One of the oldest and most fashionable ski resorts, Davos is the highest town in Europe and lives up to its reputation for excellent skiing. With five ski areas spread out on both sides of the valley, Davos offers the alpine skier an endless variety of terrain. In addition, this multifaceted winter sports complex offers miles of cross-country trails, tobogganing, sleigh rides and skating on Europe’s largest outdoor rink.
It is a world little changed from the Davos that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle knew. In 1894, the creator of Holmes sat with his wife, Louise Hawkins, who was recovering from tuberculosis, and planned a skiing expedition. He had spent weeks by her bedside and was now about to set off on an adventure that would popularize downhill skiing in the Alps. In those days, there was no distinction between downhill and cross-country skiing, while Conan Doyle had to contend with skis he described as “the most capricious things upon earth”.
Davos was one of the original mega resorts, with slopes on a scale that few resorts can better, even today. Its slopes provide a skiing experience that cannot be faulted. The resort’s huge size makes it possible to visit a different area every day during your stay.
It is well known for the quality and the length of its runs , and has slopes suitable for beginners, intermediate skiers, and advanced skiers. The off-piste areas are also very highly-regarded and offer exciting skiing for those looking for a challenge. The slopes are extensive and are spread out over the mountains. Away from the lifts you will find long and easy runs, and fantastic cross-country trails. You will find well-located lifts throughout the region, all of which provide good and convenient access to the slopes.
Davos has positioned itself as one of the world’s leading boarding resorts. There are three terrain parks, and the resort hosts world class international competitions and events each winter.
There is a great deal on offer for cross-country skiers, with 75 km of trails around the picturesque surroundings. For the more competitive, there’s an International Ski Federation (FIS) graded cross country trail in the Flüela Valley, and there are also 2.5km of floodlit trails for evening ski trips. If you happen to have brought your dog with you, you’ll find cross country trails in the Landwasser and Landquart sector where you can ski with him or her running alongside you.
Davos is the highest town in Europe. The resort’s ski slopes receive an average of 5.4 metres of snow each year, so snowmaking is limited to the key pistes and covers only 5% of the runs.
Who the Resort Caters For
Davos caters for skiers of all types, from families with young children to party animals who are keen to enjoy the nightlife. There are five nightclubs in the resort, as well as numerous restaurants and bars, so there is plenty to keep everyone happy.
There are also numerous activities on offer whilst away from the slopes, including ice-hockey, train rides, a trip to the winter sports museum, shopping opportunities, and plenty of walking or hiking. Skiing in Davos, the birthplace of modern day skiing, has all the elements for a fantastic skiing holiday or weekend ski break
2011-12-08 16:42 编辑：kuaileyingyu