ARI Orthopaedics congress sessions take place at the modern Aspen lecture
room at the Davos Conference Centre. The Congress Centre is
located in the middle of Davos
town, between the mountains of the Parsenn and Jakobshorn
ski regions. Davos is a famous Alpine ski resort and also
holds many international summer sports events.
The Congress Center hosted the
World Economic Forum for the last 30 years, attended by
economical and political world leaders. It also hosts many other
conferences, including the annual AO
course for fracture treatment.
The weather in late June / early July is generally nice, with
daily temp. of 20-25°C.
It is usually 5-6°C lower than the lowlands of Zurich.
It could however be more chilly, rainy (at least 1 day at minimum) and even snowy! A raincoat is required for such eventualities.
Latest local weather can be found on the Davos
If you are sporty, bring running trainers. Davos lake has a 4
Km fairly flat path around it. There are also excellent mountain runs for trail runners - join Geoff or even Martin.
Bring walking boots to go for mountain walks at the weekend
or shorter walks on the free afternoons. Davos
Tourism can offer you many walking routes.
You can also hire mountain bikes, but take a helmet,
especially if you are a presenter and have not presented yet when
starting your ride.
The nearest airport is Zürich-Kloten (about 160 Km).
The best way to travel from Zürich-Kloten airport to
Davos is by
train. There are hourly train
connections with a total train journey of 2 hours and
40 minutes. There is a change of train at Zurich mainstation
(Zurich HB) and at Landquart, where you change to the regional
train system to travel from 600m above sea level to 1560m
above in Davos. The views can be breathtaking. From Zurich
to Landquart most trains have carriages equipped to give electricity
for computers in first class and there are also quiet carriages
available (no mobile phones, personal stereos, no talking)
for those who wish to read in peace. SBB rail travel is fast, safe and punctual (due to one or two participants
mistakes in previous times- Geneva is the wrong side of the
country to get to Davos, Basel is about 1 hour more than Zurich).
The last section from Landquart to Davos is with the Rhaetian Railway RhB - Rhätische Bahn, though all is in the one ticket you purchase from Zürich airport to Davos (Dorf or Platz), which also has many brand new trains equipped with electric sockets in first class, but don't just work, enjoy the beautiful Alpine scenery.