There’s plenty of choice, for a small resort. Whether beginner or advanced, skier, snowboarder, cross-country or kite-surfing enthusiast, the snow sports schools in Klosters can provide the tuition.
In Klosters, beginners learn on the sunny slopes of Madrisa mountain, outside the main part of town at Klosters Dorf. This means buying a full lift pass and downloading by gondola at the end of the day, all of which is quite inconvenient – especially if you’re on a family holiday. In order to take your child to and from the nursery slope or lessons, parents will be under obligation to spend the day at Madrisa, too. However, the nursery slopes are some of the best in this part of Switzerland and, once beginners have mastered the basics on the first couple of days, there are lots of blue runs to ski with everyone else on the main Parsenn mountain.
If you book a kid’s programme through PT Ski or Powder Byrne, they will collect children from their hotels and transport them to Madrisa, then bring them home again after lessons, which makes things a lot more convenient for parents.
Saas Ski & Snowboard School has mainly young instructors with fluent English. However, Swiss Ski & Snowboard School Klosters is now the biggest school in town. There are two snowboarding specialists – Boardriding Klosters (which also offers kitesurfing) and Duty Boardsport.
Madrisa Kids Club is for non-skiers from two years of age and has a pick-up service if it is required. The Snow Garden, based in the Sports Centre at Klosters Platz, is for skiers over four years and has a magic carpet, pony lift and tepee. Saas Ski & Snowboard School accepts skiers from three years old and Swiss Ski & Snowboard School Klosters takes them from three-and-a-half.
Madrisa is also a good place for experienced skiers and snowboarders to perfect their powder technique – book a guide through Adventure Skiing, Swiss Ski & Snowboard School Klosters or Saas Ski & Snowboard School.