Guidebook

Freeriding for Powder Chasers in Davos Klosters #2

Explore one of Switzerland's finest ski areas with these freeride lines on the Schierhorn and Schwarzhorn 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 on the Schierhorn and Schwarzhorn mountains. For more freeride options on the other side of the valley, check out our ‘Davos Klosters Freeride #1' guidebook, for freeriding on Rinerhorn mountain and the freestyle mountain Jakobshorn.

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/

Huble East
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Huble East

Davos Klosters
606 m
36 °
SE
0 m
1.5 km
Classic backcountry into Sertig valley
Difficult
Private
Unmarked connection from 9 to 10
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Unmarked connection from 9 to 10

Davos Klosters
626 m
39 °
NW
0 m
1.7 km
Open terrain freeride area
Difficult
Private
Tallïfurgga to Teufi
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Tallïfurgga to Teufi

Davos Klosters
905 m
38 °
NW
12 m
2.8 km
Backcountry route for experienced riders
Severe
Private
Jakobshorn E
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Jakobshorn E

Davos Klosters
978 m
44 °
E
20 m
2.5 km
Alpine Couloirs with easy access
Severe
Private
Brämabüel
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Brämabüel

Davos Klosters
489 m
37 °
NW
0 m
1.3 km
Accessible easy off piste zone
Difficult
Private
Jakobshorn S
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Jakobshorn S

Davos Klosters
221 m
40 °
S
0 m
0.5 km
Rocky steep couloirs at Jakobshorn S face
Severe
Private
Clavandeler
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Clavandeler

Davos Klosters
386 m
30 °
W
0 m
1.6 km
Popular off piste in the resort boundaries
Easy
Private
Jatzhorn NE face
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Jatzhorn NE face

Davos Klosters
818 m
41 °
NE
0 m
1.6 km
Extreme freeride area for experienced riders
Severe
Private
Jatz West
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Jatz West

Davos Klosters
402 m
41 °
W
0 m
1.3 km
Gentle wide freeride with stunning views.
Moderate
Private
Fuxägufer off piste
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Fuxägufer off piste

Davos Klosters
421 m
32 °
NW
0 m
0.9 km
Easy and safe slope through the forest
Difficult
Private
Juonli to Sertig valley
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Juonli to Sertig valley

Davos Klosters
673 m
35 °
NE
0 m
2.0 km
Long backcountry experience to Sertig Valley
Difficult
Private
Rinerhorn E face
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Rinerhorn E face

Davos Klosters
822 m
43 °
E
0 m
2.0 km
Rinerhorn (2528m) to Sertig valley (1750m), a full backcountry experience with resort approach.
Severe
Private
Moräne to Teufi valley
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Moräne to Teufi valley

Davos Klosters
907 m
44 °
N
1 m
2.1 km
Popular off piste for intermediate riders
Severe
Private
Jschalp pillow line
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Jschalp pillow line

Davos Klosters
142 m
34 °
N
0 m
0.4 km
Techy pillow line through the forest
Difficult
Private