Laax Ski Holidays

Easily my favourite Swiss resort, and yet it is still such a hidden gem. Fantastic terrain and surprisingly large.
Andrea Selig
Product Manager - Switzerland & Asia
Easily my favourite Swiss resort, and yet it is still such a hidden gem. Fantastic terrain and surprisingly large.
Andrea Selig
Product Manager - Switzerland & Asia

Summary

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Beginner
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Intermediate
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Non-Ski Activities
  • Quick Transfer Time

This big ski area has an excellent snow record and a famous freestyle school. Built for convenience, it’s a winner with families and groups.

With reliably good conditions, much of the terrain here sits above 2,000 metres. Snow-sure pistes zigzag above the villages of Laax, Flims and Falera, and the slopes are equally good across the whole area.

We don’t often shout about the lifts but this network is particularly good. It’ll whisk you as high as 3,000 metres on the Vorab Glacier, while the futuristic Porsche lift is pretty impressive.

For some, Laax ski holidays are all about the Freestyle Academy, while snowboarders are in their element with four snowparks and the world’s largest half-pipe.

While Flims is a traditional village, Laax was built for convenience, with slope-side accommodation and a good range of bars and restaurants. We love Rocks Lounge for civilised après drinks, while Indy Bar is livelier, and Tegia Larnags does the best cheese fondue.

Non-skiers have plenty of options too, including curling, winter walking and visits to the spa. And when it’s time to go home, the fast transfer to Zurich airport makes for an easy journey.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224062 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Laax Resort Guide

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Resort stats

Season
November to mid April
Nearest airport
Zurich
Flight time
1 hour 30 minutes
Direct flight
Yes
Transfer time
1 hour 45 minutes
Transport
Transfer, rail & bus, car
Elevation
3, 018 m / 9,900 ft
Vertical drop
1,900 m / 6233 ft
Avg snowfall
15 ft
Ski area
235 km
Ski lifts
29
Runs
68
Grade
21% advanced
50% intermediates
29% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Google piste view

Accommodation

Our main accommodation base, Laax does ski-in ski-out particularly well, with family-friendly hotels and self-catering apartments. Sociable groups could stay in a cool lodge with an in-house nightclub or, to escape it all, we’d suggest one of the secluded spa hotels with a private shuttle to the slopes.

We’ve stayed at or visited all of our Laax accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

  • Fitness Facilities
  • Half Board Available
  • Pool
  • Self-Catered
  • Spa
Laax’s newest property, Peaks Place, opened in December 2015 and offers 74 luxurious apartments at the base of the resort just minutes from the slopes.
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  • Breakfast Included
  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Half Board Available
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
The 4* signinahotel is stylish, contemporary and modern with an excellent restaurant and a dine-around option to participating restaurants in Laax.

Reviews

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08/03/2017 Amanda Barton

Lovely ski resort. Accommodation super and very helpful staff. Private transfer very efficient. Mountain restaurants great. We would go back.

07/03/2017 Peter Sorton

Transfer time acceptable. Great compact modern resort with good shops and restaurants. Everything on site. Everyone friendly and helpful. Important to pre-book restaurants. Ski school very good. Our sons were happy. They also loved the indoor freestyle academy. As close to perfect for a family resort where the children are already reasonably competent skiers. A super efficient ski area. Busy early morning to get up the mountain but otherwise only short delay to get on the lifts.

27/02/2017 Lucy Nortcliffe

Fantastic resort, great mixture of runs. Good selection of restaurants.

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