If we try to decide on the most famous Swiss Resort of today, in all probability the St Moritz ski resort will win hands down. Posh, glamorous and very expensive, St Moritz is situated at a height of 6000 feet on the Swiss Alps. With a cosmopolitan and classy fašade, the St Moritz ski resort is truly the place to be seen in. But the resort also offers good skiing opportunities to its visitors. It enjoys a dry climate with the sun shining all year round. But the resort also enjoys a fair amount of snow at the same time.
The town isn't that attractive as it is thought to be with some over made up buildings spoiling some great scenery. It is difficult to reach St Moritz by car and the transfer times are hefty (Zurich is 200km away). Therefore, many people prefer the train even though it takes a fair while.
The St Moritz resort also has the distinction of having twice hosted the Olympic Winter Games in the last century. Its most famous off-snow activity is the world-famous Cresta Run that is still not accessible to women. Nightlife at St Moritz is a lively affair with top-class hotels and restaurants adding to its attraction, although you may run up a huge bill in the end.
The resort boasts of a massive 350 km piste, but it's fragmented and rather poorly linked. Many of the runs in the main domains are easy and rather similar in style. The famous crowd at the resort simply seems to love that, as it is not too strenuous and perfect for posing. As for skiing at St Moritz, beginners may complain of inadequate attention and the advanced skiers will have to travel around to get the best of what St Moritz has to offer. However, one can find some good off-piste on the face of the Piz Noir when the snow cover is adequate. The lift system has been upgraded, but relying too much on the small cable cars may often lead to unwanted queues. Overall, St Moritz is not an exclusive skiing venue but people visit it all year round, as it is a fashionable place to be in. The skiing is ideally suited to the clientele, as are the prices, which are quite exorbitant. If you have a fixed budget or want a great skiing experience, St. Moritz isn't exactly the place for you.