The mountain metropolis of Davos Klosters is a winter-sports paradise for snowboard and skiing enthusiasts from all over the world. The Davos Klosters region numbers five extensive winter sports areas, Parsenn, Pischa, Jakobshorn, Rinerhorn, Schatzalp and Madrisa. 56 efficient mountain transport facilities provide easy access to 307 km of well-prepared pistes suited to all levels of skill.
Davos boasts a long skiing tradition. At the turn of the 19th century it was mainly the British, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, who together with a few local people influenced the beginning of Alpine ski sport. The world’s first ski lift was opened at Bolgen in 1934. Parts of this lift are now on display in the Davos Winter Sports Museum.
But Davos was not just one of the pioneers of Alpine skiing. It was one of the first resorts to recognise and support snowboarding as a sign of the times rather than just an insignificant passing fad. By the beginning of the 1990’s, Davos had gained a reputation as a snowboarding Mecca, a reputation that has grown with every passing year.