Davos is one of the best alpine resorts in the world. It is located in a vast valley at an altitude of 1560 m bove the sea level and is geographically divided into two parts – the western Davos Platz and the eastern Davos Dorf. Popular in Europe ski resort of Klosters is located in close vicinity to Davos and is considered to be a “twin” to French resort of Chamonix and American resort of Aspen. The quality of slopes and accommodation options are of a high quality and can cater to any guest. Davos is known as a health resort – a few prestigious medical clinics specialize in the treatment of respiratory diseases, allergies and skin diseases.
How to get to Davos?
Have a flight to Zurich, then take a train to Landquart, next change to a train to Davos Platz. Transfer time takes almost 3 hours.
The bus in Davos
You can easily move from one district of the city to another using free ski buses. A special guest card gives you the emphasized right; the card is awarded to each person arriving at the resort and does not apply to the bus services outside of Davos.
Cuisines and restaurants
It is worth to try the famous cheese fondue and a local dish – roasted mountain sheep. Meierhof Restaurant is famous for its wine list which features over 200 varieties of this noble drink. In Mann & Co you can properly eat lunch consisting of famous five courses – a fact noted by influential gastronomic guides.
4 things to do in Davos
1. Slid down the 10-kilometer route without stopping contemplating the beautiful surroundings.
2. Become more skilled in the art of snowboarding at any of six local fan parks.
3. Try the local specialty – a roasted mountain sheep.
4. Sled on a delightful sledge tracks days long.
The slopes around Davos called the most mountainous city in Europe will not give you a single chance to get bored. Even though two of the resorts are located quite far from each other, they have a common ski-pass. The total number of runs is equal to 99 and together they make impressive 320 km. Using some of them you can roll along ten kilometers non-stop form the top to the bottom of the valley.
Davos has six separate ski areas. Pischa (2483 m), Jakobshorn (2590 m) and Rinerhorn (2490 m) are located on one side of the valley whereas interconnected Parsenn with the top point on the Weissfluhgipfel (2844 m) and Gotschna (2285 m) on the other. Another area, Madrisa (2602 m), is situated somewhat apart of the city, abaft of Klosters.
The main ski area is Parsen located to the north of Davos and to the west of Klosters with Weissfluh, the apex, in the center. There are only three ways to climb there – by Parsernnban lifts from Davos-Dorf to the saddle below the apex; Schatzalpban lifts from Davos-Platz with a change on the middle; and Gotshnagrat lifts ( 2285 m) from Klosters to the ridge to the east of Weisfluh. Runs of average complexity diverge to the different sides from Weissfluhjoch (2662 m).