Laax/Flims, Switzerland

*  One of Switzerland's largest ski areas...

*  Short airport transfers (by Swiss standards)...

*  Switzerland's premier freestyling scene with excellent terrain park..

Still relatively unknown in the UK, Laax (as the resort is branded in winter) is one of Switzerland’s premier ski areas with a vast array of slopes for all levels. Less than two hours from Zurich airport it is also one of the easiest to get to and is perfect for both short and longer stays.

Laax/Flims at a glance...

 Resort height:

1100m

 Slopes:

1110-3020m

 

 Pistes:

220km

 

 Snow rating:

☆☆

 

 Suitability

Skiing

 Beginners

☆☆

Blue runs

29%

 Intermediate

☆☆☆☆

Red runs  

32%

 Advanced

Black runs

39%

 

 Resort

Transfer time

 Charm

☆☆

Zurich

2hr

 Convenience

☆☆☆

 

 

 Après-ski

☆☆☆

 

 

 Family

☆☆

 

 

 Non-skiers

☆☆☆

 

 

 

Snow reliability

General snow cover

3.5/5

Snow quality – upper

4/5

Snow quality – lower

3/5

Resort level snow

3/5

Powder potential

3.5/5

The skiing

With 220km of pistes, Laax is one of Switzerland’s biggest ski areas, with a vast array of slopes and a top to bottom vertical of nearly 2000m. Its slopes suit intermediates best, but there is also more challenging terrain including lots of itineraries and off-piste.

 

Beginners have a choice of nursery slopes at resort level and up at Crap Sogn Gion, with good easy runs to progress to.

 

Laax is one of Europe’s premier resorts for freestylers with four terrain parks that cater for all standards.

The resort

Although it comprises two separate villages, the resort is branded Laax in the winter and Flims in the summer.

 

Laax itself is a resort of parts, with a pleasantly rustic old village (Laax Dorf) rubbing shoulders with more modern developments. Just down the road, Flims is mostly of traditional appearance with lots of leafy suburbs that house many of the resort’s smarter hotels.

 

Laax is a reasonable choice for non-skiers with over 100km of cleared winter footpaths and a huge sports/pool complex on the edge of town. There are also plenty of après-ski options for those who want them, especially in Laax.

Our hotels in Laax/Flims

Hotel Adula **** s 

 

* Fabulous family-run luxury hotel

* Great pool and spa

* Excellent, varied gourmet dining

 

Guide price: £1595pp*   Read more

Location

Laax and Flims are located in the canton of Graubünden in the eastern Swiss Alps.

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* Guide price is based on a departure in low season and includes flights, private transfers and 7 nights accommodation on a half board basis.