Davos in the Grisons region of Switzerland combines over 300kms of marked skiing, with six different ski areas which include Klosters. An efficient ski-bus system gives access to the different areas; there is skiing to suit all grades. The area boasts beautiful alpine lakes and breathtaking mountain scenery.
Beginners can start on the nursery slopes at Bolgen and BŁnda. Intermediates can enjoy a variety of red and blue runs which lead you to some excellent mountain restaurants and you may want to try the challenging descent from Weissfluhgipfel to the Alpine village of Kublis. Advanced skiers will enjoy the excellent off piste opportunities and some thrilling black runs on the Jacobshorn.
Snowboarding is very popular with some superb off piste on Pischa and Jacobshorn; there is a snowpark on Jakobshorn for the more expert boarder. There are good ski schools for lessons in skiing, snowboarding and snowblading with English speaking instructors. Skating lessons can be arranged at the ice-stadium.
Davos has over 75km of cross country trails, 310km off marked piste (Davos/Klosters) with approximately 28 blue runs, 47 red runs and 26 black runs. The longest run is 12km, village height is 1,560m and the highest lift at 2,844m there are approximately 54 lifts. A photograph is required for a lift pass. Non- skiers will find many resort activities and attractions to enjoy including many mountain restaurants which are accessible via the lift system.
There are excellent rail links to Chur and St. Moritz if you would like to explore a little more or you can try some of the indoor and outdoor activities at the resort including ice-skating/curling, ice-hockey, tobogganing and horse sleigh rides. With around 80kms of cleared pathways you can enjoy plenty of beautiful winter walking, around Davos Lake and into the small valleys.
You may be interested in visiting the Kirchner Museum which has a comprehensive collection of Ernst Ludwig Kirchners works; he spent his last years living in Davos.
The lively town has a good atmosphere with many good bars/cafes to enjoy food and refreshment and some excellent restaurants. Most of the shops and nightlife are situated in the Platz area the main Promenade is lined with boutiques, shops and cafes. The resort has plenty of attractions to suit skiers and non-skiers enabling everyone to have an enjoyable winter holiday.
It is advisable to book accommodation in advance of your break; the local Tourist Board have details of the different accommodations available i.e. hotels, apartments or private rooms if you require more information. Approximate transfer time from Zurich is 2 1/2 hours.