Engadine St. Moritz, with four main peaks and 350 kilometres of slopes, some 200 kilometres of cross-country ski trails and 150 kilometres of winter hiking trails, the holiday destination Engadin offers a wide variety of winter sports in one region. Why not set out to enjoy and explore the beautiful landscapes?
Tips for Engadine winter days
Skiing & snowboarding
Feel the sun on your face and the powdery snow under your skis all day long: on 350 kilometres of slopes. Corviglia, the “backyard mountain” of St. Moritz, along with the Corvatsch and Diavolezza ski resorts, all offer you an exceptional skiing experience. In fact it’s easy to imagine yourself as a world champion on these slopes! In addition, the numerous restaurants, ski huts and snow bars serve everything from light meals to fine dining and plenty of après ski fun. From two nights, guests receive a ski pass for CHF 38. In February 2017, the Alpine Ski World Championship took place in St. Moritz. For the Engadin, this has been the fifth World Championship, following on from the events in 1934, 1948, 1974 and 2003.
Cross country skiing
The Swiss paradise of silver trails offers spectacular cross-country skiing possibilities in every respect – unique scenery, top track quality, and unsurpassed snow safety. Whether you want to train for the Engadine ski marathon, test your limits on the race tracks or prefer to glide along the illuminated night trails at a later hour, beginners as well as pros will find the right cross-country ski trail for their ability.
Ice sports have a tradition in the Upper Engadine. You can skate on our hotel ice rink, which is open until the end of February, play a game of curling with friends or chase after the puck in the Ludains ice arena.
Olympic Bob Run St. Moritz-Celerina
In the mood for some action? A ride down the bob run St. Moritz-Celerina equals a 75-second adrenaline surge. Anyone daring to thunder down the world’s only natural ice run as a passenger aboard a four-man bob with pilot and brakeman, will be put to the test at the dramatic “horseshoe” bend (if not before) but will receive a “diploma” after reaching the end in one piece.
Engadin St. Moritz offers a variety of long and short toboggan runs. The classic is the 4.2 km run at Muottas Muragl. Another highlight is the most famous snow roller coaster in Preda-Begrün – only a 20-minute train ride from Pontresina.
The best way to experience the natural world is still by hiking. In the Engadine St. Moritz region, winter hikers will find numerous possibilities that include the pram-friendly footpath and the easy woodland trail.
Explore snow-covered forests, idyllic lookouts or walk across frozen lakes with snowshoes on your feet – Pontresina offers many snowshoe routes far from the crowds. Our tip: a snowshoe tour under the full moon.
Looking for something fun to do with your loved ones? A romantic carriage ride into the Val Roseg valley could be just the thing for you. Watch the splendours of the Engadine natural world unfold as you sit snugly under warm blankets and furs. Other classics include trips to Val Fex or through the God da Staz forest, to the Lej da Staz and over the frozen Lake St. Moritz.
Imagine speeding headfirst down the ice track at the break-neck speed of 140 km per hour; your nose only just above the ice. Since the 1884/85 winter season, excited participants have felt the big surge of adrenaline on the legendary Cresta Run. For anyone who tries it, Cresta racing soon becomes an addiction. The adventure, tinged with danger, is what makes racing down the Cresta Run on a fast skeleton bobsled so alluring to enthusiasts.
How about a discovery tour of some of the splendid local scenery? We recommend a ride through the UNESCO World Heritage site on the "Little Red", as the Rhaetian Railway is affectionately called, travelling down from the glaciers to the palm trees of Tirano. Alternatively, go for a hike in the Swiss National Park in Zernez, or follow an alpine pass down to discover the southern charm of the Italian town Chiavenna.