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 - 07 Mar 2014|
|Last snowed|| 04-Mar-2014|
|Fresh snow||1 cm|
|Lower slopes||71 cm|
|Upper slopes||141 cm|
|Runs to resort||Soft|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Good skiing on firmly packed runs|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 07-Mar-2014)
Our featured Swiss resorts are all currently enjoying excellent conditions after a mixture of snowy and sunny weather this week.
Saas Fee (145/429cm) added to its already impressive snow coverage with 40cm of fresh powder on Tuesday 4th March. Zermatt (105/385cm) also has great conditions after 15cm fell on Tuesday, and both resorts experienced sunny blue skies on Thursday 6th March.
Despite mostly sunny weather across the Alps on Thursday, Lenk (25/100cm), Samnaun (65/125cm) and Arosa (90/120cm) all enjoyed light dustings of new snow overnight.
European Weather Outlook
Very little snow is expected to fall in Europe over the next week as spring conditions take over. No resorts in France, Switzerland and Austria have snow in the forecast with constant sun predicted next week.
Temperatures at resorts like Alpe d’Huez in France will reach around 4C and some lower resorts could experience slushy conditions on their resort-level pistes. It is a similar story in Switzerland with no snow forecast and temperatures of up to 8C coming to Wengen.
Italian and Austrian resorts will also experience warm and sunny weather over the next nine days but some snow is expected in Bulgaria. 25cm of new snow could fall in Borovets next week.