Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, by the side of a picturesque lake, St Moritz has a spectacular setting in the heart of the Swiss Alps. It is one of the world's best-known centres for winter sports, and has twice hosted the Winter Olympics. The town enjoys a pleasant climate, with over 300 days of sunshine per year, and is very popular with sports and outdoor enthusiasts. There are no direct flights to St Moritz from the UK, but you can search for a cheap flight to Zurich, from which the resort is easily reached by train. Our online comparison site will help you find the best flight deal from all UK airports, whether you are looking to fly from Birmingham, Glasgow or Belfast. The winter sports on offer in St Moritz include skiing, tobogganing and bobsleighing, as well as ice skating and curling. There are excellent facilities for experienced winter sports enthusiasts and beginners alike, and it is a great place to learn some of these sports. The resort is also home to the famous Cresta Run. Solo, head-first tobogganing is for the more adventurous visitor, but interested beginners can book a practice session. For walkers, St Moritz is an excellent base from which to explore the hundreds of miles of hiking trails in the Engadine region. There are routes to suit every level of fitness and experience, all amidst stunning scenery. If you prefer to do it the easy way, there are funicular railways and cable cars to take you to the tops of nearby peaks, from which there are wide ranging views of the Engadine Valley and surrounding area. After a day of sporting activity you may want to wind down with a meal in one of the town's excellent restaurants. Alternatively, you may enjoy one of the town's frequent free chamber music concerts.
St Moritz is close to the small Engadin Airport, which has connections to other Swiss cities, as well as flights to Milan and to Munich. A flight with a stop at one of these airports is possible, but the best cheap flight option is probably to fly to Zurich and take the train from the station beneath the airport's main terminal. The journey takes about three and a half hours, but is very scenic. St Moritz has excellent public transport, with frequent buses to take you around the town and surrounding areas. Taxis are also available at all hours of the day. At the train station you can board the Glacier Express, which is one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. Crossing numerous bridges and giddy viaducts giving spectacular views of the peaks and glaciers of the Alps, it takes you eventually to Zermatt. Another very scenic train trip is the Bernina Express, which crosses the Alps to Tirano in Italy.