Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is one of the best ski resorts in Austria for families, foodies, and beginning skiers. A recent 4-day trip there offered me an overview of the many things to do in the region and I happily share them with you below.
- About Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
- Things to do in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in winter
- 1. Take a ski course
- 2. Enjoy the food
- 3. Walk the Panorama Genussweg
- 4. Go on a Segway tour
- Other activities in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
- 6. Rollercoaster or “Rodelbahn” Scheisenfeger
- 7. Serfauser Sauser
- 8. Snowshoe hiking
- 9. Cross-country skiing
- 10. Fisser Flieger
- 11. Skyswing Fiss
- 12. Ride a ski-doo
- 13. Join a “snow fixer” for a ride on his snowcat
- 14. Visit the Z1 viewing point at 2600 meters
- 15. Go on a horse and carriage ride through the winter wonderland
- 16. Adventure Night in Serfaus
- 17. The “First Track”
- 18. Have a private breakfast or lunch at the Crystal Cube
- Our magnificent hotel in Fiss
- How to get to Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
- Practical links
- What to pack for Austria in winter
- Don't forget travel insurance
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is a ski resort in the Tirol region of Austria consisting of the villages of Serfaus, Fiss and, Ladis. The three collaborate intensively and act as a unit when it comes to everything involving tourism and leisure.
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis also owns the two cable car companies in the resort, which means it can reinvest all profits in tourism infrastructure. Think perfectly prepared slopes, easy cable car rides, and excellent facilities for both couples and families. It's one of the top Austrian ski resorts in terms of facilities.
Serfaus is the biggest of the three towns and home to both the smallest and the highest subway system in the world which is, by the way, free to use and offers a direct connection to the cable lifts. The town is car-free (taxis excluded), which makes it a great place to go for a stroll.
Fiss is home to the UNESCO World Heritage carnival event of the “Fisser Blochziehen” and perhaps the most charming of the three towns, with small and hilly roads that test your calves while you're admiring the typical facades of the houses.
Ladis is the smallest of the three and known for its centuries-old farms with intricate woodwork and frescos. Part of the town dates back to the 8th century, while Ladis's own water source, the Sauerbrunnquelle, was already discovered in the 12th century.
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in numbers
- 460 hectares of slopes
- 68 lifts and cable cars
- 10 km of sled slopes
- 2,000+ hours of sunshine per year
- 100 km of prepared winter walking trails
- 52 km of cross-country skiing trails
- 10 different freeride routes
- a vertical drop of 1,630 meters – similar to that of Whistler/Blackcomb in Canada!
- 11th in the list of highest ski resorts in Austria
Family-friendly ski resort
As I don't have kids, I never pay much attention to the facilities a destination has for them, but in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, they were just impossible to miss. This doesn't just have facilities adapted to families and kids, it has activities and places exclusively for them.
There are children's restaurants with kid-sized tables, chairs, and toilets. There's a kindergarten right by the kid's slope and for the smallest ones, there's even a baby hotel. The indoor playground in Serfaus keeps kids and teens busy when the weather's a bit cranky and the lifts in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis all have a special children's gate.
Parents can also take their small ones for an easy walk around the villages and even into the mountains thanks to electrical strollers for rent.
As you can tell, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is one of the best places to ski in Austria as a family.
Things to do in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in winter
There's plenty to do in Austria in winter and that's no different in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. Below, you can read about the things I did while I was in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. Afterward, I highlight a few other activities the region has to offer but I didn't have the time to try – yet :-)
1. Take a ski course
Aside from having a culinary and family focus, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis also prides itself on being one of the best ski resorts in Europe for beginners – and not just kids, but adult beginners too.
I'd only ever once taken ski classes before and that was more than four years ago, in Canada. Back then, I got the hang of the basics pretty quickly and so I wasn't too nervous about the beginner ski lessons our little group of four would have on our first day in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis.
A ski instructor of the Skischule Fiss-Ladis took us up to Bertas Kinderland at the Sonnenbahn midway station in Fiss-Ladis. Aside from being a kids heaven with a playground and kids activities, it's also where young and old can learn to ski and snowboard on almost flat terrain and some of the easiest mini slopes. This and other “flat” snow areas make Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis one of the best ski resorts for beginners in Austria.
