Klosters skiing is truly wonderful and tends to come as a surprise to first time visitors. Combined with Davos, there are 5 ski areas with 56 lifts serving 307 kms (200 miles) of well-prepared pistes to suit skiers of every level. The area also has a healthy record for snow, with good skiing usual from mid-December to mid-April. The plethora of snow canons guarantee that even in a bad year it is normally possible to ski back down to Klosters during the entire season.
The pistes in Klosters are maintained to an extremely high standard and there are plenty of wonderful cruising runs where you can get the wind in your hair. Many of the runs are really long so you can ski for miles without having to take off your skis or get on to a lift. Of course one of the best ways to experience this is with one of our PT Ski piste hosts. For beginners there are gentle slopes to learn on while for the more advanced skier the area boasts some of the best off piste skiing anywhere.
When it comes time for a break there are plenty of lovely wooden restaurants you can stop at for coffee or lunch. The Alte Schwendi on the Kublis run is particularly charming with a lovely sun terrace and their Strand Salad is one of Sos P-T’s favourites. Erica’s by the lake on the way down the Madrisa, Erizaas with its now famous rotisserie chicken at the bottom of Schifer, Chalet Guggel on the Jakobshorn and many others are all worth trying when you come to ski in Klosters.
In terms of the different ski areas, the Gotschna Parsenn is the biggest area and is served by both Klosters and Davos. One of its unique attractions is its long runs down to other villages in the valley, and the 12 km run from the Weissfluh Gipfel down to Kublis is one of the longest runs in the world and a classic milestone for any skier. Elsewhere in Klosters, the Madrisa is a much gentler mountain and the sunny south-facing slopes are a favourite with adults as well as children who are putting on skis for the very first time. This mountain is also host to the recently developed Madrisa Land which has helped Klosters become one of the resorts bearing the “Families Welcome” quality mark.
In Davos the more trendy Jakobshorn attracts the youthful skier or snowboarder with its fun park and half pipe. The Pischa has recently been designated more of a free ride mountain and is a perfect starting point for some of the classic off piste descents in the area. Lastly, the Rinerhorn has some good tree skiing for bad weather days.