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 - 26 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 26-Nov-2014)
A mild and sunny weekend was felt by all resorts across Switzerland. Temperatures reached +10°C at mid-mountain level and are predicted to stay well above average throughout the start of the week.
Good skiing was however still available on the upper areas and glaciers of many resorts across the country. Zermatt (5/155cm) had 22 lifts open on Monday and the skiing conditions on the Plateau Rosa were great under sunny skies.
The glaciers at Saas Fee (15/237cm), Flims/Laax (0/125cm) and Engelberg (0/118cm) were also open for skiing, although it was not possible to ski back to the resort at any.
Several resorts opened a few lifts and pistes over the weekend, but will remain closed during the week. This includes Wengen (0/30cm), Andermatt (10/230cm) and Verbier (0/60cm) who all plan to open again for the weekend of 29th and 30th November.
If conditions permit many resorts, including Adelboden, Arosa, Lenzerheide and Samnaun, are scheduled to open on Saturday 29th November.
European Weather Outlook
The weekend brought high temperatures to many resorts across Europe with some seeing as high as 10C. The high temperatures are expected to continue throughout the week so do take this into account when heading out to the slopes.
The forecast across Europe this week is quite varied with Austria expecting lots of sunshine, with the odd patch of cloud early on. It should be a great week for skiing in Austria with great visibility and don’t forget the sun cream.
On the other hand a large weather front is predicted to develop over Italy, France and Switzerland and as a result each country is expecting clouds to move in over the next couple of days. This emergence of cloud cover is expected to bring light snowfall, with the glacial resorts of Italy forecast to receive the most, particularly in Cervinia with up to 7cm being predicted.