Top Lift: 2844m
Ski area: 305km of piste
Adult lift pass: CHF332 for six days
In a Nutshell
Don’t be put off by the connection with Prince Charles. The Swiss resort of Klosters is a cutey, and boasts a good snow record and plenty of skiing at every level. Its lifts connect with those of neighbouring Davos too – making for a big, if bitty, area.
Essential Advice for the Perfect Trip
We like Klosters. Unlike Davos, its much larger and more cosmopolitan neighbour, Klosters entertains fame and embraces fortune but has never knowingly sought either. Yes, the Windsors have traditionally holidayed here – and so do a lot of wealthy bankers from Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse. But despite the international profile they’ve given the place, it still clings tenaciously to its roots as a proper Alpine community – where farming still matters as much as tourism. And it’s all the better for it.
The skiing‘s good too. This is the snowier end of the lift system which Klosters shares with Davos, and although the village itself is rather low, at 1190m, there’s usually excellent skiing higher up – for all levels.
Like Davos, the resort is divided into two sectors. Klosters Platz around the main railway station is the village centre, with most of the hotels, shops, restaurants, and access to the Parsenn. Klosters Dorf, also on the railway line but a couple of kilometres away, is a more remote outpost around the base of the Madrisa gondola. A regular bus service connects the two. Trains between Klosters and Davos are included in the regional lift pass. Madrisa, incidentally, is where you will find some of the best nursery slopes in Switzerland.