We started our skiing for beginners class by getting a feel for our skis, sliding our legs back and forth and learning how to tilt our skis so that we could use their side blades.
Next, we learned how we could slow down to come to a halt by putting our skis in a V-shape before we made our first few short runs along a barely noticeable hill.
Once we got the hang of that, the teacher showed us how we could make turns simply by “wanting to” (there's a bit of shifting your weight involved as well ;-)). During the last part of our morning class, we took the “magic carpet” (kind of like the rolling thing at the airport) up a little hill so we could see what it felt like to actually ski down while making turns and “breaking” at the end.
After our lunch break, the instructor took us high up one of the mountains where there was kind of a natural platform at the top. It was almost flat, so great for practicing some of the basic things we'd learned in the morning.
But there was also a beginner slope you could take by going up with one of those T-bar lifts and that was something I had to try.
Notice how I say “had to” and not “wanted to”? :-D
I'm kidding. The teacher was actually great in that he never forced us to do something we weren't comfortable with but did always give us the next step if we felt ready like taking it.
With that, he took into account our different learning speeds. Being a dancer, I have pretty good arm-and-leg coordination and another girl in our group already knew how to snowboard. For the other two ladies, it was really their first time skiing.
As I'd felt comfortable with everything we'd done so far, I decided to take the slope.
But then my fear of heights kicked in. And it wasn't even because we were high up on a mountain – initially – but because of the T-bar. I know that sounds ridiculous as those lifts don't even take you off the ground, but I'd never taken one before and I couldn't see where it was going. Only that it was going up.
And so my stomach started twisting knots while my heart rate started going up.
My ride on the T-lift went perfectly fine, but I was pretty worked up by the time we got off. And when we did, I noticed that we couldn't really see where the slope we were going to take was going.
That and the fact that there was an edge on one side of the slope, made me cramp up. Of course, that made the descend harder and while I managed to ski down in a pretty okay way, I felt that one run on that slope was enough.
I kind of knew I could do more as I'd skid down a much longer family slope in Canada four years ago, but I also knew that if I'd do that run again, it would only cause me more stress.
I'll keep on challenging myself and facing my fear of heights on my travels, but do want to keep it fun as well. Learning to ski as an adult is probably harder more because of your mindset and awareness of danger, than because of the fact that your body is older.
Skiing tips for beginners
If you've never skid before, here are a few tips:
- Relax. Your teacher will tell you this 100 times and it probably won't work, but the more relaxed you are, the better you'll be able to use and control your muscles – and thus your movements.
- Wear or rent proper ski gear for your ski training. You don't need anything too fancy, but make sure you get your material from people who know what you need based on your height and weight.
- Someone in our group asked our instructor: “How long does it take to learn to ski as an adult?”. He said to plan a full week to properly learn how to ski. Our teacher told us many people want to learn it in five or six days as they're only there for a week and also want to spend a day or two doing other things, but according to him, a full week or seven days is ideal to really get the basics down and comfortably ski down the easiest slopes.
Want to give it a go as well?
Skischule Fiss-Ladis offers both group and private classes for skiing and snowboarding, for kids from age three until whatever age you still feel fit enough to take beginner lessons or improve on your technique. There's also a kids slope with ski school in Serfaus called the Kinderschneealm.
2. Enjoy the food
Austria is known for serving big portions of filling food, but in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, I got to see another side of Austrian cuisine. Refined, modern, and balanced.
1. Schlosshotel Fiss
We stayed at the Schlosshotel Fiss, where we enjoyed two excellent dinners as well as the afternoon buffet. The afternoon buffet (from 1 to 4.30 p.m.) is only for guests, but you can also have dinner here if you're not staying at the hotel by simply making a reservation.
The menu changes every evening and consists of a salad bar, followed by three options for the starter, three options for a light in-between, three options for the main course, and three options for dessert. When we were there, the starter and main course options consisted of a meat dish, a fish dish, and a vegetarian dish.
Here's a look at the menus for the two nights we ate there:
And this is what I had:
The salad bar is optional and as we didn't want to stuff ourselves before the main meal, we skipped it twice. I felt like the courses were well-timed and ideally sized. If you like long breaks between each course, you might want to ask them to leave a bit more time in between. I think we spent about 2.5 hours at the table for three courses.
The breakfast buffet at the hotel was great as well, but I'll tell you a bit more about that at the bottom of the post, where I talk about our stay.
