Best Ski Run:
Ski Elevation: 810m – 2,844m
31% Blue runs
50% Red runs
19% Black runs
1h / 72km
Zurich (ZRH) Airport:
1h 40m / 145km
2h 25m / 184km
Who would have thought that this adorable alpine farming town would become a favourite of royalty and celebrities from around the world? With rustic charm and world-class skiing, Klosters effortlessly combines exclusivity and understated style.
Once known as Hollywood on the Rocks, everyone from Audrey Hepburn and King Charles has wandered these quaint cobbled streets. Despite the adorable chocolate box architecture, Klosters is dripping with luxurious restaurants, chic bars, and stylish boutiques.
If you can tear yourself away from town, you’ll find 320km of piste on your doorstep. The Klosters/ Davos ski area has a fantastic variety of terrain. Experts will be happy to hear 30% of the runs are black while intermediates can soak up the sun while cruising down south-facing slopes. Wide pistes weaving through the trees guarantee a picturesque descent for every level of skier.
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Klosters has been a hub of royal winter sports since 1904 thanks to its great location and pretty, preserved village. It sits at 1,200m in the Swiss canton of Grabunden, 10km away from the cosmopolitan Davos. The resort offers the perfect balance of traditional Swiss charm and sleek modern amenities.
Klosters is divided into two areas both connected by a great bus service. Klosters Platz is the heart of the action. It’s right by the railway station and Gorschna cable car, giving you the best access to the rest of the area. Here you’ll find the heart of the village and a great choice of trendy chalets and hotels.
This eventually stretches into Klosters Dorf, a smaller and quieter area spreading out into the countryside. The gondola to Madrisa is here so it’s a great option if you want a more relaxed holiday with a bigger focus on getting on the slopes.
Klosters Luxury Chalet
With such a big royal influence, you know the accommodation in Klosters will be lavish and classy. The chalet-style village offers a perfect blend of traditional builds and flawless modern touches.
FEATURES – You’ll find lots of cosy spaces with plenty of outdoor footage to take in those fabulous views. Added wellness facilities help you completely switch off after a day on the slopes.
CATERING – If you choose catered accommodation, expect exceptional food and drink, and a loyal team to make every second of your stay fit around your needs.
LOCATIONS – Most accommodation is close to the centre of town, giving you easy access to the lifts and restaurants.
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This charming chalet has kept a lot of its traditional architecture. Nestled in the meadows, it’ll feel like your own alpine hideaway. Curl up in the drawing room by the fireplace or tuck into a dreamy al fresco lunch on the balcony. There’s a sauna, gym, and outdoor hot tub to tease out any niggling aches after your days on the slopes.
This sleek modern property offers copious light and space to energize you for a week of adventure. Start your morning with a coffee on one of the balconies then head to the lifts with your private driver. In the evenings, you can spend time bonding in the games room, get work done in the library or book a treatment in the massage room.
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Klosters Travel & Transport
There’s a great bus network across Davos and Klosters, making it quick and easy to get around. Both have railway stations and taxi ranks if you want to save some time. With a valid guest card from the tourist office, you can use most public transport free of charge.
Travelling by car
Klosters is just a few hours’ drive away from many major cities and airports and there are plenty of places to park your car when you arrive. Make sure you are confident driving in snowy conditions. If you’re driving from the west, you’ll need to take the car train between Andermatt & Disentis.
Travelling by train
Klosters has two railway stations, making it easy to get to anywhere you want to go. Depending on where you’re travelling from, you may need to make changes at Zurich or Lanquart.
Samedan (SMV) – 72km
By car – 1 hour 10 minutes
By train– 1 hour
Zurich (ZRH) Airport – 145km
By car – 1 hour 40 minutes
By train– 2 hours 43 minutes
Insbruck (INN) – 184km
By car – 2 hours 25 minutes
By train – 5 hours 40 minutes
There are a variety of reliable airport transfers into Klosters. Why not fly in by helicopter to add a touch of glamour to your arrival?
Klosters has a fantastic culinary scene, with lots of authentic local restaurants and a trendy choice of fine dining options. Glorious settings ensure you have a fantastic dining experience both on and off the slopes.
