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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 Length320km
Highest Lift2,840m
Resort Height1,560m
 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 1,560m, with 320km of marked runs.


Davos is one of the larger Ski Resorts in Switzerland and has direct access to 320km 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 1,560m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,840m, 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 12km long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Davos?

The next notable snow forecast is 14cm, expected on 1 November, with around 17cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Davos

Ski Area Stats

Davos Ski Area

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


Davos Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,840m
Resort Altitude (Davos)1,560m
Lowest Piste1,110m
Max Vertical1,730m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Davos
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Davos

Ski Hire Shops in Davos.

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Location and Map

Where is Davos?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Prättigau/Davos, Graubünden.


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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 15km of ski runs,.

Season Dates

When is Davos open?

 Open from : 19 November 2021.

 Closes : 24 April 2022.

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

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Davos, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Davos Tourist Office for the latest.

Talking about Davos

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Davos Webcams

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