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Resort guide to Flims - Switzerland

A surprisingly large and high ski area (also with glacier). A good selection of hotels

Flims resort guide - a general overview

Flims has an extensive and varied number of slopes linking with the neighbouring resort of Laax. In fact this area is Switzerland's second largest ski area (Verbier being the largest) and offers high (top skiing well over 3,000 metres), snow sure ski terrain. There is a fantastic terrain park (Crap Sogn Gion) which is claimed to be Europe's best, with half pipes, drops, jumps and quarter pipes. The village is split into two distinct areas of Dorf and Waldhaus which are separated by the deep gorge. Waldhaus is the quieter of the two and where the main collection of hotels is found; Dorf is where the main lifts and the apres ski scene can be found. Ski holidays in Flims and ski weekends in Flims are highly recommended.

Alpine Answers note: We have an arrangement with Mountain Fantasy ski hire shop and offer our clients great on-line prices with them. However, please note that there are other ski hire shops closer to the main lift station that you may wish to use.

Resort stats

220km

1,100m - 3,020m

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dining
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • Weekend skiing with a short transfer from Zurich
  • An excellent variety of slopes ideal for intermmediates and access to some good off-piste
  • Impressive and quick lift system
  • A good selection of mountain restaurants
  • A very good terrain park

Cons

  • Village is spreadout between Flims Dorf and Flims Waldhaus
  • Sunny lower slopes can get icy and slushy at the end of the season

Flims Resort Restaurants

The majority of restaurants in Flims are in hotels and it is definitely recommended to make a reservation at weekends, as places do get very booked up. The Alpina is very good and if you are a fan of Italian food then the Pomodoro is worth a visit. If you are looking for an atmospheric restaurant then Da Nus is a must and the Chesa if you like a fondue. Cavigilli is also very good, offering a modern and contemporary menu.

Flims Mountain Restaurants

For a small resort, Flims offers a good selection of mountain restaurants. At the top end, there is Startgels which has an excellent menu and inside the hut there is a great atmosphere. Higher up the mountain, Das Elephant and Capalari are more modern table service restuarants. On the lower slops the rustic Tegia Larnags and cosy Runcahohe are well worth a visit.

Flims Apres Ski

The apres ski Scene in Flims is relatively quiet. If you are looking for lively Apres Ski then head to Laax and the Crap bar and the well-known Riders palace bar, which is very popular. In Flims itself the most popular place is the Caverna, a traditional wine cellar with lots of atmosphere. Other places worth trying are the Iglu and Stenna bar.

Flims Nightlife

There is not much nightlife in Flims. A few of the bars play live music and there is also a disco if you fancy a dance.

Flims Resort Map

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  • Gondola 08fc130c360bf663b5723567aab3384edc88bcec2e297e955865a20bc8050cb2 Gondola
  • Chair lift 207bbb7ef0c7c3f5458d8e1b5bb1a59b179909dbc96c70cbc66d08927a59c61f Chair lift
  • Drag lift 9649c8f20eb92153651608a16dced21b25b21acd3ad6ca90cea261c90ea44648 Drag lift
  • Map marker 453dea188bab96b378528958d3eb238715efc6522f6222fc7af2c570aa899787 Property
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