The nearby excursion mountains around St. Moritz offer an unforgettable mountain and hiking experience: Muottas Muragl (2,456 m), Piz Corvatsch (3,451 m), Piz Nair (3,055 m), St. Moritz’s local mountain Corviglia (2,486 m) and Piz Bernina (4,049 m).
Note: Visit of Saint Moritz, Muottas Muragle, Piz Corwatsch und Piz Nair is part of our Luxury Tours Switzerland.
The Muottas Muragl is an excursion mountain in the municipality of Samedan. It lies at 2,456 m and can be reached by funicular. The Muottas Muragl funicular is the oldest mountain railroad in the Engadin and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2007. Its route is 2,199 meters long and it climbs 709 meters in altitude.
From the mountain summit, you have a fantastic view over the entire Upper Engadine with Lake St. Moritz, Lake Silvaplana and Lake Sils. The observation tower also offers a spectacular view of the Bernina mountain range and the Roseg glacier.
The panoramic trail winds its way through a landscape of meadows, lakes and rocks. A wonderful hike leads to the Segantini hut on the Schafberg, where the painter Giovanni Segantini died in 1899. There is an easy path to Alp Languard that is suitable for young and old.
The Piz Corvatsch is a 3,451-metre-high mountain in the Bernina Alps near St. Moritz. It is the highest mountain peak in the Corvatsch region and offers a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains, glaciers and valleys. Piz Corvatsch was first climbed on July 13, 1850.
The mountain is a very popular excursion destination for hikers, mountaineers, skiers and snowboarders in summer and winter. The mountain restaurant offers delicious food and drinks.
The Corvatschbahn is also the highest aerial cableway in Graubünden. The Corvatsch ski area is suitable for both beginners and advanced skiers. Night skiing on the floodlit slopes under the stars is a unique experience. Paragliding is a great experience for adrenaline junkies due to the high altitude and breathtaking views.
The Piz Nair is a popular panoramic mountain in St. Moritz and has an altitude of 3,055 meters. The cable car takes you to the mountain station at 3,030 meters. On Piz Nair you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Engadin lake landscape. The municipal boundaries of St. Moritz and Celerina meet right at the summit. Piz Nair is part of the Albula Alps and belongs to the Piz Ot group. A dense hiking network makes the area accessible.
Geologically, the region offers mountain hikers and climbers a great deal of variety. In winter, skiing and snowboarding are popular sports on Piz Nair. Piz Nair is also home to the highest ski area mountain station (3,030 m above sea level) on the Corviglia. The start of the men’s downhill at the 1948 Olympic Games took place at 2,700 m on Piz Nair.
St. Moritz’s local mountain Corviglia
The St. Moritz’s local mountain Corviglia is 2,486 m high and can be reached by funicular from St. Moritz. Winter tourism began on the Corviglia sports mountain more than 150 years ago. The funicular railroad, built in 1928, starts in St. Moritz village and takes you to the top of the mountain. Once at the top, there is a spectacular view of the Engadin valley and the surrounding mountains. The mountain is recommended for hikers, mountain bikers and, in winter, skiers and snowboarders.
At 4,049 meters, Piz Bernina, also known as the “King of Mountains”, is the only four-thousand-metre peak in the Eastern Alps and is often referred to as the Mount Everest of the Engadin. The highest mountain in the canton of Graubünden dominates the landscape and offers mountaineers an impressive panoramic view. The Chamanna da Tschierva and Chamanna da Boval serve as starting points for tours. The Morteratsch and Tschierva glaciers stretch majestically to the north of Piz Bernina.
The Piz Bernina is usually climbed from the Diavolezza on the Bernina Pass or from Pontresina via Tschiervahütte and Biancograt. On the first ascent, the route from Bernina Suot through the labyrinth of the Morteratsch Glacier and over the east ridge was chosen, which is no longer common today. The Piz Bernina ascent requires very good physical condition, serious preparation and technical knowledge of mountaineering. It is recommended to do this accompanied by a mountain guide.
The hike from Pontresina train station to the Tschierva hut takes 3 hours. You can also take the horse-drawn carriage for the first part of the way to the Hotel Roseggletscher.