Davos, Europe's highest-altitude town, has unveiled its winter calendar of international events and competitions.
The Viesmann FIS Cross-Country World Cup will be held in Davos Dec. 13-14. Davos is the venue for the only World Cup event in cross-country skiing. The Bünda area in Davos Dorf becomes a cross-country skiing stadium and the top athletes, both men and women, battle it out for World Cup points on the challenging run through the Flüela Valley.
The 82nd International Ice-Hockey Tournament for the Spengler Cup takes place in Davos Dec. 26-31. International ice-hockey stars compete at the Davos Vaillant Arena cheered on by enthusiastic fans.
The International Speed Skating Competition takes place Jan. 3-4 and 10-11, 2009. Speed skating has been a long tradition in Davos tradition and it hosts national and international competitions. The world's top athletes compete on Europe's largest open-air ice skating rink these two weekends.
The 53rd Anglo-Swiss Parliamentary Ski Week takes place in Davos Jan. 4-11. This unique event involves members of parliament and government officials from Great Britain and Switzerland taking part in Parliamentary Ski Races. The traditional start to the event is Friday's parallel slalom; the giant slalom is Saturday.
The world's top snowboarders will meet in Davos for the O'Neill Evolution 2009 Ticket To Ride Jan. 5-10. This is one of only six TTR Men's freestyle snowboarding events boasting the maximum six-star rating. The world's best freestyle snowboarders will once again flock to Jakobshorn to put on dizzying array of freestyle tricks, with a chance to win valuable ranking points and a cash prize of £66,000 ($100,000).