Your Key To St Moritz, The World’s Playground

Glacier descent Diavolezza-Morteratsch The glacier decent Diavolezza-Morteratsch is the longest of its sort in Switzerland and is open from the end of January to March. After a comfortable gondola ride to the Diavolezza mountain station, the breath-taking experience starts straight away. The ten kilometer long ski slope guides you along a 45 minute passage through the imposing ice world of the Morteratsch and Pers Glaciers and ends at the glacial tongue in front of the terrace of the restaurant at the Rhaetian Railway’s Morteratsch train station. The descent route is secured but not prepared and largely corresponds to the degree of difficulty of a red slope (Swiss standard). During full moon, unforgettable Glüna Plaina (Romanic: full moon) descents are offered starting from the Diavolezza mountain restaurant over the gentle rolling hills into the valley.

Guests rides at the Olympia Bob Run in St. Moritz 

As the oldest bobsleigh run in the world, the Olympia Bob Run is also the only natural-ice track in existence today that hosts international races.  During its 125-year old history, the Olympia Bob Run has staged events for two Olympic Winter Games, as well as 24 World Championships.  With speeds up to 130 kph (80 mph) and centrifugal forces up to 4.5 G, the fun factor is at a Maximum.  A ride on the St. Moritz’s Bob Run is 75 seconds of pure adrenalin. For those thundering down the ice track in a four-man bob, complete with professional pilot and brakeman, will find their nerves tested to the limit – especially at the legendary “Horse-Shoe” corner.  All guests will receive a Certificate as proof of their achievement.  A speed thrill open to any adventurer with a healthy heart.  Weather permitting, the bob guest rides are offered almost every day throughout the winter season.


Laret Market in Pontresina 

The Laret market appeals to both locals and guests.  The bustling market atmosphere, the opportunity for a get-together and the wide variety of entertainment program attract large numbers of visitors to the Laret Market.  Regional Engadin specialties are offered as gifts or to enjoy yourself, glittering jewelry, hand-painted toys, raclette bread with pickled onions, fried sausage with mustard, Zigeunerspiess (gypsy kebab) with bread, sweet temptations and home-made cakes, waffles, gingerbread, and many other delicacies.  There are also concerts featuring a wide range of music taking place in front of the Convention and Event Centre Rondo and at the Kuhstall. Laret markets playing on Thursdays from 5 pm to 10 pm between the months of June and August.


Famous Canard a la presse at the gourmet restaurant Kronenstübli 

Restaurant Kronenstübli awaits you with an atmosphere of comfort, timeless elegance and first class culinary delights. Gourmets will enjoy the value of Italian-Mediterranean masterpieces served in the historical, Swiss-pine-panelled dining room.  Experience outstanding cuisine paired with exquisite wines in this award winning restaurant (16 GaultMillau points) and discover one of the most spectacular classics of the French dish, the “Duck Rouen style”.  Be enchanted with this exceptional taste experience, personally prepared at your tableside, every Tuesday through Saturday.  As well as, the classic “Tafelspitz” served from a silver pot every Wednesday.


Cult mountain hut Kuhstall

Experience first class gourmet feasts in an alpine hut!  The ‘Kuhstall’ (German for ‘cowshed’) is a place, where cows are found in summer and guests dine in winter. The ‘Kuhstall’ is located next to the Furtschella Valley run.  During the day, legendary host Freddie Zwimpfer pampers his visitors on the sun terrace with delicacies from the Cucina della Nonna and in the evenings he serves guests his gourmet menu.  In addition, Mr. Zwimpfer also showcases an extensive program of events including aperitifs under the stars, a mini Olympiad and igloo building.


Cable Car Cabin Restaurant Gondolezza 

The venue that once served as the meeting point for rugged mountaineers is today an indisputable favorite among cheese-lovers. Immerse yourself in a culinary journey of cheese, Gletscher Fondue and Raclette, with specialties including Grisons barley soup and sausage salad in the decommissioned Diavolezza cable car cabin – complete with a view over the garden park and the surrounding mountains. Jovial socializing in a charmingly Alpine setting.

Meet the Author
Daniel Stauch, Head Concierge Grand Hotel Kronenhof

,P>Since 2012, I have been proudly representing the Concierge Team at the renowned 5-Star Superior Grand Hotel Kronenhof in Pontresina, which was named No. 1 Hotel in the World by TripAdvisor in 2014. Following my apprenticeship in hotel management at the Sheraton Hotel in Munich, I further expanded my hospitality experience in various front office positions with 5-star chains such as Kempinski and Sofitel in Germany. By chance, I learnt about the Engadin Region from friends and immediately fell in love with the beauty of this exceptional world of lakes and mountains.

Since I love to be in direct and personal contact with my guests, I decided to further my career as a Concierge because it aligns with my approach to life. Since 2015, I became a member of Les Clefs d’Or, which truly made me very proud. With dedication to my task, I seek to create a pleasant and friendly atmosphere with my guests. Every day, my team and I continuously strive to exceed our guest’ expectations and always try to find new highlights and secret tips in order to offer our guests an all-embracing, unforgettable stay in the Engadine.

Grand Hotel Kronenhof

The Grande Dame of hotels extends its welcome – as it has since 1848

Historic architecture, modern light-flooded rooms and suites, one of the best spas in the world and the prime location in the heart of the Swiss Alps - this unique mix exuding of the magic of a bygone era, modern comforts and stunning nature makes the Grand Hotel Kronenhof an unrivalled landmark.

The Neo-Baroque building is one of the most architectonically important 19th century hotels in the Alps. After an extensive renovation in 2007 the listed historic building is celebrated as one of the best luxury and spa hotels in the world.

The ambience of the rooms and suites is exclusive and comfortable where technical comfort and attention to detail leaves nothing to be desired. The views from the rooms and from the over 2000 m2 sprawling Spa provides majestical views over the glaciers of the Bernina, the charming Val Roseg as well as the surrounding pine and larch forests. In the magnificent Grand Restaurant from the year 1872, the cozy and timelessly elegant gourmet restaurant Kronenstübli or in the historic wooden pavilion offering fantastic views, the Kronenhof presents culinary variety between the classic French, traditional Italian and regional cuisine.

As our guest, you can benefit from the 5 additional restaurants at the sister hotel Kulm Hotel St. Moritz and up to 8 mountain restaurants on the skiing areas of Piz Nair and Corvatsch within the Gourmet / Dine Around half board arrangement, offering the largest dining option in the Engadine. For our younger guests we offer a childrens’ own restaurant, the Krönchen Kids' Club and the special V.I.K. (Very Important Kids) program, providing an exciting and versatile kids offer and many benefits for families all around.

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