In autumn of 1864, the Swiss hotelier Johannes Badrutt of the Kulm Hotel, bet a British visitor that he would discover sunshine and magic when the snow fell in St. Moritz. That wager started a tradition of winter visitors, sports pioneers and alpine adventures, lifting St. Moritz to glorious heights. A love of competition, innovation, souls filled with light, enduring pleasures, natural inspiration, a style of life, daring sports and Olympic Games, has created a legacy of gold for the town. It is a legendary destination in a magnificent setting, where dreams take flight, where sport is life. Enveloped by majestic views, enchanting moments & champagne air, a unique taste of tradition and progress can be found. Here one can experience winter at its best in the one and only St. Moritz, now and forever an original in winter tourism since 1864.
Which winter sport do you want to do? Skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snow shoe hiking, or just walking on daily groomed long hiking trails, or over the frozen lakes of the Engadin valley? Horseback riding, paragliding, sledging, or a taxi ride on a bob-sleigh? You can book lessons to learn how to drive a mono-bob on the Olympia Bob Run. You love speed? Then try the icy Cresta Run by yourself on a toboggan in a lying position head-first. In about 55 seconds you will reach Celerina, the next village, at a maximum speed of about 120-130km/h. Horse racing? Why not, there is White Turf on the frozen lake of St. Moritz on three Sundays in February, held every winter since 1907. You want to watch ski jumping, curling, ice stock sport (Bavarian curling) or ice skating? What else comes up to mind? Perhaps swimming in the recently opened swimming pool Ovaverva (2014), or a day of wellness treatments in one of the five 5* Hotels that include the Kulm Hotel, Palace, Kempinski, Suvretta or Carlton? Shopping (window shopping is also allowed) is a daily past-time in one of the exclusive international shops along the Via Serlas? You need a snack? St. Moritz, with 5000 inhabitants, offers 63 restaurants. Almost every hotel has several à la carte restaurants, from Pizzeria to GaultMillau, from bakery shop to sushi bar, it’s difficult to decide. Have you heard about the famous local painter Giovanni Segantini? He captured the special light of the Engadin (that can be seen in his paintings at the Segantini Museum). You want to listen to a concert, or go to the enchanting little 85 year old Scala cinema instead, once visited by Charles Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Errol Flynn and Gregory Peck. The last two were also Cresta riders. The calendar of cultural and local events of the Engadin is long. You want to calm down and have your peace? Try yoga on snow or just go for a walk through the quiet woods of Staz. You will see squirrels, you can feed the tame chickadees by hand, and, if you are very quiet and lucky, you may even meet a bambi.
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