In the town
The most coveted restaurant in town is the Michelin-starred Hotel Walserhof. They’re committed to connecting your mind and body to nature, with the best seasonal produce going into classic alpine dishes. Chesa Grischuna also receives plenty of hype. Its rustic-chic interior houses an a la carte restaurant with 15 Gault Millau points. Working with regional producers, every plate is made from scratch.
For a cosy and traditional meal, dine at The Wynegg. The 140-year-old hotel focuses on simple, high-quality cuisine. Your taste buds will be longing for their Fondue Chinoise for weeks after you get home. The charming Berghaus Alpenrösli has a huge sun terrace with fantastic views of the Gotschna mountains and authentic dishes. For something more casual, grab a pizza and prosecco at Al Capone.
On the slopes
Nothing compares to a hearty alpine lunch while gazing across the peaks. Laze on a sun lounger on the terrace of Berghaus Alte Schwendi before sitting down for a mountain meal with small upscale touches. The Zügenhütti on the Schaffürggli-Zügenhüttli descent is a paired-back cabin. This is the perfect place to warm your soul with fondue and raclette.
Klosters Apres & Nightlife
There’s something for every style of apres skier in Klosters. Soak up long lazy afternoons on the sun terrace, cosy up with a glass of wine, or dance with new friends at the lively bars. A relaxed bar scene and small selection of after-hours venues cater to both the early risers and the night owls. Serious party animals would be better off heading over to nearby Davos.
Grab some drinks in the sun and take in the views of the peaks you mastered today:
- Before your final descent, curl up with a gluhwein in the fairy-tale atmosphere of Alte Schwendi.
- Graströchni is at the base of the Gotschna run. They always have incredible drinks, friendly staff, and a lively atmosphere.
- For an alternative evening, there’s a full moon party on the Gotschna, where you can tuck into a fondue and then make a group descent home under the moonlight.
Its evening bar scene is where Klosters really shines, with a great choice of bars and a refined atmosphere:
- For an elegant start to your evening, head to the Piano Bar at Chesa Grischuna. The cellar-style space has unique artwork and is famous for being the spot where Gene Kelly once tap danced on the bar.
- The piano bars in Silvretta Parkhotel and in Hotel Europe are also both fantastic options for live music.
- Sip wine from the cellar in the opulent bar of the Hotel Vereina. Then head to their smoker’s lounge and browse the selection of fine cigars.
Party into the small hours in Klosters or ramp things up with a quick taxi ride to Davos:
- Casa Antica is the go-to club in Klosters. With two floors playing different genres, they’ve been playing great music since 1959.
- The exclusive Grizzly’s Bar has an intimate atmosphere and fun live music events.
Klosters Ski Area
Klosters has over 305km of pistes and is home to some of the longest runs in the world. Intermediates will be in heaven, with lots of long wide pistes perfect for cruising. Advanced skiers will find accessible off-piste routes to keep them entertained and plenty of epic black runs too. Glorious scenery starts from wide-open pistes and panoramic views and ends with pretty tree-lined runs back into the valley.
The ski area
Klosters has its own small ski area and is connected to the Parsenn district and the wider ski area shared with Davos. An excellent system of 58 lifts makes exploring this alpine paradise a dream. There are five different ski areas in total, all accessible under one ski pass:
- Parsenn/ Gotschna is accessible from Davos Platz. It’s one of the largest ski areas in Europe, with over 100km of slopes.
- Madrisa is a small, gentle ski area with sunny slopes that are great for beginners. But it’s also a great all-rounder with runs to challenge all levels.
- Jakobshorn is a more challenging area and has a great freestyle scene.
- Rinerhorn is ideal for families with wide slopes and a fun zone to keep kids engaged.
- Schatzalp/ Strela is the first decelerated resort in Europe. You can get there in four minutes on the funicular and is popular for its sun-drenched slopes.
Most boarders are more partial to neighbouring Davos, where you’ll find a tight snowboarding community, but the slopes are the same and the Klosters side offers just as many challenges. Jakobshorn is the hub, with wide runs and lots of difficult terrain. The six-mile run from Parsenn to Serneus is a real leg burner. Beginners will be happy in Parsenn, where there are lots of easy runs still immersed in fabulous mountain scenery.
