Davos has an international ambience and is the largest resort in the Alps for mountain holidays, sports and conferences, at 1,560m. It has a long tradition of being one of the world’s original ski resorts and is today one of its largest. It’s set in a high, broad, flat-bottomed valley, with its lifts and slopes either side. Arguably it was the very first place in the Alps to develop its slopes.
Davos is a city committed to sustainability and environmental matter. They boast proud eco projects, such as be ability to heat the city’s indoor swimming pool by using the waste heat from the cooling units of the ice rinks. Something a lot more resorts could learn from.
This long-drawn-out town in the Landwasser valley is renowned for being a major winter conference centre. It has a largely international flavour and offers a massive range of activities. Its centrepiece is its modern Conference Centre, which hosts the World Economic Forum WEF every year. Among all the business side they are very serious about the winter sports and the headquarters of the well-known Weissfluhjoch/Davos Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research in also based here. In the town you will find a wide range of accommodation and excellent shopping, with numerous boutiques, cafés and restaurants. At night, too, there’s plenty of entertainment, with bars, discos and a casino.
Davos is joined by its ski area with the Royal resort of Klosters and the 2 are often known together as Davos-Klosters. They are based around 7miles away from each other and are very easily assessable by public transport during the evenings and of course via the ski pistes during the days.
In Davos-Klosters you will find some amazing restaurants. They offer and mirror the diverse nature of the international scene that is present. As with many Swiss resorts there are the usual small, fine restaurants, serving typical Grisons specialities, but with over 140 restaurants around, the range extends to all corners of the world. They cater for the wide range of diverse people who visit the area for business conferences and snow sports alike.
Davos is known as the party town of the Alps. With the nature and size of the town this is unsurprising. The nightlife in Davos can rival that of the major urban centres, offering everything from quiet sophisticated wine bars all the way to large discotheques. In a great contrast, Klosters offers small but exceptional restaurants, which always impress due to their unique character. There is always something happening in Davos-Klosters at any time of the day. They complement each other in a fantastic way and you can enjoy the benefits of both in some of the most diverse night life in the Alps.
Davos is a great winter sports area for skiing and snowboarding fans from all over the world. At altitudes between 1,124m and 2,844m there are around 58 ski lifts all giving you access to a huge area of 320km of slopes. The seven Davos-Klosters skiing areas of Parsenn, Gotschna, Jakobshorn, Pischa, Madrisa, Rinerhorn and Schatzalp/Strela have been brought together into one vast winter sports arena. For the hardcore skiers, the best areas are Parsenn and Weissfluhjoch which connect up with the neighbouring resort of Klosters. The Jakobshorn, on the other hand, is the in-place for snowboarders, as it boasts a well groomed half-pipe and a monster pipe.
The Gotschnabahn cable car takes you up into the Davos ski area. The smaller, sunny Madrisa ski region above Klosters is also great for beginner skiers.
Non-skiers can access the miles of winter walking paths, horse-drawn sled rides, 3 toboggan runs and snow-shoe trekking. There is also 75km of cross-country ski tracks, two artificial ice-skating rinks and Europe’s largest natural ice rink for people to skate or play curling on.
Over the years we have managed to negotiate some superb equipment at excellent rates and have passed the benefits of this directly to you.
We use one of the top Sports shops in Davos, Steiner Sports, they are very convenient and friendly and we can offer a massive 20% discount here.
SKIS: Top rate skis are included in the rental price with the latest brands and models.
SNOWBOARDS: No extra for snowboards with the latest bindings and designs.
We include Cross-Channel Ferries for those who are self driving or Airport Transfers for those flying, so you can choose the best option that suits you.
|Train Transfer Time from Basel:||3hr 45min|
|Train Transfer Time from Bern:||4hr 05min|
|Train Transfer Time from *Geneva:||5hr 15min|
|Train Transfer Time from *Zürich:||2hr 40min|
|Driving Distance from Calais:||565 miles|
* Swiss Fly-Luggage available
View the Swiss Rail timetable.
We have 2-person studio apartments and every size, right up to 9-person apartments. They are spacious and convenient to amenities, the ski lifts and free village ski bus.
Again, we offer a huge range of availability on hotels. We can offer any level from our 2, 3 or 4-star hotel selection. In some resorts we can even 5 star hotels.
Hotels Strela & National prices also include ski passes
Our prices are simple, LOW & HIGH season. We have Youth prices for up to 18yrs old, discounts for children up to the age of 13yrs and even bigger savings for Children under the age of 6yrs!
LOW & HIGH season vary for each accommodation/resort – we do not add any of our own surcharges onto the cost of your stay. NEW YEAR and HALF-TERM are standard HIGH Season. If you have any queries about which dates are LOW or HIGH for the accommodation level you desire, please contact us directly.