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Flims village. - (c) Gaudenz Danuser

Flims Quick Facts
Resort: Flims
Altitude: 1081m
Ski Area: Weisse Arena
Canton: Graubunden
Train Station: No
Main Language: German

Along with the neighbouring resort of Laax, Flims is one of Switzerland's top destinations for snowboarders. Flims and Laax are both well known and popular amongst the Swiss, but it remains a relatively unknown spot for many foreigners, particularly the UK market.

Flims is located about 20km west of Chur, in the canton of Graub√ľnden. The massive plateau of the Flimserstein overlooks the village, and creates a really dramatic landscape. Actually 'village' is not completely correct, because the resort is made up of two mini-villages - Flims Dorf and Flims-Waldhaus.

Both Flims and Laax, and the ski area that they share, have been heavily marketed to a cool, younger customer base, and it's built a great reputation for itself with it slopes and snow-parks, and some of its smart accommodation, especially the world-famous Riders Palace.

It's one of the few Swiss resorts unfortunate enough to have no train station, but its not too far from Chur, approximately 30 minutes by bus or taxi.

Flims Positives and Negatives

  • The Flims-Laax slopes and pistes are great for snowboarders and has one of Europe's best snow-parks.
  • Lively, young vibe about the place, and good night-life.
  • Good variety of slopes - something for everyone, but very well suited for intermediates.
  • Flims has a massive sports centre.
  • One of Switzerland's biggest ski areas, with over 200 km of pistes.
  • Flims has no train station !
  • The black slopes aren't too tricky for genuine expert skiers and boarders, however there is plenty of free-riding to compensate!
  • The lifts can be tricky to get to, but the free ski-buses are plentiful.
  • Snow conditions on the lower slopes can be poor at the start and the end of the season.

Flims The Resort Itself

Flims is made up of two mini-villages, Flims-Waldhaus and Films Dorf. Flims-Waldhaus contains most of the hotels and is where the area started to grow as a tourist destination back in the 1900s. Slightly north of this lies Flims Dorf, which is home to many of the resorts facilities, including the starting point for the two main ski lifts up into the Alpenarena ski area. Via Nova is the main street that runs from west to east through Flims Dorf, and the tourist office is located here.

Transport links to Flims

The table below shows train times from the main cities and transport hubs of Switzerland to Flims.

From Time Changes
Basel 2:54 1
Bern 2:55 2
Geneva 4:42 2
Geneva Airport 4:51 2
Lausanne 4:07 2
Luzern 2:52 2
Sion 4:37 3
Zurich 1:50 1
Zurich Airport 2:14 2

Note: Flims has no train station, so the final leg of the journey must be done by bus or taxi from Chur.

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