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Skiing & Other Outdoor Fun

Some of the finest downhill skiing in the world is here, with slopes for beginners as well as for the most advanced skiers. A kindergarten will look after the very young while you hit the slopes. The most populous part of Klosters, centered around the railway station, is called Klosters-Platz (Klosters Square). A smaller, less populated neighborhood -- site of the resort's excellent ski school -- lies about a mile to the north and at a slightly lower altitude. Set near the departure point for the Madrisa cable cars, it's known as Klosters-Dorf (Klosters Village).

The region contains two principal areas for skiing or hiking, the more popular of which is the Gotschna-Parsenn. To reach it, board the Gotschnagrat cableway in Klosters-Platz; the cable car carries more than 50 skiers up to the 2,263m (7,423-ft.) Gotschnagrat elevation. In the peak season, especially around February, expect lines. A series of cableways, a chairlift, and 18 ski lifts hook up with the Davos-Parsenn skiing areas, where your highest point will be Weissflühgipfel (2,778m/9,112 ft.). The world-renowned Parsenn area has some of the longest runs in Europe. It offers more than 14 cable ways and ski lifts, plus more than 137km (85 miles) of well-kept runs.

The other major area, Madrisa, dates from the 1960s. To reach it, you go to Dorf via a bus, which leaves from Klosters-Platz every 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the season. From Dorf, the Klosters-Albeina gondola, a conveyance that's suitable for between one and four occupants at a time, will take you to a height of 1,897m (6,222 ft.). Then, by drag lift, known as the Schaffüggli, you rise to 2,355m (7,724 ft.).

Nontransferable R.E.G.A. (season) tickets are priced according to the number of days you plan to ski.

Horse sleighing, curling, and skating are popular sports for those who don't ski. Ask at the tourist office about the various venues for these activities.

In summer, Klosters is in the center of fine hiking grounds. The Madrisa and Gotschna-Parsenn cable cars will carry you to starting points on both sides of the valley for hikes on well-marked trails through woods and alpine meadows. In Klosters, you can also enjoy tennis, squash, mountain biking, and swimming in a heated pool.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.