Selection of luxury chalets in St Moritz resort
A complete guide to St Moritz resort and best ski chalets to rent in Engadin valley
St Moritz ski resort video, ski areas, piste map, reviews & ratings, ski season & live snow forecast, après ski, restaurants, nightlife, and luxury chalets in St Moritz
Brief history of St Moritz
Saint Moritz (or St. Moritz in German, Italian: San Maurizio, French: Saint-Maurice) is a high Alpine resort town in the Engadin valley of Switzerland, with an elevation of about 1,800 metres (5,910 ft) above sea level. This German-speaking side in Switzerland opened up for tourism in 1864 and ever since then, it caught the eye of the rich and famous, billionaires and the royals. No one could have imagined that the bet that took place between the hotelier Johannes Badrutt and a noble group of traders and property-owners in St Moritz in 1864 at the Engadiner Kulm Hotel (where tourism first started and guest were treated to every luxury), would change the course of this destination.
St Moritz worlds most glamourous Alpine retreat, known for its Sun, Snow, and shampers, is a resort that was forever mortalized by the ultimate playboy James Bond, with the chase down the valley for so many times. St. Moritz is one of the well known exclusive resorts in the World and the holiday destination of rich and famous. St.Moritz has shaped itself with champagne and caviar lifestyle that the Jet setters gather to holiday each winter. St. Mortiz is glitzy, fashionable, and full of atmosphere, offering a fabulous all-around winter holiday experience. But this has happened only in the last 156 years (2020). THE ORIGINAL BIRTHPLACE OF SKIING, That’s now developed into an extensive resort, covering more than 350 km of terrain. The original importance of St.Moritz as a Health and Spa resort goes back to two to three thousand years. Europe’s oldest preserved mineral spring catchment system was discovered here, dating from 1466 BCE.
Activities in St Moritz
The lake freezes in the winter months, and a perfect reason for many winter activities; Horse and greyhound racing, golf, cricket, and much international polo competition and the famous cross-country race ”The Engadin ski marathon”. St Moritz is also home to the Olympia Bobsled track, the only natural bobsled track in the World and it is active with competitors daily. Definitely worth going along for a look, and if you are very brave or very crazy, you can pay to be steered down at breakneck speeds by a professional crew, as well as the bobsled there are loads of other activities available. You can snowshoe through the pines, play some red bull winter Golf on the lake course, learn how to curl or ice skate, go swimming, play tennis, have a spa treatment, The list goes on and on and on and is an excellent place for Non-skiers too…for cross country skiers, there over 180km of tracks available, and accommodation-wise there are many options for all budgets, as we focus more on the high-end luxury ski chalets and apartments to rent in St. Moritz, you can find below some of our handpicked collection of best of the best chalets in St Moritz.
St. Moritz holiday resort, with its First-class skiing, twice home to the Winter Olympics (1928 & 1948), has now become the hidden Alpine gem of the winter glamour, who seek to hit the slopes at Corviglia, which offers 218 miles of ski runs, as well as various other winter sports. This type of clientele is otherwise found in the famed ski destinations such as Courchevel, Verbier, or Megève.
St. Moritz really is more than just a luxury ski holiday, It’s an ultimate experience in luxury. If you are looking for magnificent powder and glacier skiing and to feel spoilt and relaxed, then St. Mortiz in Switzerland is the best place to visit.
Tourist Office of St Moritz
St Moritz Tourism Ski resort Video
Where is St Moritz located?
How to get to St Moritz?
To get to St Moritz you can fly directly into their own airport from the Major Airport of Zurich, Geneva, and Milan. Zurich to St Moritz is about 202 km by car and it will take you around 2.30 hours to get there. Parking is limited, however, most accommodation options have parking.
The jet-setters can fly their private plane close to Samedan airfield, Just about 6.5 km from St. Moritz itself. If you wish to rent a Private Jet from the UK, you can book flights to land in Samedan with PrivateFly.
The train is a great way to arrive, connections available from everywhere, You can purchase in advance a ticket to travel to St. Moritz from Zurich – a Swiss Transfer Ticket. This train ticket covers a round trip from the airport to St. Moritz. On arrival at the Zurich Airport, take the train to Zurich HB and from here change at Landquart. In Landquart, you can get a direct train to St. Moritz.
As you know taxis in Switzerland are expensive, it could be one option to take a Taxi, as after your arrival in St Moritz, there hardly a need for a car.
Ski area & runs of St Moritz ski resort
Important ski resorts stats for St Moritz
- Piste Guide: 350 km, There are 18 blues, 61 reds, and 9 blacks.
- Resort Altitude: 1856m, Skiing Altitude: 1730 – 3305m
- Lifts; 58 – Top Lift: 3303m, Adult lift pass: CHF 365 for 6 days
- Region: St Moritz
- Country: Switzerland
Ski Guide – Skiing in St Moritz
Ski areas, Ski runs, and Off-piste – Who is Best for?
