Unique in the world and the ultimate adrenaline rush! The Cresta Run was first prepared for the winter season 1884/85. For anyone who has made it once, the Cresta trip becomes an absolute addiction. Dicing with danger, a touch of adventure – qualities that make riding the Cresta Run on a speedy skeleton so fantastic and fascinating. The Cresta Run usually opens two or three days before Christmas and closes at the end of February or the beginning of March.
Over 30 top-class races take place each winter. Today, the average speed of the best riders – from a standing start – is almost 90 km/h but the top speed on the lower section of the run is around 140 km/h. Fascinating when you realize that the rider’s nose is flying along at most only 15 to 20 cm above the ice!
St. Moritz Tobogganing Club (SMTC)
The Cresta Run is a private club, but non-members are also welcome to make a "Run". Initially club members were almost only British and American. During recent years, it has become more open and today the majority of members come from Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Austria and France. However, one thing has remained: the club language is still English and the club is exclusively a male domain.
Training for beginners is available. It is a matter of honour for every member of the St. Moritz Tobogganing Club to provide beginners with instruction and introduce them to the techniques.