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!
9 tips for your 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. Visit the most exclusive club in St. Moritz
The world-renowned Dracula Club was opened in the 1970s by Gunter Sachs at the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz. Sachs, at that time, was one of the most dazzling personalities of the European jet set. In winter the private club admits only members and friends but all visitors to the Festival da Jazz in summer are welcome.
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. 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!
6. Night-skiing on the Corvatsch
During the Corvatsch Snow Night, which is every winter night from 7 pm to 2 am, 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.
7. 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.
8. 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!
9. Dance on Olympic ice
The impressive Eispavillon building is especially valued for its historical role in the Olympic Winter Games held here in 1928 and 1948. The ice skating competitions took place on the natural ice rink in front of the building, and from February 2017, the newly restored and renovated pavilion and rink will sparkle in new splendour. The Eispavillon will be home to a new restaurant with sun terrace on the first floor that will feature touring exhibitions on the theme of the Olympic games, sports and other topics of local and contemporary interest. Skates will be available for hire from a room on the ground floor, so why not try a few pirouettes on the ice?