rocksresort Design Hotel Holiday Apartments in Laax
Ideal For Ski Aficionados and Young Families
If you’re a ski aficionado the holiday apartments at rocksresort in Laax, Graubünden, could not be better situated. They are literally located on the bottom of the ski slopes at the popular ski resort in Laax. All you need to do is roll out of bed and you are literally a two minute walk from the ski lifts!
The rocksresort design hotel consists of modern, streamlined granite apartment blocks with an underground garage and ski locker room and great access to the slopes. The rooms and apartments are stylishly finished with high quality décor and lots of wood and granite. The rooms and apartments vary in size with some of the larger ones even incorporating a steam room – which could be a big bonus after a hard day on the slopes.
We stayed in a double bedroom, rather than an apartment, which consisted of a bed with a modern granite finish showeroom, a separate wc and a desk, tv and a chaise long.
It had ample storage space with a large wardrobe and cupboards, as well as a fridge. Although there are no tea or coffee making facilities, there are plenty of cafes and bars right outside. However, if you were staying for any length of time or with a family, an apartment would probably be a better option as you would have more space as well as more options, such as a kitchenette etc.
There’s no balcony which makes it very safe for young children, but the large wide windows offer good views and right below you have the piazza where there is everything you could possibly need. There are plenty of restaurants and bars and staying at rocksresort you have the great bonus of a choice of dining at no less than six different restaurants!
There are also a number of interesting shops (like the one above, which also sells takeaway coffee and snacks), as well as an Information Centre and two Ski rental centres, and we even managed to have a small repair to a ski boot made whilst we waited.
Perfect for Families with Young Children
In addition to being a member of the Design Hotels group, rocksresort is also part of the Premium Swiss Family Hotels organisation and it is a great place to go with kids. The larger apartments are perfect for families with children as there is plenty of space. As well as Ski & Snowboard School to get the youngsters proficient on the slopes, there is also a special Children Program which offers 7 day a week childcare.
The Skiing facilities in Laax which are linked to the resort of Flims are fantastic! There is the world’s biggest Halfpipe and four snow parks as well as miles of beautiful pistes to explore. So much choice and so exhilarating. To get started, first download the Inside LAAX App to your phone so that you can purchase your lift pass for collection at the ticket desk or the self-service machines. Then link you ticket to the App and the App will track your days skiing, award badges along the way and rank you against other skiers on the mountain. Why not add your friends and compete for the daily leader-boards?
Only a few steps from your rocksresort apartment you will find LAAX Rentals where the team there will find all the kit you need to enjoy the mountains. Next door is the ski depot where rocksresort guests can store their skis and boots. A few steps further on you can take either the Laax/Crap Sogn Gion cable car, which will whisk you off to Crap Sogn Gion, or the Larnags Telecabin which take you to Curnius and a chairlift then gets you to the top of Crap Sogn Gion. Now you have 224 km of pistes available to you, served by 28 lifts. Can you ride all 28 in one day?
Snowshoeing and Hiking
If you don’t fancy skiing, there are also a number of Snowshoeing and Winter Hiking trails in the area. We went on a great trail which also has the bonus of allowing you to play bow and arrows along the way if you so wish. There are little targets at strategic points along the way and it is suitable for children too, which makes it a great family activity.
The on-site signinahotel has a large heated swimming pool equipped with a jacuzzi and a number of jets and the facilities can be used for a small supplement when you are staying at rocksresort.
On the first night of our stay we enjoyed a very good dinner at the 16 points Gault&Millau Ristorante Camino, which is located in signinahotel. This is also where you can enjoy a really good breakfast too. As well as serving great pizzas, they had plenty of great meat options (as well as vegetarian and vegan dishes too) and we opted for a lamb rack and a beef dish. The food was delicious and beautifully presented too.
In fact it was just so nice to finally to be able to enjoy a meal in a restaurant with all the restaurants being closed in Zurich due to the pandemic. At rocksresort all the restaurants are classified as being part of the hotel so you have a great choice.
On the second night we enjoyed a lovely dinner at the pan Asian Nooba restaurant, which is also conveniently located just off the piazza – and in addition to great Asian food, it had a beautifully decorated interior.
Dining on the Slopes
If you want to eat out whilst out on the slopes, at present there is only take away due to Covid restrictions. However, there is still quite a lot of choice and you can see all the “on-piste” dining options here.
Perfect Ski Location
So if you fancy a location for you and your family to go skiing, which is right on the slopes, with childcare options, ski hire, wellness facilities, lots of great dining options and no commuting with all your ski equipment, then rockresort is a great option. Of course in Summer there is also a fun range of sporting activities to choose from, including hiking, biking, tennis and more.
The view over the reservoir close to rocksresort
rocksresort Design Hotel Holiday Apartments
Address: Via Murschetg 17, 7032 Laax
rocksresort is just over an hour and a half from Zurich by car.
If you’re visiting from Zurich and want to hire or buy Ski equipment in advance, you can always get fitted out in English at Sport Shop Time Out in Uster.