St Moritz for different levels – Beginners, Intermediates, Advanced/Experienced, and Off-piste.
The Ski area of St Moritz has 350km of ski terrain split across 4 major parts –with various freeride Corviglia, Corvatsch & Diavolezza/Lagalb, and Zuoz. Each with its own beginner areas and covered by Engadin Ski pass. Each providing terrains to satisfy all abilities. Fresh Powder snow and the Blue sky go hand in hand in St Moritz with the sun shining on average for more than 320 days a year, with all these sunshine the snow still stays light and powdery, due to the high altitude, its above 10,000 feet. The lift system is very efficient with 60 state-of-the-art lifts and free bus service links ski areas together (The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,720 and 3,022 m). Local trains are also free with the purchase of lift pass and are a quick way to get to some of the ski areas.
The terrain consists of a lot of long intermediate runs as well as challenging Off-piste for the experts. The Beginner runs are slightly limited, The nighly grooming is superb. In the mornings the Corviglia (Eastern slopes of Piz Nair – 3057 m) world cup course is a particular highlight for the big cruising GS turns. Also in fresh snow, the chutes of Corviglia provide experts tight technical turns opening into wide powder fields. The Morteratsch Glacier runs over 10 km, is a must-do, and really proves St.Mortiz’s motto of ”Top of the World”, correct.
Off Piste Skiing in St. Moritz
The wide expanse of off-piste in the Val Arlas – great for free riders. It is strongly advised to hire a local guide to tackle this terrain. There are some good lines for off-piste from Piz Nair too.
Here are our ratings for St.Moritz
• For beginners: 6.5
• For intermediate: 10
• For advanced: 7
• For snowboarders: 7
• For freestylers: 7
• For free riders: 7
• For Nightlife: 8
• Après ski: 8.5
• Resort Charm: 10
Ski seasons: what is the best time to ski in St Moritz?
With the town lying at 1,856 meters, and with average sunshine of more than 320 days a year, St. Moritz is a great option for those who are busy and wondering if they could make it to ski in a late season. Having two glacier ski runs, plenty of snowmaking facilities and slopes of Corviglia with plenty of suns just is ideal all through the season for skiing, just to insert a crucial caveat – peak times as New year & Easter the slopes get crowded, if you are looking for tranquil skiing, Try Diavolezza/Lagalb, Zuoz or Corvatsch areas.
What are the snow conditions in St Moritz for the ski season?
St Moritz Ski Resort for early Season Skiing – Pre Christmas – Chalet ski deals
Stories and gossips thrive concerning snow conditions in every ski resort. We can assure in St Moritz you will not be disappointed with excellent snow conditions from mid-December until the season comes to an end, especially with late ski season in the resort. If you a looking for Cheap Luxury ski holidays in St Moritz, then before Christmas is a better option, just before the resort hits the peak season. with still fresh snow, with slopes all to yourself.
Christmas / New Year Ski season
Christmas and New year ski holidays in St Mortiz is fun! Apart from visiting the town and Village if you are in the mood to shop, you can also visit the Pretty Swiss Christmas market that sells glühwein or take a ride in a horse-drawn sleigh all around the frozen lake, or Try one of those first-class fine dining options in town, and for those who wish to spend lavishly and book a luxury catered ski chalet in St Moritz. Enjoy this special enchanted winter wonderland ski holiday with your family and friends. December is a month to celebrate, so why not do it in St.Mortiz style?!
January & February Ski season
With still excellent snow conditions, January is a good time to go skiing, it is however not quieter as you may wish like some ski resorts in the Alp. St. Moritz also hosts the annual “White Turf” horse races in February (A horse race put on over 3 weekends on the frozen lake of St Moritz) and the prestigious World Cup polo tournament in January. February / Half term: With half-term holidays it’s one of the best times to go skiing for the British. Hit the slopes, the Air is cold, the sun is shining in St. Moritz and the skiing is good.
March /April Ski season
Best is if possible to start early to get the most out of the day and rest yourself into the late afternoon. March is still skiing season in Engadin St. Moritz. There are various mountains in the area to discover. Days are long and warm, So make the most of the day and evenings. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
However, before making plans for ski holidays in St. Moritz we advise you to see the snow condition of St Moritz.
Live snow forecast in St Moritz
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Après Ski in St Moritz
Cafes, Bars, Restaurants (Michelin star & fine dining) food, drinks, and Nightlife
The nightlife in St Moritz can vary from quiet local bars to English pubs and night clubs open until 5 am. There are now more than 150 restaurants & bars in St. Moritz. The après-ski scene in St. Moritz is well-known the world over for its classy bars, for celebrities visiting the town, like Claudia Schiffer and Robert De Niro and other big names in the UK and Europe. Most likely you are to bump into an A-lister in St. Moritz. Who knows, maybe the 3rd James bond movie in St. Moritz could just be around the corner (not that we know of), it did serve as a location for two James Bond films before.
