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.
On Parsenn, the day’s skiing starts before the pistes officially open. At least, it does if you join our winter guest programme. Or if you spend a night in the only igloo village in Grisons, in the heart of the ski area. Either way, be the first on the slopes and greet the dawn by making the first tracks on the freshly prepared snow. It is also well worth getting up early at some point to complete the descent to the village of Davos. This black slope is steep, but it is also one of the most beautiful valley runs.
When there is enough snow, you can make the 12-km-long Parsenn descent from the summit of Weissfluh to Küblis. It makes for an enjoyable and nostalgic trip through skiing history. Prefer the present day? With the Raiffeisen Skimovie Run, you can play the role of a downhill racer and immortalise your performance on film. We will film you chasing the target top speed in the Nordica Speed Run. You can also go head-to-head with other snow fans on the special ski and snowboard cross course by the Totalp chair lift.
When the snow melts, it is time to explore new sports. The Gotschna Freeride Trail for mountain bikers feels a little like the A-Line in Whistler. Runners in altitude training and trail runners like to run Jasmin Nunige’s favourite trail: the Panoramaweg. And if you want to find out what a lunar landscape feels like, find out by taking the Felsenweg from the Weissfluhjoch to Strelapass. Summiteers will enjoy hiking on the impressive Schiahorn (2,709 m above sea level) – also a popular choice for a sunrise tour.