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 - 05 Dec 2013|
|Last snowed|| 29-Nov-2013|
|Fresh snow||2 cm|
|Lower slopes||17 cm|
|Upper slopes||50 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Good skiing on well groomed pistes|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 05-Dec-2013)
Many Swiss resorts are already open for skiing and snowboarding with excellent riding on packed snow cover under sunny skies this week. The temperature had dropped by the end of this week, providing firmly packed snow on the groomed runs, and the temperature is forecast to remain low over the weekend before climbing again next week. The greatest snow depth in Switzerland is reported on the higher slopes at Saas Fee (25/275cm), where there is more than 2.5 metres of snow on the slopes.
There is further good news for fans of skiing in Switzerland as more resorts will open this weekend.
Crans Montana (10/50cm) will open for snowsports on Friday 6th December.
Champery (10/50CM), on the Swiss side of the Portes du Soleil ski area, Nendaz (10/90cm) and Lenk (15/50cm) will open for the season this Saturday 7th December.
The Jungfrau area, including Grindelwald (25/71cm), Murren (25/65cm) and Wengen (20/60cm), will be open for weekend skiing 7/8th December.
Les Mosses (10/20cm) is already open for snowsports although with only one piste available. Leysin (10/20cm) will open for snowsports this weekend, on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December.
European Weather Outlook
The weather over the weekend and into next weekend is forecast to remain sunny for the majority of European skiing destinations. The good news is that mid-mountain temperatures should remain around freezing over the weekend, although it is set to get mild again next week.
Strong winds have affected the Scottish resorts this week, with some damage reported at Nevis Range. Some fresh snow could land over the weekend.
Fresh snow has already been reported in Norway and Sweden too, and more snow could land over the weekend.