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.
With 224km of slopes and 70% of runs between 2,000m and 3,000m above sea level, Laax is part of the largest ski area in Switzerland. Popular with passionate snowboarders and freestyle skiers, it boasts 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 more cruisy 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 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, you and your children can become pros in no time at all.
ACTIVITIES AND GASTRONOMY
We have hand-picked some of our favourite things to do and places to eat from our extensive experience in Laax. Our Client Concierge team will be happy to make reservations and give additional recommendations for you. You’ll find our top picks below.
Das Elephant provides impressive views of the snowy mountains while serving delicious dishes on the terrace. Their creative culinary offering makes this the ultimate mountain restaurant experience. Das Elephant is also home to the best toilets on the mountain.
Laax is true paradise for skiers and snowboarders with the indoor FreeStyle Ski Academy, the only one of its kind in Europe. Budding freestyle stars can practice jumps on their trampolines before progressing to the many different sized ramps, all with a nice soft landing in their foam pits.
A mountain style restaurant that serves delicious regional and Swiss dishes that are freshly prepared using seasonal and local ingredients. Enjoy different varieties of Rösti or cheese fondue. We recommend you try the Toblerone mousse for pudding, always a firm favourite with our Powder Byrne resort team. Larnags is open for both lunch and evening meals if you wish to head up the mountain for a unique night-time experience.
Exhaustion is a thing of the past in Laax, as there are many choices on where and how to relax. Enjoy a soothing and traditional aromatherapy massage, swimming pool with bubble beds and massage jets, Finnish sauna, bio sauna and steam bath at The Signinahotel and open to those staying in The Rocksresort.
Restaurant Capalari serves modern Grisons cuisine with an Italian touch. Enjoy panoramic views of the mountains in the sun from the lounge terrace or relax in the lounge by the open fire with a glass of wine or hot chocolate after a long day of skiing.
Sustainability in Laax
Laax is at the forefront of sustainability when it comes to ski resorts, having introduced its “Greenstyle” sustainability concept in 2010. The concept aims to minimise the consumption of resources so that the resort can be enjoyed by holiday-goers for years to come. This involves:
* Creation of protected areas for wildlife and vegetation to flourish * Use of hydropower as a CO2-neutral energy source * State-of-the art-slope technology to ensure minimal wastage * Refurbishing and designing new buildings that generate more energy than they consume * Use of electric shuttles where possible through the Flims Laax Falera resort
Laax is aiming to become the world’s first self sufficient winter resort, one of the many reasons Powder Byrne is proud to have a winter base there.
Client Concierge Service
OUR DEDICATED TEAM ARE HERE TO HELP
Our Client Concierge team work closely with our local partners in Laax 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
EXCLUSIVE TO POWDER BYRNE
Positioned in a quiet location a stone’s throw from the Laax base station, Casa Prada is a traditionally built Alpine chalet commissioned by Powder Byrne.
Ideally situated adjacent to the base station in Laax, the unique and stylish rocksresort takes its name and identity from the surrounding landscape. The reinterpretation of the classic alpine hotel provides all the facilities you would expect with the freedom of being self catered.
Occupying a prime central location just moments away from the base station is a new addition to our portfolio, The Signinahotel. It is renowned for its excellent service and fine cuisine and offers great leisure facilities.
The Laaxerhof combines first class service with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to create an environment that makes guests feel most welcomed. It is conveniently located next door to the base station for the biggest skiing area in the Swiss Alps and offers beautiful views.
“Couldn’t ask for anything more from the Powder Byrne team in Laax, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my holiday. The Powder Byrne Complimentary Ski Guiding was one of my highlights with Jake and Harry taking me around the mountain, I wouldn’t change a thing about my holiday.“
Laax – Winter 2019
“Excellent customer service throughout the Powder Byrne team, we wished we had known/booked with Powder Byrne years ago. A real “can do attitude” with a smile.“
Laax – Winter 2019
“Jake and Tim were amazing – so helpful and friendly, a real credit to Powder Byrne. We would definitely recommend Powder Byrne to our friends.“
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