Best Ski Run:
Ski Elevation: 1560m to 2844m
28% Blue runs
47% Red runs
14% Black runs
2h / 153km
2h 5m / 154km
Allgau Memmingen (FMM):
2h 20m / 195km
Get more out of your ski holiday with a stay in Europe’s highest city. Sprawling across the floor of a majestic valley, Davos offers as much variety in town as it does on the mountain.
At 1,560m, Davos is a fantastic base to explore the surrounding ski areas. With five different mountains to explore and 320km of marked skiing, you’ll find a different experience for each day of the week. A great cable car and funicular network links you to neighbouring villages, including the coveted Klosters area. While most praise Davos for its varied terrain, you’ll find its true gems are the long runs snaking down to the nearby villages. Perfect for a relaxed afternoon cruise.
The pristine finish of the slopes carries through to a sophisticated town centre. The cosmopolitan atmosphere can be felt in the countless cafes, bars, and restaurants.
There are over 100 restaurants to choose from. Dine on Swiss favourites, global fare, and Michelin-star dishes.
Non-skiers will not be bored here. Stroll wonderful galleries and museums or try your luck in the casinos. Fabulous shopping will leave your suitcase much heavier than when you arrived. The sprawling alpine metropolis has lively areas for the party seekers and more quiet ones if you’re looking to unwind. The free and efficient bus and train service will take you wherever your mood requires.
A resort brimming with so much personality deserves equally charming accommodation to match. Browse our selection of luxury chalets to find your mountain oasis in the heart of Davos.
Davos is in the east of Switzerland, on the floor of the Landwasser valley. Davos was one of the first resorts in the alps to install ski lifts in the 1930s. Today it’s an expansive and lively alpine hub. Every January, it plays host to the World Economic Forum.
Davos sits within the Graubünden region, within easy reach of Klosters and Madrisa. The city is split into two main areas. Davos Dorf gives you prime access to the slopes, while Davos Platz places you within steps of the best shopping and entertainment.
Davos Luxury Chalet
Whether you want a cosy mountain lodge or a sleek modern apartment, you’ll find something to suit you in Davos. Chalets in Davos have a classic style and lots of European flair. We have a lovely selection of properties for you to choose from during your winter break. Enjoy elaborate interiors, fantastic amenities, and immaculate hospitality.
FEATURES – Traditional exteriors and elegant décor make the chalets in Davos a dreamy place to stay. Expect period fireplaces, flamboyant ceilings, and modern fittings. Curl up in the library or spend time with family in fun social spaces.
SIZE – We have accommodation to fit a range of group sizes. Families will find comfortable properties with lots to keep everyone entertained. We can house groups of up to 15 people. If you have a larger group, contact us and we will find the perfect combination of accommodations to meet your needs.
CATERING – If you choose catered accommodation, rest assured that the hospitality staff will tailor every detail to suit your bespoke requirements. The team of professional staff will make every effort to make your holiday a success.
LOCATIONS – Davos is a sprawling resort, so finding the ideal property can be a challenge. We have ski-in-ski-out properties and chalets close to the town centre within easy reach of efficient bus services.
Accommodation in Davos can fill up fast during peak times. Especially in January during the World Economic Forum. We recommend booking in advance to secure your ideal chalet. Search our selection of properties below or contact us to start crafting a wonderful winter break.
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Tivoli Lodge is one of the most exclusive chalets in the area. This secluded ski-in-ski-out property is only a two-minute drive from the town centre. A quaint exterior hides an emporium of luxury amenities.
The wellness centre offers endless opportunities to soothe tired muscles. Plunge into the indoor swimming pool surrounded by calming stone décor and fizzing jet streams. The massage waterfall is sure to tease out any niggling aches. Sit back in the neighbouring air jet jacuzzi, perfect for warming up after a day in the snow. If you want more privacy, there’s a Finnish sauna in the ensuite of the master bedroom.
Keep kids occupied in an expansive playroom. It’ll be hard to get them out of this wonderland of soft play. Meanwhile, you can select a bottle for dinner in the wine cellar or make the most of the free-flowing Perrier Jouet.
