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Klosters is a lovely ski town famous for being a place famous people like to visit (Prince Charles to name one). It’s not too big, not too noisy, with a wide variety and range of hotels and other lodging options. We’d happily come back here and absolutely would stay here over Davos. In the winter there are miles of hiking trails and cross-country ski trails, and in the summer it’s a hiking and biking paradise.

Food and Lodging:

  • We stayed at **Hotel Sport our first night. It’s fine, and if it wasn’t quite so kid friendly we would have stayed longer. Huge place in walking distance to town, with parking, rooms recently redone, bowling alley, indoor swimming pool, you name it. Food was okay, spa not much to talk about.
  • ***Hotel Alpina was a much better choice. Big, renovated but still charming rooms, good food, extremely friendly staff, decent spa. It’s literally across the street from the train station (and the lift!), but we liked being so central to everything, and the rooms are very quiet. 
  • ***Chesa Grischuna: We loved this place. Historic and charming, nice owners, lots of carved wood. Affordable. Restaurant is high end and quite pricy. There’s a small bowling alley and a classic bar.
  • ***Berghaus Alpenrösli was recommended by a friend and looks worth a stay, if you’re comfortable being a bit out of town (about 30 minutes away on foot). It’s way up on the hill, epic views. Food is great.

Activities:

  • ***Madrisa, the ski resort to the north of town, was a lot of fun. It’s small (we had been on every run by noon), but it wasn’t crowded, has long and lovely swooping runs, good grooming, and a lot of just off-piste terrain. Hiking is great too.
  • The main ***Davos/Klosters ski area is pretty amazing, but it’s very crowded, very snow-board centric, and can take close to an hour to get from the valley floor up to the ski area.


Davos

Not amazing. Famous for the conference, of course, but it’s big and appears to have had a major construction wave in the 1970s – ugly apartment building after ugly apartment building. Shopping was good, food probably is good. The lake North of town looked appealing for a walk. Stay in Klosters instead and take the easy, very scenic train that runs every half hour to Davos.