Davos shares its extensive ski area with Klosters, so deciding where to be based isn’t simple. Davos has the easier access to the biggest skiing area, but Klosters is always going to win a beauty contest and has the feel of an intermate ski village, which Davos does not.
Chances are if you are still reading, you don’t care about aesthetics and the skiing is more important. What you get if you choose Davos is access to some great skiing, the runs away from the village tend to be a lot quieter, and you ski a different mountain every day for a week.
The ski area covers 320km of pistes the ski range is between 810m to 2845m, Davos is at an altitude of 1550m, and that’s high by Swiss standards.
Davos is a ski area that is best suited to experts and intermediate skiers. Experts will enjoy the challenging wooded runs at high altitude and the off-piste skiing which is also very good.
Intermediate skiers will love the variety of runs, some of the best runs are well away from the lifts giving you the feeling you’re on an adventure. The problem for beginners is that there are no free lifts, the nursery slope on Jakobshorn is ideal if you are staying in Davos Platz, but if you in Davos Dorf, it’s a long walk.
Davos in Switzerland was awarded an Energy Town award in 2001 that’s due to several initiatives that removed the need for fossil fuel. The village’s entire hot water needs are met via a 60 solar-panelled thermal system which produces 820,000 kWh. In addition, there is a biogas plant which generates a further 200,000 kWh of energy.
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