In the mid-1980s, when the pioneers of snowboarding first glided across the pistes, they did so here in the quaint Swiss mountain village of Flims Laax. Fast-forward 40 years and this European freestyle capital is home to the world’s largest halfpipe and Europe’s largest snow park. Needless to say, it’s a mecca for all things adventure and outdoors.
Summers are spent swimming in one of the many pristine turquoise lakes, heading to one of the freestyle parks, hiking among UNESCO world heritage sites, or taking a train along the Rhine River valley, otherwise known as Switzerland’s “Grand Canyon”.
Chur, Davos, St. Moritz, Flims Laax
Ride the rails across Rhaetian Railway’s highest bridge
Experience Switzerland’s little ‘Grand Canyon’ up close and personal