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Advice/suggestions on how/where to ski in Davos, Switzerland

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Thread Starter 
Hi, Just found you forum and I'm addicted. I use the Isuzu forum at www.Outdoorwire.com all the time so this just makes my day. Wonderfull stuff here.

Anyway, my ski club is heading to Davos in March and I was wondering if anyone who has been there could tell me about the terrain. There are seven resorts there and a ton of acreage. I was hoping to get some good advice on how to ski the area. Where the best powder can be found, fast groomers to speed down which lifts to avoid and when, overall impressions, that sort of thing.

Thanks for any info you can provide.

Sean
post #2 of 6
Homebrew,
just in case i am the only reply... i am not the Davos expert, been there once and skied the Parsenn. It will be disappointing there if you are into pow-seeking, achievement oriented US type of skiing. I consider the Parsenn the mother of social skiing as Euro's like it. Raw Oysters and Champaign slopeside with easy cruising groomers is the dominant form of skiing there. You need the mindset for it... Do it with your group one day and chill out.
It is unklikely, but not impossible that the Talabfahrt (ski down to the village, it's the mother of all Talabfahrten perhaps) is open in March. On a blue sky day, this is pure soul-skiing.
post #3 of 6
Homebrew
I can't help you with Davos but I do want to say welcome aboard. Glad you found us. It's a great bunch of skiers.
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info JP. But what's "achivement US style skiing"???

HB
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For all the information about Davos contact Tony Galeano who is an instructor there and can be contacted at ctg@omes.com.au. Tony is an Australian and both he and his wife teach at Perisher in Australia and in Davos.

Tony is (I think) APSI Level 3 Certified, and I know from experience is an excellent teacher. I also know that friends who have skied with him in Davos have had a great time.
post #6 of 6
Brew

I have not skied Davos but I have worked around the Graubunden area of Swiss.

A great journey is to be had catching the train from Davos to Chur and on to St Moritz. Excellent scenic day trip and if you can manage a few days in St Moritz try Corvatsch glacier for a view of just about the whole of the swiss alps. Good ski down too.

"on a clear day you can see the moon"

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