I have never done it, I never had the feeling that I should go on a sportive holiday, where there is more snow than people.
Niels is a huge fan of snowboarding and I fell bad that he couldn’t go just because “I didn’t really needed this kind of holiday”. Instead of finding reasons NOT to go, I made up my mind and thought that a bit extra of fresh air might be actually good for me. Snow in combination with the sun might actually gave me a better tan than a regular summer holiday. And… I must say, that I already made some perfect pictures in my find for Insta. The only thing that we had to do, was find the right place. A place where Niels could do his thing, and where I could relax, but, with the right shops around me, even it was just for the idea that I could get bored and hit the snowy streets.
After doing some research we fell in love with St. Moritz; a place with the right amounts of slopes, luxury boutiques, but most of all, an amazing hotel. A hotel with “a view”, a huge spa, at least 3 restaurants, an amazing breakfast buffet, do I need to say more. Hotel Kulm is one of the best places I ever been. After a beautiful trip by train (the view is incredible the entire time) we entered the hotel with a warm welcome by someone who could receive the name “guide” because she gave us a tour through the hotel and led us to our suite. A very modern, but still cosy room, with wooden details, a balcony to enjoy the amazing mountain view, and, an amazing bathroom, including rain shower and separate bath. Oh, and very important, 2 separated lavatories. I need my space when the hairdryer is doing his thing ;-).
Niels couldn’t wait to enter the slopes and I was actually ready to relax at the pool. Besides the big pool inside, there is a heavenly warm outdoor pool with jacuzzi options (just hit the button) and again, a view over the mountains, who actually became my best friends. The combination of warm water around the body, with a fresh nose is the ideal one. While writing this, I couldn’t imagine to have a better holiday break than we had in St Moritz. After this, we had dinner at the “Pizzeria” in the hotel. Which sounds still fun to me, because I never had a pumpkin risotto at a pizzeria before. But… maybe I am old fashioned. It was super delicious, and after a great first day, we went to our prepared-by-the-housekeeping bed.
The second day, we both went to the slope called “Corviglia”, together, which was so unreal. The snow, the sun. It was just perfect. While Niels was being sportive, I was sipping my well warmed hot chocolate, in the middle of the snow and sun, while I was taking of my jacket at the same time, wearing moon boots, while thinking how mother nature did her job so well. At the end of that afternoon we changed our outfits, went to Hanselmann, which is famous for its hot chocolate with whipped cream, which I can totally understand, and went to Via Serlas, which is famous for its well known luxury boutiques like Gucci, Valentino, Miu Miu, and many more. That night we had dinner at Nobu, which we were trying to reach by me with high heels on, which was the baddest idea ever. While Niels thought it would be a better idea for me to put on my Timberlands to a fancy restaurant, and I thought he lost his mind, we took the cap instead which is actually free of charge when you stay at the Kulm hotel. So, my Louboutins and I were doing fine, while the Timberlands were taking a break at the room.
The last full day, I had a facial at the spa of the hotel. Everything they used for my face was natural without any added perfumes. The Aloe vera was waiting for me to be massaged on my face and décolleté, which was really hydrating and fresh. After relaxing for 55 minutes the lady who did the facial, brought me a warm pillow and fresh mint tea with some (healthy) treats to make the experience complete.
Our last dinner, which isn’t that sad as it sounds, was at the “the K by Tim Raue” restaurant. A successful celebrity chef who is awarded with 19 GaultMillau points and 2 Michelin stars. Our first dish was a ceviche of scallops and the second one was a lobster with wasabi details which was so delicious, I might go back for this dish on its own. And last but not least, we enjoyed our cheesecake yuzu dessert in the form of a Koy fish, which stand for luck, in Japan. A bit of extra luck is always welcome, even after we had an amazing 3 days, which I am really thankful for.
The next and very last morning we took some extra time for our breakfast. The buffet is super big and you can get anything you like. You want avocado? Just ask for it. You prefer your eggs boiled? Not a big deal. But anything else is there to pick by yourself, which always is a good start of the day if you ask me.
In the afternoon we took the train back to Zurich, and fly back to Amsterdam. I couldn’t imagine a trip better than this and I would like to thank the Kulm hotel for making life a bit better, because they really know what service is, what good food tastes like, and what a warm welcome is.
Life is short and you better make the best out of it.
More information about the hotel or planning a holiday: http://www.kulm.com/en/