Latest news from Klosters
Winter is now upon us and the early snowfalls are indicative of a fabulous start to the season. In fact it is looking like it might be one of the best years for early season skiing that we can ever remember! As ever, we are very much looking forward to welcoming all of our guests out to Klosters throughout the season. With that in mind, here are a few highlights of what is new...
The Hotel Alpina is now under new management after Räto and Vreni Conzett retired at the end of last winter after more than 20 years running the hotel. The new owners, Seven Group, have been undergoing some exciting and extensive renovations over the course of the summer. We eagerly anticipate their reopening this winter and seeing what the new team have in store to continue and build on it's charming reputation.
Klosters is distinguished by its charm and authenticity, qualities very much adopted by the Hohwald restaurant through their rustic regional dishes in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We were sorry to hear back in March that Heribert and Silvia Dietrich were no longer going to be running this lovely restaurant as they sought new pastures. Although we don't know who has taken over we have been reassured that after closing for the summer months the restaurant will be open again by Christmas, ready to welcome guests after their days in the mountains. There will be more details to follow on the exact opening date and any new ideas/menus the new team have in mind.
We are also excited to learn of a new restaurant in the heart of Klosters. The setting is a quaint old farmstead which used to have an outside milk dispenser where locals would buy the milk produced by the cows inside. Restaurant Miraina will be serving traditional fondues and raclettes and will undoubtedly be a hit with visitors wanting to experience its rustic charm.
Following a mechanical fault in the Gotschana cable car last March the lift was temporarily closed throughout the end of last season and the early summer. However, the cable which had proved the problem has now been replaced and the cable car has been fully operational again since June, in more than good time for the upcoming winter!
Continuing on the mountain theme, the Jakobshorn has developed a new run back down to Davos which should prove a more enterprising descent at the end of the day than the current two runs. It will be called "1K Vertical" and will start at the top of the cable car, descending via the Usser Isch chairlift and then through the forest until it meets the nursery slopes above Davos. Needless to say we are itching to try it!