The Swiss ski resort of Davos is one of the highest Alpine resorts in Europe. Davos is part of the Rega Pass Area ski area which offers more than 320km of downhill skiing, including 75 km of cross-country tracks and 55 ski lifts. With the magnificent mountain settings, Davos hosts many events and winter sports competitions. The World economic forum is held in Davos every year, as well as, the international ice hockey Spengler Cup, the Nordic World Cup Race and the UK parliamentary ski races.
Davos is divided into two parts: Platz and Dorf. Platz is where you will find the majority of hotels and shops, while Dorf serves as a base for accessing the slopes. This resort for almost 100 years has been frequently associated with the “Magic Mountain”. There are many places you can enjoy the beauty of the mountain. Romantic side valleys with fascinating paths for snow-shoe walking, lead directly to the crystal clear water in Davos Lake or into the surrounding forests with a breathtaking view.
Winter sports in Davos
Davos’ and Klosters’ ski slopes are linked, so in total this ski area has six separate ski sectors with 320km of pistes. This ski resort is perfect for intermediates, while experts can enjoy challenging black runs and off-piste opportunities, as well.
Parsenn is the largest of all six sectors and excellent for intermediates. The funicular goes from Dorf up to Weissfluhjoch, where you can continue on a short cable car ride to Weissfluhgipfel, the highest point in the ski area, at 2,844 metres. The challenging black runs for experts are down through the Meierhofer Talli to Wolfgang, as well as, the routes down to Klosters. Although Davos is not the best resort for beginners, they can still practice their skills at the Bolgen nursery slope.
There are many different winter activities available like snowboarding, cross country, off-piste, tobogganing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, curling, ice skating, ice climbing, snow beach volleyball, and dog slopes.
Until 1946, Davos was known as a rehabilitation centre for tuberculosis. At that time, the ski tourism was starting to emerge, so luxury hotels replaced the sanatoriums. Davos offers high-end accommodation with four and five stars hotels, as well as, affordable chalet rental. The hotels are highly recommended because of the helpfulness of the staff and attention to the little details that make you feel pampered after a hard day on the slopes.
Apres-ski and nightlife
Davos offers a surprisingly wide offer of entertainment until late hours. There are more than 40 bars and clubs, some of which work till early in the morning at weekends. Bolgenschanze is one of the top places in Davos, offering DJs, live music and themed nights. Ex-Bar is another place to party during the weekends, while Morosani Posthotel with its alpine decor attracts the cool crowd.
Arriving in Davos
With its location in the eastern Alps region of Switzerland, Davos is accessible by air, rail and road transportation.
Travelling by train to Davos is the best way to admire the serene alpine beauty. There are two train stations in the town – Davos Platz and Davos Dorf Train Station. Trains run hourly from Zurich Hauptbahnhof to Davos during the day. There are also regular train connections to the neighbouring town of Klosters.
Zurich Airport is most convenient for arriving in Davos. The distance between Zurich Airport and Davos is 156 km, so you can take the Davos Express bus, combine taxi and train transportation, or book a private Zurich airport transfer.
For a great start of your ski holiday in Davos, book a private airport transfer with us. Our door-to-door service is reliable and all-inclusive. You don’t have to worry about your luggage and ski equipment, as they are included in the price. We will monitor your flight and adjust the pickup time in case there are any delays.
The Zurich airport taxi service is fully customizable according to your needs. You can choose a vehicle that suits your needs and plan the transfer according to your itinerary. Book a private ski transfer to Davos with us and arrive at your accommodation on time.