Klosters, Switzerland

*  Vast, varied ski area suitable for all levels of skier...

*  Some of the longest and most memorable pistes in the Alps...

*  Charming, traditional Alpine village...

Although synonymous with royalty, Klosters is actually quite a relaxed Alpine village that shares one of Switzerland’s finest winter playgrounds with nearby Davos. A new by-pass road has removed most of the traffic from the resort centre and adds considerably to the charm.

 

The slopes are spread over six separate areas and cater well for all levels of skier. Not to be missed are the runs off the top of the Parsenn, some of the longest and most memorable in the Alps.

Klosters at a glance...

 Resort height:

1190m

 Slopes:

810-2845m

 

 Pistes:

320km

 

 Snow rating:

☆☆

 

 Suitability

Skiing

 Beginners

☆☆

Blue runs

23%

 Intermediate

☆☆☆☆

Red runs  

42%

 Advanced

Black runs

35%

 

 Resort

Transfer time

 Charm

☆☆

Zurich

2hr15

 Convenience

☆☆☆

 

 

 Après-ski

☆☆☆

 

 

 Family

☆☆☆☆

 

 

 Non-skiers

☆☆☆

 

 

 

Snow reliability

General snow cover

4/5

Snow quality – upper

4/5

Snow quality – lower

3/5

Resort level snow

3/5

Powder potential

4/5

The skiing

Klosters has its own mountain, the Madrisa (above Klosters Dorf) with a compact but excellent area of mostly intermediate runs. Most of the skiing, however, takes place on the Parsenn, shared with Davos and accessed by cable car from Klosters Platz.

 

The Parsenn has a huge variety of slopes and is famous for its long runs (10-12km) through the trees and away from the lift system to remote spots down the valley (from where you return by train).

 

There are lots of other mountains to explore, notably the Jakobshorn above Davos, and plenty to amuse experts – both on and off-piste. Beginners have a choice of nursery slopes at valley level or, more appealingly, up the mountain on Madrisa.

The resort

Klosters comprises two separate villages – Klosters Platz and Klosters Dorf. 

 

Klosters Platz is the main focus and the departure point for the Parsenn cable car. It is quite a large village with a low-key but pleasantly alpine atmosphere with plenty of interest for non-skiers including winter walking, ice skating and even a museum. 

 

Just down the road, Klosters Dorf is smaller and quieter, but does boast an exceptional toboggan run of 8.5km from Madrisa to Sass.

 

There are several welcoming watering holes in and around Klosters Platz, but this is not really a resort for night-owls.

Our hotels in Klosters

Hotel Alpina **** s 

 

* Charming chalet-style hotel

* Central location

* Exceptional cuisine

 

Guide price: £1695pp**   Read more

Chesa Grischuna *** s 
 

* Famous historic alpine hotel

* Fabulous food

* Excellent central location

 

Guide price: £1495pp*   Read more

Location

Klosters is located in the canton of Graubünden in the eastern Swiss Alps.

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Guide prices are based on a departure in low season and include flights, train transfers and 7 nights accommodation on either a *B&B  or **half board basis.