Giardino Mountain, located in the Swiss Alps’ most breathtaking setting – the Engadine, will reopen for the winter season on 14th December 2017. The Power Retreat will be ready to welcome guests with an itinerary full of winter festivities, snow sports, tantalizing cuisine and the rejuvenating Ayurveda by Giardino program.
Nestled in the quaint village of Champfèr, the retreat is hidden from the hustle-bustle of St. Moritz’s busy streets yet it is a few minutes away from the town’s luxury shopping district. Travelers looking for a magical Christmas experience can explore the town twinkling with Christmas lights or simply sip hot chocolate in any of the hotel’s 78 luxurious Alpine-style rooms and suites.
With access to over 80 slopes, Giardino Mountain is a haven for adventure-seekers. Winter sports lovers can team up with the hotel’s Power Guide (Activities Concierge) to ski, snowboard or go tobogganing on the pistes of Corvatsch and Corviglia, hike on the frozen lakes or enjoy ice skating. After an active day out, guests can revitalize their senses with warm relaxing massages at the retreat’s signature dipiù Spa.
Alongside, the hotel provides a therapeutic and non-medical health program for guests, called Ayurveda by Giardino. The concept focuses on holistic well-being for the body and mind achieved through consultations, treatments, nutrition and exercise. Guests can choose from various packages such as Ayurveda Compact, Ayurveda Restart, Ayurveda Detox and Ayurveda Family among others.
Festive season highlights:
19th December, Snowshoe tour – Guests can discover the unparalleled beauty of the Engadine with snowshoes strapped to their feet. Both beginners and intermediates can explore the beautiful spots at their own pace with a pit stop for tea, punch and cookies. Alternatively, they can also opt for Nordic Walking.
20th December, Engadine flight – Guests can book a helicopter ride to soak in breathtaking views of the Piz Palu and Piz Bernina peaks, lake and glaciers.
23rd December, Gospel Concert – The festivities at Giardino Mountain begin with soulful international melodies on the terrace. The gospel band will also play pop, funky and R&B tunes. The winter evening will be complete with warm drinks and scrumptious dishes available at the Christmas market stands.
24th December, Christmas Eve Dinner – Diners celebrating Christmas Eve at the rustic Stüva can savor specials such as Marinated salmon served with beetroot, apricot mustard and granola, Potato leek soup with truffle, Whole Duck roast served with bread dumplings and red cabbage along with the indulgent Kaiserschmarren with plum compote and cinnamon ice cream. Children will also get a chance to meet Santa Claus while he is visiting the hotel’s restaurants.
25th December, Christmas Gala Dinner- The retreat’s casual dining restaurant, Hide & Seek will offer an exclusive Christmas menu created by Executive Chef Michel Hojac. The gala dinner will include dishes such as Epoisses cheese crème brûlée, Octopus Massaman curry and Duo of deer served with pear, brussels sprouts and Tasmanian pepper.
26th December, Snow Fight – The hotel’s Kids Club will host a fun snowball fight for all little guests in the garden.
27th December, Food Voyage – Giardino Mountain will invite all foodies for a gastronomic journey. The dine around will begin with an aperitif on the terrace and end with dessert in the bar bustling with live performances. Meanwhile, children can enjoy a tasty buffet at the Mountain Kids Club.
29th December, Indian Night – Travellers can get immersed in the scents, sounds and taste of Asia. A wide variety of delectable Indian tapas and oriental specialties will be served from 7pm-9:30pm.
31st December – New Year’s Eve – A high-altitude New Year’s Eve celebration will entice guests to ring in 2018 at the resort, with a vibrant atmosphere, gala dinner, bubbly, live music and fireworks. The countdown to the New Year will be done at the bar lounge with the celebrations continuing till late.