St. Moritz is one of the most exclusive and luxury ski resorts in the world.
Good gourmet food restaurants, lovely hotels and great skiing.
Like Zermatt, the area began to attract tourists for winter sports from the 1860s onwards, but this resort has more of a town feel.
It was the first in the Alps to install electric trams and the first place in Switzerland to open a ski school.
Gourmet Dining in St. Moritz
The Michelin-star restaurant at the Kempinski sets the scene for what to expect when you dine out in St. Moritz.
Eighty-five restaurants in the town, and there’s nearly a further 100 restaurants to choose from in the more expansive Engadine Valley.
Be sure to try some of the local Swiss cuisines available in a large selection of restaurants.
Italian, International, French, and a variety of European cuisines are available too.
Festivals in St.Moritz 2021 – 2022
Here are some highlight events and festivals in St. Moritz.
Festival da Jazz: https://www.festivaldajazz.ch
British Classic Car Meeting St. Moritz: https://www.bccm-stmoritz.ch
St. Moritz Summer Polo Cup: https://www.stmoritz.com/en/events/stmoritz-sommer-polo-cup-2021
Engadin Festival – Classic Music Festival: http://www.engadinfestival.ch/
St. Moritz Running Festival: https://www.stmoritzrunningfestival.ch/
11 – 12 December 2021
AUDI FIS Ski World Cup in St. Moritz: https://www.skiweltcup-stmoritz.ch
28.− 30. January 2022
St. Moritz and Snow Polo World Cup:https://www.snowpolo-stmoritz.com
28. January − 5. February 2022
St. Moritz Gourmet Festival: https://www.stmoritz-gourmetfestival.ch
6. − 20. February 2022
White Turf ST. MORITZ – International horse races on snow: https://www.stmoritz.com
Hotels and Places to Stay
Compared to Zermatt, St. Moritz doesn’t have anywhere near as many places to stay.
It’s is probably because most of the properties in the town are hotels rather than an abundance of private chalets and vacation rental properties.
Among the 5 star hotels here is the extraordinarily grand and luxury Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains, which has the kind of luxurious charm you’d expect from one of the world’s most exclusive ski resorts.
The hotel restaurant, of course, has a Michelin star!
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel provides an elegant old-world luxurious charm.
It was opened in 1896 and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
It was one of the original hotels built in St. Moritz, and for many visitors, this is the place to stay.
How to get to St. Moritz
The fastest way to get to St. Moritz is by air.
There’s a small airport in Samedan, which is about 20 minutes from the resort, and you can get flights from Zurich, Geneva, Milan, and a few other cities.
The other way is to fly to Zurich and take the train from there.
This way you will enjoy some incredible scenery as you travel.
Coming by train means a change of trains in Chur, but they depart hourly to the town until about 9 pm.