Although they are sister resorts sharing the same skiing terrain, Klosters and Davos are 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 is 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 arena’s skiing is winter’s cause célèbre, raison d’être. All seven mountains on the REGA ski pass are reached by shuttle bus, train or lift. From Madrisa in Klosters Dorf, intermediates can ski to Austria. The more inexperienced can practice their lessons on Klosters extensive novice slopes. One can take the new six-passenger hi-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!
Free tickets to see Davos HC hockey team play at the Vaillant Arena