Davos Ski Resort

At 1,560m, Davos is the highest and one of the largest towns in the Alps. Easily accessible by train, car or bus from Zurich or Friedrichshafen airport, Davos ski resort offers great skiing, shopping and excellent hotels. Comprised of two areas: Davos Dorf and Davos Platz; this varied region holds international appeal which extends way beyond the slopes. Dorf acts as the prime base for accessing the slopes, whilst Platz is most convenient for the majority of shops and hotels.

Part of the Graubünden region, Davos ski resort has great links to neighbouring Klosters. Davos is welcoming for any level of skier because of its varied skiing terrain. Whether you need a cruisy green run or a challenging black piste, there’s something for everyone.

The combination of it being a small traditional alpine town mixed with stunning mountain views makes it a winter paradise. There are excellent luxury ski accommodation options to enjoy with top-class facilities. Visitors can enjoy the unspoilt natural beauty and splendour of Davos’ location nestled on the floor of a mountain valley. Excellent cable car and funicular facilities enable you to make light work of accessing the surrounding mountains to enjoy world-class skiing and boarding.

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Davos Transfer Time
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Best For...

  • High-altitude skiing
  • Stunning scenery
  • Sustainability
  • Vast terrain

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,560m
  • Skiing Altitude 2,840m
  • Total Ski Area 251km
  • Lifts 54
  • Green Runs 11km
  • Blue Runs 60km
  • Red Runs 118km
  • Black Runs 62km
  • Cross Country 75km

Ski Accommodation in Davos, Switzerland

Our collection of Davos ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

Ski accommodation
Ski Areas in Davos

Ski Areas in Davos

Davos Dorf provides easy access to the best runs available with the option to ski straight back into town, whilst Davos Platz provides access to the more challenging Jakobshorn ski area, which is known for its freestyle terrain. Other ski areas accessible from Davos include the family-friendly mountains Madrisa and Rinerhorn, another freeride area in Pischa, Parsenn, which is the largest snowsports resort in the area and Schatzalp which is situated on the sunny side of Davos and is accessible by funicular railway.

Skiing in Davos

Skiing in Davos

In total there are 251km of very well-maintained pistes and 54 lifts, including the Parsenn funicular, running from Davos Platz up into the Parsenn ski area. The skiing in Davos has some serene blues and reds, as well as plenty of taxing black runs and an enormous amount of off-piste terrain to be explored. In good snow conditions, you can ski some of the longest prepared runs in Europe, such as the 12km run from the top of the Weissfluh down through forests to the rustic valley-floor village of Kublis.

Snowboarding in Davos

Snowboarding in Davos

With lots of parks and off-piste scattered around the ski resort, there is plenty for snowboarders to enjoy. Large cruising runs are a frequent feature and many will enjoy the challenges of the Jakobshorn area. Here the Jatz Park has jumps, rails and features suitable for all levels; advanced riders will appreciate more challenging features such as the 120m half-pipe. Beginners are not forgotten about either, with the Parsenn slopes offering plenty of wide, flat open runs for practising technique.

Sustainable Choice

In 2001, Davos became the first ski resort to be officially awarded the Energiestadt, which is a label issued by the Swiss Federal Department for Energy to recognise energy towns that have strong commitments to sustainability. Davos has many photovoltaic systems that produce around 72,000 kWh per year, and its hot water needs are met by several solar water-heating systems. The ski resort is also the location for the annual Sustainability meeting of the World Economic Forum, who bring stakeholders together to plan for a more circular economy with the goal of becoming 100% climate neutral.

Ski Schools in Davos

Ski Schools in Davos

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re traveling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Crèches in Davos

Crèches in Davos

The Snowli Swiss Snow Kids Village is an excellent facility which acts as a playground and nursery slope for children from the age of 4 upwards. Lots of coloured aids and child-friendly lifts make this the ideal environment for children to take their first steps on the snow. A progressive plan of lessons will move them up from the basics to learning how to get on a chairlift to parallel turns and even a miniature slalom course.

Restaurants in Davos

Restaurants in Davos

For lunchtimes on the mountain, the finest gourmet restaurant in the area is Restaurant Weissfluhgipfel, which offers an exceptional selection of wines. Visitors will be spoilt for choice when it comes to an evening meal in Davos. Sample Chinese food at the Golden Dragon, traditional local fayre at La Carretta or travel by horse and carriage to the Teufi restaurant for speciality fondue. For a unique dining experience head up the funicular where The Höhenweg serves delicious food and is open most evenings.

Après Ski in Davos

Après Ski in Davos

For a refreshing beer in the afternoon sun, head to the rustic Schwendi huts including the Schifer Schwendi and Klosters Schwendi. In Davos itself, there are plenty of après ski bars with a great ambience. The small, rustic Chami bar is one of the liveliest places in the town and is popular amongst locals. The best bars for smart drinks and cocktails are the Davoserhof Lounge and the Morosani Posthotel. The Pöstli Club is the nightclub in town, open Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Non-Skiers in Davos


Being a large town with two main centres, there is plenty to do in Davos resort for those who are not skiing. Davos Platz is the busier of the two areas, offering a variety of shops, sporting facilities and a wellness centre to enjoy, along with skating rinks, toboggan runs, sleigh rides, snowshoeing and walks. It is also possible to take a day trip to St Moritz to enjoy a change of scenery and some luxurious shopping.

Map of Davos

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