The unparalleled snow and pristine slopes gave this town a reputation as an adrenalin capital during the last century, and that hasn’t changed. But St. Moritz, which used to be synonymous with old-school decorum and wealth, is suddenly re-energized and awash in new money—bewildering amounts of it. Villas and condos are springing up all over. The atmosphere in this spectacular Swiss aerie is different, thin and vodka-clear, as if imported from another dimension. The raw and menacing peaks—10,000 feet tall—loom over you like something out of an imax movie, close enough to touch. It’s enough to make you feel giddy, and as you point your skis downhill don’t be surprised if you’re overcome by a sense of urgency—let’s get going!
Inspired by: The High Life: St. Moritz — by Luke Barr, Published Dec. 2007