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Nira Alpina

St Moritz, Switzerland

Close to St Moritz, perched high in the Upper Engadin mountains, the Nira Alpina is a relaxed, contemporary hotel with ski in/ski out access to the slopes. Renowned for fabulous and friendly service, this hotel is great for families or a romantic break.

At a Glance

  • Fabulously positioned 4* hotel with magnificent views

  • Right on the nursery slope with access to some of the region's most challenging skiing

  • Friendly, warm and accommodating service

  • Delicious food sourced locally and an in-house bakery

  • Soft sheepskin chairs and comfortable living spaces

Ski, Family

Insider's View

When the sun is out, Fuorcla Surlej’s terrace is one you may never want to leave.

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Insider's View

It takes just 15 mins from leaving your room to get to the summit!

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High above Lake Silvaplana, with a most spectacular vantage point, lies the 4* Nira Alpina. Only five km from St Moritz, it sits prominently right next to the nursery slope, with direct access to the Corvatsch cable car through a private walkway taking skiers up to 3,300m - the highest point in the region. From here, you'll find some of the most challenging skiing in the area, with 120 km of groomed pistes and 180 km of cross country trails and a thrilling nine kilometer descent straight down into St Moritz. The Nira Alpina is an authentic hotel which suits skiers who like a little more independence away from a main resort.

It's not hard to see why guests return to the Nira Alpina year on year. With its boutique feel, it has an intimate and charming feel, whilst the service is genuinely welcoming and helpful. It has a prominent position right on the slopes and is built using local materials. All the rooms and suites are beautifully appointed with far reaching views over the Engadin mountain range, with some having their own private terraces. The living areas and restaurants are cosy with sheepskin rugs thrown over chairs and log fires. Popular in the evening is the hotel's own après ski hut, the Pichalain Bar, built in silver fir with just one long oak table and covered benches. The cuisine here and in the restaurant is excellent. All ingredients are sourced locally and are exceptionally fresh. The breakfasts are a feast, with bread and pastries baked each morning in the hotel's own bakery. The Spa is small, but very relaxing and offers a wide choice of treatments and therapies.

St Moritz has long attracted a glamorous set, with its blend of luxury boutique hotels, spas, top-notch mountain restaurants and fabulous, high-altitude skiing. However, it does have a lot more to offer. The majestic scenery in this region of Switzerland is second to none, and whether you're on the slopes, or on a sunny terrace, you can't help but be amazed by the view. The skiing itself is extensive, and particularly good for intermediate skiers, whilst there is some challenging off piste for experts. St Moritz has hosted two Olympic Games and many downhill ski championships. Off the slopes visitors are spoiled for choice – the village is host to the famous Cresta Run and you can even play snow cricket or polo during a stay here.


All rooms and suites feature a large terrace or balcony and panoramic windows overlooking the Engadin mountains. Inside, the spacious accommodation is contemporary alpine with comfortable furnishings, including really fluffy duvets. Natural materials such as Swiss Spruce, Italian stone and suede are used and hi-tech amenities include a flat-screen TV showing 87 channels, an iPod docking station and free WiFi. All rooms also feature a safe, minibar, bathrobes and pillow menu.

Mountain Room

Features: 20m2, double or twin beds as preferred, wardrobe, desk and chair, granite bathroom with waterfall shower.

Corvatsch Room

Features: 34m2, double or twin beds as preferred, floor to ceiling panoramic window with spectacular view, large balcony, and granite bathroom with bathtub and separate waterfall shower. Interconnecting these rooms is also possible.

Garden Room

Features: 40m2, private gardens with terrace, seating and Engadin views, coffee table and chairs in bedroom, granite bathroom with bathtub and separate waterfall shower.

Alpine Junior Suite

Features: 70m2, situated on the upper floor with great views and private terrace with seating, seating area with additional pull down single bed, granite bathroom with double washbasin, bathtub and separate waterfall shower.


The Nira Alpina is an exceptionally family friendly hotel. Rooms can be equipped with a cot or rollaway bed on request, and there are many interconnecting room options. There is also a kids' club that can be operated on request between 3pm and 9pm daily, with professional childcare for children aged three and above. This is a very interactive space with lots of games, a multilingual library and plenty of different and exciting entertainment for every age. (Opening hours are subject to change and are not binding). Babysitting can also be arranged.

The Nira Alpina is just a few steps away from the children's slopes, making it perfect for beginners.


The Nira Alpina has an impressive selection of places to eat, from Stars Restaurant to Stalla Veglia, a traditional stubli. The Pichalian Bar is the ideal place to head at the end of the day and there's even a rooftop bar. There's a library with an extraordinary reference section and a small Spa with a steam room, a sauna and a vast whirlpool with an underwater relaxation bed as well as five large treatment rooms. The gym has a cross trainer, running machine and exercise bike, all with a connection for an iPhone or iPod. Weights, mats, Pilates accessories and a large entertainment screen are all provided.


St Moritz is a world class ski resort with fantastic downhill and cross country runs. There is also a wide variety of additional activities available such as heli-skiing, torchlight skiing, dog sledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice climbing, ice skating, snowshoe hiking and paragliding.


During the winter, a free shuttle bus leaves the Corvatsch cable car station, just across the road from the Nira Apina, every 20 minutes, for Silvaplana. From here you can take an Engadin bus or board the St Moritz bus for its short five kilometer journey.

Location & Directions

St Moritz, Switzerland

The Nira Alpina is just a 10 minute drive from St Moritz, in the picturesque village of Surlej. From here, skiers have access to some of the most challenging terrain in the area, with the hotel located right by the Corvatsch lift.

When to go

St Moritz has a typical Alpine climate with low temperatures between December and March - often sub-zero, warming up from March. Due to its position in the southern Alps, the climate also tends to be quite dry, making it feel less cold.

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