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Madrisa Bucket List
Twelve things you won’t want to miss on Madrisa in Davos Klosters. And if you're not staying long enough to get through all twelve – come back another time!

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Madrisa: the family-friendly mountain resort in Klosters

With barrier-free lifts and mountain restaurants, an adventure park for families and a range of fantastic sports activities such as ski tours, hikes and trail runs, Madrisa – the local mountain in Klosters – is a popular destination all year round.

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.

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die Sie auf Madrisa erleben sollten


Sledge down to Saas

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.


Take a winter hike on Madrisa

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.


Complete a lap around Madrisa on a ski tour

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.

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Stop for a drink at Kanonenbar

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.


Attention paragliders: take off here!

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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Pay a visit to Madrisa Land

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.


Dash down the valley on a monster scooter

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.

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Follow in the smugglers’ footsteps

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.

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Spend your summer nights in a treehouse

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.

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Go on the hunt with your bow and arrow

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.


Discover Madrisa’s Kneipp facility in summer

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.


Complete the Madrisa Trail

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!

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Klosters-Madrisa Bergbahnen AG

Madrisastrasse 7
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Intersport Madrisa

Madrisastrasse 7
7252 Klosters

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Pizzeria Madrisa-Mia

Madrisastrasse 5
7252 Klosters Dorf

Swiss Snow Kids Village - Madrisa



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