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Backcountry Skiing in St Moritz: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Discover the stunning scenery and perfect powder on the slopes around the idyllic Swiss village of St Moritz!

Situated at the foot of the mighty Piz Bernina, St Mortiz is the ideal place to head for all sorts of backcountry skiing and ski touring adventures. Summit the highest mountain in the Eastern Alps on your skis or spend the day free riding on the slopes above the town, either way there’s plenty of incredible off-piste action waiting to happen ! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Backcountry Skiing trips in St. Moritz. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Backcountry Skiing in St. Moritz

What should I know about Backcountry Skiing St. Moritz?

Away from Piz Bernina, St Mortiz boasts plenty of other incredible backcountry skiing spots.

Piz Nair, Piz Bever, Piz Julier and Piz Albana, among many others, make for excellent single-day backcountry skiing adventures and allow skiers to wind through the slopes and valleys above St Mortiz before returning to the idyllic village in the evening.

For those looking for a slightly more adventurous option, Davos, Klosters and Pontresina are all nearby and offer incredible access to even more intense backcountry skiing opportunities. Many who can opt to spend a week visiting an array of different runs around each of the ski villages.

Why should I choose St. Moritz for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?

**Stunning scenery **

Situated between imposing snow-capped peaks in the wide and flat glaciated valley of the Upper Engadine, is a stunningly scenic place to visit, especially in the winter. Strapping on a pair of skis and heading out into the backcountry is a great way to experience the empty and pristine mountain slopes of southwestern Switzerland.

Conquer the Piz Bernina

Sitting just to the south of St Moritz is the mighty Piz Bernina. Towering up to 4,049 meters in elevation, heading up to the snowed-in summit and racing back down on a pair of backcountry skis is one of the best ways to experience the mountain peaks. Spend a week or so traversing the massif, staying in cozy mountain huts and enjoying phenomenal views along the way.

Perfect powder

One of the many reasons St Moritz is a long-time ski holiday favourite is the perfect powder it receives each and every season. Starting in mid-December the slopes are blanketed with copious quantities of light and dry snow, which is one of the reasons why the town hosted both the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics.

What can I expect from the weather during my Backcountry Skiing trip in St. Moritz?

During the winter, St Mortiz is quite humid with average daily temperatures hovering around freezing. Temperatures decrease significantly as you gain altitude. The humid conditions mean there is always plenty of snow in the region as well during the winter.

How can I get to St. Moritz?

The best way to get to St Moritz is to fly into Zurich Airport (ZRH). From here, the resort town is easily accessed by hiring a car and making the 3 hour drive. Buses and trains are also available to get you to the city, but take a bit longer.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the St. Moritz region?

French, English, Italian, German

What's the country code for the St. Moritz region?


What currency is accepted around St. Moritz?

Swiss franc (CHF)

When is the best time to travel to St. Moritz for Backcountry Skiing?

January to April

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