There are 5 ski regions at the Davos resort; Jakobshorn (suitable for all skiers, and hosts mountain events), Parsenn (suitable for all events, and offering night-skiing and long downhill runs), Pischa (a dedicated free-ride mountain with 3 protected runs), Madrisa and Rinerhorn (the family friendly mountains, offering a "children's paradise". Within these mountains, there are runs to suit skiers of variable ability. Experts will find there is plenty to do both on and off-piste with the Meierhofer Talli and Paresnnhutte-Wolfgang offering some challenges, whilst off-piste the Gotschnagrat runs are amongst the steepest around. Intermediates meanwhile enjoy a variety of runs to Klosters, and from Madrisa and the Schlappin valley, whilst those seeking more of a challenge should head to the Jakobshorn. Finally beginners have the use of the Bolgen nursery slope beneath the Jakobshorn and the Bunda, whilst the Parsenn offers easy runs and good skiing in the bowl.
Boarders can use 4 terrain parks in the surrounding mountains; the Sunrise, Pischa, Parsenn and Madrisa. The Sunrise is the main park and hosts the O'Neill Evolution contest, as the best in the area, and boasts a good variety of jumps, rails, and boxes, including a great C-box, along with 2 floodlit pipes. Slightly less crowded is the Pischa, where there's a range of rails and kickers, whilst Parsenn and Madrisa offer boardercross courses, whilst beginners can use the minipark at Rinerhorn.
The ski school at Davos has a good reputation with nearly all the highly skilled and friendly instructors speaking English, and small teaching classes, whilst the competitive snowboard school also offers good lessons.Children are catered for with a special Disney themed slope at Bolgen.
Last Updated: Feb 2010