The JatzPark is a paradise for freestylers. There are 20 different features, including a variety of kickers and rails organized by ability, and a 120m half pipe. Chill at the Bolgen apres bar and watch attempts at the 22-foot superpipe. There’s also a huge airbag so beginners can get some practice in.
Beginners are well catered to in Klosters with lots of gentle runs around the resort. Madrisa is by far the best area to learn, with lots of sunny slopes to keep you warm. If you want to stay closer to home, the Skilift SELFRANGA has several easy beginner slopes. Schatzalp is another fantastic option, especially if you’re looking to progress from the nursery slopes.
Our recommended ski schools:
- Swiss Ski & Snowboard School are an established Swiss school started in 1932. They have private and group lessons for all ages and abilities.
- Ben & Joes is a boutique ski school that promises small class sizes with passionate instructors in a variety of languages.
- Ride & Smile are focused on improving your technique while having the most fun possible.
Intermediates will have an endless choice of long south-facing runs and idyllic tree-lined trails home. Parsenn has a huge selection of blues perfect for finding your ski feet again or head over to Weissfluhjoch and take the long No.6 blue across the Salezer Horn.
Despite its popularity with beginners, you’ll find a fun network of reds around Madrisa. But the best skiing for intermediates by far is at the top of the 2,285m Gotschnabahn cable car. You have epic views of the views of the Bocktenhorn, Weisshorn, and Scalettahorn, and can ski back down on a combination of reds. You could even mix in some black runs here if you’re feeling brave.
Over 30% of the Klosters-Davos ski area is black runs, so you’re sure to find something to get your adrenaline pumping. There are fun black options spread across the valley linked by train. For an epic end to the day, take the long No.10 black from Madrisa back to Klosters.
For freeriding, there are six different options, most easy to access via the mountain railway. Head to Pischahorn to discover one of Switzerland’s largest freeride regions. The Funi Line offers incredible terrain and is secured by the local rescue service. To help you get to know the area, book a guide through Swiss Ski & Snowboard School.
With pistes ranging from 810-2,845m, you’ll find generous snowfall throughout the season. In fact, the excellent snow-making facilities are rarely needed.
The season is just getting started in Klosters, with a small number of high-altitude lifts open on weekends.
Average snowfall: 41cm
Snow days: 5
December is a magical time to visit Klosters, with twinkling decorations illuminating the pretty streets. Head to the Rüti-Forest on Christmas Eve for mulled wine and festive cheer.
Average snowfall: 77cm
Snow days: 7
January is quiet with great snow but also gets very cold. Accommodation may be limited due to the World Economic Forum in Davos. If you’re in town for New Year’s, make sure you attend the famous pig race.
Average snowfall: 113cm
Snow days: 10
February is very busy with half-term breaks and there’s a lively atmosphere back in town.
Average snowfall: 78cm
Snow days: 8
March is perfect for long days on the slopes and sunny afternoons at apres. Stick to the north-facing slopes if things start to get slushy.
Average snowfall: 72cm
Snow days: 7
Things To Do In Klosters
There are endless activities in Klosters if you don’t feel like hitting the slopes. Get out and explore the stunning alpine scenery on over 32km of walking paths or try out snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. For more adrenaline, you’ll also find 5km of toboggan trails.
Back in town, you’ll find exceptional amenities to keep you busy on bad weather days. There are five separate indoor pools which also offer indulgent spas, saunas, and massages. Get competitive on the tennis and squash courts or try out fun winter sports like curling and ice hockey. One of the coolest things in Klosters is its complex of natural ice rinks. What says winter wonderland more than gliding across a frozen paradise?
Not feeling sporty? Spend your time exploring the adorable resort centre, shopping in stylish boutiques and refuelling in a chic café. If you’re feeling restless, head over to neighbouring Davos. It’s the highest city in Europe, full of cosmopolitan atmosphere and interesting things to do. Explore the excellent art galleries and museums, shop ‘til you drop, or try your luck at the casino.
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