Thursday, October 27
am Before visiting Olympic Games sites and landmarks in St. Moritz and its surroundings, St. Moritz officials will present the St. Moritz Sport and Tourism Strategy. This is a comprehensive plan elaborated and implemented by the alpine City of St. Moritz designed to boost the level of sport-related tourism in the area. Communication and branding as an Olympic City are also part of the City’s overall vision.
Let’s take a gondola ride to the top of the mountain for an unforgettable lunch at Berghaus Diavolezza, a mountain lodge situated at 2,978 metres. Don’t forget to be well-equipped for the occasion!
pm We’ll discover the Alpine skiing site of the Olympic Games: The Corviglia in St. Moritz is one of the most traditional ski areas in the world. The only Swiss Olympic Games were held here in 1928 and 1948. Alpine skiers have competed for the world championship title here five times. And for many decades, winter sports enthusiasts have enjoyed wide, sunny slopes and the excellent conditions of the slopes. In summer, the Corviglia is the mountain of mountain bikers.
As it will not yet be winter, with a touch of imagination we will visit the bobsleigh track. The legendary St. Moritz-Celerina Olympia bob run has hosted competitions as part of two Olympic Games and numerous European and World Championships. It is the world’s only natural bobsleigh track and is also the oldest. The St. Moritz ice track does not have to be artificially frozen but is readied for competition using only snow and water – and some hard work.
The 1928 and 1948 Olympic Games Stadium is the most striking reminder of the Olympic heritage. It is currently a part of the Kulm Golf Course in the summer. The building, which had not been used for two decades, was restored by the celebrated furniture designer Rolf Sachs, a sports and culture enthusiast closely associated with St. Moritz, who made it his home.
19:30 Dinner at Waldhaus am See, St. Moritz