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The Skiing in Davos

o the top of the slopes; this all means that you can rest well-assured that Davos is a resort that prioritises skiing and accessibility to snow. Davos shares its ski area with Klosters, most skiers will not want to stray across to the Klosters area a lot, apart from experts looking for some untouched powder and beginners hoping to lose the crowds. Snowfall in Davos is pretty impressive for Switzerland, and the grooming is also pretty regular, although beware on the long runs back to town which are often neglected and will provide many lumps and bumps. You may also be intrigued by the masses of cross country ski trails in Davos. A few of the ski schools offer nordic ski lessons if you fancy something a little different.

Beginners coming to Davos will have to stay on the baby slopes until they are more confident due to a bit of a jump in difficulty levels betweem those in the town and the easiest that are offered on the mountain. We recommend that you head to the Bolgen or the Bünda nursery slopes first of all. If you are confident and want to get up the mountain then go up to the Parsenn sector to find long but easy intermediate runs. If you want more space and gentler slopes in order to progress with your skiing on the mountain, it is best to go over to the Klosters' ski area which can offer a safer environment for beginners.

Intermediates have an exceptional amount of choice in Davos; the Pischa mountain has the easiest intermediate runs but be sure to avoid the ungroomed runs here (also a good place to try your first taste of powder if you are confident enough and accompanied by trained guides). Another great area for more timid intermediates and families is the Rinerhorn mountain, but if you are looking for challenges on your holiday there is even more choice. We recommend you try the Brämabüel Drag on the Jakobshorn, and, if you think your legs can take the exercise, head down to Klosters Dorf from Madrisa.

Now expert skiing is really where Davos shines as a ski area, although it is quite dependent on the amount of snow it receives; luckily Davos is usually quite blessed with a high level every year. The freeride area on Pischa is just a joy to see; a whole mountain dedicated to not spoiling powder, although, we recommend that you take care on some of the off piste itinerary runs which are not always patrolled. There is some great off piste that used to be groomed runs but are no longer marked, so if you have a knowledgeable guide, they are not hard to follow. There are some great itinerary runs from the top of Jakobshorn and Madrisa as well. If you prefer challenging black pistes, Davos is a little more limited, but we would recommend the Meierhoftälli run down to Wolfgang for something to really test you.

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