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 - 01 Apr 2015|
|Last snowed|| 31-Mar-2015|
|Fresh snow||26 cm|
|Lower slopes||55 cm|
|Upper slopes||211 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Very good piste conditions, best at top|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 01-Apr-2015)
Fresh snow has fallen in abundance to many of our featured resorts in Switzerland over the weekend, with some resorts reporting as much as 35cm at high altitude unfortunately the mild temperature at mid-mountain level has brought rainfall but there is plenty of fresh snow higher up just waiting to be skied upon.
The resort of Champery (0/110cm) has reported up to 35cm of fresh snow over the weekend, which has drastically improved skiing at high altitude. The lower resort runs tell a different story as they have become quite heavy with the recent rainfall. Further up however the skiing is excellent with powdery slopes and pockets of fresh powder off the piste. Of the 16 lifts, 15 were turning for the new arrivals. It was still very cloudy on Monday 30th March as the weekends clouds were still lingering so visibility was reduced somewhat.
Saas Fee (70/350cm) was closed on Monday due to high winds.
The week ahead is looking very cloudy with a high probability of continued light snowfall, followed by heavier snow towards the end of the week. The temperature should start to fall too which make for excellent slope conditions.
European Weather Outlook
With the seasons end just a few weeks away for most resorts it looks as though there will be plenty of fresh snow falling over the next few days in the northern regions of the Alps, a perfect gift for the Easter holidays. The forecast is indicating that Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd April should bring the majority of the snow alongside and average mid-mountain temperature of around -7C. With this is mind the current cloudy skies are expected to remain throughout the week so it should keep all the fresh snow in perfect condition. The amount of predicted snowfall can fluctuate from day to day but early indications are saying as much as half a metre will drop on Wednesday and Thursday. It seems that it's safe to say that if you are skiing in the Northern Alps this week or over the Easter period then you're in for a treat.
The Southern Alps and the Pyrenees will most likely remain clear and sunny, so pleasant spring skiing will be available. The temperature should remain quite hot too so pack plenty of sun cream.
If you are skiing a little closer to home in the Scottish ski resorts then weather forecasts are suggesting quite a cloudy week with a good chance of light snowfall.
Eastern Europe and up into Scandinavia looks quite changeable with scattered sunshine and clouds but there could be light snowfall so fingers crossed.