Mountain passes and tunnels information
It is always better to be informed about road conditions.
So for this reason here's a website that wil tell you every Swiss tunnel and mountain pass status, open or closed.
Corviglia summit -video tour
Enjoy the mountain views, going by aerial cable car to Signal (2130m) and then by foot to Corviglia (2486m).
Corviglia is a minor summit situated above St. Moritz. It is also the name of the ski area directly above the town of St. Moritz.
This area, together with the fully integrated Marguns area which is centered above the neighboring town of Celerina, is the largest skiing area in the Engadine.
It has been the scene of several large tournaments, including the Olympic games twice, and the FIS alpine ski world championships several times.
From here you can go by aerial cable car to the Piz Nair (3057m), the highest skiable mountain in the region.
VIDEO of my visit:
Looking down on St. Moritz from Muottas Muragl
Muottas Muragl is just 4km from St.Moritz
and from up there you will have a great view of St. Moritz and the surrounding mountains. The funicular will take you up there in summer and in wintertime. The station of the MMB (Muottas Muragl Bahn) is just about 2km from Pontresina / 4 km from St.Moritz and in my main photo you will see the village Celerina Schlarigna in the foreground and St. Moritz in the middle of the photo, on the right of that 1st lake.
There are various hiking-paths starting from the top-station of that funicular, there is a great restaurant and hotel and also a large playground for children.
St. Moritz/Engadine Valley
" Allegra! "
The Engadine Valley is my No. 1 place in my favourite country Switzerland. I use to travel this beautiful region in both summer and winter. Late June/early July and late Sept/early Oct are the best times for a summer visit. For a winter holiday you should go in January (though cold) or mid March - early April (yeah!).
For information about the Lower Engadine Valley see my Scuol page.
This page is about the Upper Engadine Valley with its major place St. Moritz. You will find a lot of information about the surrounding areas, but only few about St. Moritz itself. The reason therefore is that St. Moritz is quite an overbuilt resort with the usual problems: crowded, noisy, expensive. That does not mean that you cannot spend great holidays there: the quality of service, accommodation, food ... is top. So, if you ever find a bargain for a four or five star hotel in St. Moritz, don't hesitate to book!
The beauty of the Engadine is not to beat. The combination of large lakes, embedded in a wide open valley with huge snow capped mountains is breathtaking. Lush, green glens, white glaciers and the blue sky offer a fascinating contrast. The Engadine takes benefit of its Romansch culture/language as well as of the neighbouring Italian speaking valleys. So don't miss side trips to the more remote Poschiavo and Breagaglia valleys!