There are few ski resorts that are as perfectly adapted for families with small children and people with disabilities as Madrisa. And no wonder: in the kids’ snow parks, Madrisa Land and Madrisa Park Klosters, there’s a special practice area. Four are three magic carpets to carry the little skiers up to the top. And with a snowbike (available to hire from Intersport at the mountain station), you can ride down the slope sitting down, with your skis strapped on – perfect if you’re new to skiing. While the kids practice their first turns at the three practice lifts, parents can explore the ski resort, which boasts 23 kilometres of slopes. If there’s enough snow, the highlights of this resort include the 7.7-kilometre sledge run down to Saas, the winter hiking trails to Mässplatte and to Zügenhüttli, as well as the new snowshoe trail Mässplatte are among the highlights.
Having a physical disability doesn’t mean you have to miss out on winter sports. At least, not on Madrisa. The cable car and the mountain restaurant are wheelchair-accessible. The six-person Schaffürggli chairlift is also suitable for skiers with monoskis. And best of all: the safety bar lifts and lowers automatically. The seat height also adjusts automatically – ensuring a comfortable ride for all skiers. News of this accessible resort has got around: every winter, veterans with war injuries come from the UK to visit.
Speaking of which: Madrisa Land is the first adventure park in the Swiss Alps that makes playing possible for physically and visually impaired children. The Kinderland scores with marble run, bouncy castle, slides, water games and swings. Everything there for children to let off steam. Tip: During the summer season, the life-size mascot, Hen Hanna, can be seen on some Sundays. And families who want to stay longer can also stay overnight in the local tree huts or in the new star suite.
Alongside its family-friendly facilities, Madrisa is also a popular sports destination all year round. Ski tourers and free riders love the Madrisa round trip to Austria and back. This route is also popular in summer as a hiking trail on former smuggler paths. Trail runners will pass spectacular ridges – and paragliders can take off from the launch point near the Schaffürggli chair lift. All that not enough for you? A 3D archery course and monster scooters make for some fantastic summer action.
Whether you’re with your own children or supervising others: a visit to Madrisa Land is guaranteed to make their faces light up. And no wonder: in this kids’ adventure park, located around 1,900 metres above sea level, they can really let off steam bouncing, sliding, swinging and splashing around.
With oversized, studded tyres and a disk brake, this fun-mobile is ready to go. In summer, a monster scooter ride from the Madrisa mountain station to Klosters is guaranteed to give you an adrenaline kick.
This two-day mountain hike around Madrisa will take you on an exciting journey of discovery both on this side and beyond the Swiss-Austrian border. The round trip is designed for approx. six hours of walking per day. It is suitable for children aged around 12 and over with experience on Alpine terrain.
Live your childhood dream: Madrisa Land is home to the first treehouses in Switzerland that are also accessible for people with physical disabilities. In summer, there are two treehouses with six beds and one treehouse with four beds, all connected by bridges.
Are you a good shot? Like to get out and about in nature? In summer, Madrisa offers a 3D course for archers – and anyone who wants to become one. Collect as many hit points as you can on the three-dimensional target figures. You can hire all the equipment you need from the Madrisabahn lift.
You’ll find the Kneipp facility above the ‘Madrisa Alp’ mountain restaurant by Lake Öpfel. This facility consists of various posts around the lake, made from natural materials such as stone, pebbles, wood, mud, pine cones and water.
It involves running along a mountain ridge, but it’s not too extreme from a technical perspective: at around 54 kilometres and almost 4,000 metres in altitude, the longer route of the Madrisa Trail running event is one of the more challenging short ultra trails out there. Happy running!
If there’s enough snow in winter, you can whiz down the 7.7-kilometre sledge run to Saas. You can take a bus back up from Dorfplatz Saas. You can hire a sledge from Intersport Madrisa at the mountain station and return it to the Madrisa valley station afterwards.
You don’t need skis to enjoy the snow on Madrisa. How about a winter hike? Starting from the mountain station, there are two routes to choose from: either from the mountain station to Mässplatte or to Zügenhüttli. Sturdy footwear is required for these winter hiking trails.
The circuit around Madrisa has been a classic ski touring route for decades. The cross-border day tour is technically simple and will take you from Klosters to Austria and back again. The downhill slopes are well worth all the exertion of the uphill ascent.
The rustic wooden huts at Kanonenbar are located at the end of the Madrisa slope or above the Madrisabahn car park. The bar is open all year round. Recommended drinks: the ‘Kanonen Kaffi’, home-made mulled wine, a warm shot called a ‘hot widow’ or just a hot cup of Ovomaltine.
In the heart of Madrisa, you’ll find a paragliding launch point high above Klosters. The launch site is about 200 metres away from the Schaffürggli chairlift, located 2,380 metres above sea level. The best wind direction is W-S. The difficulty level is easy.
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