St. Moritz is a chic, luxurious Swiss resort town located in the Alps. It is renowned for its beautiful mountain scenery, skiing, and winter sports. St. Moritz also offers a variety of shopping and dining experiences for those looking for something more than just the ski slopes. Whether you're looking to indulge in some luxury boutiques or find some unique souvenirs, there's something here for everyone. The town is also popular with socialites and the rich due to its sophisticated atmosphere and stunning surroundings.
Boutiques and shops cater to a more fashion-forward crowd and those looking for some new handbags or jewelry items. St. Moritz can be reached by train from Zurich or Milan via Samedan, a Swiss village in the valley below that serves as a gateway to the Alps.
There are plenty of things to do in St. Moritz that will make your vacation unforgettable. Whether you're looking for a relaxing getaway or an adrenaline-filled adventure, St. Moritz has something for everyone!
Read on to find out what you can do in this world-famous Swiss resort town during a 10-day seven-day visit:
Of course, most people who head to St. Moritz want to get in some epic skiing. Winter tourism in St. Moritz goes back to the late 1800s, and from those first ski runs, it has developed into a world-famous modern skiing metropolis with more than 20 lifts carrying skiers to terrain for all skill levels. In addition to skiing, you might want to take in some skating, tobogganing, bobsledding and kite skiing (yes, it can be done on snow). When your muscles need a break from the slopes, you might want to take a ride on the Corviglia funicular from St. Moritz Dorf. The funicular ascends 2.1 kilometers to Corviglia via an intermediate station at 2,005 meters at Chantarella. Corviglia, at 2,486 meters, has sweeping alpine views as well as a restaurant. The lift carries sightseers and hikers in the summer. From here, a cabin cable car makes the 10-minute ascent up Piz Nair, with even wider views from its 3,057-meter elevation.
Just as the mountains above St. Moritz draw skiers in the winter, St. Moritz Lake below is the focus of attention for many visitors. About two kilometers from St. Moritz Dorf on the east side of the lake are hotels with restaurants and cafés, favorite stops for walkers on the path that follows the entire lake shore. From the Meierei hotel, it is another kilometer to the Staz Hotel and restaurant on the eastern shore of Lake Staz. From here, it is an hour's walk on forest paths to Celerina or the quiet Alpine village of Pontresina. Watch a game of polo since it is frequently played on the frozen lake.
Take in the Engadine Museum set in a replica Engadine house from the early 1700s. The museum houses more than 4,000 items illustrating local life from the 13th-19th centuries. It is best known for its early house interiors, but along with the furnished rooms, it includes embroidery, costumes, household utensils, and farm implements related to alpine living. The examples of Alpine woodcarving are exceptional, and an e-guide gives you a chance to hear the local Romansh language. There are also artifacts excavated in the Engadine from Neolithic and Bronze Ages and Roman finds from the region.
Take a day trip on the Glacier Express – Switzerland's most iconic mountain rail journey leading from St. Moritz to Zermatt. The Glacier Express travels for seven daylight hours through magnificent, pristine mountain landscapes, deep gorges, and remote green valleys, crossing 291 bridges – some at jaw-dropping heights. It crosses over the Oberalp Pass at an altitude of 2,033 meters and travels through other mountains in 91 tunnels. The scenery is spectacular, and the train's large windows are designed for sightseeing and photography. A day on the Glacier Express is one of Europe's bucket-list experiences.
Experience Winter Splendor at Chesa Stupenda I
Chesa Stupenda I is a wonderful mountain oasis tucked away in the exclusive Suvretta area of St. Moritz. Serene and secluded, yet at a moment's notice from cosmopolitan amenities and world-famous ski slopes, this home is attuned to the pinnacle of Swiss Alpine luxury living. This revered residence is lauded for its positioning, a minute's drive from the chairlifts and a five-minute trek from the resort center. Eight outstanding individually designed bedrooms – which can accommodate up to 16 guests – are found in this luxury estate's five floors of elite living space. Highlights include a sports and games facility with a modular squash court and an indoor swimming pool. Chesa Stupenda I has all bases covered from leisure to relaxation, with the sauna beckoning indulgent aprés ski times. Amenities also include a sauna, massage room, ski room, a hammam and an elevator to get around.
If you love adventure, you must ride the St. Moritz-Celerina Olympia Bob Run. This is an experience you can only have in St. Moritz! Ride down the world's only natural bobsled run, which is also the oldest in the world. Riding with experienced pilots, you'll get almost the same experience as Olympic and World Championship bobsledders do as you plummet down the 1,722-meter course. Your guide may be a former Olympian, and at times, you'll reach speeds of up to 135 k/ph (nearly 84 m/ph). It's 75 seconds of solid adrenaline rush. If riding a bobsled doesn't sound like fun, you can still enjoy the sport as a spectator. You can walk alongside the track and watch the sleds whizz by.
Take it easy today with shopping and relaxation. The town of St. Moritz is small, and its center even more so, but high fashion boutiques are certainly not lacking. Take an alphabetical journey from the A of Armani to the Z of Zegna, passing through the G of Gucci and the P of Prada, and you have an all-inclusive luxe shopping spree ahead of you. Of course, there is no lack of jewelers, watchmakers, optical and photography shops. If you want to buy something (or maybe it would be more correct to say anything), Via Maistra and its neighboring streets will be able to fulfill shopping addicts' every wish, even the most unthinkable, without you having to walk far at all. After purchasing some beautiful new items, you will certainly require a moment of reflection and relaxation. The spot of the moment for an aperitif or lunch is certainly the ultra-hyped Balthazar, worth discovering not only for its excellent cocktails and cuisine, but also for its warm and inviting spaces, characterized by quiet and emotional atmospheres. Interiors feature designs by Baxter's style office, under the direction of Stefano Guidotti. Take note: the espresso here is considered by many to be the best in the area.
After doing a little more skiing, you might consider taking in a little more culture after your last ski run or perhaps trying your luck at Casino St. Moritz. Here are some other suggestions:
- Hauser & Wirth Gallery
- Segantini Museum
- Vito Schnabel Gallery
- Art Jed Gallery AG
- Mili Weber Museum
- Berry Museum
- Galerie Andrea Caratsch AG
- Leaning Tower of St. Moritz
When you are heading to a luxury winter vacation in one of the world’s top destinations like St. Moritz, you will want to stay in the most prestigious accommodations. You can be assured LVH will provide you with the most elite home-away-from-home during your stay and we will also create a custom itinerary for you with experiences making your trip an exceptional one. We invite you to contact an LVH client relations professional to get the wheels in motion for your St. Moritz getaway where the magical memories you will create will be priceless!