Anyone wishing to party with celebrities and royalty at King’s Club till sunrise, or go dancing at the stylish Diamond Club, should find here a great place to be. You will surely notice how exclusive these members-only clubs are. If you wish to be low-key, it is worth trying the Devil’s Place and Pavarotti & Friends, which serves fantastic Parma ham to go with the drinks.
The après-ski scene in St. Mortiz is classy and, obviously, expensive. But if you want to spend low and have a cheerful dining experience, there are few places to go. Whether you are heading to the liveliest Hemingway’s Club (Plazza dal Mulin 2, 7500 St. Moritz, Switzerland – Phone: +41 81 832 32 12) or for pool and darts at Bobby’s Pub, and go budget eating Italian pizzas at La Scarpetta or to dine in one of the best mountain restaurants in the world, such as La Marmite in Corviglia, which now is white-marmot and way more affordable in St Moritz standards, starters from GBP 15 to mains ending at GBP 75 or even more per person, or have a high-end dining experience at El Paradiso be sure to carry your deep pocket, without having to have surprises. Guests who visit here are ready to spend big. Ecco St. Moritz is another highlight, a two-starred Michelin masterpiece in the Giardina Mountain hotel on the outskirts of town, while Da Vittorio in the Carlton St. Moritz is another fine option for looking for first-class cuisines in St Moritz.
Guide to St Moritz luxury chalet accommodation & Private apartments
Insider’s guide to exclusive standalone ski chalets in St Moritz, Switzerland
Welcome to St Moritz! Be it summer or winter, this mountain resort has plenty of activities in both summer and winter, and combine them with some mountain hotels and First class chalets, and this makes one ”out of the world” Mountain escapes in the Swiss Alps! The resort has lovely mountain restaurants, ski huts, and snow bars for the winter season and you can sit inside or sit outside the sun and soak up the stunning view.
Where to stay in St Moritz?
The town is divided into 02 parts, The Dorf, the exclusive main area on the shore of Lake St Moritz,. St Moritz Bad is much more low key area, But don’t be fooled by the name it sounds, slightly cheaper accommodation can be found, linked together by a very short bus drive or pretty 15 mins walk around the lake. Some of the Popular 4 and 5 stars hotels in St Moritz are; Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, Grand Hotel Des Bains Kempinski, Hotel Europa St. Moritz and Schweizerhof Swiss. From Suites, Luxury rooms, Residences, Apartments, Chalets, meetings, events, spas to weddings, anything you wish St Mortiz is not busy to serve you.
You can view our collection of ski chalets and Luxury Apartments below St Moritz. They are among the Best of the best in Europe. Our chalets in Europe can be chosen simply by the amenities you wish. Like all our chalets in the Alps, they Include family Friendly Options with amenities like Hot tub, Sauna, steam room & Hammam, Swimming pool, Gym, Indoor Fireplace chalets, Cinema, with complimentary breakfast or Self-catering chalets. For those who want spend more time skiing and less time in the kitchen, there are the fully catered chalets, and to add to this you can even book a Luxury Ski-in/Ski-out chalets or check into a VIP Chalet in any part of the Alps.
St Moritz Chalets sleep two adults to Large groups. And If you are planning to have a Special event Birthday Celebration, White wedding, VIP Luxury Corporate Ski Chalet for Business, and Incentive Trips, we are a Ski company that can arrange all these with you not having to lift one finger. Our In-house concierge is at hand to assist you with anything you wish for during your stay Luxury ski holiday in St Moritz.
These handpicked traditional Alpine Luxury chalets and Modern apartments in St Moritz offer a wider selection of options to pick from. The combination of a stay with the charming chalets and some of the finest skiing in Europe makes St Moritz one of our Top-selling ski resorts.
If you are looking for Ski lodges specifically with certain amenities, it is best you get in touch with us, so we can tailor-make your search. We can suggest or even contact the owners to discuss certain features such as Disabled Friendly Chalets or Pet-Friendly chalets.
Top 3 Luxurious ski chalets in St Moritz
How much does it cost to rent a luxury chalet in St Moritz?
Looking for a Ski-in/ski-out chalet in St Moritz with a swimming pool for large groups? You just got one here, Chalet comes with 10 rooms and sleeps 26 Guests, and combined with the 2nd chalet, it sleeps in a Total of 38 guests can sleep. The first chalet is 3,850m² and with the 2nd chalet is 820m² – it’s more than 4500m². Is this Switzerland’s biggest ski chalet?
