Enjoy superb snow sports, lively cultural events and award-winning cuisine at the Swiss resort town of Laax. Hike to unhurried mountain villages, swim in deep blue lakes and visit ancient megalithic sites. Laax is part of Switzerland’s picturesque Graubünden canton in the foothills of Crap Sogn Gion. The major attraction of Laax is the Laax Ski Resort.
Open from November to mid-April, the ski resort includes the ski areas of Laax, Falera and Flims. Discover 146 miles (235 kilometers) of well-groomed slopes, four snow parks and a 656-foot-long (200-meter) half pipe. Try alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and tobogganing. Watch professional skiers and snowboarders at international competitions such as March’s European Freeski Open.
Visit the Freestyle Academy for year-round extreme sports. Practice free climbing, free running, freestyle skiing and skateboarding in this indoor arena.
In the summer, Laax is a great base for exploring the Graubünden countryside.
From mid-May to mid-October lifts access miles of biking and hiking trails. Routes, such as the Planet Nature Trail, highlight the region’s breathtaking mountain scenery. Admire the views of deep valleys and towering peaks from the Il Spir viewpoint. Visit the pretty village of Trin, perched on a sun-drenched terrace.
Go boating, fishing and swimming at placid lakes. Laaxersee is in the heart of the village while Caumasee and Crestasee are within comfortable walking distance.
Food in Laax and its interconnecting villages is of a high standard, with several restaurants featured in the esteemed Gault & Millau guide. Join in the stylish nightlife scene at the bars and clubs located in the village and on the mountain.
Just a 90-minute drive from Zurich and a 3-hour drive from Milan, Laax is well served by intercity trains. Get around on foot and bike or via public buses and gondolas. Linger for a while in this winter sport and nature lover’s wonderland at homelike guesthouses, luxury hotels and self-catering apartments.