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Davos : Ski from one village to another - are there guides

Feb 23rd, 2011, 03:47 PM
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Davos : Ski from one village to another - are there guides

We will be skiing in Davos next month and I want to ski from one village to another, are the trail clearly marked or can you recommend a guide company?

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Feb 23rd, 2011, 09:53 PM
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Which other village(s) do you have in mind? Klosters?

The trails are well marked, no problems there at all. No need for a guide.
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Feb 24th, 2011, 09:33 AM
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The OP may not NEED a guide, but there's nothing wrong with having one, especially for a first visit to the area. I've done that several times for my first day on the slopes at a major ski destination (Killington, Aspen, Whistler etc). A good guide can help get the most out of your time there.

A friend of mine owns an apartment in Davos and spends most week-ends there. I passed on your request and she said yes, she does have a recommendation - she's going to email it to me tomorrow. I'll post it as soon as I get it.
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Feb 26th, 2011, 06:28 PM
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I am not sure which village I've never been to Davos I am hoping for any information you are willing to share.

Thank you both.
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Feb 27th, 2011, 12:15 AM
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But you had a look at the ski maps online? Or did you NOT? Here's a link: http://www.davos.ch/en/winter/region/town-map.html (scroll down)

As you can see, there are several ski mountains in Davos that are not linked with each other. Jakobshorn (popular with snowboarders), Rinerhorn, Pischa, Schatzalp - you get to/from them by bus/train. Klosters has another separate ski mountain, Madrisa, to/from which you can also take the train.

Davos and Klosters share the skiing area Parsenn/Weissfluhjoch. Usually you can ski from there down to Davos and Klosters (should be doable later in March this year) but from Parsenn down to Davos is quite challenging. This year the snow conditions are not very good so the runs down to the other villages beyond Klosters (Küblis, Saas, Serneus) are already closed.

This leaves you with the option of skiing to Klosters from Weissfluhjoch via Schifer - which is a classic run. No guide needed for that one. A waste of money, definitely.
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Feb 27th, 2011, 10:37 AM
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Ingo - thank you so much for the link and explanation of the area and snow conditions - darn i was hoping that the snow conditions would have been fantastic this year.

Do you know how it works, is there a lift in Davos then I ski down to Klosters, then a lift in Klosters to ski down to Davos?
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Feb 28th, 2011, 12:37 AM
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It has snowed a bit lately so the conditions are pretty good on the upper runs right now. I have no hope for the lower parts, though ... it's still a while until you go, right? So it can all change ... to better or worse!

You take the Parsenn funicular from Davos up to Weissfluhjoch. This is the *hub* of the skiing area above Davos. From there you have plenty of options to ski and take chair lifts back up. If you want to ski down to Klosters (which is only recommended at the end of the day - that's what most folks do) you take the run 17 first, then 21. My suggestion is you ski not farther down than Schifer station, though, (take run 22 or 23) from where a gondola takes you back up to Weissfluhjoch. Snow conditions should be good until there.

If you ski down to Klosters at the end of the day you reach Klosters right at the train station from where you can catch a train back to Davos. Right there is also the cable car station that takes you up to Gotschna in the Parsenn ski area - from Gotschna you can ski to Parsenn hut and get back with several lifts to Weissfluhjoch from where the funicular takes you back down to Davos.

Be prepared that the funicular can be crowded at rush hour (in the mornings and afternoons).
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Mar 10th, 2011, 09:36 PM
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FoFo where are you?
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Mar 11th, 2011, 04:18 AM
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Sorry for the delayed response,

Here is the rec from my Davos friend - she recommends Walter at
http://www.fullmoons.ch/index.php?p=456

Most of the site is in German, but call the store, they speak English
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Mar 11th, 2011, 05:45 AM
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This site allows travelers to get the best experience thank you so much for sharing what you know.
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Jan 15th, 2012, 08:02 AM
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Hello all,

Great comments... We will be in Davos this year in early march and I wanted to know if anyone know what the skiing conditions are like typically in the early part of March?

If there is a website I should look at, that would be terrific as well..

Thx in advance
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