Ski chalet 2 | St Moritz | 6 bedrooms
10 adults and 4 children across 6 luxurious en-suite bedrooms. –Available as a fully serviced or self-catered chalet from Saturday to Saturday – Price on application.
- WEEKLY PRICES: CHF 109,000 to CHF 205,000 a week (Guidance purpose)
Facilities – Spa, Hot tub, Swimming-pool, Steam room, Fireplace, Champagne reception on arrival & Wine cellar.
Ski chalet 3 | St Moritz | 6 bedrooms
Sleeps 10+3 Kids – Available as a fully serviced chalet only from Saturday to Saturday
- Prices: Fully Serviced: from CHF 58,600 to 132,000 per week
Facilities: Sauna, Hot tub, Steam room, Fireplace, Massage/Treatment Room, Gym/Fitness, Ski Room, Sat/Cable TV, Garage and Wi-Fi
Ski chalet 1 | St Moritz | 8 bedrooms
Slightly cheaper chalet in St Moritz, which is ideal for Large groups that sleep up to 20 guests in 8 bedrooms. only 100 metres from the ski area of Corvatsch.
- Fully Serviced: CHF 60,000 to 95,000 per week
The chalet Facilities are– Swimming pool, Sauna, Cinema/tv room, Terrace/Balcony, Fireplace, Gym/Fitness, Ski Room, Garage Garden, Wi-Fi, Sat/Cable TV and Sound System.
St Moritz Ski Chalets FAQ’s
What is a ski chalet holiday in St Moritz?
Basically, a ski chalet holiday is booking your own private home – most times with staff, housekeepers and chef included and at other times as a self-catered option. Ski chalets are freestanding properties, which in most cases are made out of Stone and/or Wood and has homelier look from outside, the interior, however, is very luxurious with Alpine charm. However please check at the time of booking, as things have changed and not all chalets stand alone, so it may be called a ‘chalet’ as there could more than 2 ‘chalet apartment’ style properties in large building construction.
What is a Fully serviced or catered chalet? And how does it work?
Catered luxury ski chalets are a great choice for those who wish to spend less time in the kitchen and more time on the slopes.
In St Moritz, Catered can mean either part of your meals or all your meals is included catered price. However, you should not have this confused with some chalets that say Accommodation only or included Breakfast. It’s Wise to check this at the time of enquiry or prior to your booking.
When you book a ski chalet in St Moritz on a catered basis, upon arrival the chalet host will welcome you and make sure to take full charge of your accommodation, this means from keeping the chalet neat to arranging your meals. Catered ski chalets usually if not always have a chef to prepare meals, a chalet host who will provide housekeeping services and who will serve your meals. These meals will usually include breakfast, afternoon tea, pre-dinner canapés, and a 4-course dinner, as well as unlimited wine, you will find in each property chalet page all these inclusions.
Depending on the chalet. Either a day or two the host may not be in the chalet, as a day off. During this period, you can help yourself with *breakfast and dine outside, trying the local cuisine available around. From budget to Michelin star restaurants are easy to be found. It is good to take a note, that some chalets may share the dining area with others. When booking a catered ski chalet holiday, you can book the chalet just for your group. Nevertheless, some chalets are available to book by the room during less busy times, this can be great for those seeking a holiday for a smaller group or a couple. Remember to always book ahead of your restaurant table, best when you arrive to book this (especially if you are a larger group), during the season restaurants are usually full. The Chalet staff is always available to lend you a hand during your ski holiday stay in St Moritz; it is always wise to get first-hand information of the town.
Usually, chalet menus have Menus for Children and you can also have early dinner arranged for children, please check at the time of booking.
for Adults Breakfast Served between 8-9 am. Croissants & pain Chocolat, traditional French bread, cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurts. A cooked option (except staff day off) and Fresh coffee & tea, fruit juices.
* Staff day off service- your chalet hosts will leave breakfast and afternoon tea for you to help yourselves to. Fresh bread & croissants will be delivered to your chalet in the morning. Please check if your chalet includes this service.
Hosts Day/s Off afternoon tea and dinner won’t be served, giving you the chance to explore the local restaurants
Afternoon Tea: depending on the chalet 5 or 6 days of a seven-night stay, afternoon tea is provided when you come in from the slopes (often things like cake, cookies, toast, soup, and hot drinks like Hot chocolate, tea & coffee).
Pre-dinner & Dinner: Home-made canapes served with pre-dinner drinks ( See each chalet page for more information). For Dinner with Selected red & white wines to complement the meal or champagne: Meals are served in the evenings, usually many courses and, in most catered chalets, free-flowing wine/champagne, pudding and then coffee is served. The ‘free wine/champagne’ component is not universal, so check before you book if this is a significant part of your holiday.
We have more than 50 Top Notch catered luxury ski chalets and apartments in European ski resorts.