Corviglia – the Mountain for Action and Adventure
Top mountain adventures in St. Moritz.
In winter, Corviglia ranks among the world’s most renowned ski areas; in summer, it’s one of the most up-and-coming mountain bike regions around; in fact, right now it’s still something of an insider’s tip. Snow and meadows, hiking boots versus ski boots – the Corviglia is the sports mountain bar none. And it’s precisely here that, more than 150 years ago, the very first skiers ventured down its slopes.
St. Moritz – where winter tourism was born
St. Moritz is without a doubt the world’s most high-profile snowsports resort. And it’s not just the altitude, dry climate, many hours of sunshine or the spectacular panorama that make the ski resort so unique: it’s the pioneering achievements that are so thrilling. Indeed, as a tourist resort, St. Moritz is able to look back on a significant history, and its magic never dulls, not matter how often that story is told.
Swiss skiing area in a class of its own
Every day, early risers can start carving tracks in the freshly prepared snow from 7.45 am and take on the 100 or so km of pistes. It’s all there for the taking: the Corviglia has everything for everyone – from beginners to Snowpark aces, yoga-on-snow fans to speed fanatics, gourmet treats to snacks on the hoof. And the best part is that the mountain treats everyone the same, whether guests, locals or celebrities from all over the world!
Mountain biking in the Engadin
Corviglia is something of an insider’s tip among mountain bikers, given that it boasts unique flow trails that range from flow trails to alpine single trails. All the trails open up breathtaking views. A highlight for early risers is the Piz Nair Sunrise offer when the railways and cableways start up before dawn so bike fanatics can reach the top of Piz Nair at 3057 metres in time for the sunrise. ‘Wow!’ is the only fitting response when the sun begins to appear from behind the mountain peaks and turns the night into day.
Running and hiking with the most beautiful view
The local mountain at St. Moritz has always been an inspiration to hikers and bikers, but now it is also attracting runners. Orienteering runners can navigate from point to point on Corviglia, while more experienced runners can climb Piz Nair from St. Moritz Dorf - on foot and quite relaxed without luggage. High-altitude sportspeople enjoy the clear mountain air on Corviglia while also having the chance to increase their stamina by running on the Finnenbahn, which was built around the Lej Alv natural reservoir.