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St. Moritz: experience unique winter sports

From bobsleighing to sledging to swimming in the frozen waters, the winter sports resort of St. Moritz offers a varied and unique collection of winter activities.

Isabella Hübscher

By Isabella Hübscher16 novembre 2022

St. Moritz is one of the most attractive ski resorts in the world (Engadin St. Moritz Mountains/Filip Zuan)

In St. Moritz, the 2022/23 winter season will be officially opened from 25 November, with ski races and open-air concerts. The Upper Engadine ski resort, at 1856 metres above sea level, is known for its varied winter activities, its gastronomy and its unique events. Indeed, with nearly 350km of alpine ski slopes set in the spectacular Upper Engadine Valley, which stretches up to the Maloja pass, St. Moritz is one of the most attractive winter sports resorts in the world.

Among the most iconic attractions is the Bob Run, one of the oldest natural bobsled runs in the world. Bobsleigh will play an important role this season in the resort, with the St. Moritz Bobsleigh Club celebrating its 125th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the St. Moritz Design Gallery will present images of the club's history in the Serletta car park and on 5 January 2023, a "Historic Race" will be held with historic sledges and costumes. This year also marks 125 years since the first major curling tournament of the St. Moritz Curling Club, considered to be the oldest curling club in Europe.

The Carlton Hotel St. Moritz offers a wide range of winter sports with its "Moving Mountains" programme (The Tschuggen Collection)

Other winter sports are offered by the Tschuggen Collection, a Swiss hotel group which owns the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz. The group’s exclusive programme of experiences is focused on five pillars: move, play, nourish, rest, give, which include a wide variety of exciting activities, including a silent walk, sledging, cave visits and the opportunity to create your own ice sculptures. The Carlton Hotel also offers ice bathing, which entails both physical and psychological benefits. In Arosa, guests can try out "Snurfing", which gave birth to snowboarding and which, as its name suggests, allows you to learn to surf on the snow.

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