In winter, the frozen Lake of St. Moritz is an arena for horse-racing, polo, cricket matches and all things avant-garde. However, in the summer, rowers, sailors, fishermen and stand-up paddlers (SUP) take over. Whatever your sport, head to the lakeside in the early morning to watch the first rays of sunshine dance on the water's surface.
Of course, St Moritz is also home to a number of other engorged puddles. Thanks to the legendary Maloja wind, Lake Silvaplana has superb conditions for both windsurfing and kitesurfing. And the lake of Lej Alv is ideal for altitude training, with a 1km cross-country trail encircling its shores. Swimming is only an option for the brave, because of the high altitude! Its shores do, however, provide a delightful relaxed setting for a picnic lunch as you savour the crisp mountain air and take in the views of the Engadine mountains beyond.