Posts Tagged ‘St Moritz ski holidays’
Last October Ski Independence ran a competition in conjunction with fashion and lifestyle brand, White Stuff, for a chance to win a winter break to the luxurious Nira Alpina Hotel in St Moritz. Mark Doherty was the lucky winner and he has very kindly put a few words together about his trip in February.
3 Nights in St Moritz
“Last autumn I entered a competition to win a short skiing break and was lucky enough to win a 3 nights in St Moritz at the Nira Alpina Hotel. All the planning was done by Ski Independence and we flew on Saturday 22nd of Feb from Manchester to Zurich, a just-long-enough 1.45 min flight! From landing in Zurich it was Swiss Rail to St Moritz, 2 changes, a short taxi ride and 4 hours later we were at the hotel for about 2100hrs. A quick shower & change and it was wine & dine time in the hotel’s Stalla Veglia Trattoria. Read the rest of this entry »
Don’t get me wrong, I love living north of the border, but along with whisky drinking, caber tossing and ceilidh dancing, England-bashing is somewhat of a national pastime. So imagine my glee at arriving in St Moritz, where the locals have a real soft spot for anyone English. After all, it is the English (and local hotel owner and wily businessman, Johannes Badrutt) that are credited with bringing winter tourism to the area. The story goes that Mr. Badrutt invited a small party of English people to stay at his hotel (now Hotel Kulm) during the winter – the deal was that if they liked it, they could stay as long as they wanted. If not he’d pay for all their travel expenses. They arrived in December, greeted by Mr. Badrutt on a glorious sunny day and stayed til Easter! Read the rest of this entry »
…St Moritz! Our friends at St Moritz Tourist Office have been in touch to tell us about their most recent award. Martin Oester writes:
“St. Moritz extends a huge thank you to British Travellers! Thanks to your votes (of which there were 700,000 cast by the British travelling public) on 2nd November at the British Travel Awards 2011, St. Moritz won gold, earning it the accolade of Best European Ski Resort. We are delighted to receive this recognition from both the public and the travel experts. Now, could there be any better way to start another winter season? Read the rest of this entry »