Guidebook

Freeriding for Powder Chasers in Davos Klosters #1

Explore one of Switzerland's finest ski areas with this collection of freeride lines on the Rinerhorn and Jakobshorn mountains.

Description

Davos is renowned for being a first-class ski destination, boasting masses of powder and spellbinding scenery. As one of the original ski towns, “so it is that Davos… can claim to be “the birthplace of alpine skiing”. Davos also went on to become one of the World’s greatest ski towns, famous even beyond winter sports as the host each January of the World Economic Forum” - Patrick Thorne in his book Powder: The Greatest Ski Runs on the Planet.

What this small Swiss ski resort lacks in architectural beauty and quaintness, it makes up for with its wonderful skiing options. When combined with the smaller neighbouring ski village Klosters, Davos Klosters Mountains resort boasts a huge 320km skiable area spread across 6 snow sports sectors. In fact, there are so many freeride lines to be tried that we had to create 2 guidebooks for the area. This guidebook covers freeride lines from the Rinerhorn mountain and the freestyle mountain Jakobshorn. For more freeride options on the other side of the valley, check out our ‘Davos Klosters Freeride #2’ guidebook, for freeriding on the Schierhorn and Schwarzhorn mountains.

Sources
Thorne, P. (2014) Powder- The Greatest Ski Runs on the Planet. (2014) London: Quercus Editions Ltd.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/resort-guides/switzerland/davos/
https://www.davos.ch/en/winter/activities/ski-snowboard/ski-regions-in-davos-klosters/

South Totalphorn ridge (2532m) to Wolfgang (1631m)
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South Totalphorn ridge (2532m) to Wolfgang (1631m)

Davos Klosters
884 m
36 °
E
0 m
2.7 km
Ridge riding for experienced skiers
Difficult
Private
East Dorfbach
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East Dorfbach

Davos Klosters
586 m
38 °
E
0 m
1.6 km
Wide freeride from Höhenweg to Davos
Difficult
Private
Seetäli to Obersäss
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Seetäli to Obersäss

Davos Klosters
523 m
35 °
N
0 m
1.4 km
Wide freeride slope from Seetäli to Obersäas valley
Difficult
Private
S Weissfluhjoch ridge to Haupertali
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S Weissfluhjoch ridge to Haupertali

Davos Klosters
161 m
40 °
W
0 m
0.5 km
Short steep colouirs from sharp S Weissfluhjoch ridge to valley
Severe
Private
Totalphorn (2532m) N face
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Totalphorn (2532m) N face

Davos Klosters
405 m
41 °
N
223 m
2.1 km
Fun rocky slope on the Totalphorn north face
Severe
Private
South face of Gotschnagrat east ridge
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South face of Gotschnagrat east ridge

Davos Klosters
388 m
35 °
E
0 m
1.4 km
Short steep sections from Gotschnagrat east ridge
Difficult
Private
Gotschnagrat E Face
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Gotschnagrat E Face

Davos Klosters
499 m
49 °
E
0 m
1.0 km
Extreme freeride area for experienced riders
Extreme
Private
The corridor
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The corridor

Davos Klosters
613 m
47 °
NW
57 m
2.1 km
Alpine rocky terrain for experienced riders
Severe
Private
NW Seetali
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NW Seetali

Davos Klosters
325 m
46 °
NW
0 m
0.9 km
Steep lines for experienced and extreme riders
Extreme
Private
SE Höhenweg to Davos
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SE Höhenweg to Davos

Davos Klosters
507 m
32 °
SE
1 m
2.0 km
Long run from Höhenweg to Davos
Difficult
Private
Weissfluhgipfel SE face
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Weissfluhgipfel SE face

Davos Klosters
376 m
39 °
SE
1 m
1.3 km
The highest freeride area in Davos-Klosters
Difficult
Private
Totalphorn (2532m) N face to Gruobenalp
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Totalphorn (2532m) N face to Gruobenalp

Davos Klosters
483 m
40 °
N
0 m
1.4 km
From Totalphorn (2532m) to Gruobenalp ski out (slope nº16)
Difficult
Private
SE Höhenweg area
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SE Höhenweg area

Davos Klosters
520 m
37 °
E
2 m
2.1 km
Great off piste area with easy acces at Höhenweg area
Difficult
Private
Gotschnagrat NE face
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Gotschnagrat NE face

Davos Klosters
481 m
45 °
NE
0 m
1.0 km
Wide steep slope on the Gotschnagrat NW face.
Severe
Private
Gotschnagrat (2285m) to Klosters (1191m)
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Gotschnagrat (2285m) to Klosters (1191m)

Davos Klosters
813 m
44 °
N
0 m
1.8 km
Long freeride line from alpine to forest terrain for advanced skiers
Severe
Private
Parsennfurgga (2443m) SE face
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Parsennfurgga (2443m) SE face

Davos Klosters
199 m
40 °
SE
0 m
0.5 km
Great steep SE slope from the top of Parsennfurgga with easy access
Severe
Private
Furka area
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Furka area

Davos Klosters
232 m
32 °
E
0 m
1.0 km
Freeride below Parsennfurgga (2443m) with easy acces
Moderate
Private
Seetäli freeride area
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Seetäli freeride area

Davos Klosters
172 m
39 °
SE
3 m
0.7 km
Easy acces freeride area for intermediate riders
Moderate
Private