Laax and Flims Laax have got to be Switzerland’s best kept secrets. It is one of Switzerland’s most extensive ski areas situated on a terrace high above the Rhine Gorge and has easy access to the Vorab glacier making this one of the best snow sure resorts in the region. With a new and improved lift system, reducing queues to a minimum makes this a perfect resort for the skier wanting to get some amazing snow miles under his belt.
Beginners can find easy, gentle runs in the Nagen area of Laax, with a wealth of wonderful sunny slopes to gain confidence and friendly English instructors willing to help you at the local ski school. Families are well catered for too, with designated children’s areas, crèche and kindergarten facilities and many hotels offering kids clubs and baby sitting.
Flims Laax and Laax are definitely areas most suited to the intermediate skier, with many high mileage runs, steep, tree lined reds and impressive, tricky blues makes this an improver’s heaven. The variety of long runs will keep intermediates busy for days and the snow conditions make it perfect too.
The Glacier Vorab has some excellent twists and turns to challenge the more experienced intermediate and the 17 mountain restaurants make a perfect place to stop and enjoy the incredible views.
Advanced skiers have excellent access to many steep blacks and mogul fields, and a stamina challenging run from the summit of La Siala will challenge the most experienced of skier. The off piste opportunities in lax are second to none and we would recommend to take a tour guide to experience this type of snow at its best.
Snowboarders have 3 half pipes, two boarder parks and one mini boarder cross park and access to fabulous off piste too, what more do you need?? The lift system is well suited to a boarder too, with hardly any queues and wide open piste makes it a Mecca for freestylers.
Nightlife in Films Laax and Laax is definitely for the foodies, with plenty wonderful places to wine and dine and a handful of bars and pubs serving locals wines and beers. The resort is not very lively but more suits to couples and families.
Non ski activities include walking paths, sleigh rides, tobogganing, curling, ice skating, indoor tennis and squash. There is even a riding school and a casino. So to visit one of Switzerland’s best resorts, take a peek at Laax, its outstanding.
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