St. Moritz is chic, elegant and exclusive with a cosmopolitan ambiance; one of the most famous resorts in the world. The resort opened in 186. It was previously an agricultural village where vacationers came only in the summer, until a hotel owner invited a group of English summer guests to stay for the winter in an effort to prove that winter in St. Moritz was more agreeable, dry and sunny than in London. Since then enthusiasm soon brought others, and St. Moritz International Winter Resort was born. With its spectacular scenery and fine weather, St. Moritz has been the playground of the rich and famous. Surrounded by Alps peaks, the town of St. Moritz has a population of 5,000, mainly German speaking but there are also Italians due to the proximity to Italy. It is one of the world's richest places.
The Olympic Games were held here in 1928 and 1948 and guests can experience the thrills of one of winter Olympic sports, bobsledding: bob taxis with two riders take visitors down the Olympic run at similar speed as the champions! In the town of St. Moritz a visitor can indulge in the pleasures of nature, culture and sports while one can also relax admiring the beautiful scenery and enjoying the luxurious spa facilities of the hotels. Even though St. Moritz is a famous high-end resort, there are also four-star category hotels that offer an equally exceptional experience. St. Moritz gets 320 days of sunshine a year and is a year-round destination, with June to October being the low season.