Romantic downhill runs and snow safari
St. Moritz offers winter sports fans a wide range of activities, from skeleton to bobsleigh (invented in St-Moritz), curling, ice skating, sleighing and snowkiting (ski / snowboard with kite). A unique experience awaits skiers on the night downhill run, which is near the Diavolezza high-altitude restaurant. On the full moon nights from December to April, visitors can enjoy the "Glüna Plain", or full moon skiing, a romantic downhill run on the longest piste that can be used at night (4.2km). Only illuminated by the moonlight skiers rush down the pistes. A dinner in the Diavolezza's high-rise restaurant is part of such a unique evening. On the terrace of the famous restaurant, visitors will find a pleasant surprise: a hot bath in a pool filled with 41 ° C hot water, surrounded by an ocean of snow with breathtaking panoramic views of the Bernina massif and Piz Palü. An unforgettable experience.
If you are a fan of longer ski runs, the snowsafari is the perfect place to spend the whole Engadin ski area in one day. The 99 km circuit starts at the valley station of Sils Maria and ends at the restaurant Morteratsch, over the Hahnensee, the pistes of the Lagalb and a 10 km long, uninterrupted downhill run on the glacier piste of the Diavolezza. A rough and exciting course over a height difference of altogether 6666 m. About 20 mountain huts in different places also allow breaks.
Long list of world-renowned sporting events
The international reputation that St-Moritz enjoys comes from his international sports competitions, which take place there regularly. St. Moritz has twice hosted the Olympic Winter Games (1928 and 1948) and 4 Alpine Skiing World Championships (1934, 1948, 1974 and 2003). In 2017, the FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships will once again be held here. Skiing in St. Moritz means finding the pistes of those internationally important competitions and feeling the unique atmosphere. In addition, St. Moritz hosts extraordinary sporting events every year. The White Turf is a series of horse races that take place in February on the frozen Lake St. Moritz. For three weeks, the best jockeys in Europe compete against each other in different disciplines with their fiery thoroughbreds. The winner of the skijoring category wins the famous title "King of the Engadin". Other spectacular competitions on the ice are the international polo, golf and cricket tournaments. Every winter, they attract several thousand spectators to St. Moritz.
One of the most popular sports events in St. Moritz is the famous cross-country skiing marathon (ski marathon), which takes place every year in March. No fewer than 12,000 people participate in the various categories of this well-known race, including a half marathon and a women's race (17 km). As the world's oldest natural ice bobsleigh piste, the Olympia Bob Run is also the last of its kind in terms of functionality. It hosts various national and international bobsleigh races every year.