|What to See & Do in St Moritz, Switzerland|
|The altitude of St Moritz (1786 m, 5955 ft) gives it a "champagne climate"—temperate and sunny in summer, chill and dry in winter—excellent for both summer and winter sports.|
This is why St Moritz became a world-famous resort over a century and a half ago. With 400 km/250 miles total of downhill runs, some of them 1.6 km/1 mile long, 160 km/100 miles of cross-country trails, and an Olympic ski jump, it's among the world's ski capitals. It also hosts the world's oldest ski school.
The Swiss National Park in the lower Engadine Valley is among the country's best hiking areas.
Some hotels rent bikes. Bike paths circle the lakes of the Engadine Valley, and follow the thoroughfares among the most interesting towns.
With the Swiss Alps, cerulean lakes, verdant forests and traditional architecture all around you, beautiful photographs appear every few minutes, in every season, day and night, year-round.
St Moritz has riding stables for your trot through the gorgeous alpine scenery.
You can shoot the rapids on the En River from June through September
Engadine's 25 lakes offer ample opportunities for sailing.
Silvaplana, near St Moritz, is the center of this sport in Engadine.
Pontresina, where you can take lessons and rent equipment, is the best base for climbing.
—by Tom Brosnahan