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YesBeginnersYesNon-skiers
YesIntermediatesNoAprès ski
NoExpertsNoSummer skiing
NoSnowboardersYesSnow reliability
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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:
40
Advanced runs:
19
Total runs:
85
Ski lifts
Chairs:
12
Drags:
34
Gondola cable cars:
15
Total lifts:
61
Parks:
2
Pipes:
1
Introduction

Klosters is a small, upscale resort displaying a classic Alpine village appearance. Its relatively low-key and unassuming character, compared to many other resorts in the region, has seen it become the favourite resort of Britain's Prince Charles; but this tranquillity can be interrupted on occasion when his trips bring waves of publicity and regular invasions by hoards of paparazzi.

In combination with nearby Davos, the resort offers a wide range of top-notch skiing; but those who want to hit the bars after hitting the slopes are better off being based in its larger neighbour. However, Klosters certainly fits the bill for those seeking scenery, succour, comfort and old-world charm.

Central Klosters – known as Klosters Platz – provides a good base in 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 remote 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 halfpipe and parks on Jakobshorn, 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 here. 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
Mon
10
nnw
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
1
0
°C
Moderate
40-60%
0mm
Tue
9
nnw
Sunny
Clear skies
1
4
°C
Good
0-20%
0mm
Wed
4
nnw
Sunny
Clear skies
1
8
°C
Good
0-20%
0mm
Thu
4
nw
Sunny
Clear skies
2
1
°C
Good
0-20%
0mm
Fri
6
nnw
Part Cloud Rain Thunder Day
Patchy light rain with thunder
1
9
°C
Good
20-40%
0mm
Sun
4
nnw
Part Cloud Rain Thunder Day
Patchy light rain with thunder
1
9
°C
Good
20-40%
0mm

Base (night)

Wind (mph) Base Weather Base Max Temp Visibility Cloud-cover Rain
Mon
5
nne
Mist
Mist
-
2
°C
Poor
40-60%
0mm
Tue
4
nne
Mist
Mist
2
°C
Poor
40-60%
0mm
Wed
4
sse
Clear
Clear skies
2
°C
Good
0-20%
0mm
Thu
3
ssw
Mist
Mist
0
°C
Poor
0-20%
0mm
Sun
4
sse
Mist
Mist
6
°C
Poor
20-40%
0mm

Summit (day)

Wind (mph) Summit Weather Summit Max Temp Visibility Cloud-cover Rain
Mon
18
nnw
Occ Light Rain
Light snow showers
-
2
°C
Moderate
40-60%
0mm
Tue
11
nnw
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
°C
Good
0-20%
0mm
Wed
4
nnw
Sunny
Sunny skies
5
°C
Good
0-20%
0mm
Thu
3
nw
Sunny
Sunny skies
7
°C
Good
0-20%
0mm
Fri
4
nnw
Part Cloud Rain Thunder Day
Patchy light snow with thunder
6
°C
Good
20-40%
0mm
Sun
3
nnw
Part Cloud Rain Thunder Day
Patchy light snow with thunder
6
°C
Good
20-40%
0mm

Summit (night)

Wind (mph) Summit Weather Summit Max Temp Visibility Cloud-cover Rain
Mon
12
nne
Mist
Mist
0
°C
Poor
40-60%
0mm
Tue
12
nne
Mist
Mist
4
°C
Poor
40-60%
0mm
Wed
4
sse
Clear
Clear skies
5
°C
Good
0-20%
0mm
Thu
2
ssw
Mist
Mist
4
°C
Poor
0-20%
0mm
Sun
6
sse
Mist
Mist
Poor
20-40%
0mm
Last updated at 20:05, Monday 01 September
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