Switzerland & LAAX Open Tour
9 Nights | 8 Days Riding
January 14, 2017 to January 23, 2017
$3799 PER PERSON
Resorts: Engelberg (Titlis Ski Resort), LAAX
Join us for an unforgettable Swiss snowboarding tour, as we venture to Central Switzerland, and Europe’s leading freestyle destination, LAAX. We start our tour off shredding the leading freeride destination, Engelberg, home to epic glacial riding and consistent powder conditions. Easily one of the best places to ride in the Swiss Alps, the ski resort of Titlis is a mecca for intermediate/advanced riders, with great vertical and super-fun terrain. From here we head to LAAX, where we give you the opportunity to experience one of the major stops on the World Snowboard Tour; the LAAX Open. This world-class freestyle event guarantees a week of snowboarding at its best including halfpipe and slopestyle competitions from the world’s leading female and male snowboarders. Hosting pro riders including Danny Davis, Mark McMorris, and Sebastian Toutant, just to name a few, this event is not to be missed! Staying in the Rider’s Palace, we’re right in the midst of all the action, rubbing shoulders and sharing beers with the pros. We spend the next three days exploring this incredible shred destination, with great freeriding, fun tree runs, and four perfectly crafted snow parks (including the longest halfpipe in the world). Cheer on your favourite rider from the sidelines, try out a few new tricks in the park, or just have some fun checking out the vast terrain of LAAX. This fully inclusive tour runs at the peak of winter, allowing us to make the most of the best snow conditions. We travel in style in a private van throughout the tour, and it is fully hosted and guided by Mint Tours crew. All you need to do is show up and ride (and cheer!).
+ 5 nights twin share accommodation in Engelberg
+ 4 nights twin share accommodation in LAAX at the Riders Palace
+ Breakfast daily
+ Private mountain and airport transfers
+ 5 day lift pass valid for Engelberg
+ 3 day lift pass valid for LAAX
+ Fully guided and hosted by Mint Tours
Day 01 (14 JAN) – Arrival Day
We arrive at Zurich and jump in the van for the short drive to Engelberg, a small mountain village located between two ski areas, Titlis and Brunn. Despite its size, Engelberg offers plenty of opportunities to experience a true Swiss-mountain ski town, with live music, igloo bars, and great local cuisine, including traditional Älpermagronen – a macaroni and cheese wonder dish. After settling in to our accommodation, we head out for welcome drinks and dinner so you can get to know the rest of the crew.
Day 02 – 05 (15 – 18 JAN) – Riding Days
We spend out first two days on snow riding Engelberg, a.k.a. Angel Mountain, the largest ski areas in Central Switzerland. Known for generous amount of snowfall and great-off piste riding, Engelberg is a leading free-ride destination with some epic powder descents. We ride the Titlis ski area; one of the highest located glaciers in Europe, and at almost 3000m, it guarantees consistent snow throughout the season. Take on vertical drops of almost 2000m, and leg-burning runs ranging up to 12km in length (one of the longest in the Alps. With intermediate and advanced runs making up 75% of the terrain, Engelberg is easily one of the best places to ride in the Swiss Alps. We spend each evening back in the village, enjoying famed Swiss après among the striking mountains that surround the area.
Day 06 (19 JAN) – Riding Day / Transfer Day
We spend one last day riding at Engelberg, before an afternoon transfer to LAAX. Here we check into the Rider’s Palace: the ultimate centre of the LAAX Open, and head out to rub shoulders with the pros and have a few beers with the big names of LAAX.
Day 07 – 09 (20 – 22 JAN) – Riding Days / LAAX Snowboard Finals
We spend the next three days snowboarding at LAAX. If you’ve never heard of LAAX, you’re in for a treat. LAAX is not only amazingly beautiful, but also Europe’s snowiest and sunniest winter resort, home to over 235km of pistes to explore. This resort is a mecca for freestyle riders, with great tree riding, four perfectly constructed snow parks (catering to all abilities), and the longest continuous half pipe in the world. Surprisingly, LAAX has remained a Swiss secret shred destination, meaning great riding and non-existent lift queues. Situated between 2000-3000 metres of altitude, the resort has consistent snowfall, especially at the peak of glacier Vorab, providing the opportunity for great off-piste powder turns.
As Europe’s leading and most comprehensive freestyle resort, there is no wonder it is a magnet for international pro riders. We arrive at LAAX for the finals of the LAAX Open, where we check out pro riders from across the world showcase their talents in the half-pipe and slopestyle courses. Cheer on your favourite pro rider and celebrate long into the night after the awards ceremony.
Day 10 (23 JAN) – Departure Day
We transfer back to Zurich with the crew, and with high fives all round we bid farewell to an epic Swiss riding tour.
Suitable for intermediate to advanced riders.
$500 deposit required to secure booking with balance payable 60 days prior to departure. All bookings are subject to Mint Tours terms and conditions and are subject to availability at time of booking.