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.
Flims is linked with neighbouring resort Laax, offering 235km of skiing across the whole Flims-Laax-Falera ski area. The scenery in Flims is stunning and all abilities are catered for, with a vast range of slopes suitable for all levels from beginners to experts. 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 off Vorab to Alp Ruschein. Our clients rave about the run from La Siala to Flims via Grauberg as it is 12km long and offers a bit of everything – steep, gentle or off-piste routes, beautiful views and goes past the famous Ustria Stargels restaurant.
ACTIVITIES AND GASTRONOMY
We have hand-picked some of our favourite things to do and places to eat from our extensive experience in Flims. Our Client Concierge team will be happy to make reservations and give additional recommendations for you. You’ll find our top picks below.
The STENNA centre and Kindercity were new for the 2018/19 ski season and offer a wide variety of leisure, entertainment, gastronomy and shopping facilities. It is home to Kinder City, an innovative space for children featuring a dinosaur workshop, a robotics lab and even a children’s driving school! This amazing development will have a variety of interchanging exhibitions, both entertaining and educational for children.
The tepee tent and open fire make 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.
A short leisurely stroll from the old village Flims Waldhaus is the enchanting Lake Caumasee, completely secluded and surrounded by forest on three sides. Marvel over the striking turquoise waters which people start swimming in as early as April due to the higher temperature of the water from the underground springs.
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. Impressive indoor and outdoor pools, an earth sauna and if you’re feeling brave a natural plunge pool in the frozen bathing pond.
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. Exciting and unfamiliar food combinations are rounded off with an exceptional and dynamic wine list.
Ski Programmes for Children
CHILDREN'S SKI PROGRAMMES IN FLIMS
Our award-winning and fun-filled children’s ski programmes are in full swing in Flims throughout the winter season.
When it’s time for parents to head out onto the slopes there’s nowhere better to leave your little ones than in our pb crèches. You’ll be free to explore your resorts full potential safe in the knowledge that your babies and toddlers are happy and having buckets of fun.
Our unique Yeti Primer programme is the ultimate introduction to skiing for 3-4 year olds. We combine fun morning sessions on the nursery slopes with afternoons enjoying activities on the snow and in our pb crèche to create the perfect balance between time on skis and time to play.
Our unique Yeti programme for 4-9 year olds is the ultimate introduction to skiing with the best child to adult ratios available on the mountain. With our qualified ski instructors and dedicated Yeti Assistants accompanying our groups on the slopes we’re able to provide a seamless supervised programme from the moment the kids leave the boot room.
We are delighted to welcome older novice skiers to SnoZone Beginners! Our specially designed programme combines expert ski tuition and plenty of fun and games with the rest of the SnoZone crowd. Our approach enables your 10 to 14 year olds to learn to ski with peers of the same ability, while also giving them the chance to spend time with other friends in SnoZone.
SnoZone is adrenaline-fuelled and full of non-stop action! Our unique programme for 10 to 14 year olds welcomes kids who can ski confidently on red runs who want to challenge themselves by developing new skills, learning new tricks, and taking their skiing to the next level.
Ski Programmes for Adults
ADULT SKI PROGRAMMES IN FLIMS
Our complimentary ski guiding service and other winter programmes for skiers and non-skiers are running in Flims throughout the winter season.
Our on-piste ski guiding is perfect for competent blue run and more experienced skiers and offers our clients a sociable and relaxed way to enjoy the mountain. Our Ski Managers are all great skiers who know the terrain and how to ensure you get the most out of your skiing. They’ll show you around the ski area, advise you on the best runs, avoid annoying bottlenecks, and of course, secure the best tables for lunch.
Skiing isn’t for everyone, but that’s not to say there isn’t still plenty to do in the beautiful village of Flims. Our Powder Byrne mountain hosts will show you another side to the mountains with sleigh rides, snowshoeing, sledging and scenic mountain walks just to name a few activities on offer. Whether you’re a non-skier or simply just taking a day out, there’s always plenty to do with our Mountain Hosts.
If you want to refine your ski technique and learn new skills without sacrificing full days on the slopes with an instructor, our intensive PB Ski Clinics are the perfect solution. A thorough 1.5 hour session with an expert instructor will sharpen your technique and enhance your enjoyment of your time on the slopes.
PERSONALISED SERVICE FROM OUR LOCAL TEAM
Our in-resort team will be based in Flims throughout the winter season to ensure you make the most of your time on the slopes. Our team take care of all the little details so that you can focus on what’s important; enjoying your ski holiday.
Our resort managers are experienced team leaders who know how mountain resorts work and have great relationships with our partners and suppliers. They will oversee everything from the moment you arrive in the resort to the moment you leave at the end of your holiday.
