Guidebook

Freeriding for Thrill Seekers Around St. Moritz

Roam this sensational Swiss resort, famous for its abundance of fresh powder and sunshine.

Description

St. Moritz is one of those places which looms large in skiing mythology. Situated in south Switzerland’s Engadin Valley, it boasts both snow and sun reliability and has a magnificent 350km of skiable terrain with a high point of 3,305m. What’s also unique to St. Moritz is that the treeline is higher up than usual for an alpine resort, allowing for deep, fluffy snow on pretty, sheltered tree runs.

The town is also stunningly picturesque. A glistening lake, lush alpine forests and spellbinding mountain scenery form the backdrop of elegant high-end shops and fine dining restaurants. So it's no wonder that St. Moritz has been attracting famous and wealthy clientele since its inception in 1864, and that it's one of the most desirable skiing destinations in the world.

St. Moritz’s past is also as rich as its landscape; it has hosted the Winter Olympics twice, and was the World’s first winter-sports destination. So you can imagine, the choice of expert and off-piste skiing is phenomenal. This guidebook features a collection of the best freeriding routes around St. Moritz.

Sources
Thorne, P. (2014) Powder- The Greatest Ski Runs on the Planet. (2014) London: Quercus Editions Ltd.

https://www.freeride.com/ski-resorts/st-moritz/
http://www.stmoritzguide.com/Skiing-in-St-Moritz.html

Corvatsch - North face
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Corvatsch - North face

St Moritz
734 m
48 °
N
17 m
1.7 km
The most famous freeriding route in Corvatsch. Highly exposed, very steep and no room for error.
Severe
Private
Corvatsch - West face
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Corvatsch - West face

St Moritz
830 m
47 °
W
11 m
2.4 km
A narrow, steep descent followed by more mellow terrain back to the lift system
Severe
Private
Piz Nair - West Face

Piz Nair - West Face

St Moritz
941 m
42 °
9 m
4.0 km
Severe
Private
Piz Nair Westabfahrt

Piz Nair Westabfahrt

St Moritz
1,040 m
39 °
8 m
4.4 km
Extreme
Private
Corvatsch Westabfahrt

Corvatsch Westabfahrt

St Moritz
798 m
47 °
18 m
2.3 km
Extreme
Private
Corvatsch Northface

Corvatsch Northface

St Moritz
743 m
47 °
16 m
1.7 km
Extreme
Private
Piz Nair Ostflanke

Piz Nair Ostflanke

St Moritz
813 m
48 °
4 m
2.5 km
Extreme
Private