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ST MORITZ Top 5 things to do

First tracks on Piz Nair

Catch the early funicular train to Corviglia and board the first Piz Nair Cable Car of the day to be transported to 10,000+ feet above sea level. The views from the top are breath taking with blue sky, powder snow and mountains as far as the eye can see. From Piz Nair cruise down to the Fuorcla and Gluna terrain for wide groomed trails lined on either side by huge open powder fields. The off piste is easy to access with surprisingly few skiers and snowboarders heading off piste first thing in the morning.

St Moritz Town

The town of St Moritz is both appealing and delightful. It isn't all 5 star hotels high label fashion houses and expensive restaurants it also has quaint bistros, chocolate shops, wine bars, sports stores, souvenir and gift shops, food providores and more. Visit the local's favourite restaurant Le Lapin Bleu in the Hotel Steffani. They serve excellent Swiss and Italian cuisine with steaming bowls of pasta, seafood dishes, steaks and game meat all at reasonable prices. Hauser's Confectionery stocks handmade chocolate truffles sweet pastries and cakes. They are delicious with the chocolate nut cake a highlight made from from shortcrust pastry, chocolate caramel, walnuts then coated in chocolate. Go to the Devil's Place whiskey bar in the Hotel Waldhaus to be blown away by their collection of whiskeys. They have a world record of over 2,500 in their selection. There is a smokers room next to the bar so you can have a glass of whiskey smoke a fine cigar and gaze at all the whiskey on show.

Corviglia On-Mountain Restaurants

Dine at a different on-mountain restaurant each day at Corviglia. With the sun shining an average of 322 days a year the restaurants and mountain huts have fabulous sundecks, waiter service, fur lined deck chairs, daily BBQs and snow bars. Restaurant Piz Nair perched atop the highest peak offers sensational views and Swiss specialties; rosti, fondue, polenta and goulash to name a few. Rosti is a very popular dish in Switzerland made from grated potatoes fried in a pan with bacon, onion, gruyere cheese and served with a fried egg on top - it is absolutely delicious. For an afternoon drink go to Alpina Hutte located mid mountain above the Corviglia Funicular train station on the right hand side of the Piz Nair Cable Car. Sink into a deck chair on the sundeck and absorb the incredible views whilst listening to pumped music and sip on a cocktail.

Bobsledding

First built in 1884 St Moritz's Cresta Run is the world's oldest bobsled run. It has been home to two Olympics and many international world cup events. The 1.2 kilometer long steep slick ice track drops 514 feet with the average race time taking just 75 seconds. Visitors can walk down beside the track which starts on the edge of town at the Olympia Bobrun St Moritz-Celerina Center and runs down to the neighboring village of Celerina. As you walk down beside the track you start to hear a faint rumbling in the distance which quickly gets louder then with a flash of colour the bobsled has past. It all happens within seconds but it is a real thrill to experience it. Members of the public can pay for a run down the Cresta track in a four man bobsled with an experienced team. While the run is over in under two minutes the adrenaline and memory will last a lifetime.

The St Moritz Lake

Take a walk on the frozen lake Lej da San Murezzan nestled between St Moritz Dorf and St Moritz Bad. It is frozen solid in winter and a constant hive of activity. Horse races, international polo matches, show jumping, golf tournaments and cricket matches are held on it throughout the season. The lake has walking and cross country skiing tracks both around the edges and across the middle of it. Everyday by 4pm crowds of people come to walk on it stretching their legs after a hard day on the slopes. Wooden benches are scattered around the edges giving stunning views across the lake up to the town of St Moritz Dorf and the pistes of Corviglia.

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