Davos is lift linked with the small neighbouring resort of Klosters known worldwide as being the favoured winter holiday destination of the English Royal Family. From Parsenn Mountain skiers and snowboarders can glide down long groomed pistes leading to winding narrow trails. Some of the trails on the lower slopes accessing Klosters twist and turn through dense forrest past privately owned Chalets - just keep an eye out for Prince William! The 14 kilometer expedition is both enjoyable and interesting. Some choose to make a day of it stopping for lunch above Klosters at Bergrestaurant Saaseralp for fine dining and breath taking views on the sundeck whilst others see how many times they can do the return trip in one day. Once in Klosters you can catch the train back to Davos or the Gotschnabahn Cable Car to Parsenn Mountain.
On a warm sunny day rent a double sunbed at Restaurant Chalet Guggel on Jakobshorn Mountain. The large sunbeds are fur covered with a throw blanket. They all face the sun and while you are resting your weary limbs soaking up the rays you can absorb the stunning surrounding Davos mountains and watch paragliders take off for their long scenic glide down to Davos. Restaurant Chalet Guggel has full waiter service, a well stocked bar, a hearty menu and great music. Occasionally it even sets up a hot tub - now if only all resorts around the world had the same idea!
Experience the thrill of taking off at almost 3000 meters above sea level then silently gliding through the mountains to the base landing point. The scenery is stunning and the adrenaline rush even better.
Raclette is every cheese lovers dream. It is both a type of Swiss cheese and the name of a traditional Swiss dish that melts raclette cheese over boiled potatoes, cold meats and pickles. Once you have had raclette you never go back - a grilled toasted cheese sandwich that might have sufficed pre-raclette days will never be the same again. Melted Raclette is thick but still smooth and nutty with a not too intense cheese flavour. In Davos go to Restaurant Bramastubli in the Best Western Bahnhof Terminus Hotel for mouth watering delicious raclette.
Go to the outdoor ice rink at Sportzentrum Davos (Davos Sports Centre) to watch a curling match. It is fascinating. A very popular game in Switzerland which can only be described as a cross between lawn bowls and chess. Played in two teams of four people big round stones are slid across the ice towards a target with team members brushing the ice with brooms in front of the stones. The team whose stone is the closest to the target wins. The competitors take it very seriously and games can run for hours.