Flims-Laax Ski Resort
Laax and neighbouring Flims share a ski area that is one of Switzerland’s biggest, whether you look at overall dimensions or piste km. The mountain has other powerful attractions too, including altitude, but the sunny orientation is a bit of a liability when competing in the premier league. Which may be why, some years back, the resort decided to appeal to different markets by investing heavily in terrain parks, half-pipes, indoor freestyle facilities and high-profile events – and by adopting a new brand. Flims and Laax used to be marketed as Flims, and still are in the summer, when they continue to appeal to their traditional market of well-heeled Swiss and Germans.
The resort has three separate main bases a few km apart by road: Laax, Flims and Falera. Laax and Flims are themselves resorts of parts. Laax Dorf is the original rustic village, a couple of km from a much newer big, busy lift base/hotel/parking complex, now called Laax. Flims Dorf is a traditional resort at the foot of the slopes; Flims Waldhaus is a leafy suburb.
Elevation: 1,050 m