The legendary Cresta Run was first built in the 1884/85 season, by British officers, and ever since has been one of the great attractions of St. Moritz – there is nothing quite like it anywhere else.
Between Christmas and the beginning of March, more than thirty races take place on this special ice track right beside the Olympia Bob Run. The atmosphere remains very British: announcements are all made in English, and many riders wear vintage sports clothing. The best riders can reach speeds approaching 140kph (87mph).
The most famous (or notorious) of the ten corners is Shuttlecock, where riders taking too many risks come out of the run – and automatically become members of the legendary Shuttlecock Club. At first sight, tobogganing on the Cresta Run resembles the Olympic discipline of Skeleton.
However, it cannot really be compared, for the former sport has only ever been practised on one single run in the world – the Cresta Run, here in St. Moritz-Celerina.
There is also a training school for beginners. The members of the St. Moritz Tobogganing Club regard it as a matter of honour to introduce beginners to the sport and to teach them how to practise it correctly.