It’s hard to believe that back in September 1864 Johannes Badrutt made a bet with his English summer guests that resulted into a 150-year-long history of inviting tourists from all over the world to the Swiss Alps. History has it that when Badrutt challenged his guests to visit St. Moritz in the winter, he offered to pay their travel costs had they not found glorious sunny weather. If they enjoyed their time, he would invite them to stay for as long as they wished.
Over a century later, guests are still arriving to St. Moritz for the winter season. Marking their 150th year of winter tourism, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is offering travelers an All About Ski package which includes a seven-day ski pass for the whole region, seven nights in a Superior Room, seven set dinners at the cosy Chesa Veglia or Le Restaurant (excluding beverages).
If you’re still a novice skier, the offer also comes with a private guiding instructor for two hours and a ski or snowboard rental for six days. To finish out your trip, enjoy a 50-minute Après Ski massage after a weeklong vacation on the slopes. Rates begin at USD $3,958 (CHF 3,780.00) for a single room or from USD $7,260.00 (CHF 6,930.00) in a double room.