Laax is situated in the Graubünden region of Switzerland, in between Flims and Falera. High on a sunny plateau above the Rhine gorge, Laax offers an awesome ski area for all abilities, particularly intermediates searching for long cruisey runs.
Laax makes it easy for families to enjoy exciting yet relaxing holidays. Whilst children have fun learning to ski in this snowy wonderland, the freestyle generation can discover the snow parks.
Laax offers all the benefits of a town, like a post office, a supermarket, a bakery and even a few shops; there's always something to do and it's the ideal holiday location for the whole family. The village centre buzzes with a modern vibe bringing together skiers and boarders who are attracted by the exceptional mountain facilities and venues available.
Being just a five minute drive from nearby Flims, Laax enjoys all the benefits of this bigger town, but without any of the crowds.
With 235km of slopes and 70% of runs between 2,000m and 3,000m, Laax is part of the largest ski area in Switzerland. Popular with passionate snowboarders and freestyle skiers, Laax is one of the most up to the minute places to ski, with four snow parks - with jumps, boxes, adrenaline-fuelled runs and the largest half pipe in Europe, you'll certainly feel the need for speed! There's also plenty of calmer more relaxed runs for beginners, intermediaries and those who like to take things at a more steady pace.
For the perfect all-round piste we recommend the run from 'La Siala' to 'Flims' as it offers an exciting descent and simply stunning views!
For your first ever-family ski holiday the slopes of Laax are ideal. With flexible and easy access to the nursery and beginner slopes yourselves and children can become pros in no time at all. Jo Fernandez gives us an overview of her experience when travelling with pb for her first ever ski holiday.
Being in close proximity to a few villages, Laax is not lacking when it comes to relaxing and dining in a cosy, Swiss mountain restaurant or chic bar. The resort guarantees culinary diversity, guests are looked after in a total of 17 mountain restaurants and the culinary voyage of discovery continues in the valley.
The Flims-Laax-Falera region offers a selection of different restaurants and bars to choose from, offering various styles of cooking - from local cuisine to gourmet clubs, guaranteed to please all the family. Laax enjoys a great selection of bars and restaurants, either surrounding the rocksresort complex or in Laax village and on the mountain. Options range from gourmet to canteen, including modern fusion at Nooba, meat and traditional specialities at Gradis, and international treats at Mulania.
The rocksresort also offers several bars, a patisserie and a local supermarket. Or maybe you'll like the modern and a-la-carte setting of the signinahotel's own restaurant.
Exhaustion is a thing of the past in Laax, as there are many choices on where and how to relax, including your hotel's own spas and treatment programmes. Enjoy the soothing and traditional aromatherapy massages, water park and saunas offered at the signinahotel and open to those staying in the rocksresort.
There's also the world famous Therme Vals about a half-hour away from the resort by car which offers a stunning outdoor pool, a flower chamber, a fire room, a sauna and a steam room, please ask us for more details.
Laax is a vibrant skier's paradise and offers the indoor FreeStyle Ski Academy, the only one of its kind in Europe, as well as the Rider's Palace which hosts regular parties, events and ski competitions supported by named DJ's, Ministry of Sound nights and cinema screenings. All of this is within easy walking distance of the hotels, yet far enough away so as not to be affected when the resort is busy.
Laax is connected to the neighbouring villages of Falera and Flims by ski lifts and free shuttle busses during the winter. It lies in beautiful landscapes of forests, gorges and peaks, offering some excellent winter walking, hiking and snowshoeing. Close by is the picturesque Caumasee Lake, a beautifully protected spot and ideal for a horse drawn carriage ride in winter.
Located just 1 hour and 40 minutes away from Zurich Airport after a 1.5 hour flight from London.
Current conditions in Laax.
This fantastic ski resort is located just 1 hour 40 minutes from Zurich, perfect for a family getaway or a weekend jaunt to the slopes.
|Altitude of Village||1100m|
|Altitude of Ski Area||1100m - 3018m|
|Number of Lifts||27|
|Total Pistes||235km (Flims and Laax)|
|Cross Country Skiing||60km|