Laax’s pursuit of novel and innovative initiatives has positioned it as one of the most forward-thinking resorts around.
Digital Editor Joe headed to the Swiss resort to discover more about its eco centred ethos and freestyle fascination.
Nestled at the top of the Canton of Graubünden region of Switzerland, Laax boasts some of the best rideable terrain in the country. The village sits at a humble 1100m above sea level, and the lifts top out at over 3000m. Sandwiched between is some of the best ski and snowboard terrain in Switzerland served by a speedy, modern lift system.
All of these stats make up a fantastic winter resort, but are none are unique to Laax by any means. What set’s Laax apart is its commitment to the cutting edge initiatives. Never afraid to break a new path, the resort is fast gaining a reputation as one of the most progressive in the Alps, and certainly warranting its unofficial adopted slogan: Laax is nice yo!
The future is bright and definitely green for Laax
Everything from sustainable energy supplies to waste disposal revolves around Laax’s own take on environmentalism, Greenstyle. The umbrella name for the resort’s eco-centred ethos aims to minimise the environmental impact of the resort and all of its areas of operation with the ultimate goal for the resort to become an entirely self-sufficient winter sports destination.
While many resorts champion their environmental policies and boast new schemes to reduce their impact on our fragile planet, few can match up to Laax, which is fast becoming one of the most environmentally friendly resorts.