Laax Ski Holidays

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

Summary

4
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.
signinahotel External
  • 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.

Offers

See our Laax offers for some excellent savings and superb package prices.

Giving you the best available prices, the offers below are based on our lowest cost departure dates. We can save you money on many other dates and properties but we can't show every single offer here - for more options, please call us on 01273 224 062 or request a quotation.

Reviews

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18/04/2019 David Taussig

The resort is very well designed with excellent ski lockers near the lifts with each apartment having their own lockers. The gondola and cable car lifts are within a short walk of the locker. Ski hire is very easy, located next to the ski locker. The equipment was good and the staff were helpful with a quick turnaround. As we were skiing off-peak in April the snow on the lower slopes was slushy but we got took the gondola down to avoid this. There is a good range of lifts at higher levels and the lifts are efficient. We had no significant lift queues all week. The pistes were slightly busier at weekends but not crowded. There were enough runs for our group of intermediate skiers with enough range to keep everyone happy. The mountain restaurants are expensive (we averaged 56 Sw Fr for 4 people) but staff are friendly. Some of the lifts were shut because it was off-peak. This did not affect us because the shut lifts were on the Flims side but if we had stayed at Flims this would have been an issue. We got the train from Zurich airport, about 10 minutes to the main Zurich HB station then 1 hour 15 minutes to Chur. The trains are smooth and comfortable and easy to use. A bus took us from Chur to Laax. Again it was easy to use. It stopped many times on the way up and took about 50 minutes but was quicker on the way back. English is relatively widely spoken (though not universal) and staff at the reception desk at the Signina Hotel were very helpful.

20/03/2019 Lucy Storey

The resort was great, not too expensive, small but lively, good access to wide ski area.

16/02/2019 rachel scarll

Lots of intermediate skiing which was linked by a great lift system. Very quiet slopes and fantastic conditions. Smooth transfer by train and bus to resort from Zurich. The hotel was perfectly located and the heated ski lockers next to the lift system were fantastic. Empty slopes with breathtaking scenery and some lovely cafes. Brilliantly arranged as always by Andy - seamless.

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