St Moritz is a legendary ski resort. It’s a top Swiss ski resort town, with four ski areas, and more fun than one can stand – with the proper funding to enjoy. St Moritz is the Top 10 most expensive ski resorts. Besides that bragging right, St Moritz is also beautiful with bold skiing at the biggest area – Corviglia – reached from the village of St Moritz. The three other ski areas of St Moritz are Corvatsch – in neighboring Silvaplana, and Diavolezza and Lagalb nearby reached by car, bus or train.
Corviglia is the “local ski mountain,” or St. Moritz’s “house mountain” with two ski lifts – a funicular and a gondola – rising from the chic ski village. Corviglia is vast, the largest of St Moritz with 24 lifts, with sun early in the morning on its upper mountain high plateau slopes and amazing Alps views all around. The corduroy is laid out on 155 kilometers of groomed pistes, unless its a powder day.
Corviglia’s upper mountain lifts, quads and six-pax chairs, a few T-Bars, and cable cars, reach amazing terrain – prepared, well-pitched, wide trails and unbelievable off-piste (within view of the trails- easy to reach) in between. With a summit of 3057-meter summit, 10,029’, its an impressive 4,300’ vertical drop.
Corviglia’s most famed run is the super steep World Cup and Olympic Downhill course. The Piz Nair start slope is revered to be steeper than Kitzbuhel ‘s Streif and Beaver Creek’s Birds of Prey. The Piz Nair Wall is 100 degrees vertiginous drop. You can see the ominous Downhill platform and precarious cliff start under the Piz Nair summit tram –- and its gnar!
Skiers can ride to Corviglia’s summit 3057-meters, and ski from high elevation, from here you can access all Corviglia’s best runs, really long as well, to the base and the beautiful village of St Moritz. Wide open low-angle bowls between prepared ski trails are easily poached, we had a field day here on a fresh powder day while most skiers stayed on-piste.
Corviglia has so many fabulous On Mountain Chalets
Chamanna is ideal for a coffee break mid-morning, conveniently at the convergence of most mid mountain lifts, trams. Have a Cappuccino with a view.
Trutz is THE place for a traditional mountain hut lunch at St Moritz. This authentic on-mountain chalet bustles with wood beams and a delicious smelling kitchen of homemade fare. Choose from the classic Swiss specialties -goulash soup, rosti, pasta, meat and cheese boards, or surprisingly – salmon and shrimp dishes too. The dessert Kaiserschmarme is decadent , delish, and best shared or your ski pants might split.
White Marmot is where the cool rich kids go for a daytime dance party. The chic pink lounge is oft loaded with the bougie Bogner wearing people who don’t ski too much, the party and the scene to be seen at is more a priority. Admittedly I love the view and the very chic pink furry environment too. Its worth having an afternoon drink at the White Marmot I think.
Alpina Hütte is another classic on mountain chalet for traditional Swiss fare with an Italian twist.
During your family ski holiday at St Moritz, Corviglia will likely be your most visited, as it has the most terrain, and is most convenient to hotels in the city of St Moritz, but you should visit Corvatsch at Silvaplana, Diavolezza and Lagalb as well, all on one ski pass.
St Moritz is a must-see, must ski Swiss ski resort town with four ski areas, and more fun than one can stand – with the proper funding to enjoy. Other nearby ski resorts are Davos Klosters, Arosa Lenzerheide, and smaller resorts of Bivio and Savognin.
Corviglia Ski Stats
3057-meter summit, 10,029’ with 4,300’ vertical
24 ski lifts, 155 kilometers of prepared ski pistes
20 on-mountain chalets and restaurants