St. Moritz is the oldest winter sports resort in the world, and has been host to two Winter Olympics and three Alpine Ski World Championships. The resort enjoys one of the most spectacular settings in the Alps, situated on the Upper Engadine lakes. In winter, the frozen lakes play host to a diverse and eccentric range of activities, from polo and horse racing to ice cricket, but the highlight of the trip is taking on the famous Cresta Run.

Why we think you’ll love it

  • Alongside the skiing, there's lots of fabulous food to be had in St. Moritz. Head to La Baracca for a classic Alpine vibe and an unbeatable atmosphere - or Reto Mathis's Terrazza for exceptional cuisine
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It's hard to beat knocking back Martinis with the Euro 'in' crowd at the Kempinski after a long day on the slopes!

Dave, Original Traveller

A note on price

A luxurious family ski holiday in Zermatt can be yours for about £10,000 or so. The Cresta Run experience should be something to tick off everyone’s bucket list: three friends staying in separate accommodation can experience the thrill for less than £2,000 each. Learn more about our pricing

What to do in St Moritz

Cresta Run

Cresta Run

St Moritz is famous for the thrilling Cresta Run, descending the ¾ mile long run at speeds in excess of 60 mph (the best riders approach 80 mph), your face just inches above the surface of the ice, is the ultimate in adrenaline fixes.

Cresta Run
Engadin Ski Marathon

Engadin Ski Marathon

The Engadin Ski Marathon has become a major international sporting event, attracting participants from more than 35 nations every year. While the idea of 26 miles of cross country skiing might not appeal to all, one of the Original Travel gang did it a few years ago and he has been virtually the first to apply every year since. Once you get over the fact that it’s strange to be in the mountains and not be going downhill it’s the most wonderful sport, a great challenge and a brilliant event in stunning surrounds.

Engadin Ski Marathon

Where to stay in St Moritz

Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains

Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains

Set at the eastern entrance to St. Moritz, the hotel has fine views of the Engadine valley.

Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains
The Kulm

The Kulm

Situated right next to the famous Cresta Run, the Kulm enjoys stunning views over the lake and the majestic mountain landscape.

The Kulm

Details for St Moritz

A little more info

St Moritz is famous for the thrilling Cresta Run, descending the ¾ mile long run at speeds in excess of 60 mph (the best riders approach 80 mph), your face just inches above the surface of the ice, is the ultimate in adrenaline fixes.

St Moritz also has a range of alternative winter activities on offer, including skiing, dog sledding, snow-shoeing, or curling. In the evening soak up the resort's great nightlife and cosmopolitan ambience.

Weather in January January February March April May June July August September October November December
  • Average Temp. — 1°C / 33°F
  • Rainfall — 7cm / 2.8 inches
Flight from London

2:00 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +1 hr

Dave is our St Moritz expert and as a seasoned traveller has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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