<p>From horse-drawn carriage rides to ice climbing, Klosters has an abundance of winter activities to offer.</p>
Photo: DDO/Erwin Keller

Top 5 Winter Activities in Klosters

From horse-drawn carriage rides to ice climbing, Klosters has an abundance of winter activities to offer.

Resort Guides
Published at: 23 Oct 2020
Last updated at: 9 Nov 2023

A picturesque Swiss ski resort, Klosters is well known for being the preferred winter destination of the British Royal family with elegant chalets and family-friendly facilities. With an impressive 320 km of ski terrain shared with the neighbouring resort of Davos, this stunning ski station has an abundance of winter activities to offer, from romantic horse-drawn carriage rides to the adrenaline-fuelled activity of ice climbing.

Alicia Bryan
Alicia Bryan
Cross-country skiing tracks in KlostersPhoto: DDO/Christian Egelmair

1. Enjoy a day's cross-country skiing in the valley

Combined with the neighbouring resort of Davos, cross-country skiing fanatics will be in their element with 100 km of classic tracks and almost 50 km of skating tracks to tackle. With cross-country terrain of all levels of difficulty, everyone can enjoy this winter sport from easy tracks in the valley to the challenging World Cup cross-country track.

Fans of Nordic skiing can also enjoy several cross-country events including the World Cup races and the more relaxed public fun races. With a wide range of sporting shops for ski rentals, numerous schools are on hand to help you discover this winter sport and improve your technique. In the neighbouring resort of Davos, Nordic skiers can also make use of the Davos Cross Country Ski Centre and Nordic Park for beginners.

STAY: Chalet Maldeghem - surrounded by cross-country trails, this cosy chalet is the perfect base for cross-country skiers.

Klosters at nightPhoto: Destination Davos Klosters

2. Experience the world of winter sports by night

When the sun has set, the fun continues in Klosters with a range of floodlit areas allowing guests to enjoy a variety of winter activities at night. Every Tuesday and Friday, guests staying in Klosters can enjoy night skiing on Klosters Selfranga up until 21:30, as well as a night-time cross-country trail every Tuesday and Thursday until 21:30.

Lovers of ice skating can also visit Kloster’s ice rink every Friday night or enjoy Davos World of Ice. The neighbouring resort of Davos also offers night-time tobogganing for an adrenaline-filled activity.

STAY: Chesa Falcun - this beautiful six-bedroom chalet has all the mod cons including a covered outdoor tub.

Horse & Carriage ride in KlostersPhoto: DDO/Marcel Giger

3. Admire the scenery from a horse-drawn carriage

A trip to Klosters would not be complete without experiencing a horse-drawn carriage ride through the snow. Surrounded by the stunning mountain scenery of this picturesque winter resort, this activity has routes ranging from one-hour to four-hour trips, with the possibility of stopping at local restaurants on the way.

For a nighttime adventure, guests visiting Klosters can also enjoy a moonlight carriage ride into the Sertif and Dischma valleys.

STAY: Chalet Bear - a traditional chalet sensitively modernised, sleeping eight guests across four luxurious bedrooms.

Ice cascades in Sertig ValleyPhoto: DDO/Stefan Schlumpf

4. Explore the ice cascades of the Sertig Valley

For a hair-raising experience, what is more exhilarating than climbing a frozen waterfall? Complete with crampons and an ice pick, you will make your way up the cascades of a frozen waterfall in the Sertig Valley. With the help of a professional guide, this fun activity will see you climb various routes up to four pitches with 150-180m of climbing. Suitable for both beginner and experienced climbers, the difficulties range from the easy level of WI3 to the challenging and demanding level of WI5.

STAY: Haus Alpina - a spacious family apartment in a quiet area of Klosters with a double-height drawing room and six luxurious bedrooms.

Mountain biking in winter in KlostersPhoto: DDO/2Radwanderer

5. Discover the mountain by bike

A thrilling winter experience, these modified mountain bikes have tires up to 12 centimetres allowing them to tackle deep snow terrain. Originally invented in Alaska, FatBikes are available on the Pischa and you can ride in up to 30 centimetres of snow! With four incredible fat bike descents on the Pischa, you will be surrounded by outstanding views over the Flüela Valley as you make your way down the mountain. For those wishing to try this new on-trend sport, the Davos bike academy offers a two-hour introductory tour as part of the Davos Klosters Inside guest programme.

STAY: Chalet Chimera - a traditional chalet within walking distance of the ski lifts and centre of Klosters.