The luxury alpine resort town of St. Moritz, Switzerland, has hosted the Winter Olympics twice. The famous Cresta Run is a natural bobsled run that holds the world championship in the Engadin valley. In addition, there’s an Olympic-sized ice rink, and athletes and beginners can play polo, cricket and horseracing on the frozen lakes. Ski and snowboard areas include Corviglia, Diavolezza and Corvatsch, and there are well-maintained cross-country ski trails.
Private jet or helicopter to St. Moritz
The closest airport to St. Moritz is Samedan Engadin Airport. Just a few minutes from the slopes, this airport is designed for private jets. However, you can also choose to fly into Zurich or Orio al Serio Airports as they are nearby and more accessible for larger aircraft.
With Admiral Jet, you tell us your preferred dates, type of aircraft (private jet or helicopter) and your preferred take-off and landing locations. Then, we’ll take over from there, so you just need to make sure you pack your thermals and arrive on time.
We can also help you with your transfers to and from the airport so that you can make the most of your ski trip to St. Moritz.
Skiing and Winter Sports
People have been coming to St Moritz since the 1800s to enjoy the winter fun, and it’s easy to see why. St Moritz has grown into a world-class modern ski resort with over 20 lifts taking you to 350 km ski runs.
People of all levels feel comfortable here and can enjoy the winter at the highest resort in Switzerland. You can find some exceptionally long runs on varied terrain that’s best for intermediate skiers.
Outside of skiing and snowboarding, you can find St Moritz offering natural and artificial ice-skating rinks, curling, Nordic skiing, bobsledding, tobogganing, and kite skiing. Of course, you’ll also find a whole host of events and challenges to take part in.
If you get the funicular from St. Moritz Dorf, you’ll ascend 2.1 km to Corviglia, where there are sweeping alpine vistas, incredible skiing, and a popular restaurant will greet you. Then, using Corviglia as your base of operations for the day, you can get the cable car up to Piz Nair, just 30 metres below the summit. It’s a breathtaking view and an adrenaline-filled ride back down.
The Glacier Express
Switzerland’s most iconic rail journey, the Glacier Express, takes you from St. Moritz to Zermatt. Taking the 7-hour trip will show you through pristine mountains capes, cavernous gorges, hidden away valleys, 291 bridges, 91 tunnels and dizzying heights.
So you can make the most of the spectacular views, the train is designed with large windows, perfect for taking pictures. This is undoubtedly one of those trips you need to add to your bucket list.
Day Trip to Sils and Val Fex
Being in the Swiss Alps doesn’t mean you have to ski every day. Take some time away from the slopes and head over to Sils, a popular summer and winter sports destination. There’s the high town (the larger section of Sils), Sils Maria and the low town near the mouth of the Val Fex, Sils Baselgia. You’ll find beautiful homes, Baroque churches (from 1764), wooden paths leading to Chasté, nature reserves and old castles.
The fairytale Sils and Val Fex is filled with quirky architecture, narrow winding streets and is perfect for pedestrians as cars are not allowed.
Top Tips for Visiting St Moritz
Wrap up warm
The temperatures can (and will) plummet to below -16°C; make sure you wrap up warm to really enjoy your time here.
Avoid Christmas and New Year
The busiest time of year in St Moritz is often Christmas and New Year. However, despite providing a high-quality and memorable seasonal experience, you can still appreciate the charm outside these holidays.
Apres on the slopes
In the Schneebar Pirates on the Rocks, you can celebrate with your friends and family whilst enjoying the breathtaking panoramic vistas. Of course, you’ll never forget the lively abience and classic après ski.