Laax Ski Holidays

Switzerland Holidays

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Andrea Selig

"Laax has endless on and off-piste terrain, consistent snow and a range of hotels to suit every budget. Every time I go back I discover something new, whether it be a cosy mountain restaurant or a brand new run."

Resort Info

  • Resort Scorecard
  • Beginners: 8/10
  • Intermediates: 9/10
  • Advanced: 8/10
  • Families: 8/10
  • Nightlife: 7/10
  • Village Charm: 7/10
  • Affordability: 8/10
  • Non Ski Activities: 8/10
  • Sustainability: 8/10

Season: November to mid April

Nearest Airport: Zurich

Flight Time: 1.5 hours

Direct Flight: Yes

Transfer Time: 1hr 45min

Transport: Transfer, Rail&Bus, Car

Elevation: 3, 018m/9,900ft

Vertical Drop: 1,900m/6233ft

Avg Snowfall: 15 ft

Ski Area: 235 km

Ski Lifts: 29

Runs: 68

Grade: 21% advanced
50% intermediates
29% beginners

Why Laax?

Laax is one of the closest resorts to Zurich airport at just under 2 hours by car. It is picturesque and lively with a large ski area, much of which is above 2000m, making it extremely snow sure. The resort is made up of 3 villages – Flims, Laax and Falera all of which share 235 km of skiing and boarding with gondola/lift access from all bases. Flims is the largest village and is pretty and traditional. Laax has a more modern feel and has some great ski-in ski-out hotels and apartments.

Skiing reaches 3000 metres on the Vorab Glacier which lies directly above Laax. La Siala, above Flims, has a nice selection of easy reds and blues and Crap Sogn Gion has a variety of steeper blues, reds and blacks. The variety of mountain restaurants (17 total!) means that anything from basic mountain fare to gourmet dining is possible.

As well as the excellent skiing, Laax has made its name from a number of international ski and snowboard events including the Burton European Open. It has 4 snow parks with over 90 obstacles and kickers - boasting the world's largest half pipe, 200m in length and 6.9m in height. The new indoor Freestyle Academy is Switzerland's only Olympic freestyle training base.

Non-ski facilities in resort include 2 sledging slopes, 55km of cross country trails, 100km winter walking trails, snow shoe walks and curling.

If you are traveling to resort by rail, it is important to note that there is no train station in resort. So for the final 30 minutes of the journey you are required to change to a bus which is included on your ticket.

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