St Moritz is ready for its winter season, and two luxury hotels in the resort – the glamorous Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina and the plush Kulm Hotel St Moritz – are featuring exclusive experiences for their guests. Baroque Travel has all the details
Early bird skiing – the opportunity to be the first to make tracks in the snow on the slopes of Diavolezza every Wednesday morning before it opens – is just one of the perks of being a guest at Grand Hotel Kronenhof in the jet set ski resort of St Moritz. Privileged guests also enjoy exclusive private lessons and workshops at the Saint Moritz Skating Club at the Kulm Hotel St Moritz, the other luxury hotel in the resort that is offering guests these special privileges.
There’s also full-moon skiing, taking place on 19 January, 17 February and 19 March, 2019. It is only booked for these three nights during the season as the weather conditions have to be very specific ensuring maximum visibility.
The exciting event includes drinks and dinner (cheese fondue with appetizer and dessert) on the mountain, followed by skiing in the moonlight. This exclusive experience is only available to guests at both upmarket hotels.
On 30 March 2019 the hotels will be holding a VIP Snow Night, an unforgettable exclusive night of skiing on the slopes. This includes a Ski Pass, return hotel transfers, food and drinks, all complimentary to guests of these esteemed establishments. The ascent in the gondola is a spectacular experience with breath taking views of the snow-clad resort. Guests ski down Switzerland’s longest floodlit ski slope (it’s 2.6 miles long) under the stars. An Apres Ski party will continue in the heated tent of the Hossa Bar.
Other fun activities planned include custom-curated coaching programs throughout the season by famous lifestyle coach and mountain guide Thomas Theurillat. In addition, there will be a Yoga Summit at Grand Hotel Kronenhof held by acclaimed trainer Moniker Zuber. Participants will be introduced to Vitality Yoga, Tin Yoga and Relax Meditation throughout the season.
The Indian ‘Vana’ philosophy will also be evident at the Grand Hotel Kronenhof from 13 to 16 March 2019, and guests will be able to savor this unique cuisine, which not only satisfies the palate, but also concentrates on the entire dining experience as well as a person’s physical health. On the evening of 14 March, the cuisine will primarily focus on influences from the Ayurveda tradition.
Talking of food, the 26th annual St Moritz Gourmet Festival will be taking place from 11 to 19 January 2019, with a line-up of master chefs from around the world. Both hotels will host some of the world’s finest chefs.
A highlight of the winter season in St Moritz is the 3-Summits ski touring race, which takes guests on top of three mountains in the Engadine. Competitors and beginners alike can participate in the exclusive SkiMo competition, which is held on 26 January 2019 (the Premier Race at Diavolezza), 9 February (a night race at Corvatsch) and 30 March (family day at Lagalb).