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November 7, 2018updated May 22, 2020

Moonlight Skiing in St Moritz

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler.

What could make skiing in glitzy St Moritz an even more exclusive affair? Closing down Corvatsch mountain during the full moon and skiing by moonlight, of course. Three times a season, Glüna Plaina (which means “full moon” in Romansh, one of Switzerland’s four national languages) provides an enchanting opportunity to ski at night without floodlights. With clear skies, the slopes are bathed in a gentle silvery glow that creates an absolutely magical ambience. After the mountain is closed for the day, it is freshly groomed, so you and your group have pristine and private pistes to ski. Have the staff create a fun party for you to enjoy at Hossa Bar between runs—perhaps s’mores and champagne—or head to the top of the mountain at Panorama restaurant and enjoy a multi-course gourmet meal with incredible vistas of the surrounding peaks.

Private Glüna Plaina on Corvatsch with one-night stay in the Presidential Suite at Kulm Hotel from $7,500 per night. Contact CemCelik, director of sales,, +41 818 303 211,

Illustration by Finn Campbell-Notman — Folio Art

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