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Mountain Stats

  • 538 in of annual snowfall
  • 320 total skiable acres
  • Top elevation 9330 ft, base 3674 ft
  • 0% beginner, 23% intermediate, 42% advanced, 35% expert
  • Projected opening: 11/14/2014
  • Projected closing: 04/19/2015

Davos Beginner Skiing

Beginner skiers will most appreciate Davos Platz slopes, located at the base of the Jakobshorn base area. This zone provides beginners with wide-open, gentle slopes. Davos Dorf village’s Bunda ski area also provides ideal slopes, but are a tad less accessible than those found at the bottom of Jakobshorn.

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Davos Budget Ski Vacation

Overall Davos is moderately priced, meaning budget ski vacation seekers can find some options to suit their needs. Below you’ll find Ski.com’s top budget lodging pick.

The three-star Sunstar Familienhotel offers the simple comfort and convenience families are sure to appreciate. The hotel provides 69 double rooms, 14 rooms of which provide connecting doors, making it great for larger families. Parents can relax in the sauna/steam room, while the kids splash around in the indoor pool or enjoy the hotel’s kids club—open from Monday to Friday. The hotel is situated in Davos Platz base village and only a few minutes’ walk away from the well-known Davos Promenade.

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Davos Dining

Like many European ski resorts, the Davos dining scene is namely experience in hotel restaurants. But there are a couple great non-hotel offerings that provide a good reason to get out and explore the town at night. Foodies will enjoy Leonto Gourmet Restaurant’s Euro-fusion appetizers and plates and equisite attention to detail. Der Pate Pizza will please everyone from gourmets to families to penny-pinchers with fresh pizzas and pastas. Golden Dragon is the place to go for Chinese.

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Davos Expert Skiing

Challenge-seekers will love the Davos expert skiing, especially on a powder day. There’s nothing like whoosing through Davos’ glades with blower powder swirling around you. Experts will enjoy the runs in the Parsennhutte bowl and atop Weissfluhgipfel. Speed demons will love flying down the Meierhoftalli black run down into Wolfgang. Experts have even more options in Davos’ surrounding off-piste areas that run down to neighboring Klosters village. The runs above Kublis also provide adventure-seekers with access to more off-piste options.  Ski.com recommends exploring with  a professional backcountry guide when venturing into any off-piste zones, as the snow isn’t controlled.

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Davos Family Ski Vacation

Families may love Davos’ varied terrain and family-friendly lodging options, but the sprawling village can make it hard to organize everyone. That said, other great services make up for it and then some, securing Davos reputation as a great place to bring your clan for a family ski vacation. Pischa ski area offers a childcare facility, while there are fun kiddie attractions in Bolgen and Rinerhorn. Families with aspiring freestyle skiers and snowboarders will appreciate the Jatz terrain park and Superpipe (one of Europe’s largest), located in the Jakobshorn area. Younger children can enjoy the mini-park in Rinerhorn.

Below you’ll find Ski.com’s top Davos family lodging pick. To learn more about this property, call, or chat with one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

The three-star Sunstar Familienhotel provides budget-conscious families with 69 comfortable double rooms, 14 of these employ are with connecting doors, which is a great feature for large families. The hotel is situated in the center of Davos Platz and just a few minutes’ walk away the popular Davos Promenade. While parents relax in the sauna or steam room, children can enjoy swimming in the indoor pool. Families will also appreciate the onsite kids club—o pen from Monday to Friday.

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Davos Intermediate Skiing

Intermediates have their pick of Davos’ 200 miles of pistes. All five Davos ski area aptly accommodate intermediate skiers, you’ll find genuine blue runs at all of them. You could seriously ski at this resort for several weeks and never ski or ride the same run twice.

One of the most notable for advanced intermediates is the long red run from Weissfluhjoch down into Klosters. The views of Klosters and the surround peaks, and snow conditions, on this run are unforgettable. The Jakobshorn area provides advanced intermediates with even more options, while Rinerhorn is ideal for less seasoned intermediates, and families.

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Davos Luxury Ski Vacation

If money isn’t a concern, then the five-star Hotel Meierhof should be a top-of-mind choice.  This charming, deluxe hotel exudes local hospitality and warmth. Just steps from the Parsenn funicular, and cross-country skiing, guests enjoy top-notch location and convenience at the Hotel Meierhof.

Families will love The Sunstar Familienhotel. Aptly named this hotel offers families 68 charming rooms—14 of these rooms feature connecting doors which accommodate large families nicely. Family-friendly amenities include a relaxing sauna/steam room for parents and an indoor pool and kids’ club for the little ones.

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Davos Nightlife

Davos’ “tea time” and après-ski scene are about the extent of the nightlife—which is actually quite nice for families. Those looking to indulge in some post-skiing party rituals will want to head to either: The Scala, the Weber or the Schneider. If you do find yourself out and about and few cocktails deep the Cabanna Club offers one of Davos’ best dance parties or you can head to the casino and try your luck.

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Davos Lodging

Below you’ll find Ski.com’s top Davos lodging picks.

The three-star Sunstar Familienhotel provides families and budget-conscious vacationers with 69 comfortable double rooms. The hotel is situated in the center of Davos Platz and just short minutes’ walk from the well-traveled Davos Promenade. Amenities include complimentary breakfast, a sauna, steam room, indoor pool and onsite bars and restaurants.

Family-owned and –operated, the Central Sporthotel is well-reputed for is warm hospitality. The hotel is conveniently located in the center of Davos, and also within walking distance of the lively, shopping Promenade, as well as the Schatzalp/Strela chairlifts, the Davos sports center and ice stadium—to name a few.

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Things to do in Davos

Non-skiers, or those looking for a break from the slopes, have a ton of options. The most popular activities include shopping, ice skating, an afternoon at the Eau-la-la wellness and sports center, as well as, tobogganing, perusing local museums and day trips to St. Moritz. 

Outdoor enthusiasts have walking trails and a whopping 76 miles of classic and skate cross-country trails. If you’d like to try the sport out for the first time, special school sits on the outskirts of Davos.

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