LAAX : #perfectskimoment

LAAX : #perfectskimoment
February 21, 2019 - SHARE:
We head to Laax in the Swiss Alps, to meet Christina, who shares her top tips with us.

To meet your needs and to ensure that you make the most of your days on the slopes, we got in touch with the locals.
Five questions to help you get the ultimate #perfectskimoment.

Copyright: LAAX / Danuser

Which ski itinerary would you recommend for nature lovers?

I recommend the run from La Siala at 2800 metres above sea level to Flims Valley via Grauberg. On the top of La Siala you have an incredible breathtaking mountain panorama view. The slope to Grauberg is for experienced skiers and snowboarders. But it is very wide and perfect for some carve turns. Right after the Grauberg station you reach the Segneshut. It’s good for a little lunch break with traditional Swiss food and also the perfect spot to have a look at the UNESCO Sardona World Heritage Site. Our Tschingel-Mountains are so impressive that the Sardona tectonic arena was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2008, and indeed, at no other place on earth is a mountain formation as clearly visible as here. The reason for this is that the 250-million-year-old Verrucano rock, over time, was pushed onto a merely 35- to 50-million-year-old flysch rock – a fascinating sight for all nature lovers. The rest of the run is very romantic through the woods until you end up in Flims. My personal favourite.


Which itinerary would you recommend for thrill seekers and adventurers?

One of our four snow parks! There you will find the world’s biggest Halfpipe or the Olympic sized Kicker Pro Line. It doesn’t matter if you are a real freestyler or not. It is awesome to watch the action from Caffè NoName, the Hotspot for Freestylers while enjoying an incredibly good dirty chai latte, for example. There you might meet Olympians or sit next to real world champions. What an atmosphere!


Which ski lifts allow for the longest descent?

Probably Plaun – Crap Sogn Gion. It is a beautiful red slope, starting from Crap Sogn Gion where you can also find our redesigned GALAAXY mountain station. A place you will never forget and totally different from all other mountain stations around the world. With our APP INSIDE LAAX you can track your altitude metres. We do have a leaderboard for all registered members (over 100,000 at the moment) and I learned from experienced Leaderboard Competitors, that if you ski Crap Sogn to Plaun (chairlift takes 7 minutes) the whole day, you end up first place and get more points, which you can use to buy a refreshing drink at the end of the exhausting day. J Let me know, if you need more info about that. But it is super cool and our guests love the app. In every gondola you can hear them talking about: “which place are you at or how many ski days do you have?” And earning points for skiing to buy food is quite a cool bonus for being active.


Where is the best place to have lunch?

That is hard. It depends on what you want to eat. My personal favourites are: Quick Lunch, not very hungry – Caffè NoName at Crap Sogn Gion for a cheese Zucchini Panini, or if I am very hungry, I like to go to La Stalla. There they serve Raclette cheese (produced during summer exactly on this alpine mountain) over the cosy fireplace in the alp hut or “Käsespätzli”- which are actually cheese dumplings – delicious but heavy. Better to have a late lunch. J


Where is the best place to ski in the morning? And in the afternoon? To soak up as much sun as possible…

In the morning on Crap Sogn Gion and in the afternoon on the “Flims Side”, which means Nagens, La Siala and Naraus. The Flims side is always very sunny, as the resort is quite flat. But you could also go to our glacier. So, you can ski from 3000 metres to the valley to 1000 metres. A very long run and very sunny as well, but on the glacier, it is always pretty cold. Good for spring skiing though.

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