One of the world’s oldest and most famous winter sports resorts, St. Moritz has twice hosted the Winter Olympics, in 1928 and 1948, and its Olympic ski-jump and slopes are frequently the site of world ski events. But St. Moritz is not just for experts and Olympians. Its more than 20 lifts carry skiers to terrain for all skill levels, and it’s known for some of Switzerland’s best intermediate terrain, with several very long intermediate runs.
Ride the Corviglia Funicular from the town to Corviglia, at 2,486 meters, for prime skiing and sweeping Alpine views. From St. Moritz Bad, on the shores of the lake, you can take the Signalbahn to the Signalkuppe ski area, at 2,150 meters. St. Moritz is known for its smart – and pricey – social life, but you’ll find family-friendly accommodations here and a few minutes away in Silvaplana, where there’s a gentle kid-friendly slope and a lift and cable car to the Corvatsch ski area. There are plenty more things to do in St. Moritz in the winter, including ice skating rinks, tobogganing, Nordic skiing, bobsledding, and kite skiing. January 26-28, 2018, Saint Moritz hosts the Snow Polo World Cup. In February, the annual White Turf St. Moritz is an on-snow horserace event that includes the only skijoring race in the world, and the St Moritz Ice Cricket event attracts cricket stars from around the world.