An Insider's Guide To Klosters

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An Insider's Guide To Klosters

Cosmopolitan, tucked away, rigorously organised, well mannered, secure, and discreet. Here's everything you need to know to have a Perfect Ski Break in the Swiss resort of Klosters.

Sebastian Schoellgen
Sep 17, 2022

Klosters, an old-money and understated destination in Switzerland is a firm favorite of the Royal Family. Prince Charles and Diana took their sons on regular Ski trips to the Swiss town. The local cable car is named after The Prince of Wales. Here are some more reasons to visit Klosters:

Altitude

At around 1,200 meters (approx. 4000 ft) above sea level.

Vibe & setting

Cosmopolitan, tucked away, rigorously organised, well mannered, secure, and discreet.

Where to stay

The Chalet Option:

  • Chalet Bear as been recently refurbished to a luxuriously modern standard and sleeps up to 8 people in 4 bedrooms. It offers cosy sitting rooms, bedrooms with wonderful linen, and 3 fireplaces (one of which can be found in the master bedroom). It also features beautiful balconies and a terrace overlooking the stunning vista of the resort, the lifts are 5 min away.

The Hotel Option:

  • Chesa Grischuna is not only a cultural highlight and experience but also a historic house in the heart of Klosters. During the Second World War, Chesa Grischuna was one of the preferred hotels of the GIs, the American soldiers who returned for a holiday after the war. Writers and personalities from the film industry also traveled to Klosters in the Chesa Grischuna at that time. So the hotel was soon affectionately called "Hollywood on the rocks". In the guestbook, a large number of well-known names and titles have been perpetuated up to the present day. Queens, actors, directors, writers, and many more.

Where to dine

  • Berghaus Alpenrösli the most beautiful sun terrace in Klosters, go for lunch. Carefully selected wines from the very finest vineyards from around the world.
  • Gasthaus Höhwald their dishes are prepared with love, the ingredients come from the region or are made by themselves, such as our bread, yogurt, and ice cream.

The Resort

One of the best in Switzerland, connected to famous Davos. Around 300 km of slopes and 57 transport facilities.

Shopping

While Gstaad and St Moritz have outposts of luxury labels like Moncler, Tod's, Louis Vuitton, and others, Klosters only has antique shops, pharmacies, ski-hire outfits, a grocer and a confiserie or two, but that's part of the charm.

When to go

Ski-season runs from early December to mid-April. Summer and especially autumn are beautiful times as well to visit the region.

How to get there

Fly into Zurich, 1 1/2h drive. You can also take the train from Zurich to Klosters, approx. 2h40.

Photo Credit: JONATHAN DUCREST

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