- Elevated between 1,100 m and 3,018 m, the Ski Resort is among the 10 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Switzerland. The vertical drop from summit to base is 1,918 m. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Switzerland is 886 m. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
- Laax is among the 3 best rated Ski Resorts in Switzerland.
- It is among the 3 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Switzerland.
- Season starts on 17 Nov and ends on 22 Apr (156 days). Average season duration in Switzerland is 112 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (17 Nov to 22 Apr) is 223 cm at summit elevation and 27 cm at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during June, offering an average snow depth of 406 cm at summit elevation and 29 cm at the base. Therefore Laax is among the 3 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Switzerland.
- Laax features 68 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Switzerland is 65 sunny days. April is the sunniest month with an average of 18 sunny days.
- Offering 220 km of slopes and terrain, Laax is among the 5 largest Ski Resorts in Switzerland.
- LAAX OPEN from January 14 to 19, 2019 at Crap Sogn Gion
Redesign of the mountain station Crap Sogn Gion at 2228 meters. The exterior facade of the "GALAAXY" is designed in "Digital Camouflage"-look. Also in the interiors, visitors can expect a lot of surprises in decorative aspects. In addition, the 360-degree restaurant will be expanded with juice bars and vegan cuisine, and there will now be rooms for conferences and a small cinema.
The Ski Resort
All three towns give you access into the skiing pleasure. Plus, there is a ski bus that brings you right to the lifts (totally free of charge!). Laax-Murschetg and Films are the main entrances. The small Falera, a traffic-free farming village, boasts a chairlift that brings you right to the trails. This area is considered to be ideal for beginners. There are tons of blues around Alp Dado (1948 m=6.391 ft) so ski novices don´t have to stay close to the base to find perfect practice areas. Even where the Vorab rises up to 2570 meters (8.431 ft) you will find dedicated learning areas. Little ones feel homely in the three snow wonderlands where wizard Ami Sabi welcomes with stories about the forest, mountains and local animals. A great way to give kids an understanding of winter sport and everything related to it! All of these parks are at the valley stations and at the observatory in Falera.
Laax has many runs that fit the description of long, consistent intermediate runs. The slope that takes you 17 kilometer (10,5 miles) down the Vorab glacier to an altitude of 3018 meter (9.901 ft) to Flims is definitely a enjoyable run for most intermediates. It is also worth trying both of the sunny slopes in Nagens and Mutta Rodunda as you progress to strong intermediate runs in form of red descends. The mountain offers slopes that take you through the forest, glacier runs and wide carving slopes to challenge yourself and ski outside of your comfort level. Hit the former FIS- run Fatschas (No.65) or ski down the back of the Vorab glacier to Alp Ruschein (No.35) if you are looking for some serious expert terrain.
Laax is one of Europe´s hot spots for freestylers. The ski resort Graubünden boasts four terrain parks, a superpipe, a minipipe, an off-piste and an own academy all serviced by Curnius lift. Experienced freestylers who want to improve particular aspects of their skills are happy to find the terrain park Ils Plauns that includes five kickers and 15 obstacles. You can actually enjoy the biggest halfpipe in Europe in the terrain park NoName. Curnius park features the widest variety with a total length of 1000 meters (3.280 ft) and 25 obstacles. This park challenges skiers of every ability and level. The trail brings you right back to the base of the lifts so you can conquer the mountain all over again. The Freestyle Academy impresses with Europe´s first indoor practice area. 1000 m² (10.758 square ft) full of trampolines, foam pit and an air track. It doesn´t matter what level or ability you are at. A modern playground for all freestylers and a kids room are extras to assure the visit is worth your money.
There are countless marked trails in the valley that come to a total of 40 kilometers (24 miles) and are pretty safe from avalanches. Enjoy the two much frequented runs from Vorab glacier (No.77) and the literally untouched slopes of Cassons. Get to the summit by riding the gondola and find two reds. But the whole mountain is ready for skiing, even the unmarked ones.
After a successful day in the resort you can take one of the five snow-sure trails back into the valley.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
Most Difficult Runs
If you prefer action-packed non-skiing activities you better rent a toboggan and check out one of the two runs in the region. Falera and Flims have runs that bring a total length of 3 kilometer (1,8 miles) and 5 kilometer (3,1 miles). For night owls the night-tobogganing is a great offer: nights of happening are Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Dining and Restaurants
Infrastructure & Rental
Ski Rental Shops
Coming by car, take freeway A3 or A13 to Chur. The ski resort is just a mere 20 minutes drive via the main roads 13 and 19.
By Public Transportation
Book your train tickets to Chur or Illanz. Buses take about 30 minutes to bring you right into the resort.
Next airports are Zürich, Friedrichshafen and Basel. Now either hop on the train or bus and airport shuttles to Laax are available as well.