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 - 21 Apr 2017|
|Last snowed|| 17-Apr-2017|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||5 cm|
|Upper slopes||130 cm|
|Runs to resort||Closed|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Pistes soften up fast in the strong sun|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 23-Apr-2017)
Following the period of cold weather and snow, ski conditions in Switzerland remain very good for the time of year. Base depths on the upper slopes are generally good, and thanks to freezing temperatures, the groomers have been able to create some nice on piste conditions. Off piste, there are some still fresh lines to be had for those resorts that received new snow over the last few days.
The resorts around the Matterhorn region are offering some of the best conditions at present. Saas Fee (10/255cm), Zermatt (0/155cm) and Zinal (5/115cm) where all looking in good nick, and were enjoying a lovely bluebird day on Thursday 20th April.
The forecast for this weekend is predominately sunny, with rising temperatures for most resort. However, by Monday 24th we could see further snowfall right across the country.
European Weather Outlook
The forecast for the continental European skiing locations is for further clear skies as we move over the weekend. However, cloudier skies are forecast to return and the temperature should once again drop. This could bring some heavy snowfall too.
Solden in Austria has the greatest predicted snowfall of any of our reported resorts, with over two metres of fresh snow possible by the end of April, with the heaviest dumps of snow likely in the middle of next week.
Austria is predicted to receive the greatest amount of snow overall, although resorts in Italy, France and Switzerland should not miss out either. April can often deliver some outstanding wintry conditions and this year is no different.
Fresh snow could hit the Scottish resorts over this period too.