The Davos ski resort is one of the first spots in the Alps to be used as a skiing venue. It also doubles up as a health spa that draws many visitors. Speaking of Davos itself, it is a large, outstretched town that is 1 ¾ hours from Zurich by car and 2 ½ hours by train. With an access to around 325 km of Pistes the Davos ski resort is also linked to Klosters.
The Davos ski resort can be said to have something for every type of skier though it must be mentioned here that beginners don't fare too well. For the intermediates there are numerous long blues and reds to exploit. As for the advanced skiers they can keep themselves suitably occupied with some of the good off-piste offered by Davos. Besides, the snow is usually good at the higher levels. If Davos lacks the charm we normally associate every place in Switzerland with, it more than makes up for this deficiency with the variety it offers to its skiers and boarders. Now, with the introduction of the Parsennbahn railway, it has become much more easier and quicker to get to the slopes.
Speaking of skiing at Davos, the off piste is truly the most important attraction with the boarders and advanced skiers making a dash for it. Cross-country skiers also have much territory to cover during a stay at the Davos ski resort. The town itself, which has been split into 2 parts namely Dorf and Platz, doesn't possess the charm of Klosters. But if you look beyond the slopes you will find a lively atmosphere with 5 nightclubs to choose from as well as lots of bars and restaurants. Besides, there are many other things to do apart from skiing at Davos. Take a scenic train ride, use the largest natural ice rink in Europe, visit the winter sport museum or even watch an ice hockey match. There are also many great shops and excellent restaurants (on and off the mountain) to offer you some pleasant diversions. However the Davos ski resort is expensive and may not be viable for those looking for a budget stay.