1. Slopes & Terrain
With 235km of slopes, Laax is one of the larger ski resorts in the Alps and it covers a massive 100sqkm – 70% of which is above 2,000m.
The fact that it only has 29 lifts for that amount of slopes and terrain means that they have put a lot of thought into how to handle logistics and make it convenient for skiers to access the whole area.
The major hub up at Crap Sogn Gion connects many beginner and intermediate slopes, but also provides good access to intermediate backcountry terrain in the direction of Plaun, Falera or Treis Palas. It is here that we encountered well groomed slopes, but also had some incredible tree runs with nice powder that were easily accessible.
For those wanting a more challenging experience there is a large amount of terrain accessible via La Siala or in the backbowl of Lavadinas.
However it needs to be noted that Laax is not a Big Mountain destination. If you are looking for very steep and long in-terrain runs, there are only limited options available including a little bit of hike-in terrain up at the Vorab Glacier.
Nonetheless the fact that Laax covers significant terrain of all levels, means that there should be something for everybody. Besides great slopes and varied terrain, Laax is also taking care of the snowboard and freestyle community by providing parks and pipes.