Ski School Davos Klosters

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The best place to ski

Spend a skiing holiday in Davos & Klosters

Ride and Smile: more than a ski school

Switzerland: The best place to ski

Breathtaking landscapes, suitable slopes for beginners, almost vertical adrenaline-filled slopes, cozy and inviting resorts for the whole family and the best off-piste skiing location in Europe. You can find all these attractions and so much more on the beautiful mountains of Switzerland!

There is no denying Switzerland is synonymous with trustworthy and high-quality skiing, with wide, well-structured and well signposted ski slopes and also ski instructors who are tested annually and certified by the renowned Swiss Snow Sports organization. You can even schedule a private ski lesson with them!
Hospitality is the byword in all venues and resorts, offering the highest level of public transport with punctual services and easy access. Besides taking the train, you can even ski from one place to the other!
Ski destinations in Switzerland have, throughout history, been built near mountain villages. Picturesque landscapes have been preserved with their traditional alpine charm, creating a unique and special place that makes this country the number one ski vacation choice for many travelers.

Reasons to spend a ski holiday in Davos and Klosters

Located in the canton of Graubünden (Grisons), Davos and Klosters is worldly known as Switzerland’s top ski touring location. The region offers plenty of skiing options for its visitors, from beginners to those who seek adrenaline, including family-friendly ski lessons, ski lessons for beginners, backcountry skiing and big chances of getting first track.


When in Davos and Klosters, your resort is close by – and that is one of the most important things when picking a destination. From Zurich Airport, it is only 1h40 by car or 2h15 by train. Easy and fast access makes all the difference!

Get ready to enjoy two cities on the same trip! The connection between Davos and Klosters allows you to experience twice as many ski trails, out of bounds skiing and fun activities. In total, there are 269 km of ski slopes, 80 different slopes and 7 unique mountains that satisfy all preferences for skiing and snow sports.

The Davos (or Klosters) ski resort reaches 3,000 meters in altitude, which makes the chances of snowing here higher than most resorts. It is easier to plan your holiday when you know there are more probabilities of snow during the winter season!


  • tripadvisor stars 5 on Ride and Smile  Ride and Smile gave us a perfect day of tour-skiing in de surroundings of Klosters/Davos. A true paradise for skiing backcountry. We had a very careful and friendly guide who... read more

    Daan L

    tripadvisor stars 5 on Ride and Smile  2 superb mornings of mountain biking spent with Manuel and my 2 sons (12,14). Took us on new trails from Wolfgang and Sertig down to Klosters. Gauged our ability level... read more


    tripadvisor stars 5 on Ride and Smile  Best hike in the Davos/Klosters/Prätigau Region! Uncrowded tracks through a very complete hike with waterfalls, rivers, lookouts, bridges, farms, flowers, historical sites, beautiful rock formations and many other surprises. Ride... read more

  • tripadvisor stars 5 on Ride and Smile  Had a great day off piste with the guide from Ride and Smile. As I had been so fortunate to go off piste with a guide from Ride and Smile... read more

    Hans Erling O

    tripadvisor stars 5 on Ride and Smile  My husband and I visited Klosters as total beginners and only had one day to ski. We wanted to make the most of the little time we had and after... read more


    tripadvisor stars 5 on Ride and Smile  We spent some greats days skiing off piste with Manuel. Very safe and very amusing, Manuel always looking for good conditions to Safety enjoy the mountains. An amazing experience!!!

  • tripadvisor stars 5 on Ride and Smile  Two great days with a great mountain guide from Ride and Smile. He found some very god lines with powder snow. Two long full days


    tripadvisor stars 5 on Ride and Smile  My sister and I went on a tour with Lukas yesterday, which was incredible! This was our first time tour skiing and we got a great introduction to all the... read more


    tripadvisor stars 5 on Ride and Smile  I had the dream freeride day with Manuel.
    He took me to Davos secret spots with perfect powder snow.

  • tripadvisor stars 5 on Ride and Smile  Manuel was with us for 2 days of skiing in Davos. He thought of everything for my two kids, 11 and 14, who were complete beginners. He even thought about... read more


    tripadvisor stars 5 on Ride and Smile  I have been skiing for several years and I have a reasonable good level. I can ski on and off-piste without major problems. Yet, I was glad I took lessons... read more


    tripadvisor stars 5 on Ride and Smile  I really can't say enough about Manuel Vögel and his company Ride and Smile. My wife and three children went our first Euro ski trip to Klosters/Davos and Celerina/Schlarigna. Manuel... read more

  • tripadvisor stars 5 on Ride and Smile  But what a great day !!! Absolutely delicious. Addictive trails, dizzying descents and wonderful views in the Davos and Klosters region. And it was not even necessary to think or... read more


    tripadvisor stars 5 on Ride and Smile  We spent two amazing days with Ride and Smile guide in Davos this winter. Our guide immediately understood what we wanted, and a think he wanted the same:).
    He found... read more


Ride and Smile: more than a ski school in Davos klosters

We are ready to offer you a memorable winter experience.
To guarantee the perfect experience, our services also extended outside of the tracks.

Our philosophy on the slopes is “Ride and Smile is the best way to learn”, matching the technique you need to the adventure you crave, so you can improve your skiing at a pace which suits you.

We believe experiences shape our own stories. Our love of nature and our commitment to providing a genuine landscape experience are the goals which motivate us.Our three guiding principles are: fun, flexibility and technique.


