New Years is all about glamour and excitement, so a ski holiday to St. Moritz certainly fits the bill. If previous years are anything to go by, there are some stunning firework displays, and the backdrop of the frozen lake and Italian mountains is really unbeatable. The après-ski in this fashionable resort is in a category all of its own – the rich and famous have been coming here to party for centuries.
For a fabulous night out try the Diamond Club in St. Moritz Dorf. Those who can afford entry should definitely spend the evening at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, where there’s an unusual tradition: if you can find a man wearing a cape and holding a little pig you must touch the pig, and you will apparently be granted good luck and money for the coming year. The pig is auctioned off at the end of the night if you fancy a unique souvenir... If cosy pubs are more your thing then visit Bobby’s, or try Secondo’s bar and grill for a relaxed atmosphere.
New Years is peak skiing time, and if the snow history is anything to go by, late December / January is an ideal time to visit the area. You’d expect the resort to be crowded since this is such a popular time to visit, but the ski area is huge, and if you’re willing to travel a little you can end up skiing on some very quiet pistes. We reckon that the resort is perfect for intermediates, but there are plenty of runs to suit all abilities. Those who enjoy a challenge mustn’t miss the Olympia black run, which has featured in previous Winter Olympics.
With its rich sporting history, it comes as no surprise that the resort has a lot more to offer than just skiing. Visitors can enjoy hundreds of kilometres of walking paths, and great evening entertainment from the local Scala cinema to the Ludains ice rink.
We have some excellent hotels in St. Moritz for you to choose from. When staying somewhere like St. Moritz you’ve probably got luxury on your mind; if so then have a look at our 4 and 5 star hotels which come with brilliant facilities and offer outstanding service. Simply give us a ring and our experts will gladly help organise your trip. You can also browse our accommodation online - take a look at the options below, or use the search function to explore other resorts or refine your results. We have a range of package holidays with flights + accommodation + transfers included as well as self-drive and accommodation only deals.
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