Snowfarming

Snow farming

Snow farming cross-country skiing trails open on Saturday, 28 October 2017.

Snow farming is a key concept in snow management. We have been covering a mound of snow with sawdust every spring since 2008. This snow is used in the autumn to prepare a cross-country ski trail before new snow can be produced. Covering the snow means that we can retain around 70-80% of the volume, which enables the resort to start the season earlier, regardless of the temperatures in autumn.

Snow farming in Davos was extended in autumn 2015 with the construction of a new infrastructure. Three times the volume of snow could be produced and stored during the winter of 2015/16. This over-summered snow is used in late-autumn to create a 4 km-long cross-country trail in the lower Flüela Valley. Teams and private individuals can use the snow farming cross-country ski trail, although teams have to register in advance. They can do so using the utilisation request form. Official training hours can are available below.

Please fill in the following utilisation request for registration:

Utilisation request

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Flüelatal - Snowfarming Loipe
Snow farming Davos
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Training hours and prices snow farming cross-country skiing trails

The trails in Davos are made available to various user groups. Based on the "NASAK services – cross-country skiing slopes", the snow farming and World Cup trails should primarily be available to elite and development level athletes. In order to use the two trails best possible, the following principles apply for periods of heavy utilisation (during the first pre-winter weeks from end-October to mid-December) until the opening of the inartificial trails.

Download schedule for times of availability

Schedule for times of availability

Weekdays Training hours Performance levels
Monday - Friday 08:00 - 10:00 Elite level athletes (reservation required)
10:00 - 12:00 Development level athletes (reservation required)
12:00 - 15:00 (Wed. until 16:00) Children & youth level / Open to the public
15:00 - 18:00 (Wed. from 16:00) Elite and development level athletes (reservation required)
18:00 - 20:00 Open to the public
Weekends and national holidays 08:00 - 10:00 Elite and development level athletes (reservation required)
10:00 - 16:00 Children & youth level / Open to the public
16:00 - 18:00 Elite and development level athletes (reservation required)
18:00 - 20:00 Open to the public

Prioritisation according to classification

Performance level User groups Priority
Elite level athletes Swiss Ski National Teams (NM, A-, B- C-squad) cross-country skiing and biathlon 1
Swiss Ski High Performance Centre (Elite) 1
Private national cross-country skiing teams elite 2
National teams other nations 3
Development level athletes Swiss Ski High Performance Centre (U20) 1
SSGD Athletes 1
Swiss regional talent squads 2
Other nations’ regional talent squads 3
Children & youth level JO Nordic Ski Club Davos 1
Ski clubs other regions 2
J+S training camps 3
Open to the public (Endurance) athletes elite (cross-training or altitude training) 1
Cross-country skiing school Davos 2
Hobby skiers (locals, tourists) 3

Prices according to categorisation

Performance level User groups Daily Monthly
Elite level athletes Swiss Ski National Teams (NM, A-, B- C-squad) cross-country skiing and biathlon CHF 0.- CHF 0.-
Swiss Ski High Performance Centre (Elite) CHF 0.- CHF 0.-
Private national cross-country skiing teams elite CHF 5.- CHF 40.-
National teams other nations CHF 5.- CHF 40.-
Development level athletes Swiss Ski High Performance Centre (U20) CHF 0.- CHF 0.-
SSGD Athletes CHF 0.- CHF 0.-
Swiss regional talent squads CHF 5.- CHF 40.-
Other nations’ regional talent squads CHF 5.- CHF 40.-
Children & youth level JO Nordic Ski Club Davos CHF 0.- CHF 0.-
Ski clubs other regions CHF 5.- CHF 40.-
J+S training camps CHF 5.- CHF 40.-
Open to the public (Endurance) athletes elite (cross-training or altitude training) CHF 5.- CHF 40.-
Cross-country skiing school Davos CHF 5.- CHF 40.-
Hobby skiers (locals, tourists) CHF 5.- CHF 40.-
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