find out what the trend is all about.
4. Race down the biking trail on the Corviglia
Want to satisfy your need for speed? Or fancy a biking excursion with your whole family? Then you need to try the Corviglia Flow trail. On a scale of 1 to 5 the physical difficulty is a 1, while the technical requirement about a 3. And the beauty of the trail? We would say at least a 7!
5. Fly by helicopter over the Upper Engadine
«Everyone dreams of flying, until the day you grow wings.» is what Paracelsus wrote. The physician, philosopher and alchemist was in St. Moritz in 1535 when he dreamt about flying. Whether one is able to grow wings or not, a flight over the Engadine is a unique experience. We can help make this dream become a reality: take off with a helicopter and admire the beauty of the Engadine from above.
6. Relax in our private spa suite
When did you last spend time with your favourite person? In our private spa suite with bio sauna, steam bath and Jacuzzi, you can really experience quality time with that person while enjoying a glass of champagne and a little snack. And for a truly private experience, we offer you the possibility of booking the entire sauna and pool area of the Kulm Spa from 8.30 in the evening for your own exclusive use.
7. Dine in Badrutt's Stübli
Take in the atmosphere of the original Kulm Hotel building, built in 1856. Dine in the place where hotel founder and tourism pioneer Johannes Badrutt hosted his first winter guests and invented winter holidays. Savour a special dinner with carefully selected complementing wines in Badrutt’s family dining room and feel like a pioneer yourself!
8. Explore the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz
Eight restaurants, a 4000m2 spa area, endless indulgence and boundless relaxation: With the offer for dine-around and spa-around the two luxury properties Grand Hotel Kronenhof and Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, we take you on a spa and culinary journey through the Upper Engadin.
7 tips for your winter stay in St. Moritz
1. Thunder down the bob run
This is the Olympic Bob Run St. Moritz-Celerina no less, and the only natural ice bob run in the world! Rides are offered daily, following the training or after races. It takes about 75 seconds to race down the 1,722-meter slope that starts in the Kulm Hotel grounds. At the "horseshoe" bend you’ll experience pressure of up to 4.5 g, and just before the Martineau Corner, you’ll reach a top speed of up to 135 km per hour. Have fun!
2. Enjoy an exceeding dinner at the restaurant the K by Tim Raue
In the winter season 2017/18, the successful celebrity chef Tim Raue (awarded with 19 Gault&Millau points and 2 Michelin stars) will realize his own pop-up restaurant at "the K by Tim Raue" at the Kulm Hotel. As usual, Raue will enchant guests with an aromatic Asian-inspired cuisine. A selection of wines and an elegant atmosphere create an enjoyable experience for both hotel guests and external visitors.
3. Snap your fingers in the Sunny Bar
The gymnastic rings and skeleton sleds on the ceiling give the game away at the Sunny Bar in the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz. As the oldest sports bar in the Alps and the traditional meeting place for the Cresta riders, the place has become something of a legend. In recent years, the bar has also evolved into a cool jazz venue. The "Round Midnight Concerts" held here every weekend, often featuring international jazz musicians, are a must for all jazz lovers. The performances, here in this exclusive setting, are free for visitors as well as hotel guests.
4. Dare to hurtle down the ice track
Hurtle headfirst down the ice track at the break-neck speed of 140 km per hour with your nose only just above the ice! Every winter since the 1884/85 winter season, daring visitors have felt the high surge of adrenaline that is guaranteed on the legendary Cresta Run. Please note that this sport is reserved for men. Pre-registration at the Cresta Run office is obligatory, and novices must attend a training session.
5. Early Bird Skiing Sessions
From 27 December, every Wednesday morning from 7.40 h, Early Bird Skiing Sessions exclusively for Kulm and Kronenhof guest - enjoy pristine slopes 1 hour before the official opening of the piests on Diavolezza.
6. Ski down the Engadine dream slope
The black slope of Giand'Alva, known as the Hahnensee Slope, is probably the most popular in the Engadine. Wide, open and steep at the start, this dramatic 9-km-long slope affords views of the Upper Engadine lakes and ends in snow-covered forest – a dream for snow sports enthusiasts!
7. Night-skiing on the Corvatsch
During the Corvatsch Snow Night, which is every winter night from 19.00 to 2.00 h, you can ski down the longest lit skiing slope (4.2 km) in Switzerland.
The Murtèl restaurant, located at the middle station, is ideal for a relaxing break from the addictive slopes. After the skiing, people meet in the Hossa Bar, where the party is just getting started.