Davos Klosters Advanced & Off-Piste Skiing

In addition to great off-piste, Davos and Klosters also have a number of challenging black runs and eleven unmarked, but mapped ski routes.

Two challenging black runs lead down to Wolfgang at the end of Davos Lake, via the Meierhofer Tälli and the Gruobenalp. If you're searching for moguls try the run beneath the Schwarzeealp chair on Gotschnagrat or piste number one off the top of the Weissfluhgipel, which offers plenty of other challenges too: it has almost 360-degrees of off-piste skiing, but it's steep stuff and involves some drop offs. On Rinerhorn a wide black run descends from Nüllisch Grat through woods and fields to the cable car station giving over 1,000m of vertical descent.

The only run back into Davos is a black piste, which has a tendency to be extremely icy (due to the high water content of the snow cannons). Unfortunately the run ends abruptly some 200m from the base of the Parsenn, necessitating a walk down a slippery section of road. Consequently, most people return via the funicular from the half-way station.

The piste map also indicates eleven off-piste routes, which are unmarked on the ground and unpatrolled. Sometimes these runs can be left untouched for days until people spot others using them, then the sheep mentality kicks in and they become well used. There's a wonderfully long run from Madrisa down to Schlappin - red most of the way but rated black for the last section. Thanks to a new magic carpet at the end of the slope, it's no longer necessary to catch the Zügenhüttli chair back towards Madrisa before you reach the black section.

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