Gourmets will appreciate the varied menus in 3 different restaurants as well as the opportunity to eat at other Arabella Sheraton hotels in their “dine around program” The bar Senn is an impressive medieval cellar with arched Gothic ceilings and the popular “Aquasol Wellness” centre offers all manner of spa facilities and treatments. We can offer standard or superior rooms all of which are spacious and beautifully furnished
Davos Resort Info
One of the first spots in the Alps to be used as a skiing venue and also a 'health' spa, Davos is a large, outstretched town 1 ¾ hours from Zurich by car or 2 ½ hours by train. It has access to 325km of pistes and is linked to Klosters. As a whole, there is something for every type of skier, although beginners don't fair as well. Intermediates have lots of long blues and reds to exploit, while advanced skiers have some good off-piste. The snow is generally good at the higher levels and some fantastic off-piste. What the town lacks for in charm, it makes up for with its fantastic variety for skiers and boarders alike and with the new Parsennbahn railway, access to the slopes is quick and easy. For boarders the off-piste is a major attraction, as is the designated park. Cross-country skiers also have much territory to cover.
The town itself, split into 2 parts, Dorf and Platz, doesn't possess the charm of Klosters, but life off the slopes is lively with 5 nightclubs to choose from as well as lots of bars and restaurants. In addition there are many other things to do apart from skiing. You can take a scenic train ride, use the largest natural ice rink in Europe, visit the winter sport museum, or watch an ice hockey match. On top of that are the great shops and excellent restaurants (on and off mountain).
It is expensive and fur coats abound, however, it does cater for all - if you can afford it.
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Davos Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 27 Nov 2014|
|Last snowed|| 19-Nov-2014|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||2 cm|
|Upper slopes||70 cm|
|Runs to resort||Closed|
|Off piste snow||Limited|
|Comments||Ski/board conditions are okay, more snow would be good|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 27-Nov-2014)
The unseasonably mild weather continued this week across Switzerland and was accompanied for most by warm sunshine and scattered clouds.
As a result of the climate, several resorts have had to postpone their opening dates and will not open this weekend. These include Adelboden, Arosa and Lenzerheide. In addition, the slopes above Wengen (0/25cm) will not open this weekend and Verbier (0/60cm) will be offering more limited terrain than last weekend.
On Thursday 27th, skiing was limited to the high-altitude glacier resorts. Zermatt (5/155cm) had 110km of open pistes and Saas-Fee (14/230cm) was reporting 10 open pistes. Riding was also available on the glacier at Gstaad (0/100cm), although no resort runs are open.
Samnaun (0/100cm) did however open for the season on Thursday, with three of the links to Ischgl prepared and open.
Unfortunately the mild weather is forecast to continue throughout the weekend, so pre-season snowmaking is likely to remain on hold.
European Weather Outlook
Europe on the whole had quite a cloudy day on Thursday 27th November with Austria enjoying the most sunshine with less cloudy spells. Italy and Switzerland were both quite cloudy and there were reports of light rain fall in Italy. France was particularly cloudy too but there were reports of sunny intervals being seen. The weekend is expected to be a mixture of sunshine and cloud across all of our featured countries but thicker clouds are predicted to move in by Sunday, which could bring fresh snow.
There is currently a warm climate sweeping across Europe at the moment and it is causing a few problems for many resorts that are planning to open this coming weekend. Resorts in Austria, Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland who are scheduled to open this weekend will almost certainly be delayed as their snow preparations are being hindered by the high temperatures. There is a potential for fresh snow this weekend as mentioned earlier so hopefully that will occur and assist the resorts who are planning on opening soon.