Swiss Saint Moritz is one of the most popular destinations among skiers during the winter season. Anyone traveling on a commercial flight will have to land in Zurich or Lugano and will have to drive two-three hours. On the other hand, private jets can land in Engadin, also known as Samedan, named after its nearby town. It is a small airport servicing general aviation only – no commercial flights. It is the highest airport in Europe (1,707 M above sea level), and its hours of operation are very dependent on the season and weather. Due to its unique condition – the surrounding topography, the wind patterns, and thin air – only authorized pilots who receive specific training for the airport can land there.