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Winter News Davos-Klosters 2023-24
New Piste : between the Jakobshorn's Usser Isch and the Carjöl areas. An attractive 2.5 km run down to Davos Platz for strong skiers and relieving the pressure on the Gämpen slope.
Rewilding : defunct FIS Ischalp slalom run has been reforested returning over 10,000 m² back to nature.
New Hotel : December 2023 sees 4*s Hotel Alpina re-open as the Seven Alpina following a full renovation and redesign in a mountain-chic, cosy style: 52 rooms, pool/wellness area, cool restaurant, bar, lounge with open fire and sunny terrace. Doubles from SF275 (£248) B&B. https://seven.ch/
100 years - Parsenn Derby : skiing's original downhill marathon first contested from Parsennfurka to Küblis (13 Jan 1924). In 1933, Davos Ski Club moved the start to the Weissfluh summit, stretching the race to 12km. Open to the public, the Derby is on every amateur racer's tick-list attracting some 500 competitors each year.
100th Anniversary - Spengler Cup Davos : the world's oldest international ice-hockey tournament hosts six teams/five at the indoor Ice Stadium, Davos. This year = 26 and 31 Dec 2023).
Klosters is a peaceful, stylish village attracting a loyal British clientele. Davos is a vibrant town where shopping, fine dining, wellness facilities, cultural events and evening entertainment are all available making it ideal for skiers and non-skiers.
High altitude, abundant snowfall, 57 lifts, 300km of piste, six distinct ski areas, limitless off-piste, touring and cross-country possibilities put Davos-Klosters on every A-list for a classic Swiss Alpine winter holiday. It is a favourite of the British Royal family and annual host of the World Economic Forum and Davos Klosters' British connection dates back to the 19th century. Robert Louis Stevenson came for his health writing Treasure Island there (1881); Arthur Conan Doyle inspired British interest in skiing with his account of his ski tour from Davos to Arosa (1894); Thomas Mann set The Magic Mountain in a Davos health resort (1924); Anglo-Swiss parliamentary ski race is a tradition dating back to the 1950s.
Jane Parritt, Media Contacts PR