One of the glitziest of the Swiss mountain resorts, St Moritz has long been the holiday destination of choice for European celebrities and wealthy businessmen, but its world-class ski runs, spectacular Swiss Alps scenery and perfect blend of sun and snow, appeal to everyone. Even if you’re not here to hit the slopes, there’s plenty to keep you occupied for a few days.
Day 1: Soak up the alpine scenery
Enjoy a 30-minute walk from St Moritz through the Staz forest, to the majestic Lej da Staz (Lake of Staz), where you can experience open-air swimming in one of the country’s most delightful locations. Enjoy a picnic lunch, and when the heat becomes unbearable, retreat back to town, where the Segantini museum offers a cooler way to marvel at the glorious alpine scenery – the iconic paintings will add a whole new layer to your Alps experience.
Day 2: Hike through the mountains
Whether skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking or simply walking, there’s no excuse for not exploring some of the region’s incredible mountain scenery. The adventurous can head to Diavolezza for some awe-inspiring glacier hikes, or else tackle one of the many trekking routes in the Engadine Valley.
Day 3: Take an iconic railway journey
Some of the country’s most spectacular train routes start here, so huddle up in the warmth of a railway carriage and trundle through the countryside. The Bernina Express runs through the snow-capped Alps all the way to Italy, or the slow-moving Glacier Express spirals through the mountains on a 100-year-old route from St Moritz to Zermatt.