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Laax

Laax Ski Resort Guide

Laax, Switzerland

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length146 miles
Highest Lift8,127ft
Resort Height3,609ft
 Nearest AirportsSt. Gallen-Altenrhein and Friedrichshafen
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Laax

Laax is both a ski resort and a ski region. There are three villages linked by lifts in the LAAX ski area (it should be in capitals) - Flims Laax and Falera. Flims is the largest and back before the 1990s was known as the main resort, but in more recent years the whole area has been marketed as LAAX. It is one of Switzerland's biggest ski areas, also known as the Alpenarena, and is crowned by the Vorab glacier providing snowsure skiing. The LAAX ski area is also one of the world's best known for freestyle boarding, being home to some excellent terrain parks and host of some of the world's biggest international snowboarding competitions each winter. 70 per cent of the slopes are situated over 2,000 metres above sea level and freestyle facilities include what's claimed to be the world's largest superpipe.

Summary

The Swiss ski resort of Laax is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 3,609ft, with 146 miles of marked runs.

Laax is part of the Flims-Laax-Falera ski area with access to 292 miles of downhill skiing, with 103 marked pistes, served by a total of 63 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Laax itself (146 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Flims-Laax-Falera ski resorts of Falera and Flims. Laax is directly linked by Ski Lift to the ski areas of Falera and Flims.

With ski lifts as high as 8,127ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

Laax is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Laax.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Laax is 9 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Fatschas 65'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Laax?

The next notable snow forecast is 1in, expected on 24 January, with around 1in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Laax Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
1356 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
2043 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
2547 miles
Downhill
Total Length
146 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
34 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
30

Flims-Laax-Falera Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
18
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
40
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
45
Downhill
Total Length
292 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
63

Altitudes

Laax Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift8,127ft
Lowest Trail3,609ft
Resort Altitude (Laax)3,609ft
Max Vertical4,518ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Laax
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

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Ski Lessons in Laax

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Location and Map

Where is Laax?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Flims-Laax-Falera, Graubünden.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Laax is St. Gallen-Altenrhein, 77 minutes drive away.

Friedrichshafen, Lugano, Zurich, Memmingen, Milan Malpensa, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Innsbruck Airport, Milan Linate and Basel airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 30 ski lifts are able to uplift 42,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 9 miles of ski runs, with 80 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Laax open?

 Closes : April 18, 2022*
*Flims-Laax-Falera.

Usual opening is early November (Open weekends in November then fully open from mid December), and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Laax, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

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