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 Mar 2017|
|Last snowed|| 22-Mar-2017|
|Fresh snow||2 cm|
|Lower slopes||31 cm|
|Upper slopes||157 cm|
|Piste state||Spring snow|
|Runs to resort||Spring snow|
|Off piste snow||Best up high|
|Comments||Spring conditions across the resort|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 27-Mar-2017)
Monday 27th of March was a classic Swiss spring skiing day. Weather conditions bought widespread strong sunshine and warm temperatures making for a lovely day in the mountains. On snow conditions are good although snow on the lower slopes is disappearing fast. Switzerland’s high altitude resorts are currently offering some outstanding skiing above 3000 metres with fresh snow reported over the weekend. Switzerland’s best skiing is undoubtedly to be found in Zermatt (5/281cm) and Saas Fee (28/260cm).
In the forecast, aside from a brief cloudy period tomorrow sunny and dry weather is expected this week. The weekend forecast is looking pretty interesting with heavy snowfall forecast around The Matterhorn, check back on Thursday for a more accurate look at this storm.
European Weather Outlook
Spring has well and truly arrived across the European Alps range. Widespread sunshine and warm temperatures are forecast this week, although parts of Switzerland may be cloudy tomorrow. Currently there is no fresh snow forecast until the weekend, when moderate to heavy snow may come to parts of Switzerland, Italy and France.
In the Pyrenees light snow and rain is currently falling, weather conditions will remain changeable until the weekend when moderate snow is forecast for the region. Finally in the far north Nordic area conditions will remain the normal pattern of light snow and dull weather.