Resort guide to Laax - Switzerland

Switzerland's second largest ski area. Links with Flims with sunny, high, varied ski area

Laax resort guide - a general overview

The modern development at the bottom of the Crap Sogn Gion cable car now seems to be called Laax, whereas the old village which is a short drive away is known as Laax Dorf. The modern and funky Riders Palace is THE place to stay when on a ski holiday in Laax and is also the venue for the best apres ski scene with its trendy and popular bar. The ski area is large (shared with Flims) and the upper slopes are snow sure. However, the lower slopes that get a lot of sun can get patchy towards the end of the season. There are quite a few weekend visitors from Zurich but during the rest of the week the slopes are all but empty making this a great place for intermediates wanting to cruise around the area. There is some good off-piste to be had for boarders and skiers looking for more adventure and if the weather closes in there are quite a few great runs below the tree line.

The Laax coach transfer shuttle service will be operating from 05.12.2013 to 21.04.2014 over the 2013/14 winter season, on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The shuttle stop is situated directly in front of the airport building (Arrivals, terminal 2). Departure time is 13:00hrs. The departure time from Laax back to Zurich airport is between 09:30hrs and 10:00hrs.


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1,100m - 3,020m

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Snow sure
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  • Extensive, varied slopes ideal for intermediates shared with Flims
  • Weekends as just 1.5 hours from Zurich
  • Impressive lift system
  • Quiet especially on weekdays
  • A haven for snowboarders with an excellent park


  • Snow conditions prone to ice and slush on the south facing pistes
  • Lift queues at peak times
  • Most of the restaurants and bars are located in hotels rather than being independent
  • Restaurants get busy at weekends. We recommend booking in advance

Laax Resort Restaurants

Dorf the Posta Veglia does excellent food. In Flims, readers tip the two a la carte restaurants of the hotel Adula, Cavi Gilli and the hotel Bellevue's Keller. Our tip is the Grandis Ustria which is part of the Rocksresort. A wine bar as well as a very good restaurant is always busy, so booking is recommended.

Laax Mountain Restaurants

There are 17 mountain huts and they are all listed on the piste map which will make them very easy to find. To name the best; The Startgels is a top notch grill establishement and the Das Elpehant and Capalari have the best table service restaurants.

Laax Apres Ski

Crap Bar is the favourite in Laax.The Livingruhm is a lovely chill our bar with sofas and a fire if you prefer a more peaceful way of apres-ski.

Laax Nightlife

Hotel Arena has a nightlclub which goes on til 2 am and is apparently very loud!

Laax Resort Map

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  • Cable car 262438c5626f68940e156df868b18890cdda3d131cdffa026f19e15448a2f3ea Cable Car
  • Gondola 08fc130c360bf663b5723567aab3384edc88bcec2e297e955865a20bc8050cb2 Gondola
  • Chair lift 207bbb7ef0c7c3f5458d8e1b5bb1a59b179909dbc96c70cbc66d08927a59c61f Chair lift
  • Drag lift 9649c8f20eb92153651608a16dced21b25b21acd3ad6ca90cea261c90ea44648 Drag lift
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