St. Moritz Ski Resort Guide & Piste Map
St. Moritz Resort Description
St. Moritz is one of the worlds most famous holiday resorts. Chic, elegant and exclusive with a cosmopolitan ambiance, it is located at 1,856 metres above sea level in the middle of the Upper Engadin lake landscape. St. Moritz lies on a sunny terrace in the heart of the Engadin Valley in Graubunden and is influenced by three cultures: those of the German-speaking majority of its residents, the Romanish-speaking population of the Engadine and the nearby Italians. The dry, sparkling champagne climate is legendary and the celebrated St. Moritz sun shines for an average of 322 days a year.
St Moritz in Switzerland is a large resort with 24 lifts that offers skiers an incredible 1169 metres (3835 feet) of vertical descent. St Moritz has 190 acres of terrain over 88 pistes with a total length of 80 kilometers (50 miles). It is best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for beginners and advanced skiers. Moreover, the highly modern ski lifts ensure a minimum of waiting time and a maximum of efficiency in a region that is renowned for its variety. Carving paradises, freeride slopes, spacious nursery slopes and a glacier downhill run lure snow sport aficionados in every direction.
There is a rich diversity in après ski options in St Moritz, catering for the wide variety in ages and wealth of the resort's visitors. An early evening stop for everyone regardless however is Hanselmann's, the century old purveyor of fabulous cakes and ice cream.