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.
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, you and your children can become pros in no time at all. Jo Fernandez gives us an overview of her experience when travelling with Powder Byrne for her first ever ski holiday.
With 235km 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, Laax is one of the most up to the minute places to ski. 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 calmer more relaxed runs for beginners, intermediaries and those who like to take things at a more steady pace.
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 - 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.
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.
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 contemporary Riders Hotel is situated close to the slopes and offers great facilities for skiiers. With live concerts, art exhibitions and yoga workshops, you're never far away from a good time.
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.
Ideally situated in the heart of Laax mountains and a short walk away from the base station, the newly built Apartment-Hotel comes with all the modern comforts and top-quality fittings.
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.
With the neighbouring villages of Flims and Falera, Laax is not lacking when it comes to where to go to relax and dine in cosy Swiss mountain restaurants and chic bars. There is a great choice of different cuisines to discover both on and off mountain - boasting 17 restaurants on the slopes to choose from!
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, as it's a firm favourite with pb staff members.
Enjoy authentic top-quality pan Asian food from Thailand, Japan and Vietnam, in a relaxed modern environment in the rockresort complex. All dishes are freshly prepared for you in the wok or on the teppan grill.
Restaurant Capalari serves modern Grisons cuisine with an Italian touch. Enjoy panoramic views of the moutains 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 days skiing.
Restaurant Mulania, Laax
The passionate chef Michael Bauer serves up his food combining delicacies from the French, Italian and traditional Austrian cuisine. The menu has a Mediterranean touch and uses local, seasonal produce.
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.
We run the children's programmes below in Laax during selected weeks over the winter season. Click here to see all of the children's programmes Powder Byrne offers.
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