Great area for both skiing and boarding. They have awesome parks and great trails! Plus, the whole area is interconnected (and HUGE), so you can ski/board all day and hardly ever hit the same run more than once. I've stayed in Laax twice now and love being able to walk to the lifts first thing. I've found the people to be great - but remember you are in Europe, it's a little different over here... Hopefully the snow will be better this year than the last two (so far it's looking like it's going to be awesome!). I highly recommend this area, everyone I've taken can't wait to go back!!