2. A ride with the Masner Express and sunset dinner at Monte Mare
On our last evening in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, we had quite a special dinner. After a bit of relaxing at the Lassida Restaurant, we were picked up by the Masner Express. The Masner Express is a big bully/snowcat that seats 17 people. Passengers are driven across a white snowy landscape up to 2,430 meters where they disembark at the Monte Mare restaurant.
This restaurant, located by the Masner Ski Hut is entirely made out of glass, offering the best views of the surroundings and the sunset, which takes place during dinner.
Unfortunately, when we were there, the clouds prevented us from seeing the sun set. Then again, I could hardly take my attention away from the delicious food we were being served. Here's a look at the menu, which changes during the course of the season:
The service was correct and friendly, the food refined and the portions just the right size. With limited seats at the restaurant and a price tag of €105 for adults, drinks excluded, a sunset dinner at Monte Mare with a ride on the Masner Express is a rather exclusive experience. And one that you'll not easily forget.
If you're more of a morning person, you can also take the Masner Express up to the Hexenseehütte to enjoy a sunrise breakfast there. This hut lies at 2,580 meters and can be seen from the Monte Mare restaurant.
Lastly, it's also possible to only book a ride on the Masner Expres. The price for this at the time of writing. is €60 for adults and €43 for children.
For all three of these activities, a reservation via the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis website is essential as many returning guests book their breakfast or dinner up to a year in advance. Yup, that's how good it is.
3. Familienrestaurant Sonnenburg
The Familienrestaurant Sonnenburg overlooks Bertas Kinderland and is located right by the Mittelstation Sonnenbahn. It has a large indoor seating area and an equally large terrace. This self-service restaurant offers a lot of options.
I had some grilled fish with vegetables which was way better than I'd expected, but you could also get grilled meats, typical Tyrolian dishes, pasta, and pizza made in a stone oven.
4. Lassida Restaurant
You reach Lassida Restaurant by taking a ride with the Lazidbahn to Bergstation Lazid or by skiing there. It's located at a height of 2,351 meters and offers great views from its terrace. It's also a self-service restaurant with a separate (coffee) bar and stone oven where you can get pizzas.
Plenty of food options here too, although a bit more limited than at the Familienrestaurant Sonnenburg.
5. Other options
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis caters to foodies and so aside from the places we ate at, there's plenty of choice regardless of whether you want a quick lunch on the slopes, a culinary meal or a Tyrolian specialty at one of the mountain huts.
3. Walk the Panorama Genussweg
The Panorama Genussweg or “Panorama Enjoyment Trail” is an easy-to-walk trail that's even fit for strollers. There are a few ascents and descents, but nothing too hard and always on a nicely prepared path. You can walk all the way from Serfaus to Fiss (or the other way around), or take a shortcut by taking the Komperdellbahn, the Sunliner, the Waldbahn or the Möseralmbahn back down.
We actually took the Möseralmbahn up and walk a little over an hour until we reached the Mittelstation Komperdell Serfaus with the Lazidbahn, which we took up to Restaurant Lassida to have lunch there.
Along the way, we enjoyed the smell of pine trees and amazing views of the slopes and the towns down below. How different from the green landscape surrounding me during my summer hikes in Austria! We got so lucky with the weather too. The sun was out and warmed up our faces.
We even took a mini break to rest on the lounge chairs placed out of the wind on a little terrace along the path. The terrace is equipped with music boxes and you can pick what kind of music you want to listen to while closing your eyes or admiring the view. I think we all struggled a bit to get up again to continue our walk :-)
Good to know: the last bit before the Mittelstation Komperdell is a bit steep, but you can avoid it by taking the Familiebahn Gampen chairlift, which you'll see to your left when approaching a crossroads right before starting the climb up to the Mittelstation.
4. Go on a Segway tour
None of us had ever ridden a Segway before, so we were all pretty curious to see how that would work. I'd always expected it to be more difficult than it looks… and it is!
But it's also good fun once you get the hang of it.
Our Segway ride guide Andi gave us back protection and a helmet before he explained the principles of Segwaying.
So how does a Segway work?
- To get on a Segway, hold the handlebar with both hands, place one foot in the middle of the board, step on it and place your other foot also in the middle of the board. And if you're wondering how to get off a Segway (I quickly did :-D), hold the handlebar with one hand and gently step off.
