Almost Jurassic in natural beauty, Flims in the Swiss canton of Graubünden has a distinctive ‘village’ feel and despite boasting some of the best (pretty much snow sure) 240km of ski runs in the Alps, linked to the nearby Laax and Falera ski resort Alpen Arena; Flims remains largely undiscovered. One of the best landmarks of Flims is the ‘Swiss Grand Canyon’, the Ruinaulta was created 10, 000 years ago and is a truly magical gorge to visit, not forgetting spending hours watching the majestic Tschingelhorner mountain ridge – no wonder that this part of the alps is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
A perfect basecamp for the family holiday, Flims plays host to year-round activities with a plethora of ski, biking, hiking and lakes calling for attention. Where else are the ski lifts designed by Porsche DesignStudios. Flims Laax Falera is at the gateway to the Grison Alps with direct access to Ticino is ideal for several urban centres: Zurich, St. Gallen and Basel, plus southern Germany.
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This is all about the mix of traditional Alpine style, synonymous with mountainous living and the contemporary hand of private hoteliers. We pulled together a cool style edit of those places that take the traditional dipped into urban sleekness adding a dash of modernity.read more