St. Moritz - Corviglia, Switzerland

Switzerland's original winter wonderland and the cradle of Alpine tourism, St. Moritz has been luring royals, celebrities, and moneyed wannabes since 1864. With its shimmering aquamarine lake, emerald forests and aloof mountains, the town looks a million dollars. The real riches lie outdoors in the mountains, with superb carving on Corviglia, hairy black runs on Diavolezza and miles of hiking trails when the snow melts. St. Moritz has hosted the Winter Olympics twice, and most are surprised to hear that the town first gained fame due to its mineral springs, which were discovered 3000 years ago and established the town as a summer spa resort.

The reason we travel to St. Moritz at the end of March was not only the fact that most of the COVID-19 restrictions have been dropped but mostly because it is considered a world class ski destination, therefore where else to celebrate the end of 2022 ski season. With its 350km of piste that’s divided into four sectors. Corviglia is the most important, reached by funicular from Dorf and by cable car from Bad. What makes this resort special are not only FIS-quality slopes but mostly endless skiing possibilities, individual skiing options and cosmopolitan visitors sipping champagne all day long.

Despite the weather not being on our side during the two-days trip, we enjoyed the perfect groomed intermediate piste trails, modern lifts and excellent transport even if you are staying outside of St. Moritz. After long day of skiing, you can always head for some first-rate restaurant food or good ap après ski on the mountain.

How to get there?

St. Moritz - Corviglia is located deep in the Engadin valley, splendidly surrounded by snow & glacier clad mountains. The town is 86km south of Chur & 203km from Zurich by road. The best gateway international airports is Zurich (ZRH), but Milan Bergamo (BGY) can also work. St. Moritz has its own well-appointed train station with connections to Switzerland & Italy. Aside from landing your own private jet at the local airfield, the train provides the most scenic & comfortable mode of travel to the area & is recommended over other options. We rented a car at Bergamo airport which was the most convenient for us and drove around 2,5 hours to St. Moritz. On the way you pass around Lago di Como and Lecco and once you reached the border town of Chiavenna you are off to some serpentines.

What the slopes look like?

There are 31 runs spread across the mountain, ready to satisfy skiers of all abilities. If you are still getting used to life on skis – no problem, there are 42 kilometres of easy-marked runs to explore. Advanced skiers are spoilt for choice with 87 kilometres of intermediate groomers, while experts can also look forward to 34 kilometres of demanding black-rated runs to get their pulses racing. From the valley, 22 lifts carry winter sports fans up to the upper reaches of 3,057m Piz Nair – the peak which towers over the ski area.

Do not forget that you ski pass can be used in the nearby ski resorts as well which are all connected (depends on the weather and snow conditions). More information can be found directly on

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