Davos/Klosters

by: SamBell - Mar 19, 2010

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 2
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 2
  • Terrain Park 0
  • Nightlife 0

    Pros: Empty slopes

    Cons: Old lifts, many T bars ,areas do not link

    Recommended For: Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Mar 1, 2010


Full review

Have been going here in March for last five years because of friends. Having been to all the "top" resorts in Europe and Nrth America these are very much a second rate couple of resorts. I suppose its catch 22---- low numbers so cannot invest in new lifts. Parsenn is a good area but even that has quite a few T bars, esp. the Furka which seems impossible to avoid. Old two stage cable car from Klosters ( in most resorts this means staying on, not here
you walk to a second cable car,wait and it is smaller than first !!! ) Skied the wonderful run down to Klosters but waited 45 mins for a train back to Davos.
All the other areas are small, half day max, do in the morning and then over to Parsenn in afternoon for better snow
20 min bus to Rinerhorn, small area all T bars, wonderfully empty but you wait for return bus ( unless you walk to bus return stop when you arrive to check departure time ) of course stops are 300 to 400 yards apart, so in ski gear you can not be bothered and you end up waiting 30 mins for return bus. Jakobshorn is much closer with
mostly chairs, but half pipe so boarders everywhere. Chalet Google great food.
Pischa is a 15 min bus ride, for past few years they have not bothered to piste it as no customers so I did not bother with it, tiny area all T bars. Lastly Madrisa, bus or train, long slow bubble to top and then all T bars, tiny area with the distinction of one of the worst self service mountain restaurants I have been too, run by two 16 year olds.
So why do I keep going back? Well my friends of course, some good mountain restaurants, easy to get to, Swiss air (no ski charge ), then train to resort. Actually I now hire a car as can't stand the waiting for buses and trains but mainly for the very empty pistes which you can ski very fast with no danger to anyone but self!!
As you may have guessed I am in my late 50's, so can't comment on night life. Davos is a town, this aint no Zermatt!!

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