Engadine calendar

Engadine calendar

Sports events, culture, culinary delights, get-togethers

Ski races, marathon week, Chalandamarz, Gourmet Festival, Camerata, village market, Mountain Film Festival, readings, exhibitions, concerts, horse races on Lake St. Moritz, bobsled races, automobile weeks... Dozens of events take place every year in Pontresina and the Upper Engadine – all year round and there’s something for everyone.

Walther Events

1. 125 years Bob Run

Watch the athletes speed down the world's only natural ice track. The Olympic Bob Run St. Moritz is not only the oldest bobsleigh track in the world, but is also considered the birthplace of the sport. The IBSF World Championships are a real highlight for athletes, coaches and spectators alike. But that's not all: the St. Moritz Bobsleigh Club is celebrating its 125th anniversary.

2. White Turf

Spirited racehorses fly over the snow on the frozen Lake St. Moritz. Every year in February, more than 30,000 visitors cheer at the «White Turf». Besides the gallop and trotting races, skijoring, which is unique in the world, is probably the most spectacular discipline: standing on skis, the riders are pulled behind their thoroughbreds at speeds of up to 50 km/h. The race is held in the St. Moritz Arena. In addition to the races, live music, culinary delights and shopping opportunities await visitors in an exclusive atmosphere.

3. Chalandamarz

Ring in the spring according to an old Rhaeto-Romanic tradition: Every year on 1 March, young boys in bright blue and red frocks drive the evil winter spirits out of the village with large cowbells and loud whip cracking. Curious? Then find out more about Chalandamarz and Schellen-Ursli here.


4. British Classic Car Meeting

Elegance and class in the Engadine Alps: The «British Classic Car Meeting St. Moritz (BCCM)» is the highlight for all friends and lovers of classic cars from Great Britain. At the «Concours d'Elégance» you can marvel at around 150 classic cars from Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin & Lagonda, Jaguar & Daimler, Austin-Healey & Healey at close quarters.

5. Festival da Jazz

For over 15 years, the «Festival da Jazz» has offered an incomparable proximity to international artists. Legends such as Nigel Kennedy, Al Jarreau and Chick Correa have already performed on the Main Stage in the Dracula Club in front of just 150 guests. In addition to the Main Concerts, a variety of free concerts in and around St. Moritz attract visitors.