Luxury holidays in Flims
Swiss ski resort Flims lacks the PR power of glitzier ski spots Gstaad and Verbier, but its diminutive size and Alpine adorability belies its mighty assets. Alongside neighbouring Laax and Falera, it offers hundreds of kilometres of powder-coated runs, the world’s largest half pipe, and chair lifts tootling up and down mountains that rise to more than 3,000 metres . Plus, it overlooks the Rhine gorge, AKA the ‘Swiss Grand Canyon’. The terrain caters to all-action breaks for skiers, snowboarders and alpinists, but when you’re not whizzing down the mountainside, freestyling in a snowpark or scaling the via ferrata, there’s a lively après-ski scene, too. Gather ‘round a fondue pot in a traditional chalet, drink grog at the top of a mountain or a cool cocktail by a warm fire as a DJ sets the soundtrack… and then congratulate yourself on finding the hippest ski destination in the Alps (but, shh, let’s keep it that way).
When to go
Arrive from mid-January to mid-March for optimum ski conditions.