Kulm Hotel St. Moritz welcomes children warmly and has plenty of activities, kids’ clubs, and a ski school for a fun family holiday in popular St Moritz.
Who’s it good for? Parents that love to ski and want to introduce their children to it, or, in the summer for families who want an active alternative to a beach holiday.
Accommodation: Mocktail and pizza-making classes nourish the children’s creativity as well as their tummies, while the ‘fitness room’ provides the perfect place to expend boundless energy and enthusiasm. Parents can be sure their kids will have plenty to talk about at the dinner table, but, if they feel the need to dine on their own, an experienced babysitter is also on hand.
In the winter, the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz works with the St. Moritz Ski School to offer its younger guests, aged between four and 12 years, the chance to attend complimentary group ski lessons. The pick-up of the kids from the Kulm Hotel by an instructor, the transfer from Chantarella station to Salastrains ski ground and group lessons are all included.
In the summer, young guests get to enjoy Alpine Fun Activities. Under expert guidance, children aged seven and older get to explore the mountain world with their parents, through a multi-sport day, which involves scaling cliffs, abseiling, mountain biking, sailing or archery.
The hotel can also organise activities throughout the Engadine Valley for families wishing to do things on their own, such as horseback riding or mountain biking, freshwater fishing, sailing or kayaking courses on the lakes, excursions up to glaciers and cheese-making on a farm.
On rainy days – or for the less energetic – the hotel can arrange for families to create their own masterpiece with a professional artist. There is also an indoor children’s pool, with panoramic views across St. Moritz.
For those wishing to really indulge their child, there’s the Very Important Kid programme (£130). They’ll receive a backpack filled with presents, a bathrobe, toiletries from L’Occitane and treats from the hotel’s patisserie chef.
Kids’ club: The hotel’s Marmotta Club, which is open to guests of three years or older and is free to those staying at the Kulm, offers a wide range of activities and entertainment organised by the team of in-house childcare professionals.
How to get there: Swiss flies from London Heathrow, London City, Birmingham International, Manchester and Dublin to Switzerland; fares start from £89 return. A return train ticket from Zurich to St. Moritz, costs around £90; book in advance online at swisstravelsystem.co.uk.
Travel time: A flight from London to Zurich takes 1 hour and 40 minutes. A train from Zurich to St. Moritz takes 3 hours and 40 minutes.
The hotel: The Kulm Hotel St. Moritz accommodates families with interconnecting rooms and offers a 30 percent discount on the second room (for children under 14). Cots can be placed in rooms at no extra charge and baby monitors, kettles, potties and nappies can also be provided. In the summer there’s a special Fun for Kids & Co package, which includes all activities.