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Jim Martin

Trip Captain

 

TRIP COST
1/2Double: 705€
Deposit: 220€

 

St. Moritz Resort Overview

St Moritz was the first and, 150 years since its birth as a tourist destination, remains the best all-round wintersports resort in the world, boasting a myriad of on and off-snow activities.

Its eponymous frozen lake is the setting each winter for skating, curling, golf, polo, horse racing, show jumping, and even cricket. The resort’s bob run is the last remaining natural course in the world, while the Cresta is the original and infamously men-only home of skeleton – women are still not allowed to compete on the course. In March, St Moritz hosts the Engadin Skimarathon, Switzerland’s largest cross-country race with as many as 13,000 entrants.

The resort is the world capital of winter glitz and attracts a clientele with the kind of stratospheric incomes only otherwise found in the famed hangouts of the rich and richer, CourchevelMegève or Vail. Walking down the street here in high season, it would seem that Prada and Bogner are the sole manufacturers of ski wear and that mink fur coats are mandatory.

But there’s more to the resort than bling. St Moritz’s position at 1,856m in the Engadin Valley in the south of Switzerland, close to the frontier with Italy, gives it a rare combination of snow reliability and 300 days of sunshine each year. Plus, its ski area is excellent, especially for intermediates. It has 58 lifts and 350km of pistes and is divided into four separate sectors. The bottom lift is at 1,800m and the top of the ski area at 3,305m.

St. Moritz Ski Resort

The ski area has 350km of pistes divided across four main sectors – Corviglia, Corvatsch, Diavolezza/Lagalb and Zuoz, with six other smaller ones elsewhere in the valley. All ten have their own beginner areas, while the smaller ones are usually uncrowded even in peak season. It is worth putting the effort in and exploring the region.

Corviglia/Piz Nair, which rises to 3,057m above the lake, is the main sector. It is accessed by a funicular from Dorf, cable car and chair from Bad and gondola and chair from Celerina. Corviglia is the hub at 2,486m while Piz Nair is the peak at 3,057m.

The area is an intermediate playground, with plenty of long, cruising runs and a handful of testing blacks. However, because of ease of access from the resort it inevitably attracts the most traffic and is best avoided at weekends. The Mellow snowpark here has some easy and advanced lines, but no halfpipe.

                

The St. Moritz Roi Soleil Club Med

The Club Med resort is ALL INCLUSIVE and  offers ski lessons on safety and technique and free ski passes for 4 days.

RESTAURANTS

Creative cuisine and delicious food is of utmost importance at Club Med.  The master Chefs go out of their way to serve wonderful local/international cuisine in a fabulous atmosphere. Impeccable table art will bring your table to life and you’ll just have to sit back, relax and let the food and staff do the rest.

The Main Restaurant

Conveniently located on the ground floor of the hotel and boasting fantastic views over Saint Moritz, this restaurant is the perfect place to relax after a long day of outdoors adventures. Start your day with a hearty breakfast, take a leisurely lunch, and share your stories with your friends and families over dinner. The buffet has a tantalizing display dishes with an eclectic international influence.

The Corviglia

When you’re out on the pistes, Le Corviglia is a much welcomed refuge, inviting you to take a break and satisfy your appetite! At 2550 metres (8365 ft) altitude, it’s no wonder there are stunning views of the mountains around. Dining in such a secluded spot makes your day’s adventure even more memorable. Access is also possible for non-skiers. Open on certain days; check site for information.

BARS

The main bar

Tucked neatly away in the centre of the resort at the foot of the snow-capped mountains, the Main Bar is a great place to unwind with friends after a long and gruelling day on the pistes. Relax in the cosy interior, and warm up with a hot drink and snack before hitting the slopes again.

The Nightclub Bar

Party the night away at the foot of the snow-covered mountains of Saint-Moritz Roi Soleil at the resort’s Nightclub Bar. With a huge selection of cocktails, wines and spirits to choose from, get the party in full-swing mode, Swiss-style.

  • Price includes :
    Refreshing drinks such as water, fruit juices for the kids, cocktails with and without alcohol for the parents and an array of hot drinks are all included in your offer. If you’re looking for a taste of local flavour, then opt for local spirits and wines to really immerse yourself in the culture. An international selection is also available as well as sweet and savoury snacks.
  • With supplement:
    Some drinks on the Resort are not included in your offer such as à la carte wines and champagne when you treat yourself to a nice meal, and drinks from super-premium brands. Vending machines are placed around some Resorts where you can pick up bottled and canned drinks all day and night (also from Club Med Boutiques). VSOP and XO spirits also come at an additional cost.

Rooms

Comfortable and elegant Club Rooms offering a good standard of comfort, with all the facilities and services essential to your well-being.

To Join the Trip Online:

Download a Trip Application (Top Right Corner) fill it up, sign it and email a copy to:sdgums@aol.com or james.m.martin.civ2@mail.mil

To make a Payment by Bank Transfer to the PSC Community Bank Account use the following:

Patch Ski Club
IBAN DE33501109000015502341
BIC MNBIDEF1XXX
Remarks: St. Moritz & Last Name, First Name