Austria

Serfaus – Ladis – Fiss: Snowboarding in Tyrol

Here we are again, just like every year it was time for the annual skiing trip with the family. We went to Serfaus – Ladis – Fiss this time. It took us about 7 hours from Luxembourg to Austria. Unfortunately, we had quite a lot of traffic jam, since there is only a narrow mountain road after border crossing available

But it didn’t matter at all. The weather was good, the mountains (yayy finally Mountains) were covered with snow, it looked so beautiful.

 

Hotel

We booked das Marent  in Fiss. The hotel was relatively new, had a very nice design, and the chef is excellent. The hotel includes a super spa with sauna, swimming pool, massage rooms, etc. The staff was extremely courteous and helpful (what must be a result of the Tyrolean mentality).

The hotel is located about 900m away from Schönjochbahn. To reach the slopes in the morning,  you can either walk through the village or the hotel’s own bus takes a you there for free.

 

Ski-area Serfaus – Ladis – Fiss

This is one of our favorite resorts so far, there are 27 chair lifts or gondolas and 11 drag lifts, and 200 km of slopes in total. Although we heard from a few people that the snow conditions in early January were probably not so good, we could not share this. We had very good runs, and almost all slopes were open. I guess the good conditions were a result of the fresh snow. The waiting time at the lift was totally acceptable. Luckily only some Austrian states had vacation when we went, the maximum queuing was about 15min at busy lanes. What I’ve personally totally enjoyed was (as an old snowboard freak) the halfpipe / fun park. We have to say that SFL has made a lot of cool stuff in regards of runs, for example, bear trail, or Hexenwald etc.

 

Ski huts

Frommes Alp

You will get the best Kaiserschmarrn at Frommes Alp hut. This cabin has convinced us the most. The rustic interior is combined with a spacious open area & terrace. The staff was (although there were a ton of people there) always on the ball. The cabin is accessible via downhill run. 7

 

Schalbar Alm

One also highly recommended Hut is Schalbar Alm. The food was very good, maybe a bit expensive but generally the lodge has a very good location. That’s why it is also almost always crowded. However, the soups are amazing.

 

Apres Ski

 

At around 15:00, our motivation always increased, and we got thirsty. Après-ski music was already playing in some huts or umbrella-bars. Since we didn’t want to stop skiing early, we usually had a small aperitif in the umbrella bar near Möseralm. Afterwards, we snowboarded down to the valley to shake in Hexenalm.

 

Hexenalm

Seilbahnstraße 42, 6533 Fiss

The best spot to dance it off to the music of Gabalier and co. The party stops at 19:00, and the celebrations continue at Hackl’s Kaller

 

Hackl’s Kaller

Obere Dorfstraße 24, 6533 Fiss

Hackl’s Kaller is situated a 5 (drunk 10) minutes’ walk from the valley station Fiss. Located in a 500-year-old building, it’s the perfect spot to continue partying after dinner. We faced a wonderful atmosphere and mood, and some great music. The music was a mixture of Pop, House and après ski of course.

 

The most various ski resort where we have been to so far. Something to improve would be the après-ski offer, compared to ski resorts such as Saalbach-Hinterglemm for example.

 

 

we felt very comfortable everywhere As a LGBTQ couple. We went searching any LGBTQ spots in Fiss because that was not our trip’s priority.

 

 

You can find the video of our trip here