Skiing & Snowboarding
The world-famous region Ski region Klosters / Davos
with its five skiing areas and 320 km of cross-country trails is unrivalled There are slopes and trails of all levels of difficulty, state-of the art lifts and cable cars, endless pistes, breathtaking freeride slopes and rustic mountain restaurants which will all go to make it a skiing holiday to remember.
Each of the skiing areas has something special to offer:
The ski-runs of Gotschna/Parsenn
join Klosters with Davos and make it the most popular skiing area of the region. The Parsenn mountain with its peak the Weissfluhgipfel at 2844 m offers some of the most spectacular ski-runs in the entire Alpine region and has something for everyone - for beginners attempting their first steep slopes, for skiers who enjoy skimming over the pistes with the wind whistling round their ears, for the advanced skier who delights in negotiating the moguls, and also for off-piste enthusiasts.
The smaller skiing area of Madrisa
which is fondly referred to as the family mountain of Klosters has mainly gentle slopes and lifts suitable for children, making this area a favourite with children and beginners. The Madrisa mountain also gets the most sun – one more reason for being so popular.
The two half-pipes and the fun park at Jakobshorn
in Davos are a magnet for snowboarders keen to perform their daring flips, tricks, turn and spin manoeuvres.
The Jakobshorn is also well-known for many other regular winter sporting events.
situated in the district known as Davos-Glaris is regarded by the locals as an insiders’ tip. When the crowds flock to the other main skiing areas, the slopes of this mountain are half-empty.
is one of the largest and sunniest freeride areas in Switzerland. The marked trails take you over fantastic deep snow terrain. Kidsland and groomed slopes for families are near the summit station.
For further details see www.davos.ch/en.html
Link to the interactive map of the region
Tips on superb pistes
Parsenn downhill run to Küblis
The legendary classic - 12 km long with a 2,034-metre height difference.
Steep downhill run on varied, wide pistes from the Weissfluh summit to the forest edge. The traditional restaurants at Schifer make this an inviting place to take a break. Then follows a run of medium difficulty through a fairy-tale forest to Küblis. In winter 1938, Martin Fopp mastered the Parsenn downhill run in 14 min. 48 sec. This still remains a challenge for experienced skiers.
From Rätschenjoch to Klosters Dorf
Varied descent through valleys and forests – 6 km long with a 1,500-metre height difference
The first section from Rätschenjoch alternates between level and steep stretches. The middle section to Schlappin and its attractive restaurant is characterized by a forest path. The final part is on a pleasurable piste through the narrow valley to Klosters Dorf. The upper section is perfect for spring-snow skiing.
From Weissfluhjoch to the tracks of wolves
The steepest section in all the Davos Klosters winter-sport regions - 1,200-metre height difference, non-stop. Relaxed warm up on the blue run through Meierhofertälli before the going gets really steep on the black run known as the “Besenbinder”.”Those who master this steep section without making a kick-turn or taking a tumble can definitely say: “I can ski!” These words are taken from a touring guide written in 1939 – and still hold true today. The last section leads along a level forest path to the Wolfgang Pass and from there back to Davos by bus.
Swiss Ski and Snowboard School Klosters
Do you want an experienced instructor to accompany you whilst skiing or snowboarding? Or are you interested in a ski course for children, adults, on your own or in a group? Click here
for details and prices.
In the winter you can visit a branch office of the Ski and Snowboard School Klosters in our foyer. Drop by in the morning or late afternoon and talk to the representative. Book your courses, choose an instructor etc.
To make your holiday in Klosters perfect you will of course also need good skiing equipment. Visit sports shop Bardill Sport
in Klosters for a wide choice of new or rental equipment and for anything else you might need for skiing or snowboarding.