Here is the report form our early season Davos trip:http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...ighlight=davos
Here is the St. Moritz report:http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...ighlight=davos
Check out the Hotel Terminus in Davos. It's right across from the train station. Davos is extremely modern, so don't expect a quaint European town. To compare Davos and St. Moritz to American resorts, Davos is definitely Killington, and St. Moritz is Vail and Deer Valley. In fact, Vail is its sister resort. Your St. Moritz ticket can get you a free lift ticket at Vail. Given that you can take a train ride from Davos to St. Moritz, I would strongly suggest you check it out!
Here is some info I've written for a ski newsletter:
Skiing Switzerland's famed St. Mortiz has been a dream of mine
>for as long as I can remember,so when my husband, Mark,
>announced a surprise trip to Switzerland for a late
>birthday/early Christmas present, I was ecstatic.
> From the Zurich airport, we boarded one of three trains, which
>sped us off to our lovely little hotel, just a block from the
>train station, in the town of Davos. Although Davos is about an
>hour and a half train ride from St. Moritz, it's a good place to
>find affordable accomodations.
>TIP: Travel light! There are three connecting trains from the
>airport to Davos. Connections are tight, and they leave exactly
>Although early season conditions limited the number of open
>trails at Davos, it was still awe-inspiring. Swiss skiers and
>riders are extremely fast (although seem to have an astonishing
>ability to avoid collision), so look uphill before making your
>In contrast to Davos, St. Moritz is more of a skier's mountain.
>Its ambience is less frenetic with stunning, wide-open trails
>leading to spectacular vistas. Trails meander gracefully to the
>base in rhythm with the skiers who grace the mountain's terrain.
>This vision alone made the trip worthwhile as it defines a grace
>I seek for myself.
>Bormio, Italy is an easy trip from the Swiss border. If you're
>planning a trip, keep in mind that all-inclusive packages to
>Bormio are surprisingly inexpensive and a Bormio/St. Moritz trip
>is an exciting and affordable ski vacation.
>Bormio is not a ski resort. It's a medieval village with a ski
>area. You'll find that European skiing differs significantly
>from North American skiing. European mountains belong to the
>town, and private companies own the lifts and trams.
>Serendipitously, you may find yourself skiing past a local farm.
>While North American trails are rated Green, Blue and Black, the
>European Trail System is Green, Blue, Red and Black. Overall,
>Bormio is excellent for intermediates, who will be thrilled to
>ski the Stelvio Downhill, where the World Cup Races are held.
>After skiing, you'll want to take a stroll among the quaint
>shops on Via Roma, Bormio's main street where frescos adorn the
>exterior of houses. Step into one of the inviting bars and treat
>yourself to Bombardino, a drink made of egg liqueur and Scotch
>whiskey, then heated, and topped with whipped cream.
>Afterwards, you'll be ready for a hot tub and Bormio won't
>disappoint you. Since the 1st Century A.D., the town has been
>famous for its thermal baths. Immerse yourself in ancient
>history and enjoy the healing properties of the mineral springs.