- Lean forward to go forward. The more you lean forward, the faster you'll go.
- Lean backward to break. This feels super unnatural as the handle moves back as well when you break, giving you the impression that you'll fall on you're back, which makes you want to lean forward, which is exactly what you shouldn't do when you want to break or slow down.
- Gently move the handlebar left or right if you want to turn.
And how fast does a Segway go?
At the beginner setting or “turtle speed” (it actually shows a turtle on the little screen), a Segway can go about 6 mph/13 kph. At the standard setting, it can go 12.5 mph/20 kph. I'm not ashamed to say we kept it in turtle mode the entire time :-)
After we got the explanation, we had time to practice in a parking lot. And I can tell you: in the beginning, it feels a bit weird and you'll need to get used to how responsive the thing is and especially, how you can best slow down.
All of our Segways had names and I have to admit I had to chuckle a bit when I saw that I'd be riding Frank. I'd almost sent Boyfriend a photo but decided to focus on not crashing into anything instead.
Our little Segway trip took us from the town of Fiss to the town of Serfaus and back, offering some nice views of the valley down below when we were in between the two villages. It was a fast and efficient way to see the town, but not really fit if you want to take a lot of photos.
You can't really stand still on a Segway and you definitely can't free both of your hands to take out your camera or anything like that. If you really want to take a proper photo, you need to get off and either still hold the Segway with one hand or make it lean against something.
I'm happy I did it, though, and definitely that I did it in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis where there isn't that much traffic and you don't need to dodge pedestrians and cyclists like you would in a big city.
From now on, whenever I see Segwayers somewhere, I'll look at them with more respect :-D
Tips for your first time on a Segway
- Practice some manoeuvres on open terrain before going on a tour.
- Keep a relaxed but firm hold on the handle.
- Be gentle. Segways are very responsive and only need slight posture adjustments to change course or go faster/slower.
- Try sticking to even ground and avoid obstacles. Segway tires are thick and sturdy, but you'd rather not test them.
- Keep a safe distance between yourself and the Segway in front of you.
- Avoid hitting any pedestrians :-)
When we asked Andi: “Can you fall off a Segway?” he denied, but a quick Google will show you otherwise. I felt safe under Andi's guidance and riding where we did, but would always suggest being cautious and attentive.
Want to give it a go?
Andi offers tours all-year round. You can even do a Segway tour in the snow thanks to the chains he has for the Segway tires.
Cool Events GmbH
Note: Cool Events only does Segway tours. It's not a pure Segway rental company.
Other activities in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
As we only had four days in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, we didn't even come close to doing everything there is to do. To give you the best possible overview of this ski resort, I've listed a selection of its other winter activities below.
6. Rollercoaster or “Rodelbahn” Scheisenfeger
Known for being a family-friendly coaster, the Scheisenfeger is a summer and winter toboggan run that takes passengers on a thrilling 1.5 km ride. Jumps, spins, and turns will keep your adrenaline pumping as you speed up to 45 km/h toward Experience Park Hög (an adventure park designed to tell the story of alpine farming and forestry) near Lake Högsee.
I only did a toboggan run once and have to admit I thought it was pretty scary! Then again, I'm not that adventurous :-)
Start the route at the entrance to the old sawmill near Seealm Hög Restaurant. Jump in the toboggan and get pulled to Alpkopf, learning all about the timber industry in the area on your way up. Zip along the toboggan track, then enjoy an observation deck with panoramic views at the end.
At the time of writing, the run is open daily from 11.30 am until 4.10 pm at the Alpkopfbahn midway station. Packages for 1 run or multiple runs can be purchased. Children 7 years of age and at least 1.30 m tall can ride alone and under 7’s can ride with an adult.
7. Serfauser Sauser
Have you ever wanted to fly? The Serfauser Sauser, a 2000 meter long zip line which reaches maximum speeds of 65 km/h is an adventure not to be missed! Soar 85 meters above the ski slopes, taking in stunning mountainside scenery from an entirely different vantage point.
Trained guides will help you safely navigate to and from four different zip line course sections which include a warm-up, a panorama, a top-view and a high-speed track. Over the course of all four sections, you will descend vertically a total of 400 meters, ending at the Komperdellbahn valley terminal in Serfaus.
