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

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A ski classic: Parsenn in Davos Klosters

Vast ski slopes, with plenty of room to complete carved turns, one of the longest ski runs in Europe, and the oldest downhill race in Switzerland: Parsenn is the largest ski area in Davos Klosters, and the one with the longest history. If you love sport, you will love Parsenn.

Parsenn is seen as the birthplace of skiing in Switzerland. In 1895 four English tourists got lost on the Weissfluhjoch and ended up in Küblis. Which is how the Parsenn descent was discovered – and an Alpine legend was born. Since the Parsenn Funicular opened, around 90 years ago, Parsenn has gained a reputation as a classic ski destination, with long descents down the mountain, wide slopes, and chic, traditional mountain huts. The annual Parsenn Derby is the oldest downhill race in Switzerland. The 97 km of slopes in this ski area are accessible from Davos via the Parsenn Funicular and from Klosters via the Gotschnabahn ski lift.

Twelve things
you won’t want to miss on Parsenn.

One

Making the first tracks at sunrise on Parsenn

The first rays of sunshine warm your face. Incredible peace. It feels as if you have the mountain all to yourself. You set off, making the first tracks on the freshly prepared slopes. Magic. This is one dream that can come true when you join our guest programme with early-bird skiing.

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Two

Rock out – in the midst of the mountains

Want to hear legendary artists like Abba, The Beatles, Bob Marley and Elvis live again? Now you can! Rock out at the annual Coverfestival Davos in late March. Europe’s top tribute bands give their best renditions of their idols’ hits. Venues include the big stage right outside the Parsennhütte. And all for free.

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Three

Master a downhill run before lunchtime

Have you only ever skied on valley runs at around half-past three in the afternoon, when the piste is crowded and the snow is already covered in tracks? Treat yourself to a ski trip at 10 am. The Parsenn descent is an old favourite. Locals and those in know rave about it. P.S. Afterwards, you can – of course – let the Parsenn Funicular whisk you back up to the slopes.

Four

Ski the legendary Parsenn descent to Küblis

125 years ago, four Englishmen discovered the twelve kilometre-long descent from the Weissfluhjoch to Küblis. These days, it represents a nostalgic trip through skiing history. Information boards tell the story of skiing on Parsenn, the SOS rescue service, and the oldest downhill race in Switzerland – the Parsenn Derby.

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Five

Spend a night in the only igloo village in Grisons, on Parsenn

The Davos igloo village nestles beneath the Weissfluhjoch station, 2,620 metres above sea level, near where the Schifer and Totalp runs converge in the Parsenn ski area. Ice sculptors transform each of the 14 rooms into a miniature work of art. Good to know: in good weather, the bar and restaurant are open to the public from 10 am until the pistes close.

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Six

Channel your inner Beat Feuz or Laura Gut-Behrami

Recreate the atmosphere of the World Cup with the Raiffeisen Skimovie Run on Parsenn. We will film your run, from the starting gate to the finish line, and create a video complete with your race time for you to download. What do you have to do? Show your ski pass when you report to the starting line, wait for the signal, and go for it! Enjoy your run and re-live the fun with your video. What will your personal best be?

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Seven

Go mountain biking on the A-line’s little brother

High jumps, rollers, and almost vertical bends: the Gotschna Freeride Trail is not for the faint-hearted. At almost six kilometres in length, it is a rollercoaster of a trail for mountain bikers and downhill fanatics. And it feels just like that legendary gold standard – the A-line in Whistler, Canada.

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Eight

Freeriding in the footsteps of the Sherlock Holmes creator

The 3-Bahnentour ski safari starts from the summit of the Weissfluh with a steep descent to Sapün, then continues through Arosa/Lenzerheide and Tschiertschen. An unforgettable day tour for experienced freeriders. Tickets are available from the lower station in Davos or the Gotschna ski lift in Klosters.

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Nine

Run Jasmin Nunige’s favourite trail

At 2,300 metres above sea level, the Panoramaweg in Parsenn is a real mountain trail – perfect for runners who want to do some high altitude training. And, if the conditions are right, you can just take a cable car back to the valley. Also popular as a hiking tour.

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Ten

Conquer the longest ski run in Switzerland by bike

Mountain bikes on a ski slope? Sounds crazy – but it’s a great combination. Every year, at the end of March, the Morning Flow Ride takes place on the summit of the Weissfluh in Davos. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to mountain bike down Switzerland’s longest ski run – on snow.

Eleven

Take a break at the retro bar on Schwarzseealp

Had enough of the crowds? Make time for a stop at the Schwarzseealp-Bar. Sun loungers, a simple drinks menu, and sausages from the grill. Open every day in winter in good weather. You can also take a double chairlift up the slope afterwards. Retro can be cool, too.

Twelve

Explore the Felsenweg trail on foot or by mountain bike

For many years, the vertiginous paths of the Felsenweg, with their retaining walls, were one of Parsenn’s most photographed attractions. They were removed due to the risk of collapse, but this route remains just as spectacular for hikers and mountain bikers. It is certainly a highlight of the Bahnentour mountain bike safari.

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