Davos, Europe's highest city and home to the World Economic Forum, offers endless winter diversions. For intermediates, the extensive ski area provides some truly diverse skiing on five different mountains, immaculately groomed slopes and super long runs will keep you wanting more. Once off the slopes, or for those who do not ski, there are art galleries, casinos, museums, ice-rinks and toboggan run. The local train network will take you to and from the ski lifts and slopes.
Davos affords grand scenery with wide sweeping views across the wide, deep and tree covered valleys to the high, snow laden peaks that seem endless in number. The extent of the ski area is vast as well as varied and there is the possibility of skiing a different mountain for nearly every day of the week. There are some magnificent long pistes away from the ski lifts with trains to bring your back to towards the action, as well as lots of accessible off-piste terrain. Davos is an excellent choice for experts and intermediates skiers and snowboarders.
On the Jakobshorn snowboards and free-skiers are particularly at home, having a ball in the fun park. And it is not only the numerous pistes and runs that see the action - the ski huts are also full of fun. The range of national and international sports events on the Jakobshorn is massive. On the opposite side of the mountain lies the ski resort Parsenn Davos Klosters, which is accessible from Davos and Klosters . As the largest snow sports resort in the area, its pistes offer endless options. On Parsenn visitors will also find one of the longest runs in Europe, the 12km piste from Weissfluhgipfel to Küblis.
The family mountains Madrisa and Rinerhorn offer ski-loving families everything they want. Children experience fun and diversity in the various children's fun areas. The Schatzalp-Strela slopes in Davos are home to the first "decelerated" ski resort. The resort, which is situated on the sunny side of Davos, is ideally suited for this with its gently rolling hillsides. Schatzalp/Strela is reached from Davos Platz in just four minutes by funicular railway.
For cross-country skiers, the trail network in Davos Klosters encompasses over 100km of classic trails and 46km of skating trails across all difficulty ratings. If you prefer to stand with both feet on firm ground, then we can recommend the 11km of winter footpaths in Davos or 45km of paths in nearby Klosters. Or for those who would like to enjoy a night time snow adventure, then why not enjoy a snow shoe walk under the full moon - best combined with a typical Grisons evening meal in a traditional mountain hut.
With its array of shops, the alpine metropolis of Davos plays on its qualities as the highest town in Europe to full effect: Boutiques, sports shops, watches & jewellery, shoes, leather goods, local hand crafts, internationally renowned brands - the choice is yours. In January each year, The World Economic Forum (WEF), a charitable foundation, hosts its most famous annual meeting in Davos. This is a grown up resort, so if you like your skiing twinned with a cultured and sophisticated centre then Davos is made for you.