Despite its grand connections (the resort is famously the retreat of the Royal family), Klosters has managed to retain its Alpine charm and laid back atmosphere. The village is divided into two sectors. The main village where you will find the majority of the shops, restaurants and hotels is called Klosters Platz. This area is situated at the base of the Parsenn ski area and is also home to the main railway station. A couple of kilometres away (linked by a regular shuttle service), at the foot of the Madrisa gondola is the quieter area of Klosters Dorf. This area would suit beginners and families, due to its easy access to some of the best nursery slopes in Switzerland.
Klosters has a good selection of excellent restauarants and dozens of bars; however, the atmoshere is a little more laid back, so it's probably not the place to head if you you are looking to party all night.
Other activities in resort include both traditional and Bavarian curling, ice-skating, ice-hockey and sleigh rides. There a re few shops in Klosters but a short trip to nearby Davos will give you access to a much larger selection. The Klosters Kulturschuppen holds regular alternative cinema viewings and classical music concerts.
Facilities for children
Klosters is a great option for families and this has been rewarded with the "Families Welcome" seal from the Swiss Tourism Association. This award distinguishes resorts that specifically offer services and facilities that are geared towards families with children. This includes ski schools, activities and restaurants that are family friendly.
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We currently have no featured offers for this resort; however, there may still be discounts available on selected dates. Please visit our ski deals section for information on all our current special offers.
Klosters form part of the 305km Davos-Klosters ski area and, although the area can be a little disjointed, Klosters is generally regarded to have the best access to the most complete part of the area, the Parsenn.
The region of Davos-Klosters encompasses 6 ski areas - Parsenn/Gotschna, Jakobshorn, Rinerhorn, Pischa and Madrisa, and the separate ski are of Schatzalp (own liftpass) - creating a huge ski area with around 305 km of well prepared pistes for all abilities, accessed by over 50 lifts, cable cars and mountain railways.
The Davos-Klosters ski area offers great skiing for all levels. The best beginners slopes are on the Madrisa side, above Klosters Dorf. This area offer some of the best beginners slopes in Switzerland, while advanced skiers can head up to access the challenging blacks and off-piste itinneraries that make it possible to ski over into Austria's Montafon Valley.
From Kloster's Platz, a two-stage gondola takes you up into the Parsenn side, where skiers can enjoy some amazing long groomed runs, allowing descents of up to 2000 vertical metres. Advanced skiers will find some chellenging off-piste routes; however, the avalanche risk can be high, so a guide is recommended.
Resort Altitude: 1190m
Summit Elevation: 2844m
Vertical Drop: 1652m
Total Pistes: 305km
Number of Lifts: 58
Snow Parks: 2
We are currently unable to pre-book ski passes for our clients in this resort; however, you can check prices and order your passes online at www.davos.ch.
We don't have any ski rental information available for this resort.
Swiss Ski + Snowboard School Klosters
+41 81 410 28 28
Swiss Ski + Snowboard School Saas
7252 Klosters Dorf
+41 81 420 22 33
The nearest airport to Kloster is Zurich (146km), which is serviced by various scheduled and low-cost airlines.
To access Klosters by car take the A3/A13 motorway in the direction of Chur and then take the Landquart continuing on canton road 28 to Davos Klosters. For up-to-date local road conditions, please visit www.strassen.gr.chp.
You can travel by Swiss national rail (SBB) to Landquart and then continue on with the Rhaetian railway (RhB) to Klosters or Davos. The journey time from Zurich is approximately 1h50m. For tickets and timetables, please visit the following websites:
Swiss National Rail (SBB) - www.sbb.ch
Rhaetian Railway (RhB) - www.rhb.ch