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Davos Klosters ski resort. Jakobshorn cable car climbs out of Davos.
Davos Klosters ski resort. Jakobshorn cable car climbs out of Davos.
Powderhounds will love Davos Klosters for its deep powder & terrain.
Powderhounds will love Davos Klosters for its deep powder & terrain.
Valley runs over 12km long are a signature Davos Klosters ski experience.
Valley runs over 12km long are a signature Davos Klosters ski experience.
Klosters is a beautiful Swiss town accessible by train, ski trail & cable car!
Klosters is a beautiful Swiss town accessible by train, ski trail & cable car!
Long intermediate piste trails abound at Davos Klosters ski resort.
Long intermediate piste trails abound at Davos Klosters ski resort.
Davos Klosters highest point is Weissfluhgipfel at 2844m.
Davos Klosters highest point is Weissfluhgipfel at 2844m.
Traditional farm buildings are dotted all over Davos Klosters ski resort.
Traditional farm buildings are dotted all over Davos Klosters ski resort.
Davos Klosters has huge & challenging freeride terrain.
Davos Klosters has huge & challenging freeride terrain.
The destinations are diverse on Parsenn at Davos Klosters.
The destinations are diverse on Parsenn at Davos Klosters.
Time to race the train into Klosters!
Time to race the train into Klosters!
Davos Klosters mountain restaurants and bars are top quality.
Davos Klosters mountain restaurants and bars are top quality.
Capuns are the 'go to' local dish in Davos Klosters.
Capuns are the 'go to' local dish in Davos Klosters.
A three lift intersection on Parsenn including the new Furka 6er chair.
A three lift intersection on Parsenn including the new Furka 6er chair.
Davos is a modern bustling town.
Davos is a modern bustling town.
The beginner ski area near Bolgen Plaza in Davos.
The beginner ski area near Bolgen Plaza in Davos.
Parsenn funicular trundles up to Weissfluhjoch above Davos.
Parsenn funicular trundles up to Weissfluhjoch above Davos.
Cable car at Klosters Platz with sledders returning for another run.
Cable car at Klosters Platz with sledders returning for another run.
Ski Davos Klosters powder on Jakobshorn with no competition.
Ski Davos Klosters powder on Jakobshorn with no competition.
Numerous fun bars line the Promenade in central Davos.
Numerous fun bars line the Promenade in central Davos.
Davos Kloster ski resort.
Davos Kloster ski resort.

Davos Klosters

Davos Klosters Ski Resort Switzerland

Davos Klosters ski resort has a high falutin reputation that is backed up in reality. Feted as the 'cradle' of skiing in Switzerland, Davos Klosters is spread across 6 separate ski areas deep in Grisons (Graubunden) canton, Switzerland. Each ski area has distinctive lifts, terrain and aspect, giving the Davos Klosters ski area a wonderful sense that each day will be a voyage of discovery. 

The Powderhounds reviewed Davos Klosters in 2018, stay tuned for more of our photos, information and insights.

Summary of Pros & Cons for Davos Klosters Ski Resort

Pros

  • Sensational variety of lifts, pistes and freeride options;
  • Highly reliable snowfall area;
  • All terrain aspects are available, allowing skiing in all weather conditions;
  • Great learn to ski area in Davos at the base of Jakobshorn;
  • Loads of long, interesting valley trails;
  • Massive and challenging freeride terrain;
  • Very quiet on a powder day (blizzard day!);
  • Fabulous  mountain restaurants;
  • Bus & train connections between ski areas and valley trails are excellent;
  • Good après ski and nightlife in Davos;
  • Broad range of non ski activities;
  • Klosters village retains its traditional 'charm and calm';
  • Access by train is excellent and one can ski race it down to Klosters!

Cons

  • Confusing lift ticket pricing & options;
  • Bus transport around to the different ski areas can be a pain;
  • The two stage funicular up Parsenn is clunky and crowded and the return trail is inadequate;
  • Limited ski in / ski out accommodation.

Pro or Con Depending On Your Perspective

  • Ski areas not lift interlinked - bus or train only;
  • No car required, train & bus services are superb, but it can be a bit ugly waiting for them in a blizzard;
  • Davos is a large modern city that has lost much of its traditional charm.


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    Davos Klosters (Parsenn & Madrisa) Ski Trail Map
  • Davos Klosters (Parsenn-Madrisa)
    Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    Parsenn
    1191m - 2844m (1653m)

    Madrisa
    1124m - 2602m (1478m)

    Jakobshorn
    1540m – 2590m (1050m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    10m
  • Lifts (54)
    15 Gondolas / cable cars / funiculars
    15 Chairss
  • Ski Hours
    December to mid April
    8:00am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 300km
    Longest run – 12+ km
    Advanced - 29%
    Intermediate - 45%
    Beginner - 26%
  • Lift Prices (Day Ticket 18/19)
    Individual ski area 1 day passes
    (Parsenn, Jakobshorn, Madrisa, Rinerhorn, Pischa, Schatzalp)
    Adult - CHF30 - 71
    Child - CHF10 - 29
    Child u/6yr - Free

    Davos Klosters Mountains Regional Ski pass
    Valid 2 Days or Greater for 5 ski areas (excl. Schatzalp)
    Adult - CHF147
    Child - CHF59
    Child u/6yr - Free

     Davos Klosters (Jakobshorn, Pischa, Rinerhorn) Ski Trail Map
  • Davos Klosters (Jakobshorn)
    Ski Trail Map