5 cool facts about St. Moritz

St. Moritz is a resort town located in the Engadine valley in Switzerland. The town is a municipality in the tourist friendly district of Maloja in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The town's southern tip offers the scenic views of the highest summit in the Eastern Alps, the Piz Bernina. Below are a few cool facts about the towns that a tourist to the town would be interested to know.

1. It hosted the Winter Olympics in 1928 and 1948

Of all the idyllic towns in Switzerland, the International Olympic Committee has hosted the winter Olympics, not once, but twice. Olympic venues such as Stad Olympique, Suvretta and Kulm stadiums, St. Moritz-Celerina Olympic Bobrun and Cresta Run Track are still intact.

2. It is \popular with the well-heeled

We all know that rich people get the best of services, destinations, food, entertainment, and accommodations. Well, St. Moritz is one of the most expensive skiing resorts, attracting oil barons, sports moguls and Hollywood celebrities in equal measure. If you wanted to interact with these people when they are less guarded, you just need to travel to St. Moritz and you will have more than your fair share of well-heeled friends.

3. Experiences 300 days of Sunshine Annually

If you thought that St. Moritz is all snow, you could not be more wrong. The resort town experiences an average of 300 days of sunshine. Among the most popular pastimes in the resort town include; skiing, snowboarding, and hiking, as well as visiting the nearby world famous Cresta Run toboggan course.

4. Main sights

Among the most popular sights in the town include; the Segantini Museum (which is listed as Swiss heritage site of national significance), the 3300 meters high Piz Corvatsch which boasts an ice cave and an eight-kilometer long ski slope down to St.Moritz-Bad. Other attractions include the Glacier landscaper from Diavolezza to the Morteratsch Glacier and the bobsled run that is used from mid-December.

5. It’s a refreshingly young crowd town

No pun intended to old folks, but they tend to make a place dull. Not so with St. Moritz town. Most of the people who visit the town are either young, or old and healthy. The resort town main attraction is sports activities and it goes without saying that those who visit are sports buffs that would do anything to enjoy a good sport.

The resort town of St. Moritz is Switzerland's gem. It attracts high net worth individual who make the town one of those places everybody wants to go but very few can afford, hence its allure. If you can afford it, its time you visited...if you cannot afford it, it's time you started saving!

by Kennedy Runo on 02/04/2014 in Outdoor Activities