Did you know that, after four Alpine ski world championships and two Winter Olympic Games in 1928 and 1948, St. Moritz will host the Ski World Championships in 2017? St. Moritz ultimately offers everything which the heart of the winter sports athlete desires. Ski and snowboarding, snow kiting, cross-country, snowshoe tours, various types of ice sports from ice climbing to curling. It is a real snow sports paradise. In the four large and diverse ski areas of Corviglia/Piz Nair, Corvatsch, Lagalb and Zuoz there are perfect slopes available to winter athletes. And on the legendary Cresta Run, the natural ice bob run which is unique worldwide, dreams can come true for speed fans. St. Moritz is also considered as a sure-snow location due to the elevation and the modern snow machines. Let’s get in the snow!
WHERE IS ACTUALLY CHAMPFÈR-ST. MORITZ?
The community of St. Moritz consists of the combined districts of St. Moritz-Dorf [Village], St. Moritz-Bad [Spa], Suvretta and one half of Champfèr, which is located two kilometers away – the other half of Champfèr is part of Silvaplana. While St. Moritz-Dorf (1,822 m) is on the steepest northern shore of St. Moritz Lake, St. Moritz-Bad (1,774 m) and Champfèr (1,825 m) are each on a plain to the west of St. Moritz Lake.
In the south west direction between St. Moritz and Maloja is the Engadin lake district, which consists of the St. Moritz, Champfèr-, Silvaplana and Sils lakes. The height difference between the St. Moritz Lake and the Maloja Pass 15 km away is only 50 m. To the east of St. Moritz is the Stazer Forest and the Charnadüra Gorge, through which you can reach the next large plain 50 m lower, which then only has an incline of 60 meters in height all the way to S-chanf which is 20 km away.
Hausberg, on which the winter ski area encompassing 23 facilities lies, is called Corviglia and Piz Nair (3,057 m) and is to the north of the village. Somewhat less well known, but much more impressive due to its height and shape, is the Piz Güglia/Julier (3,380 m).