Serfaus - Fiss - Ladis Snowboarding
The 45th most popular snowboarding destination in Austria.
Wednesday 13 February 2019 06:57 GMT
Southwest of Innsbruck and south of Landeck, the Serfaus - Fiss - Ladis ski area is a vast snowboarders paradise with 96 pistes totalling 212km. These pistes are served by 38 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 1600m.
Most of the ski area is above the treeline in open bowls with the best pistes are located on the far southern end, which extends within view of Ischgl Silvretta. While marketed as a family-friendly resort, there are plenty of off-piste or side-country lines to explore, but it definitely takes about a 2m snow base for them to open up. The pistes above Serfaus descend 1000m on average, but the southern pistes only have about 500m of descent. There are 10 marked ungroomed ski routes, with the best two being Kamikaze next to Direttissma and Schleifplatten under Obere Scheid lift.
Actually, the village of Fiss makes a great base for exploring this massively wide ski region. There are multiple spread out villages running north-south and the lifts tend to be located just above each village. Luckily, there is a good ski bus system linking the villages and lift bases.
When it comes to lunch after a long morning of shredding, keep in mind there a 14 restaurants that are owned by the ski area and are not too authentic. With that in mind, try checking out Schalber Alm or Zirbenhutte. After a long day of snowboarding Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, try checking out the apres ski scene at Hexenalm located at the Fiss base.
To reach the snowboarding at Serfaus ski area by air, fly into Innsbruck international airport (INN). There is a quick public bus from the airport through downtown to the Innsbruck main train station. Then, take the train to the Landeck station, where there is a Post Bus up to Fiss or Serfaus. From Fiss, there is a free ski bus back down into the valley floor to Reid and to Prutz in the mornings and late afternoons. From Prutz, there is also a free ski bus all the way up to Kaunertal Gletscher ski area.
Overall, Serfaus - Fiss - Ladis is the 45th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 67 snowboarding resorts in Austria.