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Flims

Switzerland

Flims is an undiscovered gem of a resort, with a great choice of flattering runs and a reputation for being one of the most snow sure places in the Alps. It’s not hard to see why this well kept secret continues to be a client favourite.

The Town

A regular Powder Byrne favourite, Flims is the perfect place for skiing in Switzerland. It has a low-key family atmosphere, long, varied runs and a sunny disposition. Thanks to the Vorab Glacier, 70% of the winter sport action is between 2,000 and 3,000 metres above sea level, making it one of the most snow-sure places in the Alps. Nick Trend, writer for the Telegraph, said: 'Flims is like one of those rare Alpine resorts - like nearby Klosters - that still feels like a local village.' With stunning scenery and an active neighbourhood, Flims is the overall perfect place for a family holiday.

the skiing

Flims is linked with nearby Laax and is part of the largest linked ski area in Switzerland with 235km of skiing available. With spacious runs, empty slopes and glorious sunshine, you'll never want to go home. The scenery in Flims is stunning and all abilities are catered for, with a quick ski fix, ensuring maximum time on the slopes. One of the longest pistes in the Alps runs from the Vorab Glacier and makes its way to Flims along some reds and blues. So, if you're looking for a tranquil but adrenaline fuelled and scenic run, this is one for you. And for the more experienced, we would recommend the lovely long black run just of Vorab to Alp Ruschein. Our clients rave about the run from La Siala to Flims via Grauberg as it is 12km long and it has everything in it including steep, flat or off-piste routes, beautiful views and, additionally, goes past the famous Stargels restaurant.

Our Hotels

We carefully select our hotels visiting each property and researching it in great detail before ever sending a client. Our hotels are hand-picked for their unparalleled accommodation, cuisine and facilities as well as first-class service.

Casa Flumina

Casa Flumina

Powder Byrne have designed a unique chalet, situated in a quiet yet convenient position in Flims Waldhaus. Casa Flumina comprises five apartments that have been finished to the highest standard.

Casa Fortuna

Casa Fortuna

One of Powder Byrne's two luxury chalets in Flims, Casa Fortuna comprises five apartments that have been designed, finished and furnished to the highest level of style and luxury.

Hotel Adula

Hotel Adula

This charming family-run hotel has welcomed our guests for over 22 years. The high standard of facilities coupled with a homely atmosphere and great location allow for unforgettable memories.

Hotel Schweizerhof

Hotel Schweizerhof

The Schweizerhof combines impeccable service with a relaxed, personal atmosphere so that guests instantly feel at ease. The enviable location in the centre of Flims makes it idyllic for an alpine retreat.

Waldhaus Flims

Waldhaus Flims

At the end of a sweeping tree lined drive sits the historic Waldhaus Flims Mountain Resort & Spa; a grand collection of buildings set on an expansive private estate.

Sunstar Alpine Hotel

Sunstar Alpine Hotel

Situated in a peaceful and idyllic location on the edge of the forest, the Sunstar was built in an Art Nouveau style over 100 years ago with views of beautiful lakes and mountain backdrops.

Gastronomy

Below you'll find our top picks for gastronomy in the area, including places to eat on the mountain, local restaurants you need to try and our hotel highlights.

Restaurant Nova
Restaurant Nova

Restaurant Nova

Nova will transport you to a unique atmosphere of gold and crystal in harmony with over 400 year old walls. Presented with the 14 Gault Millau points chef and host its innovative, surprising and above all outstandingly delicious creations.

Das Elephant, Laax

Das Elephant, Laax

Das Elephant gives you an extensive view of the stunning mountains while serving delicious dishes on the terrace. Their creative culinary offering makes this the ultimate mountain restaurant experience.

Das Elephant, Laax
La Vacca, Flims
La Vacca, Flims

La Vacca, Flims

The tepee tent and open fire makes La Vacca a trendy steakhouse like no other. Serving sublime meat specialities, exquisite wines and impeccable service allows for La Vacca to be a firm favourite in Flims.

Cavigilli, Flims Dorf

Cavigilli, Flims Dorf

Located in a rustic building and serving unique seasonal specialities along with carefully chosen gourmet dishes makes Cavigilli a popular choice of restaurant in Flims. Being host to two small dining rooms allows for a relaxed and tranquil ambiance.

Cavigilli, Flims Dorf
Hotel Chesa, Flims
Hotel Chesa, Flims

Hotel Chesa, Flims

Providing a cosy atmosphere in their old wine cellar, Hotel Chesa gives you an altogether different dining experience. With specialities of Cheese Fondue, Raclette and Fondue Chinoise it really is for ultimate foodies.

Active Rest

If skiing is not your thing, then that's not a problem, because there are plenty of different activities for you and your family to enjoy in Flims. Indoor activities include the Flims Sports Centre and indoor pool. There are also plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, like hiking, snowshoeing, curling, ice skating or sledging. If you're looking to relax after a long and tiring day of skiing, then look no further than your hotel. The spa facility in Hotel Adula welcomes you for everything from massage and aromatherapy to beauty treatments and makeup application. Alternatively, the extensive and exclusive list of treatments at the Waldhaus includes staples like fitness facilities and massage, combined with beauty treatments for both the face and body using luxurious Ligne St. Barth products.

Children's Ski Programmes

We run the children's programmes below in Flims during selected weeks over the winter season. Click here to see all of the children's programmes Powder Byrne offers.

PB Crèche
PB Crèche
4 months-3 years
Yeti Primer
Yeti Primer
3 years
Yeti
Yeti
4-9 years
SnoZone
SnoZone
10-14 years
PB Slopestyle Academy
PB Slopestyle Academy
14 years+
PB Ski Academy
PB Ski Academy
14 years+

RESORT FACTS

Approx. flight times
Approx. flight times
LHR-ZRH: 1 hr 30 min, LHR-FDH: 1 hr 35 min
Time difference
Time difference
GMT +1
Transfer times
Transfer times
From ZRH: 1 hr 40 min, From FDH: 1 hr 40 min
When to travel
When to travel
Between December and April
Average snowfall
Average snowfall
100cm Average Depth
Average temperature
Average temperature
5°C in Winter

Dispatches

Find out the latest goings on in Flims including news from resort, insights from our teams and partners. Click here to read our latest features.

Yeti?
This month we love
thank you to all our clients
What is a Yeti? A pretty simple question but for someone who hasn’t travelled with us before we sure know this would be a tough one to
PB end of season party All PB staff uniform and ski kit is now packed away, ready and waiting for the next winter season. This
We’d like to thank you, our clients,  for another successful winter season.  There have been some amazing conditions throughout our resorts and with the feedback trickling in

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