The dramatic landscape of the upper-Engadine valley in the south-eastern corner of Switzerland has long been a famous holiday destination, attracting winter sports fanatics since the very first days of skiing. The mountain resort of St.Moritz is synonymous with style, elegance and luxury and offers everything from exclusive shopping and gourmet dining and a choice of super-luxe hotels. Discerning travellers will not be disappointed by the access to some of the most impressive high-altitude skiing in Europe. The region is famed for its ‘Champagne climate’, with high-altitude snowy slopes that receive over 300 days of sunshine per year, this is a playground for skiers looking for the very best.
From your base in Pontresina, you have easy access to the main ski areas of St Moritz, with extensive skiing on both the Corviglia and Corvatsch slopes, as well as easy access to the quieter slopes of Diavolezza and Lagalb, where serious skiers will find miles of challenging slopes and breathtaking high-alpine vistas. With over 350km of slopes for all abilities, our ski guides will show you the best of the skiing in this world-famous, snow-sure region, guaranteeing you ski all the best runs and our resort driver service will take care of all your logistics.
St Moritz Highlights
ACTIVITIES AND GASTRONOMY
We have hand-picked some of our favourite things to do and places to eat from our extensive experience in St Moritz. Our client concierge team will be happy to make reservations and give additional recommendations for you. You’ll find our top picks below.
Take a short trip up the road to Pontresina and visit this impressive spa. This incredibly spacious wellness oasis is home to everything you need to feel relaxed from the salt water grotto to the indoor infinity pool with sensational views. The food and dining facilities at this hotel are also second-to-none.
The impressive pavilion has been renovated to the highest standards and now houses a public restaurant, alpine-chic bar and sun terrace. Enjoy Italian-Mediterranean cuisine in relaxed surroundings with locally-sourced, fresh ingredients.
Muottas Muragl boasts incredible views over the surrounding alpine lakes. The journey up the mountain involves travelling on one of the oldest mountain funiculars in Europe. Sunsets are particularly spectacular, with the area also proving a great spot for sledging and snowshoeing.
Throughout the winter season, floodlit night skiing on the 4.2km long slope at Corvatsch is open every Friday from 7.30pm. The run is the longest floodlit slope in Switzerland and ends at the famous Hossa Bar if you fancy a spot of lively après.
St Moritz is home to the oldest and only natural bobsleigh track in the world. Reach speeds of up to 130km/hour and finish the run in 75 seconds in the hands of an experienced professional. An adrenaline-fuelled ride you won’t forget.
With an in-depth knowledge of all the finest restaurants and gastronomic experiences in and around our resorts, our client concierge team ensure you find the right dining options for you and your family, no matter the destination.
Whether you’re looking for heli-skiing, an advanced off-piste guide or a day of ski touring, we’ve got you covered. Even if you’re not sure what you’re looking for we can suggest a great range of fun and exciting skiing experiences to suit your ability and appetite for adventure.
After a tiring day of skiing, you’ll need only the best spa and wellness facilities to help you relax. If you’re looking for a hotel with the best spa, a personal masseur or even just a quiet space, we’ll have all the perfect options and recommendations for you with transport at the ready to ensure you’re well rested and relaxed.
Whether you’re taking a break from skiing or just fancy a change of pace our client concierge team will always keep you entertained. From sledge hire, to ice skating and even paragliding, we have all the right connections to ensure there’s never a dull moment on your ski holiday and to keep you well entertained from start to finish!
Our babysitting service is available in the evenings to ensure you’re able to have a romantic meal for two or even just enjoy the town at night without worrying about bedtimes! Our team are always on hand to book a babysitter either before you travel or during your stay.
Our children’s ski programmes cover the entire spectrum of childhood, starting at 3 years old in Yeti Primer, progressing to Yeti at 4-9 years old, SnoZone from 10-14 years old and finally the PB Ski Academy for older teens. Not to be forgotten are the little ones, with our pb crèche catering for babies and infants from 4 months to 3 years old.
In the heart of the sleepy village of Pontresina, the Kronenhof is perfectly located to allow easy access to the glamour of St Moritz, the variety of skiing, including the quieter slopes and dramatic runs on the Diavolezza mountain. Find out more about this unique property and why we believe it is perfect for families looking to enjoy this very special region.
“We have had a phenomenal ski holiday thanks to the Powder Byrne team and the incredible service and attention provided. Nothing was too much trouble – we’ve been spoilt beyond belief. Every person has been an absolute joy to coordinate with. We simply had the best time! You can’t improve – you’re simply the best and the Kulm Hotel St Moritz is as luxurious and fabulous as ever!”
“What a fabulous holiday. Powder Byrne’s attention to detail and removing all the aggravation of a ski holiday was superb. Their client concierge team was a pleasure to deal with and we really appreciated all of their help pre-booking our ski equipment, restaurants and activities.“
“Nothing was too much trouble and every request was met with a ‘can-do’ attitude. The hotel is fantastic and has everything you expect from the iconic views, the fantastic cuisine and the general atmosphere. This was our first Powder Byrne holiday and we are already making plans for our next!“
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