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.
|Directions of Slopes||N, S, W|
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
- Cross-country skiing
- Nordic Walking
- Indoor sports centre
- Horse drawn sleigh rides
- 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.
Ski Hire in Davos
There are normally a number of shops where you can pick up your pre-booked ski or snowboard equipment from. Which shop you go to will depend on where you are staying in Davos. Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in Davos:
|Ski Hire Type||Adult 6 days||Child 6 days|
|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£134||£79|
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£157||£107|
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£197|
|Platinum - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£222|
You can book your ski hire for your trip to Davos here
Really enjoyed my week in Davos. It is an interesting town with plenty going on. Excellent apres-ski and plenty of ski slopes to keep you occupied for a long time. A mixed ski area with plenty for beginners and lots for intermediate skiers too. One of the highlights of my week there was attending an ice-hockey match to see Hockey Club Davos. I would highly recommend this as an evening activity if there is a game while you are there. A really exciting atmosphere and definitely a very Swiss experience. Very good skiing throughout the season, with a number of different skiing areas within easy reach of the town.
Apres Ski: 4/5