European Ski Resorts A-Z

St Moritz, Switzerland

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General snow cover




Snow quality (upper)



Snow quality (lower)



Resort level snow



Powder potential


The upper Engadin has a relatively dry climate, but St Moritz is high and has a reputation for cold, especially early in the season. Any snow that does fall here tends to stick around and the area as a whole is pretty snow-sure. 


Later in the season the Corviglia area gets a lot of direct sun and slush can be an issue. At this point the shadier Corvatsch area usually offers the better snow.

Where to head in poor snow conditions:

The north-facing Corvatsch area normally has the best snow conditions, especially later in the season.


If things are really bad, the Diavolezza glacier is only a short drive away but is limited in extent.

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