The ski season is now beginning and many Londoners are desperate to get out on the snow-covered slopes again, after restrictions interrupted the trip last year.
The royal family also loves their skiing and is often depicted in the mountains while enjoying winter sports.
Prince William is brought up with regular ski holidays, and a family favorite place is just under a two-hour flight away.
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Klosters is a charming village offering easy access to some of the finest ski slopes Switzerland has to offer.
A completely picturesque place, it has long been a preference for the royal family. The resort even has a cable car named after the Prince of Wales.
Princes William and Harry were taken to Klosters throughout their childhood and learned to ski in the village. They were often joined by their cousins Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
The heir to the throne loves it so much that he has even taken Kate there sometimes. The couple was spotted at the Swiss ski resort in March 2008, two and a half years before their engagement.
Klosters is also the right place for the ski accident, portrayed in the episode ‘Avalanche’ in season four of Netflix ‘The Crown, where Prince Charles survived.
A favorite place for the royals to live in is the majestic Chalet Eugenia – which looks more like a mini-winter palace than a hut. First built by Baroness Thyssen-Bornemisza after World War II, it is absolutely huge with a living area of 1400 square meters and private land of 2300 square meters.
With three kitchens, a spa, a fitness center and an indoor heated pool, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the glorious Gotschna Mountains and beyond. It can accommodate 17-21 people at an eye-opening price from £ 24,610 for seven nights, half board.
It’s not only the royals who love Klosters, it’s a pretty star-studded ski resort. In fact, it started to become so popular back in the 1950s that it was dubbed ‘Hollywood on the rocks’ with visitors like Gene Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.
In recent years, the village has been visited by people like Johnny Depp, Julia Roberts and Bono.
It is also a family favorite for us ordinary people. And while it may be a regular hangout for both celebs and royalty, it is actually a very quiet, traditional and peaceful place that offers exceptional skiing opportunities.
Klosters is perfectly located for direct access to the largest of the six ski areas in the valley, which Klosters shares with its neighbor Davos, via a two-stage cable car to Gotschnagrat. The Klosters Parsenn ski area is a magnificent 307 of perfect slopes.
You can enjoy a wide range of skiing with plenty of off-piste seats for experts. Intermediates have a great selection of cruises, and there are also some nursery hills for those starting out – just like Princes William and Harry used to.
Off the slopes you can find a wide range of magical winter attractions, including an ice rink, a sports center and lots of lovely shops.
If you fancy a little party, there is a little disco at Casa Antica. For some late night dancing, it’s pretty much the only nightclub in town and was known to host Angelica Huston in the ’70s.
You also do not want to be intimidated by smart hotels – Klosters has banned five-star ‘luxury hotels’, giving a little more affordable places to stay.
Not surprisingly, there are a number of fantastic restaurants in the area.
Visit the restaurant at the Berghaus Alpenrösli hotel, which offers magnificent mountain views.
They have been given 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor and serve warming Swiss dishes with local ingredients in their cozy eateries.
Reviews say it’s a ‘treasure’ with ‘excellent food’ and an ‘absolutely stunning’ view.
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How to get there
Flights from both Gatwick and Heathrow to the nearest airport, Zurich, take just one hour and 45 minutes.
There are also regular flights from Luton and London City airports, so it’s worth checking out which route is best for you.
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