In the autumn of 1864 hotelier Johannes Badrutt made a bet with his English summer guest, claiming that the winter months in the Swiss Alps are much better than in England. The winter months in St. Moritz would be spoiled with lots of sunny days and magnificent snow landscapes. Johannes Badrutt invited his guest to come back in the winter, so that they could experience it for themselves. If they still weren’t convinced, he promised to cover their travel expenses.
The English guest came to St. Moritz for Christmas and ended up staying until Easter. So the “winter tourism” was born and St. Moritz became over the years also a famous winter holiday destination.
What Mountains. What Lakes. What Light. Discover a magnificent mountain world!
The sun-blessed Engadin is the largest winter sports destination in Switzerland.
At the four large ski areas of Corviglia/Piz Nair, Corvatsch, Diavolezza and Zuoz, skiers and snowboarders find 350 km of beautiful pistes waiting to be explored. Beginners, intermediates and experts alike can enjoy a perfect snow day with slopes perfectly suited to their ability.
Thanks to the high altitude (Randolins is situated at 1970 meters above sea level) and the modern artificial snow-making facilities, Engadin St. Moritz is well known as snowsure ski paradise. On top the dry climate guarantees excellent powder.