As the birthplace of alpine winter holidays, St. Moritz is a destination rich in tradition. The Winter Olympics of 1928 and 1948 were in fact held at this Alpine metropolis in the Engadine. Not everyone knows though that originally, this sun-drenched alpine metropolis owed its importance to its mineral springs that gave rise to St. Moritz's reputation as a spa resort.
St. Moritz, at over 1,822 metres above sea level, is the top destination for winter sports. Over 350 km of slopes, in and around St. Moritz, offer unlimited opportunities for skiing and snowboarding. Not far from the Kulm Hotel, bobsleigh riders race down the Olympic Bob Run – the world's only natural ice bobsleigh track – to neighbouring Celerina. Whether you prefer traditional or freestyle, you can discover the Upper Engadine landscape on the extensive network of cross-country skiing trails. Each year, the Engadine Ski Marathon draws to this high valley over 12,000 cross-country skiing enthusiasts from more than 60 nations.
Via Serlas, the shopping street at the highest altitude in Europe, brings world-famous luxury brands such as Gucci, Chanel and Louis Vuitton to ensure you look good off the slopes as well as on them. Thanks to the collections of Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Hermès, you’ll always know what's in vogue. With the Cartier watches, you’ll always keep up with the times, and the sparkling diamonds from Bulgari and Bucherer make every woman shine even more! The delightful souvenirs found in the speciality shops include many mouth-watering delicacies from the region.
The gourmet kitchens of the historic Grand Restaurants and at the cosy Arvenstuben of St. Moritz please their guests with Italian dishes, regional specialities such as capuns, and traditional Swiss dishes such as fondue and raclette. More than 100 restaurants and pubs in the luxury resort, along with numerous other restaurants around St. Moritz, have together earned around 270 Gault Millau points.