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 - 23 Apr 2014|
|Last snowed|| 19-Apr-2014|
|Fresh snow||10 cm|
|Upper slopes||140 cm|
|Runs to resort||Closed|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Good skiing on well groomed pistes|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 23-Apr-2014)
14 of our featured 30 Swiss resorts are now closed for the season, including the likes of Wengen, Grindelwald and Arosa.
The remaining open resorts all received fresh snow over the weekend, with up to 50cm falling over the course of the Easter weekend in some places. Saas Fee (25/402cm) has fantastic conditions on its upper mountain, with a base depth that’s increased a lot recently. Powder can be found high up if you know where to look. Lower runs are more spring-like but skiing is still possible down into the town itself.
Davos (3/140cm) is still open too, although skiing is limited to the Parsenn area. Again, the snow over the weekend improved conditions and the highest runs have some great skiing on offer.
European Weather Outlook
The forecast is for cloudy skies across the major European nations this week and over next weekend. The freezing level is supposed to rise to around 3,000m this week before dropping back down to around 2,000m next week. This could result in wet weather for many areas this week following by snow conditions on the higher slopes next week.