Exhibition «Saint Moritz Bobsleigh Club 125 Years»

01 April 2023 - 31 May 2023

01 April 2023

all day

02 April 2023

all day

03 April 2023

all day
Serletta Parking Garage, Via Grevas 53

In the St. Moritz Design Gallery along the pedestrian passage from Badrutt´s Palace Hotel down to the lake, 31 large illuminated showcases are installed, in which changing exhibitions with valuable posters and photographs are realized.

This winter season, visitors can expect an exhibition on bobsledding. With good reasons: In mid-January 2023, the Bobsleigh World Championships will take place on the Olympic Bob Run and the legendary Saint Moritz Bob Club will celebrate its 125th anniversary in December 2022. To mark the occasion, the St. Moritz Design Gallery is displaying excerpts from the colorful history of the bobsleigh club and the sport of bobsleigh on large-format posters. Founded on December 21, 1897, the world´s oldest bobsleigh club is the work of English sports enthusiasts. One goal of the initiators was to keep the road to Celerina in passable condition for bobsled rides. But safety was also an issue: for example, the club was to print flyers for the coachmen and post men at dangerous places to warn bobsleds and horse-drawn sleighs to watch out for each other. It was a long way to the current state of the bobsleigh track with start and finish house.

Natural ice rink made of muscle power
The exhibition along the escalator in the Serletta parking garage is divided into two parts. In the first part, historical photographs are shown; in the second, Engadine photographer Filip Zuan documents the construction, operation and decay of the bobsled run. He pays special attention to the people who build the bobsleigh track every year and take care of it during its operation. The South Tyrolean track crew arrives at the end of November each year and begins to build the track with their characteristic precision. Within three weeks, 15,000 cubic meters of snow and 10,000 cubic meters of water are used to create the largest snow sculpture in the world. The photographs are taken from Filip Zuan´s book "handmade".

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