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Davos Klosters Mountains Ski Resort

Parsenn, Jakobshorn, Madrisa, Pischa, Rinerhorn, Schatzalp

Trail Map Davos Klosters Mountains

The Ski Resort

The towns Davos and Klosters feature five ski resorts with a total of 320 kilometers (199 miles) of trails. While Davos, the highest situated village in Europe, presents itself as a vibrant city, Klosters, the idyllic neighboring village, appears as a calmer vacation spot. 

The Parsenn area offers more than 100 kilometer (62 miles) of trails, all of these 2800 m (9186 ft) above sea level. Therefore it´s the biggest and highest ski resort of all Davos ski areas. It is the only ski resort of Davos Klosters that you can access from both sides. Starting in Davos you get to the trails around Weißflujoch taking Parsennbahn gondola. Those coming from Klosters, ride Gotschnabahn gondola to the eponymous mountain crest.

The mountain keeps many wide and long trails. You will find the most diversified trails so that all athlete skiers find challenges. Just make sure to grab one of those trail maps so that you always know where you are. Not all of the ski runs lead to lifts so you would have to take the train ´Rhätische Bahn´ back to the valley stations in worst case. If you are a beginner be sure to avoid these trails.

You always wanted a video of yourself conquering the trails? Try the ski movie slope (No. 5) next to chairlift ´Rapid´. After, find out what has been your personal best and enjoy the video of your thrilling ride online. Compete with other skiers in the boardercross, that includes countless waves next to the triple chairlift ´Totalp´.

Jakobshorn is well-known for being the ´fun mountain´ in Davos Klosters. Situated at the opposite valley side but easy to access via Davos Platz. It was the first area that allowed snowboarders in the 80s. Nowadays it is famous for ´Jatz Park´ terrain park, one of the largest snow parks in the Alps. Four lines welcome Freestylers and the superpipe at Bolgen is actually open until 9:30 pm at three times a week. The mountain station ´Fuxägufer´ with its trainings center regarding avalanches provides a special service. Here they teach you the correct handling of  avalanche transceiver.

The Jakobshorn is not just for experts, it is also designed for beginners. The lower area, served by ´Carjöl´ double chairlift responds to beginners´ needs. Youngsters can measure their abilities in a Disney course of the kids ski school. Additionally, the mountain features more blue slopes. Carvers usually prefer the ´Moräne´ where doing turns in the snow is pure enjoyment. Experts should definitely use the chance to ski the slopes at Brämabüel.

Madrisa ski resort in Davos Klosters is considered to be ideal for families. The local mountain with its wide and gentle groomed slopes doesn´t put beginners under too much pressure. Little ones always really enjoy ´Madrisa-Land´ kids park. A tubing lane, a giant slalom and a speed run invite the kids to go insane. The kids club offers professional childcare for kids up to 6 years. Thanks to an extra long valley run to Schlapping, where you pass Schlappintobel, more immediate skiers will find their personal challenges too.

Rinerhorn offers guests a great kids park as well, easy to reach from Davos Glaris and far away from crazy ski hustle. ´Gnome park´ with its courses of witches and gnomes guarantees fun for little visitors. On the other hand you will find several trails for more experienced skiers and the wide trails are perfect for carving. On Wednesday and Friday, next to gondola Rinerhon (No. 4) you can experience the fun of night skiing until 11 pm.

Pischa in Flüelata is mostly reserved for freeriders. A big variety of unmarked snow slopes awaits you here, but also some marked ones. Again, the little ones won´t miss out. The resorts manageable size makes it optimal for families. Kids will love the snow tubing lane and a giant trampoline.

From Davos Platz you have easy access to Schatzalp, plus you can find the first ´decelerate´  ski resort in Europe. Gentle slopes welcome those taking a more leisurely approach and the lifts operate slower with a speed like back in the days. Furthermore the trails are not groomed with snowmaking equipment.

