Launching in December, the four-day package will include skiing, ice-skating, curling and the option of bobsleighing on the oldest bobsleigh run in the world.
Situated in the heart of the Engadine Valley on the southern side of the Alps and near the Italian border, St Moritz is one of the best-known resorts in the world and the birthplace of winter tourism. Famous for its sparkling dry climate and sunny days, the resort is known for being the home of modern Alpine sport and the only town in Switzerland to have hosted the games in both 1928 and 1948.
To celebrate its Olympic heritage this new experience will include four days of ski lessons with Suvretta Snowsports School – St Moritz’s leading ski school – private ice skating lessons on the hotels’ ice rink with expert coaches and curling at Suvretta House’s Curling Guest Club. For those looking to learn the elegant, classic style of cross country skiing can enjoy over 230km of trails. St Moritz is also home to the Olympic Bob Run, the only natural ice track in existence that hosts international races. As an optional extra*, guests can experience 75 seconds of adrenalin, thundering down the ice track in a four-man bob.
Set in a pristine private estate, and the only ski in, ski out hotel in the resort, Suvretta House (translated directly as ‘house above the woods’) is a much-loved heritage hotel. Built over 100 years ago by Swiss hotelier Anton Bon the hotel was originally designed to provide a tranquil and exclusive retreat, set apart from the nearby buzz of the main town. With the likes of Evita Peron, King Farouk of Egypt and the Shah of Persia visiting for the winter months, the destination soon became a jet-set hub of cosmopolitan glamour, and to this day remains one of the most decadent mountain resorts in Europe.
till owned by the fifth generation of founder Anton Bon’s family, his great-great grandson Reto Candrian, and run by husband and wife team Peter and Esther Egli, the 181-room hotel has its own private ski lift giving exceptionally easy access to the Engadine Valley’s 217 miles of piste, 136 miles of cross-country ski trails and 93 miles of winter walking paths.
Rates for the Olympic Experience start from 2,600 CHF (approx. £2,050) per person.
Price based on two people sharing on a Half-Board basis (breakfast and dinner) and includes five nights’ accommodation, four days of ski courses with Suvretta Snowsports School, unlimited use of lifts, two 20-minute curling lessons and two one-hour ice-skating lessons
Bobsleigh rides start from an additional 250 CHF per person