Davos offers plenty of opportunities for hiking – not just in summer and spring. The popular Swiss mountains are a very worthwhile destination for hiking enthusiasts in winter, too. Davos has a network of trails that spans a total of 160 kilometers just for winter hikes!
On the one hand, a winter hike in Davos lets you experience the beautiful snowy landscape in all its glory. On the other hand, the trails are prepared in such a way that they can be accessed without any special equipment. Of course, you will still need sturdy shoes and warm clothes, and it is important that you follow the signposts.
For an especially beautiful Davos hike in Winter, we recommend the Hohe Promenade. The rolled or cleared paths offer a wonderful view of the town’s famous flat roofs. From the Schatzalpbahn overpass you can get a bird’s eye view of what is perhaps the most magnificent ice stadium in the world. In addition, you get to admire the panorama of the surrounding mountain landscape.
While the winter hike along the Hohe Promenade is a tour to savor, this one is for sporty travelers. Hike along the Thomas Mann Trail and follow in the footsteps of the famous author all the way to the Schatzalp. From here, the trail continues steeply up to the Strelapass, where an observation terrace awaits you. Enjoy a magnificent view of the Chüpfenflue, the Schiahorn, the Haupterhorn and, in the distance, the Tinzenhorn.
This winter hike is particularly fun because after the hard work of the ascent, you are rewarded with a great downhill surprise. From Davos Frauenkirch you head up to Stafelalp at 1894 meters above sea level. There the time-honored Berghaus Stafelalp awaits, where you can warm up and recharge with fondue or rösti. A wooden sledge, which you can borrow free of charge on-site, will take you down to the valley.
If you prefer an even more rustic winter experience for your hike in Davos, put on your snowshoes and trudge off the beaten track through snow-covered forests and untouched winter landscapes. There are various providers in the village who will be happy to lend you the right equipment and arrange mountain guides for a tour.
For the less experienced winter hikers, it makes sense to seek professional support for your tour. In Davos, there are many experienced hiking guides who can also help you with your winter adventure. We have selected the most important providers for you: