Klosters was known as a winter and summer holiday destination more than 100 years ago. It experienced a decisive impetus in its development as a stylish holiday classic for connoisseurs in the 1950s. At that time, many famous names from the American and British film, music and theatre scene discovered the ski resort, which resulted in the name "Hollywood on the Rocks". During this time, many British and American guests moved to Klosters, and made their second home here. They characterised the style and atmosphere of the holiday village for decades, and their children are still doing it to this day.
In the international people's press, Klosters is usually sought in vain. The location is certainly renowned worldwide as a classic holiday resort, but it is never one of those with the greatest media presences.. And this is despite of the fact that a number of Klosters guests certainly have the potential to fill newspapers and television programmes with their presence alone. In the past, only the royal family from Great Britain has arranged an official photo session during their stay in Klosters. The deal: Afterwards, Prince Charles, Lady Diana and their sons were to be left in peace.
What is almost forgotten: The American High Society from film, music, theatre and literature came and went from here as far back as the 1950s. So much so, that the village gained the title "Hollywood on the Rocks". Paul Newman, Gregory Peck, Yul Brynner, Lauren Bacall, Gene Kelly and Greta Garbo are just a few of the names that graced Klosters. At that time even more than nowadays, winter holiday destinations promised to act as hide-aways, far removed from urban civilisation. Entirely without Facebook, iPhone and Youtube. Instead with great style and class.
In December 2016, two new multi-functional event and sports halls opened as part of the Klosters sports centre. The event hall is designed for events with 350 to 2,000 people for culture events, meetings and seminars.
For events with even more people, the adjacent sports hall can be used. This sports hall is a double hall. Various sporting events can be held here, including tennis, basketball, volleyball and martial arts tournaments.
The event and sports halls are integrated into the existing sports centre and thereby enable spatial and technical synergies. Klosters is hoping for a tourism boost from the expansion of the sports centre by attracting larger events and indoor events to Klosters.
The district of Klosters-Serneus, with around 4,000 inhabitants, is spread over an area of 19,303 hectares. The highest elevation in the district is the Verstanclahorn at 3,298 above sea level. The lowest point, at 900 m above sea level, lies at the border with Saas.
|8 Divisions||Klosters Platz und Dorf, Selfranga, Aeuja, Monbiel, Serneus, Mezzaselva, Saas|
|Inhabitants||app. 4,431 (in 2016)|
|Altitude||1,200 m asl / 3,937 feet|
|Highest point||Verstanclahorn at 3,298 m asl / 10,817 feet|
|Lowest point||Border at the river Landquart at 830 m asl / 2,725 feet|
|Total area||22,000 ha|
|Temperatures||Winter: 0° day / -10° night; Summer: 20° day / 5° night|
|Climate||Klosters is in Climate Class 2 (1000-1500 metres above sea level.) This climate is especially beneficial for cardiac patients ->cortisone distribution at this high altitude.|
|Number of guest beds||Commercially rented out: 5’254 beds (1’292 beds in Hotels and Pensions, 662 beds in Group accommodations, 3‘300 beds in apartments) plus 7‘820 beds in holiday apartments for personal use. Total: 13‘074 beds.|
|Overnight stays||494'009 (total year 16/17)|