Skiing, St Moritz Style

As the very first winter-sports resort in the world, it’s no surprise St Moritz tops the list in skier’s dreams.  Set in one of the Swiss Alps’ most enchanting valleys, its unique and glitzy charm comes with an impressive dose of soaring piste and emerald forest runs.

Yet St Moritz ski resort is much more than just a pretty face. Located at a sweeping 2000m, this famous resort has welcomed two Winter Olympics as well as 24 Bobsleigh World Championships. With 350 km of piste, St Moritz is as much for the thrill-seekers as the style-setters.

St Moritz Resort

Draped elegantly across ten resorts, St Moritz is the legendary birthplace of Alpine winter sports, drawing mountain thrill-seekers and style-setters to its slopes for over 100 years.

With its chic hotels and trendy boutiques, indulgent spas and quirky art galleries, St Moritz visitors can’t help but leave with a twinkle in their eyes and a love of adventure in their hearts.

Resort Statistics

Base: 1856 meters
Summit: 3303 meters
No. of Pistes: 87
Total Piste: 350 km
Cross Country: 230 km
Total Lifts: 24
Gondolas/ Cable Cars: 4
Chairlifts: 7
Drag Lifts: 13

Piste Map

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St Moritz Ski Areas & Slopes

A glance at the St Moritz piste maps will reveal just how much there is to explore. With 3 main ski areas, as well as a handful of smaller ones, you’ll want to get to grips with the area’s layout before booking your St Moritz ski holiday.


Soaring 3,057m above sparkling lakes and rooftops, these Ski World Cup slopes make up the main St Moritz ski area.

Intermediate-Advanced: Long, cruising reds fan across multiple drops while tricky blacks speed along near-vertical bowls.

Beginners: The St Mortiz beginner’s hotspot, with easy base runs and drag lifts as well as gentle blues to progress onto.


The highest mountain station in St Moritz, with panoramic skiing at 3,305m and some of the Alp’s best freestyling snow conditions.

Intermediate-Advanced: Soaring red glacier runs and challenging black descents branching out into fairy-tale forests.

Beginners: While not the immediate go-to spot for St Moritz beginners, a gentle blue route snakes along the slopes from the Furtschellas Bergstation.


Celebrated worldwide for its adrenaline drops, this is where the most advanced skiers gather on St Moritz’s wilder side.

Advanced: A thrilling, twisting maze of reds and blacks designed for ultimate, high alpine adventure, as well as Switzerland's longest glacier ski run.

Ski Holidays in St Moritz

St Moritz Ski Passes

A range of St Moritz Ski Passes are available, with prices varying by season:

St Moritz Lift Passes are available from 76 CHF per day, up to 376 CHF for 6 days.

Engadin St Moritz Ski Pass gives you free access to the full 350 km ski area and all of its ski lifts, with prices starting at 1100 CHF and remaining valid for 1 year.

Flexible 10 Day St Moritz Ski Pass lets you select your own skiing days, as well as days off the slopes, during your holiday. Prices start from 690 CHF.

St Moritz Family Ski Pass is available for groups with children up to the age of 17, valid for 3-14 days at reduced costs.

Ski Schools

Whether you’re learning to ski in St Moritz or looking to perfect your off-piste poise, there’s a wide range of ski lessons on these stylish slopes. The renowned Swiss Ski School is Switzerland’s first and largest ski school. Established in St. Moritz in 1929, the region’s ski legends are on hand to share their world-leading skills, from complete beginners to ski aficionados.

Equipment Hire

There is an abundance of ski hire and equipment facilities in St Moritz, ranging from the glitzy ski brands that decorate the slopes to some serious bargain discounts. Browse the St Moritz ski hire stores online before arriving, so you know exactly where you need to head first.

Family Fun in Chamonix

Look just beyond St Moritz’s glamourous surface and you’ll find a relaxed and low-key vibe with a touch of luxury. Think homely Italian restaurants, ice-skating on frozen lakes, runs on the Olympic bobsleigh and cool kids’ clubs that’ll take them on unforgettable, mountainside adventures.

St Moritz Winter Sports

Snowboarding Holidays in St Moritz

The glitzy St Moritz resort has a hidden wild side, where Europe’s most daring snowboarders can be found flaunting their kicks. With some of the Alp’s best freeriding areas as well as a string of snow parks, tunnels, half-pipes and rails, who can blame them? Make sure you’re ready to take on the challenge with complete snowboarding insurance.

When to Go?

The St Moritz ski season typically starts in late December, running until mid-March. The resort’s high altitude makes it a perfect spot for late season skiing. If you’re ready to head off into the Champagne sun, make sure you sort your ski insurance before you arrive.

Snow Report

St Moritz’s height as well as southern location douse the resort in a unique combination of reliable snow coverage and sun throughout the season.

You can view the live and most up-to-date St Moritz snow report here.

Getting There

UK Airports

The closest airport to St Moritz is Zurich Airport, three hours (200km) from the resort.

There are 16 direct flights every day from London airports to Zurich, including EasyJet, British Airways and Swiss Air. Other UK airports include Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Edinburgh.

There is also a small regional airport, Engadin, just 10 minutes, with frequent flights from Zurich Airport.

Airport Transfers

Trains to St Moritz

On an average weekday, there are over 30 trains per day travelling from Zurich Airport to St Moritz, with ticket prices ranging between €37 - €99 depending on the time of year. You can book in advance online here.

Early Shuttle Buses

For holiday makers arriving early in the morning, there are special shuttle buses running between Zurich Airport and St Moritz in the winter months. Tickets can be purchased online here.