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Jakobshorn Bucket List
Twelve things not to miss on the Jakobshorn in Davos Klosters. And if you're not staying long enough to get through all twelve – come back another time!

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Young and wild: the Jakobshorn in Davos

From the ‘Kafi Sex’ drink and the freestyle scene through to pioneering sporting achievements – the Jakobshorn in Davos has made it into the history books on many occasions. Anyone looking for lifestyle, action and 360-degree panoramic mountain views will feel right at home here.

The Jakobshorn in Davos has always been a little bit different to the other mountains in the Alps. It’s no surprise when you consider that the world's first T-bar chairlift was installed at the Bolgen as far back as 1934, making Davos a winter sports pioneer. This place has been home to the freestyle scene since the 1980s. Back then, the Jakobshorn was the only mountain where snowboarders were allowed to use the lifts. Today, the Jakobshorn is famed for its 55 km of pistes ranging from blue to black, its après-ski parties and crazy events such as the Red Bull Homerun. In short: this is a mountain where life is celebrated to the max.

Twelve things
not to miss on the Jakobshorn

One

Join the legendary Red Bull Homerun

What’s it to be: a T-Rex suit, a Borat costume or an Eighties look? No matter what you go for, the Red Bull Homerun on the Jakobshorn is known as the craziest ski and snowboard downhill race in Switzerland. The competitors line up in front of the Jatzhütte as if they were at the Le Mans starting line – and it’s quite a spectacle. The 6.8-kilometre route leads down to Bolgen Plaza, where the after-race party starts.

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Two

Celebrate après-ski with the Jakobshorn pioneers

Après-ski in Davos has a name: Jatzhütte – since 1988. And it’s no surprise: a hot tub and palm trees at 2,560 metres above sea level, the legendary hot drink ‘Kafi Sex’ and revellers dancing away on the tables. Here, the night life often kicks off in the light of the day. Our tip: don’t miss a full-moon party.

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Three

Visit the home of the Swiss freestyle scene

No idea what snakes, jumps and turns are? Then it’s high time to find out! In the JatzPark, four lines with 20 features offer plenty of action in the snow. In short: a must for practised and aspiring freestylers. Still full of energy? The superpipe and air bag at the Bolgen guarantee you extra air time.

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Four

Time for take-off – as a passenger on a paraglider tandem flight

Davos Klosters is a paradise for paragliders all year round. A brief adrenalin rush on take-off soon gives way to a sense of wonder: you notice how quiet it is. You often hear nothing but the faint sound of the wind. Popular take-off spots on the Jakobshorn: from the Jatzhütte in summer and the Brämabüel in summer.

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Five

The Funi Line: the safe way to enjoy the snow

The Funi Line (short for “funicular”) more than lives up to its name. This day tour links all the secured yet ungroomed pistes in Davos Klosters. In short: no ascent involved. It’s all about making fresh ski tracks in the powder. The highlights when setting off from the Jakobshorn are the descents to Teufi and Mühle.

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Six

Visit the Clavadeler Alp show dairy

Traditional craftsmanship by the Jakobshorn: between 10:30 am and 12 noon daily from June to mid-September, you can watch how fresh milk is turned into Clavadeler alpine cheese. This day trip destination is approximately 45 minutes’ walk from the Jschalp middle station or an hour from Clavadel.

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Seven

Follow in the tracks of Danny MacAskill from Home of Trails

The Jakobshorn is a base for epic bike tours. This includes the Alps Epic Trail Davos to Filisur – the longest single trail in Switzerland. En route, you cross the bridge where mountain-biking star Danny MacAskill balanced on a retaining wall above a gorge around 84 metres deep in the Home of Trails video.

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Eight

Hike up to Rossboden in your snow shoes

The only sound is the soft crunch beneath your feet as the snowshoes sink softly into the newly fallen snow. The signposted and secured snowshoe tour takes you from the Jakobshorn mountain station past Lake Stadlersee and upwards onto Rossboden at 2,600 metres above sea level. Experience nature far from all the hustle and bustle.

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Nine

Master the 1,000-metre vertical climb up the Jakobshorn

The Jakobshorn has a special challenge in store for trail runners: the Vertical. The 4.8-kilometre route ascends 1,000 metres from Bolgen Plaza up to the mountain summit. In summer, a race of the same name is held for elite and amateur runners.

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Ten

Safety first: prepare for the worst with an avalanche emergency drill

No matter whether you’re a snowshoe runner, freerider or ski-tour enthusiast: in an emergency, every second counts. An avalanche training centre can be found at the mountain station of the Carjöl chairlift (Fuxägufer) on the Jakobshorn. Here you can train for a rescue mission under realistic conditions with your avalanche transceiver.

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Eleven

Enjoy a picnic break by Lake Stadlersee

Do you like relaxing by the lakeside and enjoying the view? You can do this on the Jakobshorn too – by Lake Stadlersee. At no less than 2,519 metres above sea level. From the mountain station, it’s a 20-minute walk to the lake and its excellent barbecue spot (firewood included). The trail is pushchair-friendly – which makes it great for families, too.

Twelve

Brave the ridge walk on the Jakobshorn

The ridge walk towards the Jatzhorn and on into the Sertig Valley is a truly special experience. The cable car whisks you up the first part of the ascent. You’ll feel as if you’re on top of the world along the rest of the way. You can also enjoy spectacular views of the Tinzenhorn – the spitting image of the Matterhorn. Don’t forget your camera!

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Bolgen – where three generations come together

Families can also enjoy a relaxing time together at the foot of the Jakobshorn. The beginners’ piste by the Carjöl two-person chairlift is perfect for those first attempts at gliding on the snow. The piste by the Bolgen ski lift is clearly visible from the restaurant. While the kids discover the magic of skiing on the ski school’s Disney course, parents and grandparents can relax and sunbathe in one of the beach chairs.

Addresses

Bolgen Plaza

Skistrasse 26
7270 Davos Platz

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