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Laax ski holidays
Established in 1909 the Swiss ski resort Laax lies at 1400 metres altitude in the Graubünden region of the Swiss Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 3018m the area is snow sure. Over 80 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 20km of trails, which equates to around 7 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Laax is Zürich at a distance of 144km or approximately 90 minutes minutes driving time. Their season runs from November to April.
Alpine Downhill Runs
0 runs 0km
25 runs 63km
20 runs 71km
13 runs 86km
Skiing in Laax
58 pistes and trails means approximately 220km of runs. 29 Laax lifts have capacity to transport 40410 per hour. The longest run in the Swiss ski resort is over 17km. Visit summer or winter as there is glacier skiing in Laax.
The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 43% intermediate, 35% advanced slopes and 22% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 4.8km Fatschas run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Laax after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Laax
Of the 29 ski lifts, 11 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Laax is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 2 terrain parks and 2 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 180 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Laax Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
19 apres ski bars 91 restaurants 0 bowling 3 night club 0 cinema 1 billiards / pool 1 games room 1 concert 6 indoor swimming 3 outdoor heated pools 3 saunas 5 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 3 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 1 indoor tennis 1 squash racquetball 2 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 1 horse riding 60 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 5 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Climbing Wall, Curling, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Snow Karting, Table Tennis.
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
"Laax" by any other name
The Swiss resort is also known as Flims Cassons Grat , La Siala, Vorab, Crap Sogn Gion and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Laax slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Laax has slopes facing ?.
Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Laax reviews, 4.3 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.