Enjoy a ski day with your beloved family! By joining one of our lessons, you can book a teacher for the whole family without any extra charge. We understand that families sometimes would rather not ski together 100% of the time because there might be differences in ski levels, so the family ski teacher will give you total flexibility on how your day will be at the slopes while also providing insider tips such as the best spot to have a break, the perfect place for lunch or for meeting up during the day.



Ride and Smile works with private classes because we believe it is the best way to learn how to ski. Whether it is with your family, a group of friends or even just by yourself, one-on-one classes with the instructor are an opportunity to work on specific techniques and allow people to ski without worries, just having fun! You will also have the ski instructor’s full attention and be able to get safety tips specifically for your skills and preferences.

    To guarantee success in any sport, it is very important to pay extra attention at the beginning. The first contact with skiing has to be pleasurable and provided with the proper techniques to raise your level of confidence and knowledge necessary for rapid improvement!

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    Kids learn differently than grownups. With Ride and Smile for kids, children have so much fun learning how to ski that they do not even realize they are taking a class. All classes are taught in a natural and playful way.

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Ski touring in Davos or Klosters is the most beautiful way to enjoy the mountains far away from the busy slopes. Despite the peaceful scenery, there is a lot of work that is put into ski touring and we will provide all the preparation needed: planning the right route, checking avalanche safety and, of course, finding good snow to ski down.

      Since ski touring is a more complex skiing activity, it is crucial all beginners have lessons about how to ski safetly and securly in the mountains. With the help of a ski touring guide for beginners, you will have all the information you need about techniques, safety equipment and how to choose the right level for the tour by taking the cable cars to reach the most special skiing spots


      Ski touring on mountains with your friends, family and/or coworkers is always a nice thing to do, but it involves a lot of important details like the different levels of skiing experience of all participants, Ride and Smile will make sure you practice ski touring safely, planning the tour for your personal needs.



Snowshoe Walking is a great option for non-skiers or for those who want to relax after a day of skiing practice. Ride and Smile offers the most beautiful landscapes, with different tracks that match travelers’ needs. It can be a nice ride with friends or even a romantic night trail at the full moon followed by a lovely dinner in town



Ride and Smile
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Michael Keroulle
Michael Keroulle
18:27 03 Feb 21
Connected with Ride and Smile for a ski tour in Davos with my son who was practicing for the first time, and Manuel was... our guide. And He gave us a great service : fun, very well organised to chose the right tour given the weather and snow, top focus on safety and very much customer oriented, doing all he could so we has a good time, which we did. Highly recommended and will definitely use their services again.read more
Leah D.
Leah D.
09:07 31 Jan 21
Skiing made easy! Manuel is a great expert teaching you the basics and further technique in skiing in a very short time... and with some humour 🙂 I can very much recommend his lessons.read more
Gavin Macgregor
Gavin Macgregor
12:47 21 Jan 21
If I could, I would give Ride and Smile 6 stars! 🤩😜. From first enquiry about booking a guide, through discussing the... options and plan, and then on the day itself, everything was highly professional with great communication. I had a day off-piste skiing and was perfectly matched with one other person. We skied fresh lines all day and had great fun but safety always came first. Not only was it amazing skiing but also excellent people to be with. I learned lots and came home with great memories and tired legs! The perfect day. I will be back! 😉😁read more
Paulo Ruegg
Paulo Ruegg
19:21 12 Jul 20
I had a fantastic experience being guided by Patrick through a great Summer hike in Davos to the magnificent... Jöriseen.Thank you Ride & Smile for the great experience in Davos.read more
Hannah White
Hannah White
13:52 18 Feb 20
What a fantastic ski lesson in Klosters with Ride and Smile!My husband and I visited Klosters as total beginners and... only had one day to ski. We wanted to make the most of the little time we had and after a lot of research for a good ski lesson in Klosters, were very pleased when Ride and Smile could fit us in!Our instructor was absolutely fantastic and I cannot thank him enough for a great day. We achieved WAY more than I ever thought possible to achieve in just one day. We were worried that it would be a wasted trip if we didn’t even make it up any slopes but with Ride and Smile, we were up there within 2 hours! It really showed the importance of having a great instructor when we massively overtook other beginners who started before us.Not only did our instructor help with the skiing, it was also so useful having a friendly face with us all day with great recommendations for where to ski, where to eat and grab a drink and generally just help with the language barrier. We were collected from the lobby of our hotel and had no worries whatsoever about how to get to where we were going.We honestly got so much out of our day and would HIGHLY recommend Ride and Smile to anyone visiting Klosters. We know they do so much more than ski lessons too and we would love to try out some of their other activities in the summer!read more
Declan Gahan
Declan Gahan
14:05 17 Feb 20
Great ski lessons. I’m 13 years old and I ski a lot. I found these ski lessons very helpful with skiing fundamentals.... Philip gave me freedom and didn’t make me just follow like other ski lessons would.read more
Eduardo Rubio
Eduardo Rubio
20:58 02 Feb 20
Fantastic 3 days with Ride & Smile. They made the most of the conditions, getting us to the best spots for some great... riding and touring. Very nice, and safe. We would love to be back next year! /Eduardoread more
Piers Molenaar
Piers Molenaar
08:57 31 Dec 19
The name says it all, you really ride with a smile when riding with ride and smile. Ride and smile does a great job at... touring, they provide great off piste routes often having had no tracks. The best part is that as a teenager you get a sense of freedom that you don’t often get from other ski schools.read more
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