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Davos   Resort Information
Season Dec - Mid April
Nearest Airport Zurich or Innsbruck
Ski Area 310km inc Klosters
Ski Lifts 57
Ski Runs 110
Longest Run 12km
Resort Height 1560m
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 2 / 5
Intermediates 4 / 5
Experts 4 / 5
Families 4 / 5
Nightlife 4 / 5
Affordability 3 / 5
Non Ski Activities 3.5 / 5

Davos

Davos, Switzerland offers idyllic nature and humming holiday city, winter or summer, with easy access from Zurich.Traditional, Davos is both town and country in one. The lake of Davos, ropeways reaching altitudes up to 2844 m, a modern sports centre, the famous Congress Centre and an infrastructure that really covers everything – Davos is the alpine metropolis of variety.Being the highest town in the Swiss Alps, at an altitude of 1560m practically guarantees good snow conditions in winter and refreshing coolness in summer.Thanks to this high altitude, Davos is virtually fog-free all year.Here you are simply spoilt for choice with five great skiing regions below.You can take your pick of over 300 km of pistes with guaranteed snow and 55 mountain transport facilities

There are 5 ski regions at the Davos resort; Jakobshorn (suitable for all skiers, and hosts mountain events), Parsenn (suitable for all events, and offering night-skiing and long downhill runs), Pischa (a dedicated free-ride mountain with 3 protected runs), Madrisa and Rinerhorn (the family friendly mountains, offering a childrens paradise. Within these mountains, there are runs to suit skiers of variable ability. Experts will find there is plenty to do both on and off-piste with the Meierhofer Talli and Paresnnhutte-Wolfgang offering some challenges, whilst off-piste the Gotschnagrat runs are amongst the steepest around. Intermediates meanwhile enjoy a variety of runs to Klosters, linked by a new ski lift and from Madrisa and the Schlappin valley, whilst those seeking more of a challenge should head to the Jakobshorn. Finally beginners have the use of the Bolgen nursery slope beneath the Jakobshorn and the Bunda, whilst the Parsenn offers easy runs and good skiing in the bowl.

There are plenty of mountain restaurants, which are mostly self-service, but Bruhin’s at Weissfluhgipfel, whilst expensive offers great service and brilliant rustic or gourmet cooking, whilst Parsenn Weissflujoch also enjoys a good reputation. In the resort itself there is a wide variety, mostly hotel based, but it is advised that you check the tourist office’s guidebook so you find what you’re looking for. There are two Chinese restaurants, several Italian restaurants including Al Ponte (good pizza and steak), and the Carretta, with its home-made pasta.

Apres-ski is relatively good- there are lots of bars, discos and nightclubs, and a large casino at the Hotel Europe. However, the nature of the clientele at Davos itself means that the guests are often quieter, the drinks more sophisticated, expensive and sometimes less exciting. The liveliest place in town is the Chami, (popular with locals), whilst the Ex-Bar draws all ages. The most popular clubs are the Cabanna and the Cava Davos (of the hotel Europe). Boarders should head to Bolgenschanze and Bolgen-Plaza.The roof top bar at the new Hard Rock Hotel is also assured of being a great apres ski spot too.

Davos is more than just a ski resort. It has been world famous as a wellness retreat since the Victorian era, and therefore has developed as a town. There are plenty of shops and other diversions; great sports facilities, Europe’s biggest natural ice rink, supplemented by more artificial venues; hosting ice hockey as well as other events. Winter walking and tobogganing are also popular, whilst night-skiing takes place every Friday night on Hohenweg. Finally, if you want to explore beyond Davos, it is possible to visit st. Moritz by car or rail, and Arosa, Laax-Flims and Lenzerheide. Enjoy.

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