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Davos Ski Resort Guide

Davos, Switzerland

Rated: 5/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length320km199 miles
Highest Lift2,840m9,318ft
Resort Height1,560m5,118ft
 Nearest AirportsSt. Gallen-Altenrhein and Friedrichshafen
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The Swiss ski resort of Davos is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,560m5,118ft, with 320km199 miles of marked runs.


Davos is one of the larger Ski Resorts in Switzerland and has direct access to 320km199 miles of downhill skiing, with 110 marked pistes, served by a total of 38 ski lifts. Davos is directly linked by Ski Lift to the ski areas of Klosters.

The ski resort itself is at 1,560m5,118ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,840m9,318ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Davos is very highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Davos.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Davos is 12km7 miles long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Davos?

The next notable snow forecast is 3cm1in, expected on 2 October.

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Ski Area Stats

Davos Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
320km199 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
75km47 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Davos Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,840m9,318ft
Resort Altitude (Davos)1,560m5,118ft
Lowest Piste1,110m3,642ft
Max Vertical1,730m5,676ft

Ski Slope Aspects

N, SW, W

Davos has ski slopes facing north, south, as well as west, offering both sunny and sheltered skiing.

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Davos
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Davos

Ski Hire Shops in Davos.

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Ski Lessons in Davos

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Davos Ski Schools and Davos Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Davos?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Davos is St. Gallen-Altenrhein, 89 minutes drive away.

Friedrichshafen, Zurich, Memmingen, Lugano, Basel, Innsbruck Airport and Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 38 ski lifts are able to uplift 64,400 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 15km9 miles of ski runs,.

Season Dates

When is Davos open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid November, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Davos Piste Map

Talking about Davos

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Davos Webcams

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