Lise-Marie Morerod? You may be too young to remember her. She won the only medal for the Swiss team at the first ever world ski championships held in St. Moritz in 1974, but more importantly, she had a lasting influence on many a teenager at that time, not least on the writer of this blog who takes us back to the days when hills were covered with real snow.
Media coverage of the world ski championships is extensive. The centerpiece is the Main Media Center in downtown St. Moritz which provides facilities for 470 journalists and their teams. The infrastructure to write, talk, chat and tweet about the latest Swiss medals and a broken knee is as perfect as it gets.
A day at the races sooner or later makes you hungry and thirsty. Don’t worry, there are plenty of opportunities to treat your taste buds and calm your stomach. What about a local-style hot dog or a pulled venison burger? And a smooth liqueur to top it all off? Just what the doctor ordered! Of course everything mainly locally sourced and reasonably priced. Bun appetit!
Romansh and romantic is not quite the same, but being able to speak a few words in Romansh might turn your next date with a local voluntari into a romantic affair you won’t forget. Check out the dictionaries on the official championship app or attend the crash course next Wednesday. Romansh makes you different!
An atmosphere of fair play and togetherness pervades the village of St. Moritz after the first day of sportive action. Regardless of results and rankings, every athlete is getting her due share of appreciation in an event that unites stars and also-rans, young and old, locals and visitors.
Edy the giant elegantly stood his ground while watching over a crowd of 5000 people attending the opening ceremony. In case you didn’t know who performed the national anthem: you will find out if you read the blog.
Championship-themed postcards designed by Zuoz-born artist Pia Valär and high quality coffee by Zuoz-born roaster Daniel Badilatti: Engadine art and blends make for a great combination. Take your time for both and enjoy the opening ceremony tonight.