The long-standing tradition of the Hotsch Race in Klosters will take place New Year's Day.

The popular event sees 10 piglets run a race, cheered on by local people and visitors. The tiny porkers are set for their big day afer weeks of training.

The race is accompanied by food and drink such as a drop of Graubunden Röteli and local specialities. Musical entertainment by the band Supreme sets a festive mood.

The Hotsch Race takes place at 3:30-6:30 p.m, Jan. 1, 2010 and is located on Bahnhofstrasse in Klosters.

Other popular events in Davos-Klosters include the Spengler Cup 2009 ice hockey competition Dec. 26-31; the Speed Skating Championships on Europe's largest natural ice rink Jan. 2-3; and the Berenberg Snow Polo tournament Jan. 21-24.

Davos offers a total of 307 kilometres of pistes divided between 110 pistes, 80 percent of which are set above 2000 metres so enjoys reliable snowfall. The longest run ‘Weissfluhgipel-Kueblis' is 12 kilometres. Pistes are served by modern lifts which can transport up to 64,421 persons per hour.

Davos is particularly popular with snowboarders. The snowpark at Jatz Junior offers kickers, rails and the Nidecker monsterpipe and the snowpark on Bolgen has another monsterpipe and is floodlit four evenings a week.

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