Klosters Ski Holidays
Switzerland

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Description

The quaint, quiet resort of Klosters has been a favourite of Prince Charles since the 1970s, however the resort is not just for royalty. With some 320km of skiing available, there is a great range of slopes for all skill levels, and there are some excellent mountain restaurants and laid-back bars to enjoy. It’s a wonderful choice for foodies, couples and families in search of a serene holiday.

The ski area is linked with its upmarket cousin Davos and offers nice, lengthy runs down to the town centre at 1190m.


The wide, peaceful slopes are particularly good for intermediates, though everyone will find something to like here. There are plenty of tree-lined runs, accessible off-piste, two snow parks and some nice beginner pistes in the Madrisa area – with more over in Davos. The conditions can get a bit slushy towards the end of the season, but the higher slopes up to 2845m tend to stay in reasonable nick.

As well as offering a great range of pistes, there are several excellent ski schools in Klosters and a crèche for the little ones. Snowboarders can find a great boarder-x park up in the Madrisa area and there is also a fully-equipped, floodlit terrain park near Selfranga, which stays open late.

There’s also a superb variety of non-skiing activities to enjoy.

Holidaymakers interested in Klosters can fly into Zurich, which is a 2-hour transfer away. In the resort itself, one can explore quite easily on foot or take advantage of the free bus service.


Getting There

Fly

The most common way to get to Klosters from the UK is to fly. There are a few local airports to Klosters:

Zurich - 142km - 1hr50
Friedrichshafen - 153km - 2hrs

Innsbruck - 175km - 2hr45

Airport Transfers

There are several companies who offer both shared and private transfers to take you from the airport to the resort. Shared transfers will work out cheaper unless you are a larger group. If you are planning on booking a shared transfer then it is worth checking transfer arrangements before booking flights as shared transfers will only run on certain days/times so you don’t want to find yourself stuck at the airport.

Recommended transfer companies for Klosters include:

Ski Lifts are an award winning transfer company and offer both shared and private transfers.

Alps2Alps provide good value private transfers

Train

There is no direct train to Klosters from the UK. If you wanted to travel to resort you would get the train from London St Pancras to Klosters Dorf via Paris Est, Strasbourg, Basel SBB and Landquart. The whole journey takes approximately 10 hours.

Drive

If you plan on driving from the UK, you would take the Eurotunnel or ferry across the channel. The whole journey takes approximately 13 hours.


When to Go

Klosters is popular all season long, and in particular will be busier during school holidays


Where to Stay

Klosters is a premium resort and is often popular with a visit from the Royal family. There are a handful of chalets throughout but the majority of accommodation is hotels.



Getting around

There is a train that connects Klosters to Davos which runs approximately every hour and there is also a bus that runs weekly, both take approximately 27 minutes.


Apres

As far as après-ski goes, Klosters has some excellent places for a laid-back beverage, including Bär's Bistro in the Hotel Piz Buin, Café Bar 360° and the Central Pianobar – great for cocktails and Champagne.

There are some more rowdy establishments, like Gaudy’s and the Pöstli Club, where you can enjoy a few drinks with live music, however the après scene here is largely low-key. Those seeking more vibrant après-ski may want to consider resorts like St Anton, Zermatt or Sauze d'Oulx.


Eating out

Those looking to enjoy a really good meal on the mountain are not short of options, especially over towards the Davos side of the mountain. These include the Châlet Güggel, Alp Garfiun and the Weissfluhgipfel restaurant.

There are quite a few good restaurants in town too – though they are generally on the pricey side! Couples looking for something special should try the cosy, rustic restaurant in the Hotel Chesa Selfranga or the culinary delights of the Berghaus Alpenrösli. The Al Capone Pizzeria is a top choice for groups of friends, while Alberto and the Adventure Hotel’s restaurant offer great value for families.



Activities

Whether you need something to keep the kids entertained or you’re just looking to shake things up, there’s a great range of non-skiing activities to experience in Klosters, including ice skating, curling, sleigh rides, tobogganing and snowshoeing/Nordic walking.



Ski School

There are a couple of ski and snowboard schools in Klosters who offer group or private lessons. Group lessons will generally be cheaper than private lessons but are less intense than one to one tuition.

Our recommended ski schools in Klosters include:

Swiss Ski & Snowboard School Klosters have a motivated team of ski, snowboard and cross country instructors. They will be happy to advise you on which lesson will be most suitable for your ability.

Ben and Joes are a small ski and snowboard school with a team of professional, experienced and highly motivated instructors offering private lessons.


Getting around

There is a train that connects Klosters to Davos which runs approximately every hour and there is also a bus that runs weekly, both take approximately 27 minutes.


