Engadin St. Moritz is home to the jet set - literally! There is a small private airport near the ski area where they can land their jets. This world-famous resort lies in the Engadine valley, under the 4000m-high Piz Bernina mountain. 330km of well-groomed, pristine ski runs with beautiful views of Lake St. Moritz would dazzle just about anyone, and the clientele will speak for itself: Charlie Chaplin, Liz Taylor and Brigitte Bardot are just a few of the celebrities who have graced St. Moritz with their presence. Best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders, the Engadin St. Moritz ski area is equipped with excellent, modern ski lifts ensuring that all runs are easy to reach.
The majority of the pristine, sunny slopes in the Engadin St. Moritz ski area are spread out over the four large and varied ski areas of Corviglia/Piz Nair, Corvatsch, Diavolezza/Lagalb and Zuoz. Not forgetting, of course five other small, but perfectly formed ski areas nearby. The high altitudes and the modern snowmaking facilities make snow conditions in the Engadin St. Moritz area a much talked-about subject. There are plenty of great mountain restaurants offering gastronomic delights to fuel your afternoon's skiing - look around as you could be lunching with international stars! Two thirds of this ski area consist of red runs, making this a particularly ideal choice for intermediate skiers. The remaining third of the slopes is shared out equally between the blue and black runs - this still means there are 60km of each in the Engadin St. Moritz ski area! St. Moritz is often called the birthplace of winter sports and there are plenty of non-skiing activities on offer as well.
|Families & Children|
“St. Moritz is a lovely place. Nice views and a super ski area. Good hotels and shopping. Stylish, we loved it!„
|Green slopes8 km||Drag lifts15||Start of the season19 October|
|Blue slopes65 km||Chair lifts22||End of the season3 May|
|Red slopes192 km||Gondola lifts8||Glacier|
|Black slopes61 km||Train2||Min. altitude1720 m|
|Total326 km||Capacity39100 Pers./Hour||Max. altitude3303 m|
Directly at St. Moritz lies the Corviglia area that reaches the top of the Piz Nair (3057m). Numerous modern ski lifts carry skiers and snowboarders to a ski area with wonderfully wide pistes for carving, plus a snow park and funslope for freestylers. From St. Moritz you can ski to the nearby village of Celerina. The descent from the Piz Nair (slope no. 16) with its spectacular views is an absolute must. On the other side of the village lies the Corvatsch area, reserved for advanced skiers and boarders. Various red runs and off-piste routes run from the top of the Corvatsch (3303m) - best done in the company of an experienced ski guide. From the Corvatsch ski area you can avoid the ski bus by skiing back to St. Moritz Bad via a black piste. In total the Engadin St. Moritz offers over 300km of downhill skiing slopes and around 200km of groomed cross-country trails. There is also glacier skiing available on the Morteratsch Glacier, where you'll find the longest glacier run in Switzerland.
St. Moritz is a two-time host resort of the Winter Olympics, in 1928 and 1948. It's also a regular host to the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships. With a gradient of 100%, the vertiginous men's racing start gate has been nicknamed the Free Fall. Pro skiers here reach speeds of 140km/h in just 7 seconds - this track is definitely not for the faint of heart!
Off-piste & freestyle in Engadin St. Moritz
|Snow parks 3||Tables|
Ski pass prices (low season)
|Low season 6-day ski pass||Children||Adults||Free up to|
|Ski Engadin Generalabo||CHF -||CHF -||6 Years old|
Ski pass prices (high season)
|High season 6-day ski pass||Children||Adults||Free up to|
|Ski Engadin Generalabo||CHF -||CHF -||6 Years old|
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The information applies for the ski area of St. Moritz - Engadin. During the ski season information is updated daily.
|Km of slopes open||307|
|Open lifts||44 from 47|
|Toboggan run open|
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