Take a deep breath and go. The momentum swings all by itself, powder snow swirls up on both sides. It's like surfing. No, even better: it's like floating. The slight fear of the ride? Forgotten. A glance back at the freshly ridden line in the deep snow. Feelings of happiness. This is what a freeride adventure in Davos Klosters feels like. All you need for freeriding is a special backpack, avalanche beeper and long, wide boards on your feet. And best of all, a guide to show you our freeride area.
Apart from that, everything is there: different slope inclinations to find the best line for you. In addition, there are six ski areas, so that you can still find untracked slopes a few days after the last snowfall. And the best thing is that you can comfortably reach different variants from high alpine to secured routes here with the mountain railway. Like in hardly any other ski area, the piste services make sure that you really feel safe when freeriding on the yellow-marked slopes.
The Funi Line lives up to its name, derived from funicular. This day tour connects all the secured but unprepared slopes in Davos Klosters. In short: no ascent. Just draw new lines and enjoy the fresh powder snow. The freeride slopes are skiable from mid-December to mid-April, depending on snow conditions. Good to know: On all secured slopes, the regional rescue service decides whether the slope is open or not.
Not enough yet? Then off you go on the 3 Bahnentour. This gives experienced freeriders access to an unforgettable day tour. Tickets are available at the valley station of the Parsennbahn in Davos or at the Gotschnabahn in Klosters - for CHF 88 per person. The tour starts in Davos on the Weissfluh summit with a steep descent to Sapün. Incidentally, this route was originally made famous by Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
A total of 48 suggested variants from the ski areas of Persenn, Jakobshorn, Pischa, Rinerhorn and Madrisa, described in detail on 168 pages and 106 illustrations. A must-read for freeriders.
Snowboarders and skiers must expect an avalanche off the slopes at any time. The mountain railways are not liable for the associated risks. Therefore, play it safe and sign up for a guided tour with a guide.
Pischa is one of the largest and sunniest freeride areas in Switzerland. Freeriding on Pischa takes place in untouched terrain. No pistes are marked, groomed or protected from alpine dangers. A paradise for all those who are looking for the original skiing.
There is an avalanche training centre at the top station of the Carjöler chairlift (Fuxägufer) on the Jakobshorn. Practice the correct use of the avalanche transceiver there under realistic conditions.
As tempting as the white splendour is, it can also be deadly. Therefore, plan your freeride tour carefully in advance and consult the current avalanche bulletin. Because the terrain off the slopes is neither marked nor protected from alpine dangers.
The unexpected appearance of a freerider can be problematic for wild animals in winter: an escape costs a lot of energy, which is then lacking to survive. Four simple rules help.
Freeriders are happy about a lot of fresh snow. For wild animals, on the other hand, this means one thing above all else: a naked fight for survival. Because what deer, deer, chamois and ibex normally scrape out of the snow to eat is now under a thick blanket of snow. Wild animals are therefore forced to use their energy sparingly. If they are disturbed and forced to flee, their survival is at risk.
4 rules while being out there
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