2019 has been a fantastic season for skiers everywhere. Even though spring is around the corner, Davos is still experiencing great snowfall. Make sure to dust off the thermals and get ready to hit the slopes!
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Last summer Switzerland had the hottest summer since 1884 where we had averages of 30°, and after such a lovely (but long!) season, it’s finally time to head to the mountains and cool off with the fresh powder.
If you haven’t booked your ski holiday yet, grab your goggles and helmet because it’s time to head to Davos this season. As the highest town in Europe, Davos has something for everyone, from the Olympic skier to the first-timer.
As a skiers town, it has 50 lifts and 256km of prepared runs, with the top lift at 2844 meters. Davos/Klosters has 3 in-town beginner areas and several tree runs which are open in the worst weather, making it skiable every day of the season. There are even two mountains skiable on all faces, making it possible to stay in the sunshine all day – great timing for a spring ski!
For those looking for something a bit different from just skiing, the area has things like 12 marked alpine walking trains, 4 fun parks, 4 sled runs, 1 natural ice skating rink (free of charge, with free skates supplied!), and 2 commercial ice rinks (1 indoor, 1 outdoor). Furthermore, it is easily accessible by train, with two stations nearby – Dorf and Platz Dorf.
Tivoli Lodge’s own ski guide, Tony Galeano, has been local to Davos for over 40 years, and offers us some of his own personal favourite runs:
“My favourite prepared runs are the steep blacks from the summit on Parsenn and the very steep Basenbinder in the trees under the Meierhoftälli and the steep black from Braemerbühl on Jakobshorn. My favourite off-piste powder runs are in the trees to Prättigau which are up to 15 km long and too numerous to mention”.
The legendary Parsenn downhill slope starts at the Weissfluh summit and is for the ambitious skier looking to travel 12 kilometres through 2,000 metres of altitude difference.
After you manage to champion your way down the Parsenn, treat yourself by popping across for a drink or three at the newly opened après ski bar, the Parsenn Gada
, located in Hotel Parsenn. A rustic but modern gem, the bar offers drinks, snacks, and hot meals, and stays open until midnight. Bring on the glühwein!
Looking to remedy those the February blues? Escape to the snowy alps by inquiring for availability at our luxurious Tivoli Lodge