When winter sports came into being in the mid-19th century, skis and sleds were so heavy and the overland journey from the United Kingdom to Switzerland so arduous that guests left their skis in the hotels from one year to the next. Even today, visitors can see for themselves some of the historic winter sports equipment that was left behind by the first enthusiasts, be it a wooden pair of skis or one of the first Cresta Run sleds.
In the last 150 years, however, virtually every aspect of a holiday has been transformed – though the Kulm Hotel's legendary hospitality remains the same – and guests no longer need to leave their favorite pair of skis at the Kulm Hotel till the next winter season. Thanks to First Luggage, transporting skis, snowboards and sleds, plus ski wear, couldn't be easier: First Luggage will simply pick it up from your home prior to your holiday and deliver it direct to the Kulm, reversing the process at the end of your holiday.
Costs for the First Luggage service vary but a sample winter package to transport two large (25kg) suitcases, two pairs of ski boots and two pairs of skis costs £507.60 (including VAT) for the 2 to 3 day express service from UK to Switzerland and £652.40 (including VAT) for the return journey from Switzerland to UK. Alternatively, First Luggage will take a snowboard to Switzerland using its express service for £104 (including VAT), returning it to the UK for the same price. Quotes for alternative packages of winter sports equipment can be obtained direct from First Luggage.
For more information and to book a stay at the Kulm Hotel St Moritz, please visit www.kulm.com. The hotel's concierge desk, which can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org, can organize the transfer of winter sports equipment and suitcases through First Luggage, www.firstluggage.com.