Switzerland's Engadin Alpine Region Presents Holy Grail for Outdoor Sports Enthusiasts

Switzerland's Engadin Alpine Region Presents Holy Grail for Outdoor Sports Enthusiasts
Badrutt's Palace Hotel - where you can opt for tennis, golf or sailing - adds to the experience and offers plenty of relaxation too.

The golf courses in and around St. Moritz offer great diversity for the passionate golfer. Test your golf skills “off the course”: get kitted out in hiking boots and pack your old clubs to play the Alpine Cross Country Golf Trophy. On July 2, players tee off on Corviglia Mountain, 8,154 feet above sea level, where the Corviglia link is measured and marked out fresh each year on the plateau at Lake Alv. Golfers master the nine holes over 8,200 feet at a dizzying altitude of 8,300 feet, where the fairways run cross-country over the splendid Alpine meadows. Holing out, or rather “chipping out,” happens in vast holes filled with plenty of sawdust.

A further highlight is the 41st Gold Cup Golf Week. For five days golfers indulge in their favourite sport amid the breathtaking mountainous backdrop of the Engadin Valley. The Gold Cup Golf Week from July 11-15, 2011 celebrates the most original of match forms – match play mode. In the only Alpine golf week of its kind, participants have a choice between joining the gold or silver cups. The St. Moritz Gold Cup comprises five days of ambitious match play gross score, whereas the St. Moritz Silver Cup features five days of varied and exciting net competition, according to Stableford.

Anyone seeking thrills on the water will jump at the chance to sail on the Badrutt's Palace Yacht. On the hotel's own sailing boat it is the guest who determines the speed, whether it is a social sailing party or a sporting challenge. Everything is possible on board BLU26 on the 1.4 km (0.87 mile) long Lake St. Moritz. For those without a sailing ticket, an experienced skipper from St. Moritz Sailing Club will take the helm. The Maloja winds and rapid tacking guarantee great variety. During the St. Moritz Match Races from August 30 - September 4, the Alpine winds prove a tough challenge for sailing teams. Every year the world's top Match Race experts come together in Canton Graubünden to battle it out, boat against boat, using a format similar to that used in the America's Cup.

Badrutt's Palace Hotel is a celebration of style, sports, cuisine and fashion, with discreet service and traditional elegance evoking an atmosphere of pampered luxury for all. An ideal destination in both winter and summer, the hotel is located in one of the most challenging ski areas in the world and offers a host of summer alpine activities. Badrutt's Palace Hotel boasts 135 guestrooms including 35 suites with stunning views of the Swiss Alps. The hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Swiss Deluxe Hotels and Swiss Historic Hotels. Badrutt's Palace Hotel opens its doors to guests this summer from 24th June 2011 to 11th September 2011.

Hotel Profile: Badrutt's Palace, St. Moritz