The reason why resorts like Saint Moritz are famous is that they continue to deliver unique experiences year after year. If you like rubbing shoulders with royals, celebrities, and old and new money, in a winter wonderland with a shimmering aquamarine lake, spectacular mountain views, and a ski town that looks and tastes as good as it costs, then Switzerland’s St Moritz is for you.
Established in 1864 but discovered 3000 years ago for its healing mineral springs that made it the summer go-to resort, St Moritz is the glitz and glamor magnet in the Engadin valley. Having hosted the Winter Olympics in 1928 and 1948 it became the ‘it’ place in the 1960s for the international jet set and this continues today.
Over half a million visitors invade the 5,200 locals who are passionate about all things alpine and preserving their rich and colorful history. The area’s feast for the eyes was the backdrop for two James Bond movie scenes The Spy Who Loved Me and A View to a Kill, although it was made out to be other locations in the dialogue of the film.
The resort incorporates five ski areas Lagalb, Diavolezza, Corvatsch, Furtschellas, and Corviglia with combined terrain of 220 miles (350 km) serviced by 56 lifts. The base area is divided into St. Moritz Dorf with its elegant shopping village and St. Moritz Bad, which is the preferred location to access the lifts.
A ski trip to St Moritz is an experience for the soul and should be on everyone’s bucket list.