The winter athletes can pick a certain ski resort (Parsenn, Jakobshorn, Madrisa, Rinerhorn, Pischa) for one or two days at the ticket shop. After two days you have to get the regional pass that is valid for all mountains. Only for Schatzalp you need a separate lift ticket. Since it´s usable for ski buses, a switch between the different mountains is not a big deal.

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Interesting facts

  • Offering 182 miles of slopes and terrain, Davos Klosters Mountains is among the 5 largest Ski Resorts in Switzerland.
  • It is among the 10 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Grisons.
  • Elevated between 2657 ft and 9331 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 10 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Grisons. The vertical drop from summit to base is 6673 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Switzerland is 2867 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 65 " at summit elevation and 26 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 81 " at summit elevation and 34 " at the base. Therefore Davos Klosters Mountains is among the 10 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Grisons.
  • Davos Klosters Mountains features 64 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Switzerland is 59 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 18 sunny days.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
Snow Making Machines: 169
Snowphone+41 (0)81 4152133
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
(in ")

On Mountain Dining

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Around 50 mountain restaurants cater to your appetite. The Parsenhütte logde in Parsenn is a classic and convinces with local cuisine. Schifer, a mid-mountain restauarant, known for its cozy atmosphere also serves specialties from the region. Always worth a visit is the oldest mountain restaurant in the whole Parsenn area: Chesetta. Here you can try different local treats, soups and pasta are also on the menu.

The panorama restaurant at the top of Jakobshorn is characterized by a view over slopes and surrounding peaks. It has a seating capacity of 180 and a table service that speaks for itself. Fuxäuger, another mountain hut invites for a long break at its large sun deck, whereas the Clevalder Alp´s restaurants fresh and local food is outstanding.

The mid-mountain restaurant ´Saaseralp´ at Madrisa is perfect for families with little children. A great play corner, a wide range of special kids menus and half-sized portions await the youngsters.
´Hüblhütte´ at Rinerhorn gives guests a sunny terrace in a comfortable setting. Gourmets are pampered at restaurant ´Spina´.

Choose from the self-service cafeteria at ´Pischa´, close to the mountain station or enjoy the breathtaking view of surrounding mountains.

Must-Ski Runs

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  • Experts should adventure the steep mogul slopes ´Brämabüel´ at Jakobshorn
  • The steepest trail of Davos Klosters starts in Parsenn: Overcome more than 1200 meters (3937 ft) of altitude at ´Besenbinder´
  • The classic trail in Persenn: ´Weissfluhgipfel´ with its 12 kilometers (7,5 miles) and 2034 high meters (6673 ft)

Longest Runs

Parsenn Abfahrt Nr. 68 (Weissfluh-Küblis)
Length: 12 km
Vertical Drop: 2,034 m

Most Difficult Runs

Weissfluhgipfel-Weissfluhjoch Nr. 2
Length: 0.5 km
Vertical Drop: 200 m


Nightskiing possible


Winter in Davos Klosters


Four toboggan runs with a total of 25 kilometers invite you to an exciting ride in Davos Klosters. Starting in Parsenn it goes on a run that is 3,5 kilometers long and leads you to Klosters, including 585 meters (1919 ft) difference in altitude.

You want to see the mountain world from a different point of view? Paragliding is a great option. The starting points are at the top of the Jakobshorn: At the ´Jatzhütte´ as well as at the Jakobshorn summit. The starting points in Parsenn are ´Höhenweg´ and Gotschnagrath North and South.

Winter fun doesn´t end here! You can find a few more leisurely activities. The region provides 150 kilometers (93 miles) of winter hiking trails. One tour starts at Jakobshorn and leads to lake ´Stadlersee´, expect a hilly hike. Hikers get rewarded with a fantastic view on the valley Sertigtal and six 3000 m (9842 ft) mountains. The circular trail at Gotschnagrat offers every hiker an array of enchantingly beautiful vistas of the lakes ´Davorsee´ and Pättigäu. For snowshoe hiking follow one of four specially marked tours, that either offer access to the forest cemetery from base station Jakobshorn or lead from Glaris to Spina. Additionally, visitors can admire Europe´s largest natural ice rink that is lighted for night fun every Monday and Thursday.