You need to reserve your spot at least a day beforehand at the ticket office of the Seilbahn Komperdell. At the time of writing, the Serfauser Sauser runs every afternoon, year round.
Children must be 10 years of age and weigh at least 30 kg and be 1.30m tall. The maximum weight for adults is 125 kg.
8. Snowshoe hiking
Serfaus has three dedicated snowshoe hiking routes, while Fiss has two. The routes range from 1.6 km in length to 5.8 km and from relatively flat to covering one or two steeper descents/ascents depending on which direction you're walking.
Snowshoe hiking is quite easy. I've done it twice before, both times in Canada, and have always enjoyed it. Just don't underestimate the legwork if you decide to go into the deep snow :-)
You can bring your own snowshoes, rent some or go on a guided snowshoe hiking tour.
9. Cross-country skiing
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is known for ranking in the top 15 highest elevated cross-country ski areas in Austria along with being one of the top 15 cross-country ski areas with the best snow conditions in the country. With 10 runs and over 30 km of trails designed with both classic and skating styles of cross-country skiing in mind, it’s certainly an activity to put on your to-do list.
The high plateau of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis makes the area ideal for the sport. Runs are groomed daily and trails ranging from beginner to advanced connect the plateau’s villages.
Most runs are 1 to 3 km in length and take cross-country skiers along scenic overviews at about 2,000 m above sea-level. If you’re feeling ambitious when it comes to altitude and length, try out the 22 km run in Fiss which will take you on a 500 m difference in altitude from start to finish. If you’re not sure how the altitude will impact you, guided tours are available to make sure you safely travel the runs.
Don't underestimate this sport! It makes for a full-body workout.
Cross-country ski lessons are also available at both Ski School Fiss-Ladis and Ski School Serfaus.
Find names and lengths of the runs to plan your adventure!
10. Fisser Flieger
The Fisser Flieger is like a hang glider attached to a rail for up to four people. It “flies” you over the Möseralm at a speed of more than 80 km per hour, and this at a height of up to 47 meters above the ground. Adrenaline rush guaranteed!
The Fisser Flieger runs Wednesday to Saturday from 1 until 4 p.m. and during Nightflow from 5.45 until 8 p.m. No reservation is required. Children must be at least 1.30 meters tall to go on this ride.
11. Skyswing Fiss
Get your adrenaline junkie kick on the Skyswing in Fiss. Buckle in with 7 others and watch the ground disappear from under your feet as this giant swing takes you up into the air.
Controlled by a giant arm, the swing has three settings from easy swinging above the snowy landscape to aggressive swinging that includes rollovers. Whether you want to simply enjoy the view and a peaceful swing or want the thrill of seeing the ground roll from under you, the Skyswing can accommodate.
Children must be 10 years old and 1.40 m tall to enjoy the ride. Tickets can be purchased solo or in combination with a ticket for the Fisser Flieger.
12. Ride a ski-doo
Have you ever heard of a ski-doo? It’s a motorized sled or sledge, also known as a snowmobile. They're basically scooters to ride on ice and snow, both on trails and on open terrain.
Driving a ski-doo is something visitors of all ages can enjoy. Children 6 and up can try out the children’s motor sledding course and child-friendly ski-doos nearby the Kinderschneealm Ski School in Serfaus while adults can give it a go on a varied terrain ski-doo trail nearby.
13. Join a “snow fixer” for a ride on his snowcat
Always wanted to know how the slopes are prepared for another day of skiing and snowboarding? Join a snowcat rider on his nine-ton slope preparation snowcat to get a look behind the scenes!
It's best to reserve this 1.5-hour ride well in time, as a snowcat only has room for one adult and one child up to 10 years or 1.30 meters. Kids older than 10 need to ride another snowcat. The minimum age to join is 6.
14. Visit the Z1 viewing point at 2600 meters
Take a break from all the activities to visit the Z1 Panorama Platform. This observation deck, located on the Zwölferkopf summit, is a 360° circular outlook offering magnificent views across the Austrian Alps. At 2,600 meters above sea level, the mountains appear to extend like waves beyond, with Germany to the north and Italy to the south.
The platform is located near the Almbahn mountain terminal in Fiss.
