Winter

Winter Activities

Engadine St. Moritz, with four main peaks and 350 kilometres of pistes, 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 your first night, receive a ski pass for CHF 45.

Tobogganing

Engadin St. Moritz offers a variety of long and short toboggan runs. The classic is the 4.2 km run at Muottas Muragl. Another highlight is the most famous snow roller coaster in Preda-Begrün – only a 20-minute train ride from Pontresina.

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.

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, beginners as well as pros will find the right cross-country ski trail for their ability.

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.

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.

Corvatsch Night-skiing

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.

Ice sports

Ice sports have a tradition in the Upper Engadine. You can skate on our hotel ice rink, which is open until the end of February, play a game of curling with friends or chase after the puck in the Ludains ice arena.

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.

Trailrunning

When does the running season start in the Engadin? Well, answering this question is almost impossible since the running season actually never ends! Here, we don’t stow away our trail running shoes once autumn is over. No way! At most we may replace them with a waterproof pair with extra deep treads. If you want to travel throughout the year – and through the Engadin, of course – and run, our high valley is the perfect place for you.

helicopter flights

«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.

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.