Crap Sogn Gion, CH

Crap Sogn Gion (meaning Saint John’s stone in Romansh) is a mountain and cable car station located near Flims in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. According to the definition by the Swiss Alpine Club, Crap Sogn Gion cannot be called a mountain but only a location at the end of a ridge descending from the Vorab in the Glarus Alps.

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Our Tour

You will reach Curnius by taking the chairlift from Laax or Falera valley station. Curnius is the starting point of this hike. A few meters above the mountain station, you walk further past the area Sut Crappa below the big rock. You then follow the direction to the Alp Dado, past Tegia Miez with its sundeck and the little water reservoir Lag Falerin. Shortly after having passed the reservoir, you will reach Crap Sogn Gion. Before the descent back to Laax, you will have the opportunity to take a break at the GaLAAXy and enjoy the fabulous mountain view.

The Crap Sogn Gion summit station GaLAAXy, at 2,228 metres above sea level, is the lynchpin of the Flims Laax Falera ski resort, and underwent a facelift. Some parts of the 50 year old building were completely redesigned and the range of culinary options also got improved. Visitors often refer to the building as a spaceship and you might go there starting from LAAX – hence the slogan for the new direction, GaLAAXy.

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The redesign created a totally new look for the bare spaces and impassive walls, with colour, different styles, plants and amusing details throughout the building. Among the unique design features include an old Coca-Cola dispenser as a toilet door, and a well-worn parquet floor from the Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich. Neon signs offer words of wisdom for the guests and in the very special sticker shop, visitors are able to personalise T-shirts and more. A small cinema offers guests a place to relax, while the Radio GaLAAXy playlist ensures the perfect mood.

At the Mountain Hostel Crap Sogn Gion you stay directly at the ski slope. In the Berghostel at 2’228 meters above sea level you are at home in the middle of the ski area and close to the snowparks. Enjoy the start of the day and leave your first traces on the freshly groomed slopes.

Getting there

By any means or by choice of public transport services: SBB Timetable, please click here.

Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge.

The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.

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