St Moritz is Switzerland’s definitive ‘exclusive’ winter resort: glitzy, fashionable and, above all, the place to be seen – a place for an all-round winter holiday, with an unrivalled array of wacky diversions such as cricket on snow, and countless festivals. It has long been popular with upper-crust Brits, who come for the sledging. Well, OK: for the world-famous Cresta Run, which isn’t quite the same thing. But, like all such smart resorts, it makes a perfectly good destination for anyone – and the slopes have lots to offer.
The town of St Moritz is a bit of a blot on the landscape; but that landscape is truly spectacular. Our skiing here is regularly interrupted by the need to stand and gaze, and once installed on a terrace we take some shifting.
The “champagne climate” of ritzy St. Moritz with its sunny days is a skiing experience never to be forgotten! One of the largest ski areas in the Alps, as well as one of the best.
Zurich is the only practical option, from where it is a 4 hour drive or train ride to the resort.
Our inventory includes over thirty-five hotels, chalets and apartments in the St Moritz and Engadine Valley area. Here are our top picks:
Chalet Chesa San Gian, 3***
Good quality apartment located in Celerina. Sleeps from two to four persons, with one separate bedroom plus a pullout couch. Full kitchen and bathroom. Car recommended.
Good economical lodging in St Moritz.
Hotel Soldanella 3***
Hotel Soldanella is located in a quiet neighbourhood in the centre of St Moritz, one of Switzerland’s most famous mountain resorts. Museums, restaurants, bars and the Corviglia skiing area are within walking distance.
Recharge your batteries in our sophisticated spa center. In an oriental setting, all in marble, our spa center offers a Turkish steam bath, a Finnish sauna and an aroma grotto.
Our comfortable, refurbished rooms include direct dial phone, free Wifi, Sat- TV with 36 channels, radio, minibar and hairdryer. The lakeview-rooms offer a breathtaking view of the Engadine mountains and the lake of St. Moritz.
Full buffet breakfast is included with a halfboard meal package also available.
Hotel La Margna, 4****
This luxury hotel catches the eye when arriving in or leaving St. Moritz by train. A traditional superior first-class hotel with excellent views of the mountains and the lake, the La Margna is owner-managed and the unique, pleasant and peaceful atmosphere, the experienced hosts, and friendly staff together ensure that your stay will be a wonderful and unforgettable experience.
Wellness, jacuzzi and sauna facilities in hotel.
Buffet breakfast and 4 course dinners included.
Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
Station Mall, 293 Bay St., Sault Ste Marie, P6A 1X3
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment