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.
Full-moon parties, the cult drink ‘Kafi Sex’ and the hot tub at 2,560 metres above sea level: sound familiar? If not, it’s high time you visited the Jatzhütte. Its après-ski parties have made it one of the most famous mountain bars in Europe. Each weekend, the guests party here like there’s no tomorrow. A special time of day has become an established tradition for this event in Davos. Anyone who stops by at 2:33 pm knows what awaits them. From tradespeople to bankers to students, everyone comes together at the Jatzhütte – after all, everyone looks the same in skiwear. Plenty of flirting is guaranteed.
Before the party gets under way, freestylers can reach dizzying new heights while riding the 20 features at the JatzPark, including kickers and rails. You will find even more freestyle action down in the valley, in the superpipe by the Bolgen. This is also home to a 15 x 15-metre air bag to help beginners enjoy a butter-soft landing during their first attempts.
There’s nothing sleepy about the Jakobshorn in summer. Quite the opposite, in fact. Hikers love the ridge trail from the Jakobshorn to the Jatzhorn and down into the Sertig Valley. Mountain bikers can follow in the tyre tracks of Scottish bike legend Danny MacAskill along the Alps Epic Trail Davos from the Jakobshorn to the Rinerhorn and down to Filisur. Trail runners appreciate the sporting challenge posed by the Vertical – a trail climbing 1,000 metres from Bolgen Plaza to the summit. And paragliders will find good flying conditions here all year round, with easy landing spots as well as cable cars that carry the pilots and tandem flyers to the high alpine take-off points.
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.