The resort is actually two villages, Klosters and Serneus, and the different sections of Platz, Auja, Monbiel, Dorf and Selfranga. The facilities in the resort make it a great choice for families. The resort’s connection with royalty and the famous does not make it an exclusive option as it actually has quite a relaxed environment and all the facilities that one would expect.
There are plenty of hotels in the Klosters region and many of these are part of international chains. The facilities that they offer vary from pools and spas to fine dining. Most are within easy reach of the slopes. There is also a variety of self-contained accommodation available from apartments to chalets. While there are some budget options available the resort also has a wide range of family accommodation and luxury properties.
Some of the hotels are located so that guests can ski right up to the front door. Some offer extra amenities such as free internet access, log-fires and even PlayStation games. Balconies and terraces offer great views of the town and the slopes.
Visitors during the skiing season can take the Gotschnabahn cable car up to the Davos area. The slopes at Madrisa which is just above Klosters are ideal for those who are new to skiing and there are plenty of trails in the region for cross-country skiers. If the preference is for snowboarding then the Jakobshorn which is close to Davos is perhaps the best option. Toboggan runs and snow-shoe trekking is an alternative for those who want to spend some time away from the ski runs.
There is a total of 33 lifts at Klosters and there are 97 pistes and there are options for skiers of all abilities. As this is one of Europe’s busiest resorts then it may be for some cable cars there are queues, particularly at weekends. The nature of the resort means that there is some distance between the different skiing sectors.
There are plenty of opportunities for beginners to take lessons at Klosters with tuition available privately and in groups.
In addition there are lessons available to those who want to take up snowboarding or cross country skiing.When it comes to snow reliability, the higher up you are the better it usually is. The lower runs sometimes have problems but now there are snow making facilities in these areas which helps skiers to avoid disappointment.
Visitors to the resort will find that there is plenty to do in the summer. There are more than 700 km of trails available to those who want to explore on foot or by mountain bike. These take visitors through the forests and mountains and are great for those who want to enjoy the views. There are a number of biking events held in the region and one of these is the Swiss Bike Masters which covers 120 km. Visitors might like to take the trip to Madrisa to see the herb garden or spend some time at the adventure park there.
There are plenty of other attractions in the region including the Davos Kirchner Museum. This is based around the work of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner who lived in Davos for the last 21 years of his life. Some of the hotel pools are open to the public so they can be used by those who are not staying there and some also have day spa facilities for visitors who want a bit of pampering.
There are many options for those who want to eat out, although most of the restaurants in Klosters are aimed at those with more cash to splash. There are some options for those who are on the mountain at Madrisa and Davos. Some of the bars in the area have live music on in the evening and the bars are a great place to relax and meet people at the end of the day. It is better to always reserve a table if wanting to eat in one of the restaurants as there may be disappointment otherwise.
Those who have young children will be able to arrange a babysitting service for those who are under two or make use of the children’s clubs in the area for the under six age-group. For children over this age there are skiing lessons available and they can spend some time on the very gentle slopes with professional supervision.