Weissfluhgipfel is the top of the Weissfluh, a mountain in the Parsenn ski and hiking area of Davos and Klosters. It offers wonderful views of the entire region.
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Attraction type: natural site, mountain top, by cable car;
natural site, mountain top, by funicular
Escort: independent (no guide)
Region: Davos (Graubünden)
Duration: 1 day or less
What is the Weissfluhgipfel?
The Weissfluh is a mountain in the Parsenn ski area of Davos and Klosters (one of 6 ski areas!). It can be reached from Davos. At 2,665 meters high, the Weissfluhjoch offers ski runs in the winter as long as 12 km to the town of Küblis! In the summer, mountain biking, hiking and paragliding are the main activities on the mountain. If you’d like to go even higher, a cable car will take you on to Weissfluhgipfel another 200 meters up.
This is what to expect once you've reached the mountain:
- An extensive network of ski runs in the winter and hiking and biking trails in the summer;
- Restaurants are available with spectacular panoramic views over the Alps of Graubünden from Weissfluhjoch and Weissfluhgipfel. The larger restaurant on Weissfluhjoch offers a self-serve cafeteria open year-round and the panoramic restaurant upstairs (winter only);
- The "Iglu-dorf" is available in winter. Visit an igloo hotel and restaurant for lunch or dinner fondue and an overnight stay if you want. This can be reached by hike in about 20 minutes (you can ski there also) from Weissfluhjoch station;
- Paragliding is available from the Höhenweg funicular station.
The journey is an attraction too!
You'll reach Weissfluhgipfel in 3 stages from Davos. Find details here.
Check the weather forecast as there will be no views at all if the Weissfluhgipfel is covered in clouds. Dress in multiple thinner layers so that you can adapt to the different temperatures throughout the day. Note that it can be windy at the top. Take along gloves, sun glasses and perhaps a hat. Solid shoes are useful too.
Allow at least an hour to visit the Weissfluhgipfel to enjoy the views and have a drink. This does not include the time to get there or any stops at the stations along the way. It is recommended to spend half a day at least to fully enjoy the area.
The Weissfluhgipfel is located at an altitude of 2,884 m. Anyone can suffer from (light) altitude sickness from about 2,000 m. Usually it helps to take things slow and sit down for a while. Special precautions apply to children under 2 years old, as well as people who are pregnant or in poor health: before visiting areas over 2,500 m, you'd better consult your doctor. In most cases though, staying at such altitudes for just a few hours is no problem.