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Sensational St Moritz ski resort. Piz Nair at Corviglia (3057m).
Sensational St Moritz ski resort. Piz Nair at Corviglia (3057m).
Modern St Moritz village dominated by the 5 star Badrutt's Palace Hotel.
Modern St Moritz village dominated by the 5 star Badrutt's Palace Hotel.
View from Corvatsch at 3303m, the highest lifted point at St Moritz ski resort.
View from Corvatsch at 3303m, the highest lifted point at St Moritz ski resort.
Frreriding tracked powder on Diavolezza, the third St Moritz ski area.
Frreriding tracked powder on Diavolezza, the third St Moritz ski area.
The Lagalb cable car, St Moritz's 4th mountain, part of the Diavolezza ski area.
The Lagalb cable car, St Moritz's 4th mountain, part of the Diavolezza ski area.
St moritz has all aspects of terrain covered, so powder is almost guaranteed.
St moritz has all aspects of terrain covered, so powder is almost guaranteed.
The Bernina railway links St Moritz to Diavolezza and Tirano in Italy.
The Bernina railway links St Moritz to Diavolezza and Tirano in Italy.
St Moritz rises above the valley used for horse racing, ice skating and walking.
St Moritz rises above the valley used for horse racing, ice skating and walking.
Fresh turns on the Corvatsch glacier, St Moritz.
Fresh turns on the Corvatsch glacier, St Moritz.
St Moritz mountain huts and restaurants are first class (Corviglia).
St Moritz mountain huts and restaurants are first class (Corviglia).
Terrain for everyone at St Moritz. Beginners at the base of Corvatsch.
Terrain for everyone at St Moritz. Beginners at the base of Corvatsch.
Paradise for intermediates; St Moritz has uncrowded, long, wide piste trails.
Paradise for intermediates; St Moritz has uncrowded, long, wide piste trails.
Powder can be found easily in St Moritz.
Powder can be found easily in St Moritz.
Steeps for experts include these off Piz Nair at Corviglia, St Moritz.
Steeps for experts include these off Piz Nair at Corviglia, St Moritz.
St Moritz powder at Diavolezza.
St Moritz powder at Diavolezza.
Celerina, part of Corviglia ski area, is an alternative to staying in St Moritz.
Celerina, part of Corviglia ski area, is an alternative to staying in St Moritz.
The Kuhstall on Corvatsch is one of St Moritz's best on mountain eateries.
The Kuhstall on Corvatsch is one of St Moritz's best on mountain eateries.
Après on the mountain at Alpina above St Moritz is very good.
Après on the mountain at Alpina above St Moritz is very good.
The Bernina Express winds its way below Lagalb heading to Italy - a must do!
The Bernina Express winds its way below Lagalb heading to Italy - a must do!
Ski St Moritz.
Ski St Moritz.

St Moritz

St Moritz Ski Resort Switzerland

Whilst for years it has simply traded on its name, St Moritz is rightfully a world renown ski resort. Comprising 3 diverse ski areas, St Moritz, in the canton of Grisons (or Graubünden) Switzerland, has terrain and activities for all skier abilities and non-skier proclivities. 

Feted as a playground for the wealthy, the St Moritz ski areas of Corviglia, Corvatsch & Diavolezza -Lagalb should instead be feted for the excellence of the their lifts, pistes & freeride adventure possibilities.

St Moritz might be a little more expensive than some ski destinations in Switzerland & Europe, but it provides a superb ski experience for those with an open mind and a sense of adventure. The Powderhounds loved it.

Summary of Pros & Cons for St Moritz Ski Resort

Pros

  • Comprises three diverse ski areas;
  • High altitude base - excellent snow quality;
  • Modern and efficient lift infrastructure;
  • Ski terrain for all levels of skier and snowboarder;
  • Perfect sunny piste trails at Corviglia;
  • Diverse terrain, glacier and north facing aspect on Corvatsch;
  • Stunning freeride terrain at Diavolezza and Lagalb;
  • Breathtaking rail journey from Zurich or Zermatt;
  • Bernina Express train to Tirano Italy is one of the world's best rail journeys;
  • Powder stays fresh and unskied for days at St Mortiz;
  • Several superb restaurants & fine dining (incl. on mountain);
  • Massive range of non ski activities and options.

Cons

  • Not a great recent snow record (2017/18 was very good though);
  • Expensive - particularly food & accommodation;
  • Surprisingly quiet apres ski in St Moritz town centre;
  • St Moritz town centre has lost much of its traditional charm.

Pro or Con Depending On Your Perspective

  • Three major ski areas that are not lift connected to each other;
  • Not the simplest place to drive to (so take the train!);
  • Can get seriously cold at St Moritz (great snow quality though!);
  • High number of 5 star hotels!


Nearby Resorts

As if skiing all the brilliant St Moritz ski areas wasn’t enough, the Rhaetian train network puts the amazing Davos Klosters and a host of resorts from Chur in play. By car or bus, the secret stash at nearby Bivio & the larger Savognin provide a vastly different ski experience to St Moritz. 

The ultimate Swiss ski holiday would involve taking the Glacier Express train from St Moritz all the way to Zermatt via wonderful Andermatt Sedrun and Brig for another week of skiing.

St Moritz Accommodation

Like Davos (but not nearly as bad!), St Moritz has lost much of its traditional architecture and succumbed to some fairly unsightly development. And just like Davos has lovely Klosters to offset it, so does St Moritz have Celerina and other villages to offset it.

St Moritz has more enormous 5-star hotels than just about any ski resort in the world and certainly caters to the high-end skier that demands fine dining, excellent service and exquisite comfort. But as with every other ski resort in the world, a full range of accommodation options are available to suit every budget. Case in point are the numerous apartments, hostels and 3-star hotels in 7 around St Moritz.

Access to the Corviglia ski area from St Moritz is via a 2 stage funicular. Better access to Corviglia is available from accommodation in St Moritz Bad via the Signal cable car. A full range of hotel budgets is catered for. The budget pick is the Hotel Pitze situated in the Signal ski lift car park and next to the funkiest restaurant in St Moritz, the La Baracca.

Celerina is the best place in St Moritz for a more traditional village experience and comes with the benefit of having the most efficient ski lift access to Corviglia, the best valley run and two train stations.

Above St Moritz, Salastrains is a short walk or horse drawn sleigh ride from the funicular mid station at Chanterella. Restaurant bars and accom at 2048m, is the best on mountain at the ski resort. Also close to the a the most comprehensive children’s learn to ski area.

Suvretta has the classic Suvretta House an uber traditional 5 star at the western end of Corviglia, providing a sense of the old world in an otherwise thoroughly modern surround.

Other villages near St Moritz offer alternative (and sometimes cheaper) lodging options and are seamlessly connected to the ski areas by buses or trains. Near Corvatsch ski area there is Silvaplana, Surlej and Segl. Surlej is closest to the ski lifts, but Silvaplana gets the most winter sun. Between St Moritz and Diavolezza is the surprisingly large village of Pontresina. Masses of cross country ski enthusiasts stay there, but the bus & train transport links make it a viable option for alpine skiers as well.

The small hamlet of Morteratsch at the base of the glacier and ski route of the same name has its own train station and some fabulously quiet accommodation convenient to Diavolezza. For something completely different, stay in the Berghaus on Diavolezza or the intriguing Berghotel Muottas Muragl, perched all by its lonesome above the valley.

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St Moritz Activities

Variety of activities available. St Moritz is not just a ski resort, it is far, far more. The valley has huge lakes that freeze in winter to form impeccable winter walking, cross country skiing and ice skating areas. Paragliding, winter horse races, winter cricket tournaments, Scenic train rides to Italy are a must – as is lunch, dinner and an overnight in Tirano, Italy.

The Bernina railway is one of the world’s best railway journeys and skiers get to use it as return transport as part of the lift ticket. Add casinos, fine dining and shopping. St Moritz has it all covered.

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    St Moritz Corviglia Ski Trail Map
  • St Moritz Corviglia Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    Corviglia
    1720m – 3057m (1337m)
    Corviglia
    1797m – 3303m (1506m)
    Diavolezza
    1896m – 2978m (1082m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (42)
    10 Gondolas / cable cars
    19 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    Corviglia
    Late Nov to early April
    Corviglia
    Late Nov to early Mayl
    Diavolezza
    Late Oct to early May
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 308km (combined)
    Longest run – 10km+
    Advanced - 20%
    Intermediate - 62%
    Beginner - 18%

    Corviglia - 155km
    Corvatsch - 120km
    Diavolezza - 33km
  • Lift Prices (Day Ticket 17/18)
    Adult - CHF57 - 79
    Child - CHF19 - 26.30
    Child u/6yr - Free

    St Moritz Corvatsch Ski Trail Map
  • St Moritz Corvatsch Ski Trail Map

    St Moritz Diavolezza Ski Trail Map
  • St Moritz Diavolezza Ski Trail Map