This page gives you some information about Laax and the region and shows you some photos of that I have taken.
At the bottom of the page are some links you may find useful if you are planning to come to the region. If you would like some information that you cannot find on one of the sites listed, send us an e-mail and we will try to help you.
The Village of Laax is divided into three areas; the village centre, Salums and Murschetg, as shown in the map below. The village centre is situated on the edge of the 'Lag Grond' lake and is where the shops, post-office and banks are situated. Salums is a quiet residential area. Murschetg is where the winter sports facilities are situated and consists mainly of holiday homes and hotels.
The history of Laax can be traced back to the year 765. In the year 1428 Laax brought itself free with 300 Gold coins. It now has about 1300 inhabitants. The official language is Romansch, but most people speak German as well.
The hills above the village are mainly forested with plenty of good paths for walking and mountain biking. There are 250km of marked paths for walking and 50km of Mountain bike routes. The famous "Sensa Sursilvana" trail which goes from Tamins to the Oberalp pass, passes though the forest above Laax.
The whole of the Surselva region is ideal for walking and hiking. There is the whole range of possibilities from simple strolls though the forest upto 2 day alpine hikes.
The following link takes you to the live cams page of the www.laax.ch site. These pictures are updated about every 30 minutes so you can see the weather and snow conditions.
Information about the region:
Upto date information for the summer and winter
The official site of the Laax council (german and romansch)
An independent site with information about Laax
Information about the Surselva
For accommodation in the winter
Holiday appartments (german and french)
Rent and sale of holiday homes