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St Moritz

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St Moritz

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Name:St Moritz
Location:Switzerland
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Sports:Running, Rowing, Athletics, Triathlon, Judo, Taekwondo, Weightlifting

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Summary

Introduction

 

St Moritz is the home of the Swiss High Altitude Olympic Training Centre at 1,856 metres above sea level. Sports people of all levels, from International teams preparing for World and Olympic Games to recreational athletes, head towards this region in the Engadin Valley.

The first high altitude training facilities were built in St Moritz for athletes preparing for the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games.

The climate of St Moritz is typical Alpine climate which gives an average of 322 days of sunshine each year.

 

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Travel

 

By air; Milan Malpensa (MXP) airport 210km, Zurich (ZRH) airport 230km

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Accommodation

Accommodation

 

Accommodation in and around St Moritz covers all budgets and requirements.

Sports friendly Hotels and Apartments are both available within easy reach of the training facilities. One of the many reasons why this altitude location is so popular with athletes

 

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Training Facilities

Athletics

 

The 400 metre track has a RUB TAN surface and can also accommodate field disciplines; long jump, high jump, shot put, javelin and discus but Hammer throwing is only arranged upon request.

If you require to run above 2,000 metres, there is the wood chip covered running track at 2,500 metres above sea level.


Running

 

Running routes can be found around the Oberengadin lakes or through the forests and mountain passes. There are set distance trails available if you want a known circuit.


Swimming

 

The Indoor swimming pool is a 25 metre pool heated to 28°C

Open Water Swimming; St Moritz is positioned at the the southern end of Lake St Moritz

Fitness Centre; 600 m2  floor area with cardio-vascular and strength training equipment. The Centre also includes performance analysis, coaching and personal training

Other amenities include 2 diving boards, spa, sauna, steam baths, fitness centre


Sports Hall

 

Weight Training; equipment includes Olympic bars, free weights, platforms and weight training machines 

Martial Arts; 100 m2  for Judo Mats in the Budo room at the Eisarena Ludains complex on the south west edge of St Moritz

There are 2 Sports Halls in St. Moritz, 2 in Celerina (3.5km away) and 3 in Samedan (7km away)


Rowing

 

Rowing is based on Lake St Moritz and has hosted many International rowing Federations like Canada, Australia and Great Britain.

The shores of the lake, which is 1,768metres above sea level, rest on the north east side of St Moritz.


Testimonies

What the Athletes say

 

Jan Fitschen, long-distance runner - "My greatest sporting achievements wouldn't have been possible without altitude training in Engadin. It has great running trails through spectacular landscapes, the weather is almost always ideal for training and it's at just the right altitude. I also really enjoy talking to the athletes who come to St. Moritz from all over the world. For preparing yourself both physically and mentally, you just can't beat Engadin."

Jan van Berkel, triathlete - "St. Moritz is unique; it provides a motivational outdoors experience with the physical benefits of altitude training. I make sure to breathe deeply here – so that I don't run out of puff during the Olympic Games."

Philipp Bandi, track and field athlete - I'm particularly fond of the variety of running trails that wind through the forests and lakes. I've been doing my summer training up in Engadin for years and there has never been a dull moment."

Nicola Spirig, triathlete - "St. Moritz offers not only a wide range of training opportunities and breath-taking scenery, in which I can optimally prepare for my races. In recent years St. Moritz has become my second home - a brilliant environment for all sports enthusiasts."

Maja Neuenschwander, track and field athlete - "For me as a runner it should actually be named “Top of the Running-World”! The Engadine offers all-round perfect conditions to make the next marathon a success. Here, training has something effortless to it."

 

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