Klosters has been made famous by it's connections with the British Royal Family, but it is actually a pleasantly informal village with good local amenities and access to the fabulous Parsenn mountain it shares with Davos as well as the family-friendly Madrissa pistes. There is plenty of off-piste and a long season, plus faster road and rail connections than Davos - although you can take the train round to Davos or ski over to get to the other four mountains there. Despite the relative accessibility of much of the off-piste, it is often not as safe as it looks. An avalanche in 1988 which killed Prince Charless equerry on Gotschnawang was led by an experienced guide.
Best of the Slopes
There is a 12km run from the Weissfluh peak, 2844m to Küblis at 810m. The run off Madrissa into the village is also almost 9k in length and drops 1500m. Also a 1km drop on the 7k run off Gotschnagrat.
Where to Eat and Party
Gaudy's at the foot of the Parsenn is a good spot to round off a day on the slopes. Most nightlife is centred on the hotels. The upmarket Walserhof (+41 81 410 29 29) is probably the best place to eat in town.
By Public Transport
The best destination to access the downhill slopes by public transport in this ski area is Klosters, Platz. Station adjacent to cable car for Parsenn. Alight at Klosters Dorf for Madrisa and adjacent gondola. The resort operates the Snow'n'Rail scheme, providing a 20% discount on the combined travel ticket and lift pass.
From Zurich the least travel time is 1 hr 48 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Landquart. Typically, an adult one day combined ticket is 140.80 SFr, reduced to 98.40 SFr with a Half-Price card.
From Basel the least travel time is 2 hrs 52 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Landquart. Typically, an adult one day combined ticket is 177.60 SFr, reduced to 116.80 SFr with a Half-Price card.
From Berne the least travel time is 2 hrs 53 mins with as few as 2 changes going via Landquart. Typically, an adult one day combined ticket is 196.80 SFr, reduced to 126.40 SFr with a Half-Price card.
From Luzern an adult one day combined ticket is 152.00 SFr, or 104.00 SFr with a Half-Price card.
Indicative prices are for travel to Davos Platz. Click here to find prices for other destinations. Under the combined ticket scheme the additional charge for a two day pass is 52.80 SFr.
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The road distance from Zurich is around 136 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 45 mins.
The road distance from Basel is around 221 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 30 mins.
The road distance from Berne is around 262 km and the journey time is roughly 3 hrs .
The road distance from Geneva is around 425 km and the journey time is roughly 4 hrs 45 mins.
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