Those who prefer hot whirlpools or a deep massage to relax will find the perfect offer at the adventure bath ´eau-là-là´,  ´Aquareina´ spa ´at the hotel Vereina Klosters and at ´Sunstar Park Davos´.

Après-Ski and Nightlife

All ski resorts invite you with numerous snow bars to stay and party through the night. Legendary, that is how you can describe the party´s at ´Jazzhütte´, close to the mountain station ´Jazz Quattro´: Famous DJ´s take care of the right atmosphere, while the party people enjoy the scenery with palm trees and two heated outdoor whirlpools. The sun deck at ´Bolgenplaza´ in the valley welcomes guests for many enjoyable sunshine hours in their comfortable beach chairs. After, just continue partying with great sounds of the DJ’s.
If you prefer to let your ski day end in a more relaxing way, try the snow bar ´Totalp´, located  in the center of the ski area Parsenn. In the valley are many places to satisfy your thirst after a successful ski day like the Montana bar, built in the liberty style or ´Gaudy´s Graströchni´, situated in Klosters.

Davos also has an impressive nightlife: The elegant piano bar invites you with great cocktails and the Chämi bar is characterized by a comfortable chalet atmosphere.
Number of Bars and Pubs: 12

Dining and Restaurants

The bistro ´Gentinia´ in Davos Platz offers the finest cheese, meat and chocolate fondues, also raclette and game specialties. The gourmet chef  Armin Amrein at ´Seehof-Stübli´ will spoil you with exquisite menus and  à-la-carte dishes. Comfortable atmosphere combined with a sophisticated menu, that is what ´Büdnerstübli´ stands for in Davos Platz. Well-known for culinary delights and local cuisine is ´Walserstube´ in Klosters. Mountain hotel ´Schatzalp´ is real jewel: Thomas Mann, a famous German writer, mentioned exactly this hotel in one of his novels ´The magic mountain´. Today it is famous for the beautiful historic dining room with charm of the Belle Epoque next to- of course- fantastic food.

Infrastructure & Rental


Number of Skischools: 6
Number of Snowboard Schools: 6

Number of Ski Rental

Ski Depot
Sports Store
Ski Rental
Snowboard Rental
Cross Country Ski Rental
Backcountry Ski Rental
Telemark Rental

Getting here

By car
Coming by car, take A13. When you get to exit Landquart, make a turn onto the street ´Landesstraße 28´. That street will bring you to Klosters and Davos.

By train
Coming by train, take the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) to Landquart. Then take the Railway ´Rhätische Bahn´(RhB) to Klosters and Davos.

By plane
The next airports are Zurich and Friedrichshafen, both a 150 kilometer drive away. Then you can either come with public transportation like trains or buses or you take the shuttle bus.

Current Offer

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Board as booked
  • 2 days, 3 days, 4 days or 6 days lift pass Davos Klosters Mountains (value of lift pass up to €315) Exceptions see booking process
  • Use of spa area (as per description)
  • Bathrobe hire
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last update on Jan 3, 2023
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Rate the Ski Resort
on 24 May 2012
Spent a week in Davos Klosters in Feb/ March 2012 & was disappointed with everything.
Poor quality, old lift system with a mess of T-bars all over the slopes causing big crowds & grumpy skiiers.
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Mountain Stats

Elevation2657 ft - 9331 ft
Opening DayNov 18, 2022
Closing DayApr 23, 2023
Capacity 64421 Persons/Hr.
Hours8:15 AM - 4:00 PM


Total 57

Skiable Terrain

182.1 miles
Overall Slope Length 182.1 miles
Number of Slopes 110

Weather (9331 ft)

Open Lifts & Trails


1 day adult CHF82
1 day youth CHF57
1 day child CHF33
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