Davos & Klosters

Although they are sister resorts sharing the same skiing terrain, Klosters and Davos are the proverbial apples and oranges. The former is a quaint farming village surrounded by mountains where little has changed over the past centuries: cows still pasture in summer and firewood’s neatly stacked in winter. In recent decades, Klosters has attained a level of 21st century sophistication: its pastoral natural beauty attracts some of the world’s literati and remaining royalty. Davos is the more modern mountain resort and late each January it becomes the economic and political hub of our 21st century universe when the World Economic Forum brings many of the global glitterati to this small mountain city for everything but skiing!

Their loss – for this huge area’s skiing is winter’s cause célèbre, raison d’être. All seven mountains are included on the REGA ski pass with 168 trail miles serviced by 53 lifts. In town you can use the free shuttle buses, trains or lifts. From Madrisa in Klosters Dorf, intermediates can ski, with a guide, to Austria. The débutants can practice on Klosters’ extensive novice slopes. You can take the brand new ‘Furka Zipper’ from Gotschna to the Parsenn, the six-passenger high-speed chair to Jacobshorn or the new bigger Weissfluhjoch cable car to their snowboarding areas. Double-diamond enthusiasts can hop the enlarged Gotschna cable car to the Parsenn, Weissfluhjoch and Wolfgang for some of Europe’s most challenging terrain. Everyone can do Europe’s longest run the 14 miles down to Kublis; even those January intelligentsia with more worldly affairs on their minds!!

  • Davos Klosters.
  • Aerial view of Davos Klosters.
  • Train at Davos Klosters.

Gateway City: Zürich
Transfer Time: 2.5 hours
Via: 1st & 2nd Class Rail

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  • A Best of the Alps Resort
  • Chic Shopping
  • Casino
  • English Spoken
  • Expensive
  • Family Resort
  • Fine Food
  • Fly Luggage
  • Glacier Express
  • Haute Route
  • High Season Lines
  • Long Season
  • Lots to do
  • No Cars
  • Olympic Resort
  • Party Town
  • Skier's Resort
  • Summer Skiing
  • Very Scenic
  • World Cup Races
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Hotels in Davos & Klosters

KLOSTERS
HOTEL WYNEGG

This 100-year old hotel has a great story: It was owned for many years by locals, frequented by the young Prince Charles, and the bar was the place to be. Years passed and three young locals got the deal of their life. Andri Fasser, Cédric Müller and ‘Hitsch’ Florian, all close friends since their Klosters school days, had the dream of running a hotel together. Good fortune came their way, and in December 2013, they re-opened their Wynegg. The rooms are newly restored by their hard work, along with several family members, and some are simply done. Adri’s the trained chef. Cédric and ‘Hitsch’ oversee the lovely dining rooms and keep the guests happy. With three young guys in charge, they keep a watchful eye but you can bet all’s pretty casual and relaxed.

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  • Exterior of Hotel Edelweiss in Davos.
  • Lounge in Hotel Edelweiss in Davos.
  • Sauna in Hotel Edelweiss in Davos.
  • Loft Suite in Hotel Edelweiss in Davos.
  • Junior Suite in Hotel Edelweiss in Davos.

Davos
HOTEL EDELWEISS

  • Superior

The Edelweiss harks back to 1912 when Davos’ sanatoria cared for those needing its clear mountain air. Transformations followed, including as a home in the 50s for Benedictine nuns. Today the 35 room hotel mixes turn-of-the-last century art nouveau with 21st century needs to cure-the-mind and comfort the soul. Each room has a different décor to calm the mind. The hotel is run by Arabelle and Tom Umker, second generation hoteliers. Rooms range from standard to a deluxe suite with a fireplace, so all pocketbooks can be accommodated. It’s 250 yards from the bus stop, has a library for fireside reading, sauna, free wifi, and three Swiss cows. Yes, that’s right. It’s their third year of cheese making and guests can even visit the cows in their Edelweiss habitat – no wonder it’s Trip Advisor’s #2 in Davos!

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Klosters
HOTEL WALSERHOF

A few years ago, this hotel downsized to just two doubles, two junior suites, four apartments and a private penthouse: few in number but all large in size. They were redone in Swiss stone pine for sweeter dreams and with other natural elements including local granite and wood floors. Today it’s a jewel in the center of town. Hosts, Teresa Schaaff and Jos Kuerentjes, want you to feel, as the door first opens, that you’ve been welcomed home. Teresa shepherds you to your room with its eiderdowns and sheepskin covered chairs. Concierge services await and Jos tends to your culinary needs. I know Jos’ talents from an earlier life: Ask for his salad dressing recipe and he’ll send it home in a bottle! The Walserstube is a cozy, intimate restaurant where Jos creates an Alpine menu with an Italian flair, even though he’s Dutch! One night take the shuttle up to Bijoux Alpenrösli Châlet and experience nighttime dining at a higher altitude. Come visit, pet the dog and stay a while. As on their menu, “We are very pleased that you are our guests!”

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