Davos's skiing is divided into four areas. The Parsenn is the largest ski area in the Davos region. The Parsennbahn funicular connects to a train and chair-lift to the major lift junction of Weissfluhjoch - gondolas from Klosters also reach here - from where you can carry on upwards via a cable car to Weissfluhgipfel at 2844m. From here it's a vertical descent of over 1,300m back to Davos or, if you aim for Küblis, you'll get 2,000m vertical of continuous turns. Two consecutive cable cars whisk you to the 2,590m summit of the Jakobshorn, a Mecca for snowboarders with its half-pipes and boarders hotel, the Bolgenschanze. Its central location, just behind the Davos Platz railway station, also makes it a popular choice with skiers.
The Rinerhorn lays at the most southerly extent of the Davos region and is reached by car (free parking), bus or train to Glaris. On first inspection it seems to be a limited one-cable-car-and-four-T-bar area, but in reality it has some great descents and because of the trees it can be a good option in bad weather. Often mid-week both Rinerhorn and Pischa are deserted.
Davos' fourth ski area, Pischa, is a ten minute drive up the Flüelatal valley and is reached by bus or car (free parking). It faces due south and is often a good bet in the morning. The wide open red and blue runs are wonderful for cruising, while the Mittel run is sculpted with a series of jumps and bumps which at quiet times is great at pace.
If you like you're cross country skiing, you can enjoy the 75km of Nordic track. The stretch from Glaris to beyond Wolfgang with branches into the side valleys is a gem. A 2.5km floodlit loop at the entrance to Dischma is also open in the evenings also. Each year the Flüela runs challenge the world's best skiers during the Nordic FIS World Cup Races. If skiing isn't for you, enjoy the rest of what is on offer! Ice hockey, ice skating, speed skating and curling are all popular with a choice of Europe's largest natural ice rink, an outdoor artificial ice rink, a large ice stadium and a smaller rink at the base of Parsenn. There's often a chance to watch events too. Davos hosts the International Speed Skating Championships and the renowned pro ice hockey Spengler Cup.
For those who like to promenade there are over 84km of well prepared winter walking paths, popular routes are around the Davos Lake, along the river from Platz towards Frauenkirch and the Hohenweg, which runs parallel to main street from Dorf to Platz but higher up.
At Rinerhorn there is sledge run, which is seriously steep in sections and is often manic with children belting down out of control. Floodlit until 9pm, goggles are essential! There is also a sledge run down from the hotel at Schatzalp accessed by the mountain railway from Davos Platz. Other sports available include: paragliding, hang-gliding, indoor tennis, swimming and a climbing wall. There is also a wintersports museum tracing the development of equipment and clothing through the years, as well as a museum dedicated to the expressionist painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, who lived in Davos between 1917 and 1938. A folk museum, a doll museum, a mining museum and a museum of medicine rounds off the list.
In Davos the party begins on the slopes, notably the 'Schwendis' in the woods on the way down from Parsenn, including the possibility to make torch lit descents as night falls! For those preferring an earlier end to the day's skiing, Cafés are a plenty and highly popular for afternoon tea and cakes. And there are plenty of chic boutiques to amuse the retail therapists among you! Davos is also home to some fine restaurants which spoil you with fantastic cuisine and ultra chic mountain restaurants. Davos Platz offers an outside sun terrace which is a popular spot for après ski, but liveliest of the lot are Chämi, popular with locals and very atmospheric later in the evening. There are many, many choices for different atmospheres and ages alike so you won't be short of options, that is for sure. There are also nightclubs, two of which are the most popular and busier.