Winter in Davos

In winter, Davos has its turbulent highlights, its dramatic moments, its heroic momentum and its social hustle and bustle. All of this takes place on the mountains, including in the various ski areas, which we would like to present here in a little more detail in their variety and diversity.
Information about the snow sports and winter hiking area of Davos Klosters can be found at:

Would you like to make your first turns on the freshly groomed slopes early in the morning before all the other guests at sunrise and enjoy the morning peace and quiet in the ski area? Or would you prefer to take a look behind the scenes of the mountain railroads and find out what the snow groomers do every day to ensure safety and what it feels like to take a seat in a 400 hp snow groomer? Or would you rather get to know the ski area from a different perspective and observe the Grisons ibex in the wild?

Extraordinary experiences every day
Experience these and many more unique adventures thanks to the winter guest program "Davos Klosters Inside" and make your stay an extraordinary experience. Our insider team will accompany you on our mountains, give you insider tips and guarantee a unique skiing adventure every day.

And there will certainly be plenty of time to relax. After all, what could be nicer than sitting on a fur-covered bar stool on a skiing day, drinking a hot Schümli-Pflümli and chatting with like-minded people while the sun sets behind the snowy mountains?

The Parsenn ski area is the classic in Davos. Parsenn is a meeting place for young and old. There is the right terrain for every taste. Skiers, snowboarders, delta gliders, paragliders, winter walkers, sun worshippers and panorama admirers.

With 16 lifts and 28 different pistes, classified from "easy" (blue) to "medium" (red) to "difficult" (black), the Parsenn ski area is the most varied and largest in the Davos / Klosters region. A special feature are the wonderful runs to Davos Wolfgang and the Prättigau (Klosters, Serneus, Küblis and Saas). In over 10 different mountain huts, restaurants, snow bars and snack bars, you can enjoy simple snacks and culinary delights on sun terraces or in cozy parlors.

The Gotschna valley station is located in Klosters. From Davos via Parsenn, to the Parsennhütte across to the Gotschnagrat, you can quickly reach the Gotschna ski area. Down the valley via the famous Cavadürli there is a romantic forest descent to Klosters. You return to Davos the same way, only in reverse with the Gotschna cable car. Gotschna has 5 lifts and also offers easy to difficult runs on 14 pistes. The two Schwendi (the "Conterser" via the Kreuzweg and the "Serneuser" in the direction of Gotschnaboden) are particularly well-known and popular in culinary terms - not only because they are so cozy, but also because they serve excellent Wähen and apple strudel. In addition to breezy ski slopes, Gotschna also has a windy toboggan run that winds its way through the forest from Gotschnaboden to the valley station in Klosters.

The valley station of Madrisa is located in Klosters Dorf. 6 lifts offer snow sports enthusiasts 17 different slopes. The marked but unprepared downhill route from Rätschenjoch to Albeina is very popular - but only for good skiers. The forest descent to Saas is beautiful and marked as "easy" and leads right through the forest. For winter walkers, Madrisa offers two wonderful winter hiking trails above the tree line. Madrisa is particularly child-friendly. All little ones are welcome in the Kinderland at the Madrisa mountain station. And if you're already at the mountain station and are feeling peckish, there's the Saaseralp mountain restaurant, which will spoil you with Asian as well as hearty Prättigau dishes. For small snacks, snow sports enthusiasts will find two other fine ski huts at Albeina and Älpli where they can rest, warm up and enjoy themselves.

Schatzalp / Strela
The Schatzalp-Strela area is not part of the Davos Klosters Mountains ski network
From the Central Sporthotel you can reach the Schatzalp/Strela valley station in 3 minutes. Unfortunately, this is no longer part of the Davos/Klosters region's fare network, but it is still a small, nostalgic ski area. And offers a real mecca for winter walkers. There is also an icy toboggan run on Schatzalp, which winds its way through the shady forest. The art nouveau mountain hotel Schatzalp is a wonderful sight. It is said that if Davos is the promenade deck of a fairytale mountain ship, whose wonderful funnels are the Tinzenhorn and the Schiahorn, then its bridge is the Schatzalp, because on the Schatzalp you have the most beautiful view of the vastness that Davos has to offer. There are also two wonderful sun terraces on Schatzalp (Restaurant Schatzalp and Restaurant Strelaalp), which serve visitors in a hospitable manner.


