Klosters resort guide - a general overview
Klosters is a comfortable, quiet, picturesque village with a very upmarket image. Klosters hotels tend to be beautiful, traditional and upmarket - the pace of life here is slow and a ski holiday in Klosters is therefore relaxing. The ski area (linked with Davos) provides a wide variety of skiing and plenty of off-piste terrain for experts. Intermediates are well catered for with plenty of excellent cruising runs in all five ski areas. There are some nursery slopes for beginners. Klosters is ideal for those seeking a calm get-away, you will rarely queue for your meal at many of the cute mountain restaurants.
One charming feature is the train which winds through the region and connects the valley resorts of Kublis, Klosters and Davos (in ascending order). Many wonderful hotels in Klosters and Davos are actually located close to the railway stations and halts on the rail line which means that using this mode of transport is both practical and popular. Enjoy a morning's skiing through trees to one of the hamlets in the valley and then sit down to a long delicious lunch at one of the wonderful mountain restaurants before taking the train back to Klosters. There are not many places for some good apres ski but there are several good restaurants and hotel bars. Ski holidays in Klosters are not for those seeking a vibrant party scene as it simply doesn't exist. However, what this pretty Swiss ski resort does offer is a charming winter holiday destination with surprisingly good skiing.
There is plenty to do off the slopes with a good sport and leisure centre with an ice rink and plenty of shopping. The hotel (Klosters has many) scene is very smart and there are also a handful of chalets. Klosters is famous for visits from the Royal family, and the resort has even named a cable car after the Prince of Wales!
We can recommend some superb chalets in Klosters that are a true reflection of this upmarket and stylish resort.
1,190m - 2,845m
Level of skiing
- Snow sure
- Ski area
- Charm factor
- Resort layout
- Fine dining
- Short transfer
- Resort value
- Very extensive and snow sure slopes linked with Davos
- Lots of great quality accessible off-piste terrain with several marked itineraries
- Attractive village with alpine charm
- Good selection of quaint mountain restaurants
- Beautiful chalets, Klosters also has stunning hotels
- Queues for the Gotschna cable car reduced but still busy at peak times and weekends
- Slopes are spread over five areas (beginner children on a separate mountain)
- Several t-bars
Klosters Resort Restaurants
There are plenty of great restaurants in Klosters, but there are few cheap and cheerful ones. One of the most popular restaurants is in a hotel. Klosters Hotel Walserhof has a Michelin star and some very fine cuisine is produced. For Asian cuisine go to the Rustico hotel (Klosters has a few restaurants located in hotels). For pizza try Al Berto, Casanna serves great steaks and Fellini pizzeria is child friendly.
Klosters Mountain Restaurants
There are a number of atmospheric huts to have lunch in the woods above the village in Schwendi. The Erika at Schlappin is a very good choice and is a great reward after a long descent from the Madrisah Mountain. It is a recommendation to book a table as places do get busy. You should be able to get the staff to do this for you in your hotel or chalets. Klosters' mountain restaurants should definitely be tried and tested!
Klosters Apres Ski
For a touch of apres ski before heading back to your Klosters chalet or hotel then head to the Gotschnabar, which is located next to the cable car station, has proven to be a great venue, and in the village you will find live music at the Chesa Grischuna. If there is a sports game not to be missed on TV, then head to the Rossli bar.
For late night dancing the Casa Antica is a small disco that livens up, especially on a Saturday night. There is a piano bar in the Silvretta Park Hotel, Klosters' visitors head here for a tasteful evening.