This modern apartment is inside the pretty Hotel Alpine Inn, a five-minute walk from the city centre and two minutes bus ride from the main lifts. Floor-to-ceiling windows give you stunning views of the Dishma Valley. Take them in while warming up by the slate fireplace or while sunning yourself on the south-facing balcony. After detoxing in the sauna, help yourself to the complimentary bottles of cognac.
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Davos Travel & Transport
Davos has excellent transport links, and you should find moving between areas to be a seamless experience. It’s a 45-minute walk from one end of the town to the other but regular trains link the two sides. There’s an efficient bus service to get you to different parts of town. If you want to explore the neighbouring villages, they’re easily accessed by cable car.
Davos is well connected by road and rail, making it an ideal destination for a hassle-free trip or a quick weekend break.
Travelling by car
There are great transfer services from all major airports. But if you’re planning on taking day trips to the nearby towns, you might like the convenience of your own car. There are many paid parking spaces throughout Davos. The roads are well-maintained, and snow chains aren’t needed. Normal snow tires are recommended.
Travelling by train
Zurich is the most convenient place to depart from if you’re planning to travel by rail. Trains depart every hour from Zurich, but you’ll have to take a couple of connections. They stop at Davos Dorf and Davos Platz so check which one is closest to your accommodation.
Zurich (ZRH) – 154km
By car – 2 hours 5 minutes
By rail – 3 hours 20 minutes
Friedrichshafen (FDH) – 153km
By car – 2 hours
By rail – 6 hours
Innsbruck (INN) – 175km
By car – 2 hours 45 minutes
By rail – 6 hours 20 minutes
Basel (BSL) – 239km
By car – 2 hours 40 minutes
By rail – 5 hours
Allgau Memmingen (FMM) – 195km
By car – 2 hours 20 minutes
By Rail – 5 hours
Davos offers just as much variety in its culinary scene. The range of international restaurants reflects its cosmopolitan style. As well as the typical raclette and fondue, you’ll find rustic Italian food, elegant sushi, and creative tapas. From cosy inns to gourmet delights, hearty meals are of the highest quality.
In the town
Sample the Michelin star food at La Riva. Exquisite dishes are inventive and use only the freshest local produce. Or transport yourself to Japan, China, and Thailand at Asia Stubli La Riva. Their vibrant plates of sushi and Thai curry are almost too beautiful to eat.
Feast on authentic meat and cheese fondue at the Teufi Restaurant. Accessed by horse and carriage, the welcoming lodge has a traditional interior and romantic terrace. For typical farmhouse dishes with a fine dining twist, head to Chesa Seehof. Their cellar-style restaurant with a glorious sun terrace oozes elegant Swiss ambience. A real crowd-pleaser is Alpenhof Davos. As well as tasty local favourites, they serve up a great mix of Mediterranean and vegetarian cuisine.
On the slopes
Nothing beats a hearty mountain lunch. Fuel up on delicious local specialities and the finest wines amidst the backdrop of endless panoramic views. Restaurant Weissfluhgipfel is renowned throughout Davos for its seasonal dishes, regional delicacies, and fantastic wine list. At 2843m, you’ll have unbelievable vistas of the Graubünden Alps. Take them in from the sunny terrace or from the shelter of the conservatory.
On the sunny side of the Jakobshorn, the gorgeous Fuxàgufer Chalet has the juiciest cuts of meat in the area and their very own grill chef. Take the funicular up to the Schatzalp Panorama Restaurant. They have a choice of mouth-watering cheese fondues and an al a carte Mediterranean menu.
Davos Apres & Nightlife
With over 40 bars and nightclubs, you’ll find no shortage of ways to let off steam during your stay in Davos. Snuggle in cosy huts, sip on elegant cocktails, or dance to the early hours.
Whether you want a warming vin chaud or boot stomping action, there’s a good selection of bars and huts to stop in before your descent back into town.
- Head to the pretty Schwarzseeälpli-Bar for a casual drink in the sun. The small hut sells a choice of snacks and refreshments to fuel your journey back down the mountain.
- The legendary Jatzhutte has incredible Sertig Valley views and the best mountain parties. Dance on the sun terrace or take a dip in the hot tub surrounded by palm trees.
