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 !
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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.
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.
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.
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