Switzerland Ski Accommodation in Davos, Switzerland


Davos is a spa town that has a life beyond skiing. Each winter it receives worldwide exposure when global movers and shakers, along with a small army of protesters, gather for the World Economic Forum. While the world leaders are airing their predictions in the conference centre, skiers and riders are just as importantly engaged on the mighty mountain above.

The Parsenn is the largest and the most famous - but not the only - ski area. Jakobshorn, reached from Davos Platz, is the popular with snowboarders. It has two half-pipes, a snowcross course, and night-riding. The outlying areas of Pischa and Rinerhorn are both worth visiting when the Parsenn is crowded during peak weeks of the season.

However, the Parsenn is the main course. Take the recently-rebuilt first stage of the Parsennbahn funicular from Davos Dorf, followed by the six-person chair to the Weissfluhjoch for the start of the first run of the day. The alternative slow second stage of the train has yet to be refurbished and should be avoided. From Weissfluhjoch a short cable-car also takes you up a further 180m vertical to the 2844m Weissfluhgipfel, the highest point in the area. A network of lifts and mainly intermediate runs stretches across the mountainside to Klosters. All the different lift companies in the area are now amalgamated and one electronic pass serves the whole region.

In the right snow conditions off-piste opportunities abound and this is a great area for ski touring. Conan Doyle wrote vividly of crossing the Maienfeld Furka Pass to Arosa, and you can follow in his tracks if you are prepared for a four-hour climb and a three-hour train journey home again. Davos is also big on cross-country skiing with 75km of trails at Jakobshorn as well as in the Dischma and Sertig valleys. Shopping is a major après-ski activity with a wide range of shops as befits a rich town of this international calibre.
Davos, Switzerland Snow Report
Current conditions
Temp: -2° C
Wind: 14mph
Direction: ssw
Conditions: Clear skies
New Snow
24hrs: 3cm
Snow Depth
Top: 155cm
Base: 60cm

Ski Chalets in Davos

Resort Statistics

Altitude:  1560m
Longest Piste:  12km
Highest Ski Lift:  2844m
Total Lifts:  62
Total Piste :  320km

Davos Chalet Sleeps

Chalets sleeping: 40 people & over

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