Family ski

Klosters is a charming and pretty mountain town twinned with neighbouring Davos to form an extensive ski area well-suited to intermediate and expert skiers. There are nursery slopes within reach of the town centre, and dedicated play zones where young children can practise their turns in comfort. There’s plenty to do away from the slopes too, and a wonderfully broad range of amenities. 

The six different ski areas are linked together via a relatively hassle-free bus network, and each of the six ski areas offers a slightly different feel and atmosphere. Families tend to choose one mountain to ski on each day, just in case parents need to return to base quickly.

Madrisa is perhaps the main mountain for parents skiing with their children, and it offers the largest Children’s Land play area. Here, youngsters and learner skiers can enjoy time on the snow, with features including magic carpets, a carousel, bouncy castle, trampoline, and even a ski-doo for youngsters up to the age of 12.

Pischa is another of Klosters’ family-friendly sectors, with wide open slopes ideal for gentle progression, and another popular Children’s Land play area to enjoy. In the Jakobshorn sector, the extensive snow park is popular among youngsters and teens in search of air-time, and there’s a more sedate area at the base of the mountain called the Bolgenhang, for younger children to ski and play on. In the Rinerhorn sector, you’ll find diverse terrain suitable for a wide range of ski and snowboard levels, and an exciting toboggan slope which makes it popular among families.


Group Ski

Linked in with the neighbouring ski resort of Davos, Klosters offers an impressive 320 kilometres of groomed runs – with terrain suited to a wide range of skiing and snowboarding levels. Intermediates have the best time of it here, with a great range of long, sloping pistes, but there’s plenty of beginner-friendly terrain and off-piste potential for experts too.

Some of the lifts here are in need of an upgrade, and queues can be tricky, especially on peak dates, but Klosters is a pretty and traditional village with plenty to offer larger groups of skiing friends and family.

Klosters is home to a number of good ski schools, and a welcoming range of traditional restaurants where big groups can find dining options to suit a wide range of tastes. Away from the snowy slopes, there’s plenty to do if bad weather keeps you off your skis, too. Overall, this is a group-friendly resort well-suited to skiers and snowboarders keen to enjoy Switzerland’s wonderful skiing. 


Childcare

Visitors to Klosters have a choice of three brilliant ski schools, which take kids as young as three-years-old. There’s also a crèche in the Madrisa area for children aged 2 and up.


The Piste

Beginners

The best beginner ski areas in Klosters is Madrisa and the ski area at Selfranga.

Intermediates

Kosters is a great ski area for intermediate skiers, many of the best runs can be found at Madrisa. One of the longest runs in Europe can be found in the in the ski area, it is a 12km long from Weissfluhgipfel down to the village of Kublis and has a vertical elevation of over 2000m.

Experts

There are a number of challenging black runs as well as good off-piste terrain in Klosters. There are some challenging mogul runs located beneath the Schwarzeealp chair on Gotschnagrat or the piste off the top of the Weissfluhgipel. Another run to note is the long run from Madrisa down to Schlappin.


Ski School

There are a couple of ski and snowboard schools in Klosters who offer group or private lessons. Group lessons will generally be cheaper than private lessons but are less intense than one to one tuition.

Our recommended ski schools in Klosters include:

Swiss Ski & Snowboard School Klosters have a motivated team of ski, snowboard and cross country instructors. They will be happy to advise you on which lesson will be most suitable for your ability.

Ben and Joes are a small ski and snowboard school with a team of professional, experienced and highly motivated instructors offering private lessons.


Equipment Hire

There are several ski hire stores in Klosters who offer the latest range of equipment. It is recommended that you book your hire online in advance as many stores will offer online discounts.

Intersport are a staple in the majority of resorts across the Alps and offer the latest range of equipment. They have 5 stores in Klosters.

Bardill sport AG are located at the cable cars in Klosters. They offer the latest and most up-to date equipment.

Andrist Sport & mode
are located in the centre of Klosters and provide all the best equipment.


Lift Passes

The below prices are based on the current rates in resort

Lift Pass   Child (6-12yrs)  Teen (13yrs-17yrs)      Adult
1 Day        €28                   €48                            €70
6 Days       €137                 €239                          €342

Free lift passes are available for children under 6yrs, proof of age is required.

You can buy your lift pass online through the lift pass office or when you arrive in resort. Alternatively, you can pre-book it through your tour operator who will deliver it to your chalet when you arrive in resort.


Chalet Sleeps

Chalets sleeping: 40 people & over



Resorts statistics

  • ALTITUDE

    1560m

  • LONGEST PISTE

    12km

  • HIGHEST SKI LIFT

    2844m

  • TOTAL LIFTS

    59

  • TOTAL PISTE

    320km






Ski chalets in Klosters

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