Upon arrival in the resort you will be presented with your pre-booked ski passes, and our team will oversee your equipment rental requirements as swiftly as possible. We work with carefully selected rental shops in each of our resorts, ensuring you have the widest choice of skis and boots for all abilities.
All clients have access to our resort shuttle service, ensuring that you waste no time getting to and from the slopes. By evening, our drivers are available for shuttles around the resort to allow you to enjoy the range of restaurants and bars available.
Our complimentary ski guiding service is hosted by our ski managers, and although they are not instructors, they are great skiers who know the terrain and how to get the most out of your skiing experience. They’ll personally meet you at your boot room and show you around the ski area, advising on the best runs, avoiding any bottlenecks, and of course, securing the best tables for lunch.
For those who love to get away to the beautiful mountains and relax in alpine paradise but who prefer to keep their feet on terra firma rather than zooming down the slopes, we’ve introduced our Mountain Hosts to ensure that every moment of our guests’ holiday is packed with enjoyable experiences.
Client Concierge Service
OUR DEDICATED TEAM ARE HERE TO HELP
Our Client Concierge team work closely with our local partners in Flims to help you unlock the full of potential of this fantastic winter destination. Contact our team via the messaging service in your My PB App and they will ensure all of your arrangements are taken care of before you travel.
With an in-depth knowledge of all the finest restaurants and gastronomic experiences in and around our resorts, our client concierge team ensure you find the right dining options for you and your family, no matter the destination.
Whether you’re looking for heli-skiing, an advanced off-piste guide or a day of ski touring, we’ve got you covered. Even if you’re not sure what you’re looking for we can suggest a great range of fun and exciting skiing experiences to suit your ability and appetite for adventure.
After a tiring day of skiing, you’ll need only the best spa and wellness facilities to help you relax. If you’re looking for a hotel with the best spa, a personal masseur or even just a quiet space, we’ll have all the perfect options and recommendations for you with transport at the ready to ensure you’re well rested and relaxed.
Our babysitting service is available in the evenings to ensure you’re able to have a romantic meal for two or even just enjoy the town at night without worrying about bedtimes! Our team are always on hand to book a babysitter either before you travel or during your stay.
Whether you’re taking a break from skiing or just fancy a change of pace our client concierge team will always keep you entertained. From sledge hire, to ice skating and even paragliding, we have all the right connections to ensure there’s never a dull moment on your ski holiday and to keep you well entertained from start to finish!
OUR HAND-PICKED ACCOMMODATION
The Hide Apartments
BRAND NEW FOR THE 2019/20 SKI SEASON
Brand new for the 2019/20 ski season, The Hide Apartments offer a wonderful option for skiers looking for more space and flexibility. Located adjacent to the new Stenna centre in Flims, The Hide Apartments are serviced by the neighbouring The Hide Hotel and combine ski-in/ski-out convenience with contemporary design style.
One of Powder Byrne’s two luxury chalets in Flims, Casa Fortuna comprises five luxury chalet-style apartments that have been designed, finished and furnished to the highest standard. Situated in a quiet yet convenient position in Flims Waldhaus, Casa Fortuna enjoys stunning forest and mountain views, private boot room and spa & wellness facilities.
New for the previous winter season, the multi-award-winning design team of Stylt Trampoli have created a warm and homely yet elegant hotel with The Hide. Providing outstanding facilities, a mountainside location and a truly modern experience.
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, enjoying stunning forest and mountain views, private boot room and spa & wellness facilities.
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.
“The Powder Byrne staff are always helpful, obliging, polite and professional. All of the Powder Byrne staff were great with the children and we had no hesitations leaving our children in their Yeti groups with any of the staff members.”
Flims – Winter 2019
“Powder Byrne’s Children’s Programmes are the best way to introduce children to the fun of skiing, thank you Powder Byrne and your team for a fantastic holiday.”
Flims – Winter 2019
“The Powder Byrne Mountain Host Programme was a fantastic option for all of us and a really unique offering for non-skiers. Thank you Olly for a great walk and a brilliant week.“
Flims – Winter 2019
“An amazing week and it was hard to go home. Will definitely be returning next year. Your Powder Byrne in-resort service made our holiday seamless and stress-free, thank you!“
Flims – Winter 2019
“Powder Byrne staff are utterly charming, professional and friendly and always go the extra mile for us, they truly made our week.“
Flims – Winter 2019
“We have skied many times over the years with different companies but our experience with Powder Byrne has trumped all of them, the wonderful Powder Byrne staff have made every effort to take care of us and would not have done more. Thank you!“
Flims – Winter 2019
“Sam found the perfect slopes to suit our abilities, challenging and so enjoyable. It was lovely to meet fellow PB clients and enjoy lunch together.”
Flims – Winter 2018
“We had a great time on the winter walk. Thanks to Olly for being a fantastic guide!”
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