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St. Moritz

St. Moritz Ski Resort Guide

St. Moritz, Switzerland

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length217 miles
Highest Lift10,827ft
Resort Height6,070ft
 Nearest AirportsSt. Gallen-Altenrhein and Lugano
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St. Moritz

The Swiss ski resort of St. Moritz is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 6,070ft, with 217 miles of marked runs.


St. Moritz is one of the larger Ski Resorts in Switzerland and has direct access to 217 miles of downhill skiing, with 88 marked pistes, served by a total of 24 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 6,070ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 10,827ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


St. Moritz is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in St. Moritz.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in St. Moritz is 6 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Morteratsch - Glacier', which is 6 miles in length.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in St. Moritz?

The next notable snow forecast is 2in, expected on 8 December, with around 3in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

St. Moritz Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 9 22 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
61152 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
1843 miles
Total Length
217 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
112 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


St. Moritz Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift10,827ft
Resort Altitude (St. Moritz)6,070ft
Lowest Trail5,676ft
Max Vertical5,151ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for St. Moritz
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

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Ski Lessons in St. Moritz

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see St. Moritz Ski Schools and St. Moritz Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is St. Moritz?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Saint Moritz, Maloja.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to St. Moritz is St. Gallen-Altenrhein, 135 minutes drive away.

Lugano, Innsbruck Airport, Friedrichshafen, Bolzano, Zurich, Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate and Bergamo airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 24 ski lifts are able to uplift 65,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 43 miles of ski runs, with 260 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is St. Moritz open?

 Closes : May 8, 2022.

Usual opening is mid October, and usual closing is Mid May.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in St. Moritz, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the St. Moritz Tourist Office for the latest.

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St. Moritz Webcams

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