Snowfarming

For a predictable start of the season

Snow farming Davos

Snow farming is a key concept in snow management. We have been covering a mound of snow with sawdust every spring since 2008. This snow is used in the autumn to prepare a cross-country ski trail before new snow can be produced. Covering the snow means that we can retain around 70-80% of the volume, which enables the resort to start the season earlier, regardless of the temperatures in autumn.

The 4 km long snow farming cross-country skiing trail open at Saturday, 31th October 2020 and can be used by both athletes and amateurs.

Teams and private individuals can use the snow farming cross-country skiing trail, although teams have to register in advance. They can do so by using the utilisation request form. 

For teams: Please fill in the following utilisation request for registration:

Utilisation request for teams

Snow farming in Davos was extended in autumn of 2015 with the construction of a new infrastructure. Three times the volume of snow could be produced and stored during the winter of 2015/16. This over-summered snow is used in late-autumn to create a 4 km long cross-country trail in the lower Flüela Valley.


Livecam snow farming

Flüelatal - Snowfarming Loipe
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snow farming Davos

Ticket sale for leisure users

Monthly pass

Users who have opted for a monthly pass will be given a number to wear, which is colour coded in line with service level and user group. This number is personal to the user and non-transferable and must be worn during any use of the cross-country ski trail. 

Cost: CHF 40.00
Sales points:  On site from the Snowfarming facility or at the municipality of Davos Sportanlagen.

Payment conditions

The monthly fee of CHF 40.00 must be paid directly at the office of the municipality of Davos Sportanalgen in cash or by credit card. Payment at the Snowfarming facility only in cash.

Day passes

Cost: CHF 5.00
Sales points: Day passes can be obtained directly at the snow farming arena by feeding coins into a parking meter. The operator reserves the right to use coloured arm bands on busy days.

 

Parking

There is only limited parking adjacent to the snow-farming arena. We would therefore ask trainers to drive their athletes to the snow farming arena and to park their cars in the "Färich" car park at the entrance to the Flüela Valley. Follow instructions issued by marshals.

Gemeinde Davos
Sportanlagen
Talstrasse 41
7270 Davos Platz
Tel. +41 81 414 33 10
sportanlagen@davos.gr.ch

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Seehof Hotel Davos
Promenade 159
7260 Davos Dorf
Tel. +41 81 417 94 44
info@seehofdavos.ch
www.seehofdavos.ch

 

Kessler's Kulm Hotel
Prättigauerstrasse 32
7265 Davos Wolfgang
Tel. +41 81 417 07 07
info@kessler-kulm.ch
www.kessler-kulm.ch

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Hotel Waldhuus Davos
Mattastrasse 58
7270 Davos Platz
Tel. +41 81 417 93 33
waldhuus@mountainhotels.ch
www.waldhuusdavos.ch

Solaria Serviced Apartments
Solariastrasse 4A
7260 Davos Dorf
Tel. +41 81 416 35 35
info@solaria.ch
www.solaria.ch

Training hours and prices of snow farming cross-country skiing trails

The trails in Davos are made available to various user groups. Based on the "NASAK services – cross-country skiing slopes", the snow farming and World Cup trails should primarily be available to elite and development level athletes.

The Snowfarming time window and cost obligation still apply until and with Thursday, 21.11.2019.
From Friday, 22.11.2019 until Wednesday, 27.11.2019 the Snowfarming track is reserved from 08.00 - 10.00 for elite and junior runners (blue and purple training level). From 10.00 a.m. it will be open to everyone and free of charge.
From Thursday, 28.11.2019, the Snowfarming track will be available to all users free of charge from 08.00 - 20.00 hours.

Please return your snowfarming numbers from 22.11.2019 at the cross-country ski run or at the office of the works at Dorfstrasse 18. 

Download schedule for times of availability

Schedule for times of availability

Weekdays Training hours Performance levels
Monday - Friday 08:00 - 10:00 Elite level athletes (reservation required)
10:00 - 12:00 Development level athletes (18+)
12:00 - 15:00 Kids & juniors level (-16)/ Open to the public
15:00 - 18:00 Elite + development level athletes (18+) (reservation required)
18:00 - 20:00 Open to the public
Weekend 08:00 - 10:00 Elite + development level athletes (18+)
10:00 - 16:00 Leistungssport Nachwuchs (ab U18)
12:00 - 15:00 Kids & juniors level (-16)/ Open to the public
16:00 - 18:00 Elite + development level athletes (18+) (reservation required)
18:00 - 20:00 Open to the public

Prioritisation according to classification

Performance level User groups Priority
Elite level athletes Swiss Ski National Teams (NM, A-, B- C-squad) cross-country skiing and biathlon 1
Swiss Ski High Performance Centre (Elite) 1
Private national cross-country skiing teams elite 2
National teams other nations 3
Development level athletes Swiss Ski High Performance Centre (U20) 1
SSGD Athletes 1
Swiss regional talent squads (from U18) 2
Other nations’ regional talent squads (from U18) 3
Children & youth level Regional talent squads (up to U16) 2
JO Nordic Ski Club Davos 1
Ski clubs other regions 2
J+S training camps 3
Open to the public (Endurance) athletes elite (cross-training or altitude training) 1
Cross-country skiing school Davos 2
Hobby skiers (locals, tourists) 3
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