Winter

Tips for Engadine winter days

Engadine St. Moritz, with four main peaks and 350 kilometres of slopes, some 200 kilometres of cross-country ski trails and 150 kilometres of winter hiking trails, the holiday destination Engadin offers a wide variety of  winter sports in one region. Why not set out to enjoy and explore the beautiful landscapes?

Skiing & snowboarding

Feel the sun on your face and the powdery snow under your skis all day long: on 350 kilometres of slopes. Corviglia, the “backyard mountain” of St. Moritz, along with the Corvatsch and Diavolezza ski resorts, all offer you an exceptional skiing experience. In fact it’s easy to imagine yourself as a world champion on these slopes! In addition, the numerous restaurants, ski huts and snow bars serve everything from light meals to fine dining and plenty of après ski fun. From two nights, guests receive a ski pass for CHF 35.  In February 2017, the Alpine Ski World Championship will take place in St. Moritz. For the Engadin, this will be the fifth World Cup, following on from the events in 1934, 1948, 1974 and 2003.

Cross country skiing

The Swiss paradise of silver trails offers spectacular cross-country skiing possibilities in every respect – unique scenery, top track quality, and unsurpassed snow safety. Whether you want to train for the Engadine ski marathon, test your limits on the race tracks or prefer to glide along the illuminated night trails at a later hour, you will find the right cross-country ski trail for your every whim.

Ice sports

There is a tradition of Ice as well as snow sports in the Upper Engadine. You can try a pirouette on our hotel skating rink. Play a game of curling with friends, or chase the puck in the Ludains ice arena.

Cresta Run

Imagine speeding headfirst down the ice track at the break-neck speed of 140 km per hour; your nose only just above the ice. Since the 1884/85 winter season, excited participants have felt the big surge of adrenaline on the legendary Cresta Run. For anyone who tries it, Cresta racing soon becomes an addiction. The adventure, tinged with danger, is what makes racing down the Cresta Run on a fast skeleton bobsled so alluring to enthusiasts.

Olympic Bob Run St. Moritz-Celerina

In the mood for some action? A ride down the bob run St. Moritz-Celerina equals a 75-second adrenaline surge. Anyone daring to thunder down the world’s only natural ice run as a passenger aboard a four-man bob with pilot and brakeman, will be put to the test at the dramatic “horseshoe” bend (if not before) but will receive a “diploma” after reaching the end in one piece.

Sledging

Engadin St. Moritz offers a variety of long and short toboggan runs. The classic run is the Muottas Muragl. Another highlight is Switzerland’s famous snow roller coaster “Preda-Bergün”, which is only a 20-minute train ride away from St. Moritz.

Winter hiking

The best way to experience the natural world is still by hiking. In the Engadine St. Moritz region, winter hikers will find numerous possibilities that include the pram-friendly footpath and the easy woodland trail.

Horse carriage rides

Fancy going off with your loved ones on a relaxing carriage ride for a few hours? View the splendid Engadine scenery in comfort wrapped in blankets and furs while crossing the frozen Lake St. Moritz, or go further afield to the beautiful lake Lej da Staz that is surrounded by forest. Other classic trips include rides to the Val Roseg or Val Fex side valleys. Our concierge will be happy to arrange for a carriage to pick you up in front of the hotel.

Excursions

How about a discovery tour of some of the splendid local scenery? We recommend a ride through the UNESCO World Heritage site on the "Little Red", as the Rhaetian Railway is affectionately called, travelling down from the glaciers to the palm trees of Tirano. Alternatively, go for a hike in the Swiss National Park in Zernez, or follow an alpine pass down to discover the southern charm of the Italian town Chiavenna.