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One Day in Davos: Where to Ski?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Title says it all, really. I will be in Davos for one day (22 Dec.) with my father, and I'm wondering which sector to ski. I assume the choice is between the Parsenn and the Jakobshorn.

I'm an advanced skier and like blacks as well as any obvious off-piste (or more acurately next-to piste) with powder (fingers crossed) ot bumps.

My father is an intermediate skier who likes long reds.

Parsenn is obviously larger, but bigger is not always better.

Any opinions?
post #2 of 10
I've never been, though I've always thought the day access would be easier from the Klosters side.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
It looks that way from the maps too, especially considering where we are coming from.

However, we will have a cross country skier with us, and the trails in Davos look better. We will also be going to a hockey game that night in Davos, so I thought it would be easier just to park in Davos for the day. Maybe access through Klosters and then moving the car is just as easy, though. I don't know.
post #4 of 10
Hmm. The 22d is a weekday before a holiday, so shouldn't be too crazy. Word to the wise: obey parking signs/regulations scrupulously in Switzerland. My Italian "leave it anywhere there's room" attitude netted me a nice fine in Andermatt one day. The Swiss are, well, different.
post #5 of 10
I've skied both Jakobshorn and Parsenn (for the derby, what a ball! www.swissam.com/news/2006-2007/2007_Davos.asp) but it was late season. Both had terrain that would suit you and your dad. Wish I had more for you. I couldn't resist reminiscing about Davos!

Go HCD! It should be a good game.
post #6 of 10
Hi, have skied Davos a few times, I would go for Parsenn, access through the funicular, more choice and if you land up in Kolsters you can get the bus back, avoid the black down to Wolfgang its more of a track, had to use it when I missed the last cable car back up. There's a good review on Pistehors and a blog at http://dogmouth.net/guides/skiing/alps/davos-klosters.html
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for that. I think Parsenn is the way to go.

Any tips on where to apres and get some relatively inexpensive food? A relaxed couple of beers and pub grub is ideal.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post

Hmm. The 22d is a weekday before a holiday, so shouldn't be too crazy. Word to the wise: obey parking signs/regulations scrupulously in Switzerland. My Italian "leave it anywhere there's room" attitude netted me a nice fine in Andermatt one day. The Swiss are, well, different.


And speed limits as well...
post #9 of 10
For beer & food after skiing, walk across the street from the Parsennbahn base to the Hotel Parsenn.  Convenient, comfortable and reasonably priced.
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the tips everyone. Parsenn was skiing bliss for my father, and I found it pretty damn good, too. and this even though the Schieferbahn gondola was closed all day due to wind. The cross country skiing was also top for my girlfriend. We liked it so much that we're probably going to make the extra drive one more day to Davos to ski the Jakobshorn and then ski half a day from Klosters before my father's departure.

Apres beer at the Montana Bar followed by pizza at some Italian restaurant/apres bar in the center of Davos Platz was great. The hockey game was fantastic. Throw in all the fur coats and moon boots to gawk at, and it was a great day out.
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