Epic Europe



Known the world over for the World Economic Forum which takes place each January in this small alpine city, Davos also offers big skiing the rest of the year, once the financial titans of the world depart. And nearby Klosters, while a favorite royal ski resort for many years, is among the best of the Alps for family skiing and authentic fairy-tale chalets. Originally conceived as a health resort for city-dwellers to escape their respiratory problems in the late 1800’s, the clean air of Davos and the surrounding mountains spawned sanitariums that became classic hotels. Skiers began to flock to the resort after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published an article about his experience there in 1899. And now, Davos Europe's highest alpine city, a developed version of Thomas Mann’s “Magic Mountain” of more than a century ago. 


With the exception of the week in January when the WEF is taking place, Davos enjoys a relaxed atmosphere. With seven distinctly different mountain regions, skiers are spoiled for choice. Freeriders and off-piste skiers go stright to the 2590m Jakobshorn and Parsenn, with family slopes at Madrisa and Pischa for the younger skiers. And Klosters, with long, rolling pistes flowing through the summer shepherd's chalets, is always a good bet for snow, scenery, and great lunches on-mountain. For those who want a day off the slopes, there are countless options for sledding and lugeing - the world-famous "Davos sled" is a testament to the local-born pastime. There is even a night sledding piste from the top of the Schatzalp Gondola. 


Davos is also home to a great Swiss ice hockey tradition, the Spengler Cup tournament, held each year around Christmas. Teams from the US and Canada come to compete with Swiss and European teams. Also, the HC Davos is always a contender for the title of the Swiss Premiere league, and a great venue to catch a game. 


In summer, Davos is fast-becoming a mountain bike Mecca. The freeride trails here are among the best in Europe, and a favorite destination in Graubunden. Likewise, there are countless day-hikes and longer routes originiating in the Davos and Klosters regions. 

  • Jakobshorn freeride powder skiing
  • Sledding from Schatzalp by moonlight
  • Spengler Cup Hockey Tournament
  • World Economic Forum held each January - contact us for last-minute availability
  • Huge freestyle parks and halfpipes for skiers and snowboarders


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Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.

Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA
  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA


Would you like more information, or to have us create a tailored trip for you? We would be glad to begin the design process for your ultimate experience in the Alps. 

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