Davos-Klosters – Graubünden, Switzerland

Some of the Finest Skiing Anywhere

Davos shares its popularity as a supreme ski destination with its smaller and lower (barely) twin city of Klosters. Offering top-of-the-line skiing for all levels, Davos is Europe’s largest ski resort. At 5,120 feet, it is also its highest city, great for cold-weather sports even in warm winters. Long, scenic valley trails make it second only to Switzerland’s Engadine for cross-country skiing.

Davos shares a sweeping network of lifts and slopes with nearby Klosters, whose more attractive alpine village is where you want to unpack your bags (Swedish and British royalty return here faithfully). Almost intimate com­pared to Davos, Klosters still nurtures its sobriquet of “Hollywood on the Rocks” because of the international movie people it attracts. VIP or not, they all come for the exemplary Parsenn-Weissfluh ski area, which many experts agree is the finest in Europe.

Its famous descent from Weissfluhgipfel (9,330 feet) to Küblis (2,670 feet) is a must for the very good skier, a magnif­icent 9-mile piste over vast, open snowfields.

You won’t need royal connections to be treated as such at the atmospheric Chesa Gris- chuna. Housed in a handsome wooden chalet in the very center of town, it is Klosters’s most pre­ferred hotel with the area’s finest restaurant.

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