|Davos is nestled at an impressive 1560 metres in the middle of a classic u-shaped valley. With 6 individually accessible mountains to choose from on both sides of the valley there is truly something for all levels of skier and boarder. From the 15km runs on Parsenn to Klosters to the super pipes on Jakobshorn and quiet tree runs on the blue slopes of Rinerhorn the variety and lack of crowds is refreshing.
Moreover, Davos itself can be accessed in just 2 and a half hours from Zurich airport by the ever-efficient Swiss train service.
Europe’s highest town is famous for hosting the World Economic Forum (W.E.F.) but few people realise, especially the Brits, just what a quiet, queue-free resort Davos is so don’t expect to bump into many English natives out here! New Year and even half term holidays fail to make our slopes look busy and with 40 up-lifts and over 350km of pistes it’s no real wonder why.
With much of the pistes above 2000 metres, great snow is assured throughout the season right up to closure in late April, however, Davos is equally famous for its early season snowfall.
Davos is much more than just another swiss alpine resort, with a large fixed population living here davos boasts an impressive infrastructure that includes free buses, a huge out door spa facility, a cinema, Europe’s largest open air ice rink, an ice hockey stadium (that hosts the famous Spengler Cup), night skiing facilities, & some epic sledging runs (also open at night).
Davos Après Ski – Nightlife in Davos
The best of Apres Ski is to be had at the Bolgen Plaza, situated at the foot of the 23ft walled super pipe on Jakobshorn. While you sip cold Swiss beer you get to watch the antics of the good and not so good riders in the pipe (that’s right, it’s also open at night!).
Generally, nightlife in Davos offers entertainment to cater for virtually all tastes and can be super lively with about 20 night-spots open beyond midnight. They range from sophisticated piano bars such as that at the Central Sporthotel to hi-energy clubs. The Cabanna Club gives you the opportunity to burn off all that excess energy after a hard day on the slopes and if you don’t fancy sleeping at all then the Ex-Bar is normally open through to 7am and still serves food!
We particularly enjoy The Red light bar Rotliechtli. Other places include the Bolgenschanze where you can play the local game of ‘Nails’. Be warned though, it’s harder than it looks and be careful that the locals don’t expect a free round of drinks if you loose against them!
Click here to see the Gone Boarding site for some reviews on our skiing and snowboarding holidays in Davos.
Interactive Ski Maps – North
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Interactive Ski Maps – South
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Google Street view view comes to Davos
For example Jakobshorn
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Snow-forecast 6-day Davos