Klosters is a comfortable, quiet, picturesque village with a genteel, upmarket atmosphere and a plethora of luxury chalets.
The area 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. Cross country trails are also in abundance.
One charming feature is the red mountain train which winds through the region. Why not enjoy a morning's skiing through trees to one of the hamlets in the valley and then enjoy a wonderful mountain lunch before taking the train back to Klosters.
There are a few good venues for some apres ski and several good restaurants and bars. There is plenty to do off the slopes with a good sport and leisure centre with an ice rink and some reasonable shopping.
Pros & Cons
- 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
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.
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!
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.