Fuel yourself for the day ahead with a hearty breakfast in our Capricorn restaurant. Take a refreshing early hike to Schwarzhorn in summer and you'll be rewarded with a spectacular sunrise and view from the highest peak in Davos. Or beat the winter crowds with the early-bird skiing on Parsenn, where you can take advantage of the freshly made pistes and unspoilt snow. You can stroll around the shores of Lake Davos at any time of year, perhaps stopping off to feed the squirrels and birds.
In summer, enjoy a romantic carriage ride through the mountain valleys, and watch for ibexes and other wildlife grazing on the slopes. The special toboggan run on nearby Schatzalp is fun for all ages. Food lovers can make their own chocolate at Schneider’s in Davos, and see how the famous local cheeses are produced at Clavadeler Alp. Beer fans can learn about beer making at BierVision Monstein, Europe's highest brewery. In winter, you can go sledging at nearby Rinerhorn.
For dinner, try regional specialities such as fondue or raclette, either at a local eatery or in our Capricorn restaurant on Swiss Night. Night skiing and sledging are available at Rinerhorn in winter, while the bowling alley in Davos is open year-round. If you prefer watching sport you'll love the fast-paced excitement of a local ice hockey game. End the day with a drink in one of Davos's many bars, or relax with a cocktail in our Studio Grigio rooftop bar with its stunning views over the town.
The Parsenn Derby is Switzerlands most traditional ski race of approximately 13 km and has taken place since 1924 with the most famous winners being Swiss Worldcup race winners Martina Accola and Urs Lehmann.
The first T-bar ski lift
The first T-bar ski lift in the world was put into operation at the foot of Jakobshorn in Davos, Bolgen 1934. The T-bar ski lift was designed by Zurich engineer Ernst Gustav Constam who registered his invention with the patent office in 1930.
The famous "Spengler Cup" in Davos is the oldest international ice hockey tournament in the world and brings many professionals and their fans to town between Christmas and New Year. It is hosted by the local hockey team HC Davos in the Vaillant Arena.
World Economic Forum (WEF)
As an important congress centre, the alpine city becomes a global player once a year during the World Economic Forum when world ranked politicians and the economic elite come to Davos.