Davos has been well established as a ski resort since the 1930s, once a health resort attracting visitors for its breathtaking scenery and pure mountain air. Today this famous Swiss Alpine metropolis is an excellent base to explore the extensive ski area and enjoy a short ski break, the immaculate groomed slopes and super long runs keep skiers of all abilities more than satisfied.
Make sure you check out all of the skiing areas including Parsenn, Jakobshorn, Rinerhorn, Pischa and Madrisa to fully appreciate this fabulous region and get the most out of your skiing holiday.
beginners and intermediates
The nursery slopes at Bolgen are perhaps the best in the area for first time skiers easily accessible from Davos Platz, these blue runs offer wide weaving pistes along scenic routes. Bunda is the other area for beginners situated with easy access from Davos Dorf, here the runs tend to be longer and steeper and suit people who have only skied once or twice before and are looking to progress their skiing ability.
Parsenn is the main skiing area easily accessible from Davos Dorf, intermediates are well catered for here with an immaculate selection of wide, long and gentle runs in the Parsenn bowl and an array of red runs that are ideal for perfecting those carving turns. There are four main runs ideal for intermediates that finish in the villages of Kublis, Saas, Serneus and Klosters - don’t miss one of the tempting ‘schwendi’ huts for a pit-stop on the way to the bottom!
advanced and off piste
Davos has a lot of opportunities for advanced skiers and one of the recommended areas has to be Parsenn with two of the most challenging black runs (Meierhoftali and Gruobenalp) in the entire resort. The off piste itineraries are endless with the area of Gotschnagrat specifical for those looking to find their own routes, the area is also well known for it's moguls and appeals to advanced skiers looking to improve their technique. Parseen also has a huge range of off piste available and especially when you're looking for steep descents; try out the Dorftberg, Diretissima and Gemindeboden itinieries for pure exhiliration.
Davos has a number of different restaurants serving a range of international cuisine from Swiss local traditions to Asian specialities. As well as a number of established gourmet restaurants in each of the hotels we feature you will also find an exceptional selection of restaurants throughout the resort and in top mountain locations including the famous Hubli's Landhaus.
Dependent on what you are looking for from your skiing holiday, we will help you to decide whether Davos Platz or Davos Dorf is more appropriate. Davos Platz has a number of bars and clubs offering international flair here you'll be able to embrace the fun of Davos apres ski activities and enjoy the casino or a club. For those of you looking for a quieter holiday whilst still experiencing the apres ski, Davos Dorf may be more suitable, the quieter side of Davos this resort still offers 7 bars and clubs for you to enjoy a cocktail or two after a day on the slopes.
If you would like any further information about ski holidays to Davos and the hotels we feature, please call one of our Personal Travel Consultants on 020 8939 0862.