Swatch The Club Xmas Event 2004 in St. Moritz

10 to 12-DEC-2004

Pictures and report by Andreas Wiethoff

The traditional Swatch The Club Xmas event in 2004 took place from 10 to 12-DEC in sunny St. Moritz, Switzerland.  120 club members from all around the world (Europe, USA, Malaysia, ...) participated at the event, a record breaking number of 80 people had to be turned down as the event was booked quite quickly after the initial announcement.

A group of about 20 German club members took a bus to travel to St. Moritz, here we are at the Austria-Swiss border:

We arrived at the luxurious ***** Kulm Hotel St. Moritz in the early afternoon, here is a picture of the hotel from later in the night:

Very impressive!  The hotel had just opened its door for the winter season.  Almost all of the high class hotels in St. Moritz are open only from mid december to mid april, so the season in St. Moritz is quite short! 

Did I tell already that it was very sunny during the whole weekend in St. Moritz?  Well, this is the view from our room in the Kulm Hotel:

Lovely, isn't it?

The official reception by Swatch The Club was at 6pm, so it was time to pick up the badges...

...and have a small drink and time for some small talk, saying 'hello' to lots of familiar faces!  It is always nice to see each other again!

Patrick Jaron (head of Swatch The Club) giving his welcome speech

Later in the night, we had a nice welcome dinner on top of the Corvatsch mountain.  Friday night, it was Snownight, so those who brought their skis, could go skiing as the slope was illuminated until 2am!

Click here to read part 2 of the St. Moritz Event report!

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