Davos – Switzerland
Resort height: 810m – 2,844m
Total piste length: 310km
Davos Platz and Davos Dorf are the two areas the town is divided into. Platz is the more cosmopolitan of the two, hosting many of the town’s shops and hotels. Dorf on the other hand has better access to the slopes. Both are linked by a bus service.
Best suited to intermediates, the resort does feature some challenging runs through Meierhofer Talli which experts may find suits them. Beginners are sadly a little under-catered for at Davos. There are certain sections such as Klosters that are more inclusive, but other than that there isn’t much on offer. Jakobshorn has a superpipe, which is floodlit three evenings a week. Madrisa and Parsenn both have boardercross courses and there is a small fun park at Rinerhorn.
Where to lunch
Jatzmeder is located at the top of the Rinerhorn gondola and with its three fireplaces and large sun terrace it’s a popular hang-out amongst skiers. In addition it offers a self-service picnic area so that those on a budget can bring their own food and eat here too.
Restaurant Weissfluhgipfel is renowned for using fresh ingredients in its gourmet cuisine that pays homage to the region. With stunning panoramic views and dishes such as Rosti with Davos cheese and fried egg, it is well worth a visit.
Where to stay
Rixos Fluela is a five star hotel owned by the Gredid family who live locally. It is particularly popular amongst locals due to it’s a la carte restaurant which serves fresh seasonal produce. In addition there is an incredible pool, sauna and spa which offer a range of treatments.
Davoser Husil is a more archetypal bed & breakfast option, with all the typical fixtures and fittings of authentic accommodation. It is in an ideal position for those looking for easy access to the station as well as the mountain railway.
The Pöstli Club is a venue popular amongst the 20-something crowd. Characterised by its alpine interior complete with stuffed animal heads on the walls and log fires, it’s considered one of the cooler venues around.
Alternatively Bolgenschanze is a more niche night-out destination. With different DJ’s every night of the week, the venue is known for its love of electric, rock and hip-hop music.