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Davos Slopes

Ski lifts
Chairs:
12
Drags:
34
Gondola cable cars:
15
Total lifts:
61
Parks:
2
Pipes:
1
Ski runs
Beginner runs:
26
Intermediate runs:
40
Advanced runs:
19
Total runs:
85

On the slopes

The Davos-Klosters region offers varied runs for all ability levels. Most of the more demanding runs are at lower elevations, within the trees, where the valley sides are steepest. In all, there are five distinct ski areas, each served by an extensive lift system.

The largest and busiest is Parsenn, which peaks at the 2,844m (9,331ft). From here, a 12km-long (7.5-mile), 2,034m (6,673ft) descent runs to Küblis, but this is only navigable when the snow cover is at its most extensive. This is a historic ski route and one of the first to be completed by the earliest downhill skiers, long before the arrival of the whirring ski lifts . Meanwhile the Jakobshorn, across the valley, is favoured by snowboarders and has halfpipe and snowboard parks.

Both the Parsenn and Jakobshorn ski areas are suited to beginners, with gentle nursery slopes and easy intermediate runs; while the slightly more advanced can make the most of the Rinerhorn and Pischa domains, with their handful of ungroomed runs.

Off piste, it's possible for experienced ski tourers to ski as far as Arosa, but this is a major undertaking, entailing three hours of hiking and a three-hour return by train.

The ski season in Davos runs from mid-November until the end of April and thanks to its high-altitude slopes it is normally one of the more snowsure destinations in the Alps.

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