St Moritz, one of the birthplaces of Alpine skiing, exerts its influence today on a grand scale. Forming part of the world's select few renowned ski resorts, St Moritz is as famous for the personalities who visit it as for the polo matches fought out on its frozen lake. With luxury boutiques and four-star hotels, the resort could not be more exclusive. All this luxury tends to make one forget that the resort is almost 1,900 meters high, that it has modern ski lifts and offers quality skiing if you explore the various resorts of the Engadine. An atypical destination, St Moritz will not disappoint those who want to stay there, no matter what their expectations.