Had enough of mainstream and piste kitsch? Pischa is the natural mountain in Davos Klosters. No groomed slopes, but plenty of space in natural snow for alternative winter sports. If you're looking for sun and peace and quiet, this is the place for you.

They still exist. Small winter sports areas away from the crowds. In Davos Klosters, this mountain is called Pischa. It is like a pleasant country road among the ski resorts. Instead of speeding through like on a highway, people come here to consciously experience the nature of the Alps - and to experiment. Only the aerial tramway up to 2483 meters above sea level has remained, the remaining ski lifts have been dismantled. In short: a winter sports area without regular piste operations. Instead, or perhaps precisely because of this, a playground for alternative sports has developed here that is unparalleled anywhere else in Switzerland. A one-off.


The Jakobshorn valley station is located in the center of Davos Platz - in the immediate vicinity of the Central Sporthotel (10 - 15 minutes' walk). With its innovative, fun and pop alpine huts and spacious sun terraces with serviced deckchairs, the mountain has made a name for itself, particularly in the après-ski segment. This is where the party starts. If you fancy a whirlpool bath in the middle of the unique winter landscape, you can enjoy one at the Jatzhütte with views of the Finsteraarhorn and Oberalpstock.
But of course there is also an interesting ski area awaiting you. 10 lifts lead to 28 different and very varied pistes. On Jakobshorn, all snow sports enthusiasts get their money's worth. On Bolgen, for example, there is a halfpipe for freestyle snowboarders, which hosts annual championships. Delta gliders and paragliders enjoy jumping and flying over the center of Davos and on particularly clear days you can experience the Tinzenhorn almost up close. Winter walkers will find sunny hiking trails along the tree line as well as through the forest to Clavadel.
And for the really pop après-ski, everyone meets up again at the Bolgenplaza.


Similar to Pischa, Rinerhorn is located a little further away from Davos, in Davos Glaris to be precise. (In the direction of Wiesen Filisur Tiefencastel). 5 lifts lead to 30 pistes which, according to all Davos / Klosters ski areas, have been classified as easy to difficult runs. A winding toboggan run leads from Jatzmeder through the forest and over snow fields to the valley station. Snow walkers will also find a beautiful hiking route down into the valley. There are two nice mountain huts (the Rinerhorn mountain restaurant at the mountain station and the Hubelhütte at Hubel) with sun terraces for resting, soaking up the sun and enjoying a meal. Rinerhorn has enough parking spaces for cars and buses. By public transport, you can either travel directly by train (Glaris railroad station is opposite the Rinerhorn valley station) or by the regular Davos landscape buses, which also run every half hour. Particularly recommended for landscape and mountain lovers is the Nülli-Bügel T-bar ski lift, which offers snow sports enthusiasts a fantastic view of the Nüllisch Grat summit group. A pristine spot of pure nature! Thirsty snow sports enthusiasts will also find the Nülli snow bar on the Nüllisch Grat.

The sun of Davos, like the sun of every special place, has its own special color with which it tans. Northern Scandinavia tans people yellow-brown on the snow - the Cordilleras tan the skin olive-dark, the sun of the Feldberg in the Black Forest tans red-brown, - but the sun of Davos tans with the incomparable copper-brown that only northern Africa still knows. Nonetheless, apply sunscreen with a high sun protection factor and do not underestimate the strength of the light in Davos - even on days with little sunshine.

The snow in Davos is made of a particularly delicate and lush material. Every snow sports enthusiast knows that snow is one of the most changeable materials on earth, changing its composition, color, strength and smoothness every second, even in the same place. Snow is one of the most mysterious things, and every place has its own kind of snow. There is snow that is as tough as chalk and snow that is as soft as milk, and there is snow that is fluffy, like foam or swan's down. The snow of Davos has something of the silky sheen that anemones and ranunculus have in their calyxes. It is soft and silky, a little like the air that makes the high valley of Davos so dreamlike, so magical and uniquely seductive.

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