Best of the Alps

The classic Alps holiday destinations

Davos Klosters is one of the founding members of "Best of the Alps", a coalition of eleven classic Alps holiday destinations. These are world-famous, popular resorts on account of their evolved structures, their bond to local cultures and their harmonious blend of original tradition and gentle progress. In this respect, "Best of the Alps" represents both a hallmark and an award of distinction, with the twelve resorts guaranteeing the very best quality of vacation in one of the world's most amazing landscapes - the Alps.

The following holiday destinations are members of Best of the Alps: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Davos Klosters, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Grindelwald, Kitzbühel, Lech Zürs am Arlberg, Megève, Seefeld, St. Anton am Arlberg and St. Moritz.

The partnership is based on close co-operation and joint marketing efforts in the fields of B2B and B2C marketing.

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Alpine Ingredients

The timeless charme and singularity of the Best of the Alps places create a deep connection, identity and freedom of thought so that many people reach for new opportunities to fulfil their dreams. The project "Alpine Ingredients“ invites guests to get to know extraordinary people of the Alps community, to explore beautiful landscapes and to take part in the cultural life of the Alps holiday destinations. The following stories have been published yet:

Outdoor

The rediscovery of a mountain

Pischa is one of many mountains around Davos. What makes it so special? Pischa is allowed to be just that, a mountain, and nothing else.

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Snowshoeing at Pischa
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The art of Telemark

Telemark skiing may be one of the most elegant forms of skiing, but it sure feels awkward at first!

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Telemark skiing
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Visiting a fantasy world

You will find more than perfect conditions for ice climbing in Sertig Valley – and you will also feel like you've travelled to another world.

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ice climbing
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The Après-Ski pioneers of Davos

Whirlpools and palm trees at 2560 metres above sea level next to people in ski wear dancing on tables: The Jatzhütte mountain restaurant has been known for its legendary parties since 1988. What’s also special about them: They never start before 2.33 pm.

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jatzhütte davos
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More than a race

Ditching the office for an amazing outdoor experience is always a great idea, but the Davos Klosters swissalpine is not your ordinary city marathon.

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swissalpine runner
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Craft + Design

Ch-Ch-Changes!

Hans-Martin Heierling, manufacturer of custom-made ski boots, reflects on consumerism and the happiness that lies in owning little.

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hans-martin heierling
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A wooden matter of the heart

The Davoser sledge is a legend. Master carpenter Paul Ardüser has successfully brought it back through crowdfunding. 

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Davoser sledge
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The summer of sculptures

Chain saws, logs and safety glasses at the International Sculpture Symposium in Davos : where art is being made, things can get messy.

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sculptor
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What's going on with Bolt?

Swiss sculptor and painter Christian Bolt doesn't like lies in art. He likes inner precision. What does he mean?

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sculpture
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Way of life

Glorious Klosters

Rolf and Gloria Theiler live in a luxurious Swiss chalet in Klosters. Among other places, that is. Because Chalet Eugenia, the beautiful estate where Princess Diana used to spend her holidays with her kids, is just one of four residences in Switzerland and South Africa the family owns – and rents out to those who can afford it.

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Swiss chalet in Klosters
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"Actually, I am a pretty straightforward thinker"

Pius App is considered to be a lateral thinker with unorthodox ideas, although he does not really like that label. His ideas for Schatzalp high above Davos, however, generate quite some buzz.

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Pius App
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Crossing the Alps into a new life

Instead of advising companies in multi-million Euro deals, Rudolf Wötzel now serves traditional Swiss dishes up in the mountains. Turns out, that’s even more fun.

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Rudolf Wötzel
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Culinary

The maestro with the wooden spoon

For years, Armin Amrein was a TV chef. Now he cooks in a furniture store.

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Armin Amrein
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Let's have a beer in Monstein!

Brewing craft beer at 1600m altitude in a village with 200 inhabitants and two churches: That's life for head brewer Basti Degen.

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craft beer monstein
© Ian Ehm // friendship.is
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