If guests get bored with active holidays on the slopes, then there is where to walk and what to see – there are plenty of sights, museums and architectural monuments in Serfaus and the surrounding area. Connoisseurs of Gothic architecture will be interested in Laudeg Castle in Ladis. It is generally interesting to wander around Ladis: here in the center very beautiful houses with paintings in the Romansh style have been preserved.
Not far from the resort, you can look at the Roman bridge (part of the ancient Roman road), the Kirchturm watchtower, carved into the rock, also reminds of the Roman period in the history of these places. There is a 14th-century building in Fiss – the city museum is located there, which also deserves attention. For those who are interested in the history of the development of the Alps, we recommend visiting the Alpine Museum in Innsbruck.
According to cachedhealth, the Kirschplatz Gallery, housed in a 16th-century mansion, is famous for handmade souvenirs, as well as paintings by contemporary Austrian artists and reproductions by Gustav Klimt.
On Wednesdays throughout the winter season, Serfaus hosts Europe’s largest laser show, the Snow and Adventure Show.
In addition to the slopes, Serfaus has several pools and skating rinks (including an outdoor skating rink on the lake in Ladis), toboggan and tubing routes, you can go horseback riding, curling, bowling, paragliding or playing golf.
Ski pass and ski service
A ski pass for one day of skiing in Serfaus will cost 43 EUR for an adult and 25 EUR for a child (children under 6 years old are free), for pensioners there is a 20% discount. If you take ski passes for a week at once, the price will be lower. Prices for classes with instructors can be found at the office. resort ski school website. A single ski pass operates on all Serfaus, Fiss and Ladis slopes.
The most important rental point located next to the ski lifts is the Bacher Sportcenter. Here you will find the latest models of winter sports equipment (skis, poles, snowboards, boots, airboards, helmets and protection kits) for adults, teenagers and children. You can find out the prices and opening hours of the point, as well as book the necessary equipment online at the office. website. Other rental locations: Sport Patscheider, Joes Schistadl, Sport Schmid. In some points, children under 6 years old are given equipment free of charge.
Serfaus has a huge selection of trails – from very easy to very difficult. The ski area extends from Schengampalm (Schengampalm, 1882 m) in the north to Mindersjoch (Mindersjoch, 2700 m) in the south. True, in order to ride throughout the region, you need to climb at least 7 times on different cable cars, most often ropeways.
Professionals will appreciate the black descent from the Komperdell plateau (2000 m) with the highest point on Plansegg (Plansegg, 2376 m) or on the Upper Scheid (Obere Scheid, 2420 m). It is also able to add adrenaline to the blood from the descent from Schenjoch (2436 m) to Fiss. There are several red trails next to it, where cannons support the reliability of the snow cover. Between Fiss and Ladis are great off-piste areas.
Especially for snowboarders, the resort has a fan park with a halfpipe and a boarder cross track. Adepts of cross-country skiing are waiting for several trails of varying difficulty, ranging in length from 500 m to 26 km.
5 things to do in Serfaus
- Raise your adrenaline levels with a ride on the Dragon Wings (Fisser Flieger) attraction.
- Dine at the famous Crystal Cube restaurant, located at an altitude of 2600 m, offering a magnificent view of the valley.
- Ski in the evening on the illuminated slopes to fully appreciate the illumination of the resort.
- Watch an open-air Adventure Night show with a laser show, snow groomer parade and fireworks.
- Enjoy all the winter fun and… come to Serfaus in the summer! Visit fan parks, go to the mountains or go rafting.
Serfaus for children
Serfaus is considered one of the best ski resorts in Europe for families with children. The infrastructure for children here is really amazing: two ski parks – Kinderschneealm and Murmli, special tracks for snowmobiling, tubing slides, specially equipped lifts for wheelchairs, ski carousels and swings, a zoo, unusual playgrounds (for example,, a playground stylized as a wigwam, where you can play snowballs to your heart’s content).
A kind of nursery is organized in the Murmli park (page on the resort’s website): children from 2.5 to 4 years old are accepted here – experienced instructors and part-time animators put even such kids on skis. The Kinderschneealm park (page on the resort website) provides entertainment for older children (from 5 years old): especially young skiers like the adventure track.
In Serfaus, all conditions have been created for children and their parents to have a great rest: restaurants have playrooms and a children’s menu, all hotels provide babysitting services, provide all the necessary things for care – cribs, baths, high chairs.
The ski season in Serfaus starts from the end of November and lasts until mid-April. The snow cover reaches its greatest height in January-February, but at other times it does not depend too much on the weather, since snow cannons are installed on the slopes. Temperatures, even at the peak of the winter months, remain not too low and quite comfortable – the mildness of the climate can be explained by the fact that the town is located in a valley. In addition, it is one of the sunniest Alpine resorts.