Davos is a bustling town offering guaranteed snow and access to a huge range of pistes. Sat at 1560m, Davos Klosters is commonly referred to as the highest town in Europe, where the snow never fails to arrive.

Here, you are simply spoilt for choice - there are 300km of pistes ranging, guaranteed to be laden with snow served by 57 modern lifts. Among the six areas that make up the slopes there is some of the best off piste in Switzerland. A repeat destination for many Brits, our Ski Club Leaders will offer you the best the resort has to offer, both on and off the slopes.

Davos is set in a high, broad, flat-bottomed valley, with its lifts and slopes either side. Arguably it was the very first place in the Alps to develop its slopes. The railway up the Parsenn was one of the first built for skiers (in 1931), and the first draglift was built on the Bolgen nursery slopes in 1934. The resort was not developed for skiing however, and lacks some of the convenience associated with purpose built villages. Davos shares its slopes with the famously royal resort of Klosters. The resort is convenient for it's location and connectivity to the slopes but the town isn't as intimate as the neighboring Klosters.  

Unusually for a town with such great skiing, on snow activities are likely not its greatest claim to fame - that falls to the World Economic Forum, a yearly financial and political gathering that attracts politicians, businessmen and financiers from around the world to the luxury town. This, taken on top of the costs associated with Switzerland more broadly should give those considering a holiday here to cause for thought, long enough at least to check their bank balance.

You can reach the resort by train, but the trip from Zürich airport involves at least two changes. The Davos Express coach service is more straightforward, but runs Saturdays only. Trips are possible by car or rail to St Moritz (via the Vereina rail tunnel) and Arosa, and by road to Laax and Lenzerheide.

 
Pros

Very extensive slopes

Some superb, long, and mostly easy pistes away from the lifts, with trains to bring you back to base

Lots of accessible off-piste terrain, with several marked itineraries

Good cross-country trails

Cons

Davos is a huge, busy place with dreary block-style buildings, lacking ski-resort atmosphere

Five separate areas of slopes

Lots of T-bars on outlying mountains

The only piste back to town from the main Parsenn area is a black

Getting there

  • Basel airport: 2.5 hours
  • Friedrichshafen airport: 2 hours
  • Zurich airport: 2.5 hours
  • Davos Dorf train station: In resort
  • Davos Platz train station: In resort

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Ability
  • Advanced
  • Intermediate
In Resort
  • Off The Slopes
On Slope
  • Boarder
  • Fast Lifts
  • No Queues
  • Snow Reliability
  • Terrain Parks

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