Diverse winter sports offer
One of the advantages of the ski area Flims is the opportunity to ski down to and from the pistes. The accommodations are located close to the ski pistes. Cross-country skiers will find in Flims the largest cross-country network in the Flims-Laax ski area: 36 kilometers of well-marked and groomed routes are available between Flims and Trin. The routes for classic and skating style are doubly groomed. A circular route runs through pine forests and beautiful landscapes, such as the picturesque mountain lakes Cauma and Cresta. Between Flims and Conn, the piste passes through one of the largest forests and runs in places at the Rhine Gorge (Ruinaulta). For the comfort of cross-country skiers, a cross-country skiing center has been set up in Flims Unterwaldhaus, equipped with changing rooms, toilets and showers. The center also sells small dishes and hot and cold drinks to help winter sports fans.
In addition to cross-country skiing and alpine skiing, the Flims ski area also offers curling and tobogganing. The special lift pass Flims-Laax-Falera also allows access to freeride and snowboard installations in the entire Alpine arena. Rodelfreunde will be thrilled by the 3 km long run between Foppa and Flims village. The piste is lit at night. During the season, mulled wine, raclette and fondue are offered there twice a week.
Flims is a popular holiday destination on the one hand because of its wide and well-maintained pistes, on the other hand because of the enchanting landscape. The mountain lakes surrounding the ski area contribute to the magnificent panorama. The most famous of these is Lake Cauma, the pearl of Flims. Located at an altitude of 1000m, it fascinates with its turquoise waters and the idyllic landscape that surrounds it. Winter hikers and cross-country skiers find in Flims a wide range of routes and runways through very diverse and protected landscapes. On the observation deck "Il spir" in Conn, hikers have a wonderful view over the Rhine Gorge, which is also called "Grand Canyon of Switzerland" by the Swiss. Steep limestone walls and rugged cliffs tower over the Rhine, creating a spectacular and captivating landscape.
The Flims ski area is also home to the Tectonic Arena Sardona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sardona is a geologically-interesting area that covers 300 km2, including the Tschingelhörner mountain range, which consists of 9 majestic peaks. The Tschingelhörner separate Flims from the neighboring Elm, where another natural heritage hides: the Martinsloch. Because of this hole in the rock wall, with a diameter of about 15 meters, the sun shines twice a year so that it illuminates the tower of the small church in Elm. An extraordinary natural spectacle that fascinates tourists and astronomers from all over the world. According to the legend, the hermit Martin struck a stone out of the rock at this point while battling with a nasty creature.