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Klosters's fans include the British Royal Family
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Klosters's fans include the British Royal Family

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Klosters ski resort

About Klosters

Ski runs
Beginner runs:
26
Intermediate runs:
28
Advanced runs:
24
Total runs:
78
Ski lifts
Chairs:
13
Drags:
31
Gondola cable cars:
15
Total lifts:
59
Parks:
2
Pipes:
1
Introduction

With a growing reputation, bolstered by the backing of British Royalty (the resort is a long-time favourite of Prince Charles), the Swiss ski resort of Klosters is coming into its own, emerging from the shadow of dazzling neighbour Davos.

The two resorts, located a few miles apart, share a world-class ski area and a celebrated winter sports heritage, which slaloms back to the early years of downhill skiing.

But while Davos is a bustling mountain town with a plethora of shops and restaurants, Klosters is a low-key and unassuming mountain village with a small collection of largely up-market restaurants, chalets and hotels. This traditional Alpine village feel makes Klosters an ideal base for those wanting an unpretentious, quiet and dignified base from which to tackle some of the most exciting terrain in Europe.

Central Klosters – known as Klosters Platz – provides a good base from which to explore, with its cable car to Gotschna and the Parsenn ski area. Further down the valley is Klosters Dorf, which is the entry point via a gondola to the various runs at Madrisa.

Location

Klosters is situated towards the southern end of the Prättigau Valley, within the easterly Swiss canton of Graubünden. It is 8km (5 miles) from Davos.

Website
www.klosters.ch
Slope Elevation
Klosters
Resort:
1179m
Top:
2844m
Base:
1100m

On the slopes

Klosters is linked with its neighbour Davos under the same ski pass; and additionally, the large Parsenn ski area is easily accessible from both resorts – albeit with the likelihood of queues from the Klosters side via the Gotschna cable car. The runs from Parsenn dropping down to Klosters tend to be steep and fairly demanding, with plenty of excitement in the form of moguls.

The only ski area accessible solely from Klosters is Madrisa, where lifts go up to 2,602m (8,537ft). Intermediate and beginner skiers have good options on these smooth, sunny slopes, and the snow cover here is also reliable.

Off-piste possibilities include long descents to Jenaz and Fideris, though some sections will need to be climbed. From here, skiers can go back to Klosters using the regular train service. Expert freestylers and snowboarders are well catered for with a superpipe, parks on Jakobshorn, and boardercross courses in several of the resort’s sectors, while there is a beginners’ area in Madrisa.

Around 35km (22 miles) of cross-country trails span out along both ends of the valley from Klosters, suitable for all ability levels. But cross-country skiing doesn’t stop there. A short ride over to Davos opens up a vast choice of more than 120km (75 miles) of snowy tracks.

The ski season in Klosters runs from late November until April.

Weather

Base (day)

Wind (mph) Base Weather Base Max Temp Visibility Cloud-cover Rain
Fri
2
wnw
Part Cloud Rain Thunder Day
Patchy light rain with thunder
3
°C
Good
40-60%
0mm
Sat
4
s
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Light rain shower
4
°C
Good
40-60%
0mm
Sun
7
nnw
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Patchy light drizzle
-
1
°C
Moderate
60-80%
0mm
Mon
6
nnw
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
1
°C
Poor
60-80%
0mm
Tue
5
nnw
Sunny
Clear skies
3
°C
Good
0-20%
0mm
Wed
4
wnw
Sunny
Clear skies
6
°C
Good
0-20%
0mm
Thu
4
w
Part Cloud Rain Thunder Day
Patchy light rain with thunder
1
2
°C
Good
20-40%
0mm

Base (night)

Wind (mph) Base Weather Base Max Temp Visibility Cloud-cover Rain
Fri
6
sse
Mist
Mist
-
6
°C
Poor
20-40%
0mm
Sat
3
nnw
Heavy Snow
Heavy snow
-
4
°C
Poor
80-100%
0mm
Sun
5
nnw
Mod Sleet
Light sleet
-
2
°C
Moderate
80-100%
0mm
Mon
3
n
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
-
1
°C
Poor
80-100%
0mm
Tue
0
ssw
Freezing Fog
Freezing fog
-
2
°C
Poor
40-60%
0mm
Wed
6
sse
Mist
Mist
0
°C
Poor
20-40%
0mm
Thu
7
nnw
Heavy Rain
Heavy rain
0
°C
Moderate
80-100%
0mm

Summit (day)

Wind (mph) Summit Weather Summit Max Temp Visibility Cloud-cover Rain
Fri
5
wnw
Part Cloud Rain Thunder Day
Light snow showers
-
5
°C
Good
40-60%
0mm
Sat
10
s
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Moderate or heavy snow showers
-
4
°C
Good
40-60%
0mm
Sun
9
nnw
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Moderate or heavy snow with thunder
-
8
°C
Moderate
60-80%
0mm
Mon
11
nnw
Occ Light Rain
Light snow
-
5
°C
Poor
60-80%
0mm
Tue
6
nnw
Sunny
Sunny skies
-
5
°C
Good
0-20%
0mm
Wed
5
wnw
Sunny
Sunny skies
0
°C
Good
0-20%
0mm
Thu
8
w
Part Cloud Rain Thunder Day
Light snow showers
4
°C
Good
20-40%
0mm

Summit (night)

Wind (mph) Summit Weather Summit Max Temp Visibility Cloud-cover Rain
Fri
9
sse
Mist
Mist
-
1
0
°C
Poor
20-40%
0mm
Sat
2
nnw
Heavy Snow
Heavy snow
-
8
°C
Poor
80-100%
0mm
Sun
17
nnw
Mod Sleet
Moderate snow
-
6
°C
Moderate
80-100%
0mm
Mon
12
n
Occ Light Rain
Light snow
-
5
°C
Poor
80-100%
0mm
Tue
4
ssw
Freezing Fog
Freezing fog
0
°C
Poor
40-60%
0mm
Wed
9
sse
Mist
Mist
1
°C
Poor
20-40%
0mm
Thu
16
nnw
Heavy Rain
Heavy snow
Moderate
80-100%
0mm
Last updated at 08:05, Friday 29 April
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