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Snowfarming

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Snowfarming - for a guaranteed start of the season at the end of October
closed
Skating, Classic
difficult
Distance 3.7 km
1:01 h
67 m
58 m
1,668 m
1,609 m
Snowfarming is part of snow management. In Davos, a pile of snow has been covered with sawdust each spring since 2008. This snow is used in the fall to prepare a cross-country ski trail before new snow can be produced. By covering the snow, about 70-80% of the snow volume is preserved. This guarantees an early start of the season regardless of the temperatures in autumn.

The 4 km snowfarming trail will be open again from Saturday, October 31, 2020. It can be used by athletes and amateurs alike.

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Larina Marugg
Update: April 27, 2022
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Highest point
1,668 m
Lowest point
1,609 m
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Since snowfarming involves a lot of effort and costs, these must be covered by usage costs.

Monthly pass: Users who have purchased a monthly pass will receive a number with a color code according to the operating and usage regulations. The number is personal and non-transferable and must be worn during the use of the trail.Cost: CHF 40.00

Purchase: On site at the staff of the snowfarming facility or at the office of the works department of the municipality of Davos.

 

Day tickets: Cost: CHF 7.50 during the week / CHF 10.00 on weekends

Purchase: Day tickets can be purchased directly at the snowfarming site by inserting them at a parking clock. The operator reserves the right to use colored hand bands on heavily frequented days.

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Coordinates:
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2'785'151E 1'186'992N
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46.808322, 9.864738
DMS
46°48'30.0"N 9°51'53.1"E
UTM
32T 565976 5184227
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By bus, bike or on foot.

Parking

Directly at the snowfarming trail there are parking places for the cross-country teams.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'785'151E 1'186'992N
DD
46.808322, 9.864738
DMS
46°48'30.0"N 9°51'53.1"E
UTM
32T 565976 5184227
w3w 
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Status
closed
cross-country skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
3.7 km
Duration
1:01 h
Ascent
67 m
Descent
58 m
Highest point
1,668 m
Lowest point
1,609 m
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