- For a unique experience, do a beer tasting in the Monsteiner Brewery. It’s a 15-minute drive from Davos and the highest brewery in Europe. Their beer is made using fresh mountain spring water.
Once back in Davos, drop your skis outside the nearest bar and continue the party.
- Soak up the sun on the deckchairs of the Bolgen Plaza. From 3 pm the music turns up and the party gets started. Head inside and warm up by the fireplace if you’re looking for a more relaxed atmosphere
- The cosy Chami Bar is a lovely place to warm up and relax with a drink. Make sure to dabble with their large whisky collection.
- The Montana Bar is at the Parsenn valley station, but you’ll hear the music blasting well before you arrive
If you’re looking for a unique place for a post-dinner drink, Davos has a great music scene.
- For live music without the rowdiness, head to PianoBar Tonic. The elegant space inside Hotel Europe has great cocktails and musicians performing on the piano.
- The Hard Rock Hotel maintains the chain’s iconic menu and décor. On the weekends they have regular tribute acts to get you singing along.
- The eclectic Poestli Lounge has funky décor and music acts on the weekends.
You’ll find many late-night options in Davos but expect a sore head in the morning.
- The Ex Bar is known for their rowdy parties and rock and country music.
- The Poestli Club is the most popular club in Davos. Head here if you’re sick of the typical après ski music.
- Casa Antica has been serving up iconic nightlife since 1959. The historic building has a disco on the ground floor and two trendy cocktail bars on the upper floors.
Davos Ski Area
A huge ski area and a great lift system make Davos the perfect destination for endless exploration. Ski dreamy blues and reds, attempt jaw-clenching blacks, and discover seriously underrated off-piste. Most snow lovers return to Davos because they can wrap up their days with long cruises back into town. The 10-12km runs stretch all the way back into the nearby villages.
The ski area
An efficient system of 54 lifts will transport you across 320km of piste. Start in Davos Dorf for great runs back into town. Or leave from Davos Platz to reach more challenging terrain. There are six main ski areas accessible from Davos:
- Parsenn/Gotschna is one of the largest ski areas in Europe, with over 100km of slopes. It connects Davos to the neighbouring resort of Klosters. It’s also home to the infamous 12km run, taking you from alpine forests all the way down to the valley.
- Jakobshorn has more challenging terrain, an excellent freestyle scene, and fantastic après ski.
- Pischahorn is slightly off the beaten track. Come here for quirky slopes and fantastic freeriding.
- Rinerhorn is great for families, children, and beginners, with excellent children’s fun areas and an obstacle course. There are lots of wide slopes for practising your turns.
- Madrisahorn is also a family area, with good nursery slopes, magic carpets, and snow bikes. There are also accessible lifts for people with disabilities.
- The privately owned Schatzalp is on the sunny side. It’s accessible via funicular in four minutes. There are gentle slopes and it’s the first decelerated resort, so great for a relaxing day on the snow.
Davos has a big snowboarding community thanks to its fantastic variety of terrain, great snow parks and two half pipes. Most of them tend to stick around Jakobshorn. There are lots of challenging options here and wide runs, so you have ultimate freedom as you turn. The six-mile run from Parsenn down to Serneus will leave your legs throbbing. Beginners will find wide easy pistes around the Jakobshorn and at Parsenn.
Freestylers will have a great time in Davos. Head to Jatz Park for 20 different features. There are jumps, rails, and kickers to suit all abilities. If you dare, there’s also a 120m half pipe. Outside the Bolgen apres bar, you can show off on the 22-foot superpipe. If you’re a beginner, there’s a huge airbag to soften your landing.
Start your skiing journey at the birthplace of snow sports. Accessible beginners’ areas are in the city centre. There’s a good beginners’ area at the foot of the Jakobshorn with a practice slope and easy lifts. Kids will love the Madrisahorn nursery slopes for their welcoming ski schools and fun surroundings.
Once you’re ready to progress, head to the larger area of Parsenn. It’s a little more intimidating, but if you stick to the left side, you’ll find gentle slopes and easy terrain.
Our recommended ski schools:
- Ben and Joe’s is an international and bilingual team with 20 years of instructor experience. They offer beginners, off-piste, and freestyle courses for small groups with flexible hours.
- Schwiezer Skischule has group and private lessons for children and adults. They have experienced guides for advanced skiers. Kids will love learning to ski in their snow garden.
- Top Secret Ski and Snowboard School have been running since 1988. They have lessons for all ages and abilities in skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, telemarking, and freestyle. Their children’s groups are a maximum of eight, so they’ll get plenty of attention as they progress.
If you’re a solid intermediate, you’ll find everywhere Davos to be very well connected. All of Davos’ ski areas have easy blues to build up your confidence. Newer intermediates should start around Rinderhorn for a peaceful and easy start to the holiday. The endless choice of piste in Davos will have you soaring by the end of the week.
Once your snow feet are aching for more adventure, sample some of the runs around Jakobshorn. The long red run from Weissfluhjoch to Klosters will be the highlight of your week. It’s a little challenging, but snow conditions and usually great and the views are unforgettable.
Expert skiers will want to start by firing up their legs on the long valley runs at Parsenn, Madrisa & Rinerhorn. It’s the perfect way to warm up on a cold morning. Advanced skiers tend to stick around the Jakobshorn. There is a mixture of runs here including some tricky blacks, so you can add lots of variety to your day.
Backcountry skiing in Davos offers infinite possibilities. If you’re newer to off-piste, start at Schatzalp. The slopes here are relaxed and have pretty views over Davos. Head to Pischahorn to discover one of Switzerland’s largest freeride regions. The tricky and remote terrain around the Rinerhorn will feel like you have the whole mountain to yourself.
We recommend exploring Davos’ backcountry with a guide to keep you safe and find the best secret spots. Tony Ski Davos has a choice of bilingual instructors who offer guided powder tours and will help you to perfect your technique.
Davos is a fairly snow sure resort, with snow-making facilities only needed 5% of the time. You’ll find the best snow between February and April, but this is also the most crowded time.
Lifts open in mid-November and things start ramping up for the winter season.
Average snowfall: 41cm
Snow days: 5
Snow conditions before Christmas aren’t certain and the resort may be relying on snow machines. But the city feel of Davos makes it a lively place to be over the festive season.
Average snowfall: 77cm
Snow days: 7
In January the town is bustling from visitors for the World Economic Forum, but you’ll find this the quietest time to be on the slopes. Make sure you book in advance to get the best accommodation.
Average snowfall: 113cm
Snow days: 10
February is a very cold time to visit Davos, but you’ll find the best fresh powder during this month.
Average snowfall: 83cm
Snow days: 8
Davos’ ski runs stay open until the end of March, but the number of pistes with snow start to decrease towards the end of the month.
Average snowfall: 73cm
Snow days: 7
Things To Do In Davos
Davos offers just as much variety off the slopes. This is the perfect resort for non-skiers and for white-out days. From sporting activities to fabulous shopping, you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied in town. Stay in Davos Platz to be close to the shops, sporting facilities, and wellness centres.
If you want to stay active, you’ll find a variety of choices. Glide across Europe’s largest ice rink or tumble down the slopes on a toboggan. Explore the mountains via snowshoe and venture along the 111km of hiking trails. Or wrap up in a fluffy blanket and meander along an icy river via horse-drawn sleigh.
Davos is a great destination if you’re looking for some retail therapy. International brands and designer boutiques meet all your clothing needs. There’s also a lovely choice of artisan stores. Browse premium leather and handmade jewellery to add to your collection. Take home iconic Swiss souvenirs like hand-crafted cuckoo clocks and sophisticated Swiss army knives.
There’s an exciting cultural scene in Davos. The internationally renowned Kircher Museum is dedicated to the life of the German expressionist. Delve into the Davos that existed a century ago at Heimat Museum. Or discover the rise of skiing, bobsleighing, and ice dancing at the Wintersport Museum.
To get a taste of somewhere different, you can take a day trip to the glitzy resort of St Moritz. Davos is not as pretty as some of its neighbouring towns. If you’re craving an attractive winter ambience, head to the adorable village of Guarda for the day. Peachy buildings are embellished with shuttered windows, flower boxes, and elaborate artwork.
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