The slopes of Klosters are particularly scenic, with panoramic views and many tree-lined runs. There are some delightful restaurants and little wooden huts known as "Schwendi", that are especially popular as refuelling stops on the long last run home to the valley.
The Gotschnabahn cable car, from the centre of Klosters Platz, serves the world-famous Parsenn area above Davos and Klosters.
Parsenn is ideal for intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders, with long red and black slopes and more demanding blue slopes - and also has one of the longest pisted runs in the Alps.
From an altitude of 2600 metres, the dramatic and scenic red run from the summit of Weissfluhjoch to Kublis is 12km long. Experts can add an extra thrill by starting higher up, at over over 2800 metres, on a black run from Weissfluhgipfel to Weissfluhjoch.
For beginners, the sunny slopes of the Madrisa area, above Klosters Dorf, is ideal for learning or practicing newly acquired skills on gentle blue runs and red runs for skiers and a Freestyle park for beginner boarders..
For experienced boarders, the Snow Park on Parsenn offers Boardercross, a Kicker, Wall Ride and Waverides. Jacobshorn above Davos is a world renowned destination with a Half Pipe and Airbag, plus, at over 2500 metres, kickers and rails.
For cross-country skiers Klosters-Davos has s of the most extensive marked trails in the Alps - in total over 100km of classic trails and 46km of skating trails.
Après-ski in Klosters can start early, stopping off for a "refresher" at a Schwendi (mountain hut) on the last run down to the village from Gotschnagrat - before enjoying the party atmosphere at Gaudi's Umbrella Bar at the foot of the slopes - with drinks, snacks, live music and regular special events.
After enjoying a swim or spa session and then dinner (Klosters has several very good restaurants) socialising tends towards cosy hotel bars; Hotel Alpina and Silvretta Park have a piano player, as does the charming and rustic Chesa Grischuna bar. The Chesa Grischuna also has a rather quirky and unusual bowling alley decorated with hand-painted murals, where you can also enjoy a fondue.
For late nights, the dancefloor of the Casa Antica night club is the perennial favourite, with DJ's and also a quieter bar.
It's unlikely your après-ski in Klosters will involve raucous nights of dancing on tables and coming home at dawn. There's enough to keep you up late but not enough to spoil your enjoyment of the fantastic slopes, scenery and traditional alpine atmosphere of this lovely resort.
Off the mountain activities include, winter walks, skating, curling, ice hockey and visits to metropolitan Davos - 25 minutes away on a scenic rail journey.
AIRPORTS Zurich 86 miles
Friedrichshafen 80 miles
Rail transfer possible from Zurich
resort 1200-2844 metres
51 lifts & 350km of marked runs blue 20% | red 44% | black 36%
common ski pass with Davos |
cross country 100km | winter footpaths 45km | toboggan run 8.5km| snowshoeing | Boardercross at Madrisa | Freestyle park at Selfanga + night skiing & boarding
Traditional and characterful, Klosters is linked to Davos, with a combined ski area that is one of the largest in Switzerland, all within 2 hours of Zurich - with slopes to suit all levels of skier, boarder and and cross-country skier.
Although well-known for its aristocratic and celebrity connections, Klosters is far from being a glitzy jet-set hot spot. It's an understated, traditional Swiss mountain village, where you can enjoy fantastic skiing, boarding and cross-country skiing, surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery, with relaxed, informal and friendly après-ski nightlife.