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DAVOS, SWITZERLAND

Ski Holidays in Davos, Switzerland (Graubünden)

At 1,560m Davos, located in Graubünden, is one of the highest towns in Europe and has grown to become one of Switzerland's largest ski resort. Schatzalp/Strela, Parsenn, Pischa, Jakobshorn and Rinerhorn are the five ski areas surrounding the town of Davos. The Parsenn funicular railway takes skiers right up to Weissfluhjoch at nearly 2,750m in altitude and from the top of the Parsenn there is skiing back down to the town or, in a northwesterly direction, over to the neighbouring resort of Klosters.

Resort Statistics

davos ski resort
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 21
Intermediates 42
Advanced 22
Snowboarders
Total Runs 85
Good for
  • Non-skiers
Resort features Heated Outdoor Pool Ice Rink Indoor Pool Walking Trails Gym Snowshoeing High altitude skiing Exclusive Resort
Resort Statistics
Altitude 1560m
Km of Piste 307km
Directions of Slopes N, S, W
Longest Run 12km
Drag Lifts 27
Ski Lifts 52
Snow Parks 3
Highest Lift 2844m
Chairlifts 10
Gondolas/Cable cars 15

Snow conditions in Davos

Artificial snow is used to help maintain snow over the pistes in Davos for guaranteed skiing throughout the season.

Skiing in Davos

Off-piste skiing, fun mogul slopes and long cruising runs, some up to 9 miles in length, complete the picture for skiers of intermediate and advanced levels in Davos. The Jakobshorn area is a very popular 'inplace' for snowboarders with various slopes just perfect for boarding. The Pischa area is recommended for families as the slopes are mainly easy, less populated and sunnier.

Apres-ski, restaurants and other activities in Davos

There is also a huge amount on offer off the slopes. An experience which is not to be missed is the excitement of an ice hockey match – Davos is home to the fantastic “Hockey Club Davos” who hold 30 championship titles. If you prefer a more sedate ice skating experience, the resort is also home to the largest natural ice rink in Europe. There are plenty of restaurants and bars as well as clubs and a casino for those less interested in first lifts.  

Large numbers of good bars and restaurants including: The Postli Club, the Tonic Piano bar or the Cabanna club.

There is a great choice off excellent restaurants including Davoserhof for Nouvelle Cuisine, Bünder Stübli for traditional dishes and the Café Weber for delicious cakes. The area is vast so there are plenty of opportunities to ski into hidden valleys and find pretty villages and undiscovered bars. Mountain restaurants are dotted all over. Après ski in Davos is comprehensive and Klosters is more traditional but still lively.

Other activities include:

  • Skiing and snowboardingM
  • Winter hiking
  • Ice-sports
  • Wellness
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Tobogganing
  • Ice-skating
  • Snowshoeing
  • Nordic Walking
  • Indoor sports centre
  • Horse drawn sleigh rides
  • Ice-climbing
  • Cinema
  • Indoor climbing walls
  • Indoor tennis
  • ... and loads more!

Transfer time in Davos

Zurich airport is the nearest airport to Davos and Klosters which is 154 km from resort around a two our car or bus transfer away.