Inspired by the London Olympics, do you dream of winning gold? If so, why not focus on the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi?
The four-man US bob team that participated in the 1928 Olympics only started practising together 18 days before the event. And still they won gold. What’s more, three members of that team had never been in a bobsled before. So participating in one of the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz’s bob packages this season could be the start of the path to Olympic glory. If Amy Williams can do it, why can’t you?!
The Kulm Hotel St Moritz (www.kulmhotel-stmoritz.ch) has three packages from which to choose…
There’s the “Cresta Run” package, which includes three nights’ accommodation, plus a lavish daily breakfast and lunch in the Sunny bar (the meeting point of the Cresta riders off the shutes), as well as five Cresta rides over 2 or 3 days including tuition, equipment and a 25-minute massage – essential for easing the pain after a ride! The package costs from CHF 1,545 (approx £1,030) per person sharing a double room and is available from 13 January 2013 to 8 February 2013. Please note that women, who are not allowed down the Cresta Run, receive a credit of CHF400 to use in the brand new £8million Kulm Spa St. Moritz, as an alternative.
Women are, however, allowed to participate fully in the “Bob Taxi Ride” package, which includes two nights’ accommodation on a half-board basis, a bob taxi ride (with a certificate and an Olympic Bob Run pin), a relaxing 20-minute hydro jet Alpine herb bath and unlimited use of Kulm Spa St. Moritz. Prices start from CHF980 (approx £655) per person sharing a double room and the package is available from 13 January 2013 to 8 February 2013 (Sunday to Thursday inclusive).
The “Monobob” package is exclusive to Kulm Hotel St. Moritz guests, who will get the chance to pilot a monobob down the ice run, from the heart of St. Moritz to the bottom of the valley, thundering through the Horse Shoe turn at speeds of up to 75mph and 3g compression! This really is a ride that gives the feeling of unrivalled adventure, so it’s definitely not for the feint-hearted, just those with nerves of steel! The package includes two nights’ B&B accommodation, two monobob runs (following training from a pro), lunch at the Bob restaurant, a curling lesson and an aperitif followed by dinner in the Sunny Bar, as well as unlimited use of Kulm Spa St. Moritz. Prices start from CHF1,470 (approx £985) per person sharing a double room and the package is only available on specific dates, namely 14 to 16 January and 24 to 26 February 2013.
For more details, visit the Kulm Hotel St Moritz website (www.kulmhotel-stmoritz.ch).