01.12.2022 - Basic texts

Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis at a Glance!

True to the motto “The fantastic winter worlds of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis”, the Tyrolean holiday region of represents variety and completely carefree winter holidays at the highest level. For singles as well as best friends, families or three-generation groups. Because the mountains there not only have plenty to offer the grown-ups, but also the little ones. The three mountain villages, each of which enjoy history in abundance, are situated on a sunny high plateau above the Upper Tyrolean Inntal valley, surrounded by the striking mountain peaks of the Samnaun mountain range and the Ötztal Alps. Between 1,200 and 2,828 meters above sea level, the holiday region offers all guests the best conditions for a multifaceted winter vacation: activities for winter sports enthusiasts. Variety for the whole family. Adventures for thrill seekers. Breath-taking panoramas for those who like to take it slow. Extraordinary specialties for food lovers. And that is not only fabulous, but simply fantastic.

The Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis holiday region is situated on a high plateau at an altitude of 1,200 to 1,400 metres above the Upper Inntal valley of Tyrol. With over 2,000 hours of sunshine every year, this ranks as the sunniest region in Tyrol.   

The three villages of Serfaus, Fiss and Ladis offer skiing fun at an altitude of between 1,200 and 2,828 metres and can thus guarantee snow throughout the winter.

The 2022/23 winter season begins on Thursday 8 December 2022 and ends on Sunday 16 April 2023.

Serfaus (1,427 m):

• Population: 1,141
• Guest beds: 7,308

Special features:
• The world’s smallest, highest-altitude, air-cushion suspension underground railway  
• Campanile (Roman watchtower) with an 800-kilogram Löffler bell, dating from 1577
• Pilgrim church “Unserer Lieben Frau im Walde”
• Serfaus Parish Museum

Fiss (1,436 m):
• Population: 1,000
• Guest beds: 6,036

Special features:
• 600-year-old village centre with historical farmhouses
• s'Paules und s'Seppls Haus (museum of local history)
• Galerie am Kirchplatz art gallery
• Fisser Blochziehen – an old Tyrolean carnival custom, which has been part of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage in Austria since October 2011
   Next event: Blochziehen on 29 January 2023

Ladis (1,192 m):
• Population: 541
• Guest beds: 2,449

Special features:
• Rhaeto-Romanic townscape (outside staircases, carved gables and historical baking ovens) with the fresco-decorated Rechelerhaus and Stockerhaus
• Laudeck castle, dating from the 12th century
• “Tiroler Sauerbrunn”, an acidulous mineral spring discovered by a shepherd in 1212 AD

• New viewing platform at the Schönjoch summit cross:

   Anyone planning to tackle the Frommes downhill run this winter should first make a short stop on the new viewing platform near the summit cross on the Schönjoch, which
   offers a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and peaks. On a clear day, you can even see as far as the Zugspitze (2,962 m) in Germany, the Ortler 
   (3,905 m) in South Tyrol and the Wildspitze in North Tyrol (3,768 m).

• 214 (regularly skied) kilometres of pistes that are perfectly prepared daily (162 measured kilometres of piste, 460 hectares of skiing area)
   Of these: 47 kilometres are blue, 112 kilometres red, 27 kilometres black, 28 km freeride routes
• 80 percent of the pistes can be covered with man-made snow
• 68 modern facilities for transporting the winter sport visitors: 1 underground, 11 gondola lifts, 16 chair lifts, 11 drag lifts, 29 belt conveyors and tow lifts
• A total capacity of 91,660 persons per hour
• 6 Fun Areas and 12 freeride routes
• 2 permanent racetracks, 1 carving track, 1 speed track and several mogul slopes
• 8 kilometres of natural toboggan runs
• 30 kilometres of cross-country ski trails (of which 8.4 kilometres are high-altitude trails) and a 22-kilometre cross-country ski route
• 100 km cleared winter hiking trails
• 4 viewing platforms and numerous “Feel-good Stops ” in the skiing area
• 2 TOP ski schools: Ski School Serfaus and Ski School Fiss-Ladis

• 125,000 square metres of specially reserved snow areas for children and teens: the Kinderschneealm and Murmlipark in Serfaus, and Berta’s Kinderland with
   Berta’s Kindervilla in Fiss-Ladis
• Three special children’s restaurants for the ski school children from the Ski Schools Serfaus und Ski Schools Fiss-Ladis: Murmlirest and Starrest in Serfaus,
   Berta’s Kinderplanet in Fiss-Ladis
• Two mascots are there to assist the children: Murmli the Marmot in Serfaus, and Berta the Cow in Fiss
• Children’s own website: www.murmli-berta.at/en
• Numerous playgrounds, pistes with themes – such as the Bärenpiste (Bears Piste), Murmliweg trail, Tierpark (Zoo), Höhlenwelt (Cave World) and
   Berta’s Indianerland (Berta’s Indian Village)
• Childcare: all-day, half-day or by the hour:
   For children aged 3 months and upwards: Berta’s Kindergarten at the bottom station of the Möseralmbahn cable car in Fiss
• Activities such as: Masner Express, Schneisenfeger Family Coaster all-year toboggan run
• Flying attractions such as: Fisser Flieger and Skyswing

