Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Davos Klosters
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Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Davos Klosters
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All Mountain Terrain
Can't wait to return for good time on and off slope.... Full Review
Very overrated for improving intermediates with poorly posted exposed slopes on Parsenn. Wouldn’t want to be up there in bad weather. Places like Lech and the big French resorts are in a different league for ease of access and quality of runs. Probably great for experts and off piste. Davos itself is soulless and there is no apres ski atmosphere. Good deals on hotels out of peak times and easy access to resort by train. Quality of lifts improving but still some way to go. Was surprised it wasn’t better for such a big name. Wouldn’t come back - too many better alternatives... Full Review
I've been skiing in Davos for 50 years. It takes a bit of time to "get" Davos. On your first visit it can seem chopped up with multiple non-interconnected mountains (other than by bus/train or your car). The lift infrastructure is not as modern as many other major resorts, however they seem to have started re-investing in some critical new lifts including the replacement of the Furka T-bar with a new heated 6-pack chair and replacement of the Schaffurggli t-bars at Madrisa with a high-speed chair.
Davos does offer is plenty of wide-open cruising runs that are not normally overcrowded. Experts looking for lots of of steep mogul runs will probably be disappointed. On the other hand, if you enjoy off-piste skiing, the possibilities are virtually endless - hire a guide or go with someone who is familiar with the resort and you will love the place. Instead of being a liability, the separated ski areas actually provide more off-piste options for those in the know.
Lots of tasty food opportunities on the slopes - look for the smaller independent restaurants scattered on the slopes.
Davos itself is more a small city than a ski town. Plenty of things to keep skiers and non-skiers entertained.... Full Review
Slopes are not groomed well and bad communication when lifts are said to be open but are delayed 1hr because of avalanche maintenance on the slopes. No signs posted showing delays. Seemingly not enough staff maintaining the slopes as seen in other fields in Switzerland and Austria ... Full Review
Went for a day trip from Zurich with my dad to Davos-Klosters a few weeks ago and had an unbelievable time. The drive up into the valley through Klosters into the tunnel and out into Davos is excellent and gives you a real sense of escape. The town of Davos is pretty enough and is nestled in between two ridges. Parking was easy to figure out and the quick walk to the main gondola was no problem at all. We were lucky enough to have gone a day after snowfall and had a good 8-12" of fresh snow. The sun shone, the temperature was cold but not uncomfortably so and we had one of the best ski days we've ever had. Getting some lunch at one of the mountain restaurants is an absolute must. Davos is one of those amazing places where you can ski into an entirely different town/valley. Very easy mountain to access, with a simple but vast lift system. Off-piste was excellent (variety of skill levels) and the on-piste was well groomed with the recent dusting on top made for fantastic skiing. This is top 2 or 3 that I've been to and highly recommend it for all travelers.... Full Review
I went with 9 friends to Davos, and it was the best skiing expereince of my life. 2 feet of new snow fell the day we got there, and from then on, it was bluebird every day. I had never skied the Alps up until that point. If I had the money, I would buy a place at Davos. And ski there until I died. It's that great. And the village has some fo the best, acutally, THE best ski area food I've ever eaten. The biggest downfall (for an American, at least) is the price and time it takes to actually get there. 6-7 hours on a plane, 2 hours on a train. Switzerland is a once-in-a-lifetime ski trip, and were I you, I'd do it in Davos.... Full Review
Have been going here in March for last five years because of friends. Having been to all the "top" resorts in Europe and Nrth America these are very much a second rate couple of resorts. I suppose its catch 22---- low numbers so cannot invest in new lifts. Parsenn is a good area but even that has quite a few T bars, esp. the Furka which seems impossible to avoid. Old two stage cable car from Klosters ( in most resorts this means staying on, not here
you walk to a second cable car,wait and it is smaller than first !!! ) Skied the wonderful run down to Klosters but waited 45 mins for a train back to Davos.
All the other areas are small, half day max, do in the morning and then over to Parsenn in afternoon for better snow
20 min bus to Rinerhorn, small area all T bars, wonderfully empty but you wait for return bus ( unless you walk to bus return stop when you arrive to check departure time ) of course stops are 300 to 400 yards apart, so in ski gear you can not be bothered and you end up waiting 30 mins for return bus. Jakobshorn is much closer with
mostly chairs, but half pipe so boarders everywhere. Chalet Google great food.
Pischa is a 15 min bus ride, for past few years they have not bothered to piste it as no customers so I did not bother with it, tiny area all T bars. Lastly Madrisa, bus or train, long slow bubble to top and then all T bars, tiny area with the distinction of one of the worst self service mountain restaurants I have been too, run by two 16 year olds.
So why do I keep going back? Well my friends of course, some good mountain restaurants, easy to get to, Swiss air (no ski charge ), then train to resort. Actually I now hire a car as can't stand the waiting for buses and trains but mainly for the very empty pistes which you can ski very fast with no danger to anyone but self!!
As you may have guessed I am in my late 50's, so can't comment on night life. Davos is a town, this aint no Zermatt!!... Full Review
the ski area in davos is connectet to teh one in klosters but the klosters part is much better more slpoes and more restaurant. The one of davos are manly 2 big slopes. Which and at the weishorn. From there u should ski down to parsen an there it is a lot of fun to ski.
Ps: Tip for borders on the other side of the valley is a great snowboard area and it has an amazing kicker with a matt to land on . JUST GREAT... Full Review
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