15. Go on a horse and carriage ride through the winter wonderland
Trot along the snowy mountain trails, wrapped up in a warm blanket with your loved one on a horse carriage ride. It’s one of the most romantic ways to experience the alps!
A team of horses will be guided by an excellent, local coachman, who will take your sleigh through the snow to a mountain hut. Here, you can enjoy local culinary treats and the cozy ambiance of a cabin tucked away from the rest of the world.
The horse carriage rides are in the Tyrol mountains of Serfaus and are part of the offerings at The Darrehof, a holiday ranch, and stud farm also offering horseback riding opportunities.
It is recommended to book this excursion ahead of time, as it's quite popular.
Haflinger stud farm Darrehof
Family Paul and Romana Greiter
16. Adventure Night in Serfaus
Every year, the town of Serfaus organizes a weekly open-air spectacle that's concluded with fireworks. A ticket for the show can be paired with nighttime skiing or tobogganing.
17. The “First Track”
Once a week during the winter season, skiers and snowboarders can join the “First Track” tour in either Serfaus or Fiss. At 7.30 in the morning, they'll be taken down the freshly prepared slopes before enjoining a hearty breakfast. They'll also get the latest news and behind-the-scenes information from either the cable car managers or the heads of the ski school.
The amount of people who can participate is limited, so make sure to book your spot.
18. Have a private breakfast or lunch at the Crystal Cube
The Crystal Cube is a small restaurant made entirely out of mirrored glass at a height of 2,600 meters which you can book as a couple, a family, a group of friends or even for business. It offers 360° views of the surroundings while nobody is able to look in.
The Crystal Cube fits a maximum of eight people and offers the choice between a breakfast with sparkling wine, or a luxury lunch.
Our magnificent hotel in Fiss
The Schlosshotel Fiss is a 5-star hotel in the town of Fiss that offers everything a 5-star hotel should offer, without some of the awkward fanciness some luxury hotels make you feel.
You know what I mean.
Schlosshotel Fiss is decorated in a traditional yet always tasteful and never too classical way. It has a large bar with a cozy seating area, a sun terrace and the amazing restaurant I mentioned above.
That restaurant is also where guests can enjoy the mouth-watering breakfast buffet. Cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, fresh fruit, freshly-prepared eggs, waffles, pancakes, cheese, meat, all kinds of bread, all kinds of fruit juice, lovely teas, freshly-made coffee, … You name it, it's there.
This isn't a hotel where you only come to spend the night either. The Schlosshotel Fiss has a large wellness area divided into a with-textile, family-friendly zone, and a no-textile, 15+ zone. In total, the wellness area takes up no less than 5,000 m²! Several activities take place there during the day as well, such as water aerobics and yoga.
Oh, and there's a big gym!
Staying at the Schlosshotel Fiss is also great for skiers and snowboarders as you can ski right down to the hotel. It's also possible to rent all kinds of equipment right at the hotel, like mountain bikes, sleds, Nordic Walking poles, strollers, and more.
I could go on and on about all the things you can do at the hotel as it's quite a lot, but I want to point out that this isn't like some Club Med resort. It always felt peaceful when we were there and I was amazed at how quiet it was during the night.
There are three room types at the Schlosshotel and they're all big, equipped with a seating area and a desk to work on (not that you'll want to work when you're staying here). They also all have an ensuite bathroom, a balcony or terrace, an anteroom, a television, minibar, and free WiFi. In other words: the works.
And if you do happen to miss anything (I didn't), just ask the friendly staff.
Want to stay at the Schlosshotel Fiss as well?
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How to get to Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
The easiest way to get to Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is simply to drive, as it will enable you to pack as much as you want (and all of your own equipment, if you have it), as well as have a car on site to move between the villages.
Alternatively, you do like we did and fly. While Innsbruck Airport is closest to Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, we flew to Munich as it offers a direct connection to Brussels Airport (Innsbruck Airport doesn't). From there, we took a private shuttle to Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. It's a three-hour ride when traffic's good.
If you want to fly and then rent a car, check RentalCars.com for a thorough comparison and a best-price-guarantee.
For the exact season dates, various card and ticket prices for activities, ski passes, and more, check the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis tourism website www.serfaus-fiss-ladis.at.
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I was a guest of the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis tourism board during my stay in the region. As always, what I wrote here and how I wrote it was and always will be entirely up to me.
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