Davos Ski Holidays

Switzerland Holidays

Expert Opinion Our Expert
Andrea Selig

"Davos is the place to go if you're looking for a large ski area and a variety of restaurants, bars and clubs to go in the evenings. The resort has plenty to keep you entertained both on and off the slopes - you certainly won't get bored!"

Resort Info

  • Resort Scorecard
  • Beginners: 8/10
  • Intermediates: 9/10
  • Advanced: 9/10
  • Families: 8/10
  • Nightlife: 9/10
  • Village Charm: 5/10
  • Affordability: 7/10
  • Non Ski Activities: 10/10
  • Sustainability: 8/10

Season: December to mid April

Nearest Airport: Zurich

Flight Time: 1.5 hours

Direct Flight: Yes

Transfer Time: 2 hours

Transport: Transfer, rail, car hire

Elevation: 3,146 m/ 9,300 ft

Vertical Drop: 1,886 m/ 5,182 ft

Avg Snowfall: 14 ft

Ski Area: 320 km/ 200 miles

Ski Lifts: 50

Runs: 110

Grade: 31% advanced
43% intermediates
26% beginners

Why Davos?

Skiing in Davos, one of the highest Alpine towns in Europe and the birthplace of modern day skiing, has all the elements for a fantastic skiing holiday or weekend ski break.

Davos is a cosmopolitan and lively ski resort surrounded by dazzling mountain scenery. The healing properties of the clean, crisp mountain air originally attracted sanatoria and spas. These have since been replaced by an impressive infrastructure of hotels, restaurants and bars to cater for the skier and boarders of all tastes and budgets.

Davos shares its ski area with Klosters and offers 320 km of pistes over 5 mountains - Parsenn, Jakobshorn, Pischa, Madrisa and Rinerhorn. The skiing in Davos is some of the best and most varied in Switzerland, catering for all levels of skier. Boarders are excellently catered for, especially on the Jakobshorn.

A 1½ hour flight, a short transfer time to Davos and an excellent selection of hotels, restaurants and bars makes for a perfect skiing holiday whether it be for a weekend or a short break or longer.

Davos has plenty to keep the week-long skier or non-skier happy - natural and artificial ice rinks, an international ice hockey stadium, 110 km of cross country skiing trails, 157 km of winter walking trails and 8 toboggan runs to name but a few of its alternative attractions.

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