• SnowArt Genussfestival:
on the weekends from 9 to 11 and from 16 to 18 December, there’s no better way to indulge in culinary and musical delights at select mountain
   restaurants than the SnowArt Genussfestival. In Serfaus, the Leithe Wirt, the Seealm Hög, the Komperdell Panoramic Restaurant, the Lassida restaurant and the Skihütte
   Masner are all taking part, together with the Sonnenburg Family Restaurant, the Möseralm restaurant, the BergDiamant Panoramic Restaurant and the Zirbenhütte
   restaurant in Fiss-Ladis.
• Adventure Night Serfaus – “Fairy Tale”: a breathtaking, gloriously colourful extravaganza featuring a laser show, artistes and acrobats from (among others) the
   Cirque du Soleil, and the impressive ski show presented by the Ski School Serfaus. Night skiing and night tobogganing – every Wednesday.
• Nightflow Fiss – “Rock the Snow”: cool dancers, daring acrobats and the snowsport instructors from the Ski School Fiss-Ladis rock the Nightflow Arena.
   One special highlight is the brilliant ski jump for doing cool jumps. Night skiing – every Tuesday.
• Magic Ladis – “Fire and Ice”: impressive figure skating display on the Lader castle pond with a spectacular light and fire performance – 31 January 2023.
• Vibrant hustle and bustle at the Marktdorf by the castle pond: an idyllic meeting place with a cosy atmosphere, traditional delicacies and local handicrafts at the foot of
   imposing Laudeck castle – every Thursday.
• The First Track (“Die Erste Spur”): every Wednesday in the morning hours a small and manageable group will go onto the untouched slopes of the high plateau.
• Sunrise Hexensee: early risers will be able to enjoy a spectacular sunrise every Thursday onwards on the Hexenseehütte.
• Sunset Dinner Masner: the romantic sunset is enchanting over a romantic candlelight dinner every Tuesday at the Monte Mare restaurant at an altitude of 2,430 metres.
• Enjoying the slopes at night: every Wednesday night owls can ski and toboggan in Serfaus on illuminated runs and enjoy fondue at the Sportalm or a culinary journey
   around the globe and a panoramic view at the Komperdell Panoramic Restaurant. Every Tuesday, Fiss offers night-time skiing with dining at the Möseralm and night-time
   tobogganing with fondue at the Sonnenburg Family Restaurant.

The close collaboration between local farmers, cable car companies and restaurants guarantees plenty of fresh, regional products on the menu.  

• Ski Lounge:
international culinary highlights with Tyrolean roots reach their zenith at an altitude of 2,000 metres.
• Monte Mare restaurant: in accordance with the motto “The mountain meets the sea”, innovative creations pamper the tastebuds and the senses.
• Leithe Wirt: in the quaint mountain hut atmosphere, guests are served not only homemade smoked specialities such as bacon, osso collo and salami, but also Tyrolean
• Zirbenhütte Gourmet restaurant: situated at an altitude of 2,100 metres, this mountain hut restaurant beckons with culinary delicacies from the region and a
   marvellous view of the surrounding mountains.
• Crystal Cube: the giant cube with completely mirrored sides and a gourmet restaurant stands in the skiing area, near to the Z1 viewing platform, at 2,600 metres above
   sea level. It’s also one of the highest-situated official registry offices in Tyrol.
• Fisser Imperial Gerste (barley) with Fissky: whisky experts are excited and have already awarded a prize to the new Tyrolean single malt whisky “Fissky”.
   It’s distilled from Fisser Imperial Gerste.

There is a huge range of accommodations on offer in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis: private establishments, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, holiday apartments, exclusive chalets and hotels in different categories. Some of the hotels have exclusive wellness & spa areas, while others are special family and/or children’s hotels.

• By car from the north

   Take the German motorway A7 or A95 and then the Fernpassstrasse (B179) until you get onto the (toll-sticker-compulsory) A12, leaving it again at the Oberinntal
   motorway junction. Continue on through the Landecker Tunnel, which connects the motorway to the Reschenbundesstrasse. Then take the “Ried im Oberinntal” exit and
   follow the road signs all the way to Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis.
• By car via Kufstein and Innsbruck
   Leave the Inntal motorway A12 at the Oberinntal motorway junction and continue on through the Landecker Tunnel, which connects the motorway to the
   Reschenbundesstrasse. Then take the “Ried im Oberinntal” exit and follow the road signs all the way to Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis.
• By car from Switzerland via the Arlberg
   If you are coming from Switzerland, follow the A3 to Feldkirch or the A1 to Lustenau and Dornbirn and continue on the (toll-sticker-compulsory) A14 towards Innsbruck.
   The Arlbergschnellstrasse (S16) leads through the Arlberg-Tunnel all the way to the A12. Leave this again at the Oberinntal motorway junction and continue on through the
   Landecker Tunnel, which connects the motorway with the Reschenbundesstrasse. Then take the “Ried im Oberinntal” exit and follow the road signs all the way to
• By train to Landeck-Zams station, where the public bus to Serfaus, Fiss or Ladis will already be waiting.
• By plane to Innsbruck (90 km), Munich (220 km) or Zurich (242 km). Then continue by bus, train or airport (shuttle) taxi