St Moritz stakes a claim to being the birthplace of winter sports holidays with records showing that a British family spent an entire winter season there in 1867. Brits have been flocking there ever since! The pretty lakeside setting and the bragging rights that come with a stay in St Moritz make it a worthwhile destination for most people, but when you add to that the average of 322 days of sunshine a year and some of the finest hotels in the world it is easy to see why this resort is revered by the rich and famous!

Whilst all the hype is generally about the resort as opposed to the slopes there is actually a good range of skiing to be found here too. St Moritz has hosted the Winter Olympics twice and facilities are always being improved. There are three unconnected ski areas, adding up to an impressive 350km of piste. There are challenges for experts both on and off-piste, and plenty for intermediates.

Food, on and off the mountain, is good but pricey, and the après ski is a glitzy event too, although varied, from afternoon tea to casino sessions, late-night discos and loud British pubs.

At a glance

Altitude

1822 mm

Piste Area

350km

Lift Pass Price

CHF 365 / 6 days

Nearest Airport

Zurich (215km)

Beginner slopes

13

Intermediate slopes

24

Advanced slopes

12

Lifts

56

Highest lift

3303m

Lowest lift

1716m

Snow parks

2

Glacier

Yes

Snowmaking

Yes