Ski holidays in one of the best ski resorts and ski areas in Austria – Serfaus.
Relatively unknown outside of Austria, Switzerland and Germany, the ski holiday resort of Serfaus offers amongst the best all-round ski holiday option in Austria. The ski area is big, the ski terrain range is high and the lift system excellent. The snow record in Serfaus is very good, the ski holiday resort of Serfaus is pretty and the family facilities in Serfaus are second to none. And unless you are from Austria, Switzerland or Germany, taking ski holiday in Serfaus in the next couple of seasons will give you impressive bragging rights.
Serfaus is marketed along with the neighbouring villages of Fiss and Ladis as the Ski Dimension. Of the three villages Serfaus dominates the area in terms of the ski terrain and the size and appeal of the village. Fiss offers more apartment accommodation than Serfaus whilst Ladis is located slightly lower in the valley and is a quieter and slightly more distant option than Serfaus or Fiss. The skiing in the ski area Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is as good as Ischgl and Mayrhofen and is only second to St Anton as it lacks the extreme skiing that St Anton offers. For a family ski holiday however, it is hard to find a better place in Austria than Serfaus.
Skiing in Serfaus
Lift linked from the ski resorts of Fiss and Ladis, the ski area of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is extensive, high, sunny and offers a great variety of terrain. There are extensive child and learning areas above each resort and modern gondolas run from each village into the ski area. Of the three villages the ski area above Serfaus is the biggest and most varied and offers some of the best skiing in Austria.
The resort of Serfaus
The resort is one of the best in Austria for family skiing holidays. The resort promotes a traffic free village and cars are only really seen in any numbers on Saturdays. An underground railway runs the length of the village which helps relieve the congestion, and includes 4 underground stations. The resort boasts a beautiful location with an altitude over 1400m and original alpine buildings stand next to more modern hotels, with the ubiquitous Austrian Alpine church in the centre of Serfaus.
Family ski holidays in Serfaus
There are numerous child hotels that actively market and provide services for children. The ski schools have huge areas dedicated to children and interesting trails through the trees such as Dinoland which features a trail dotted with dinosaurs. The resort of Serfaus encourages a traffic free village.
Serfaus – the big secret?
Serfaus is barely known outside of Austria, Switzerland and Germany. One of the principal reasons for this is the fact that package tour operators overlooked the resort for resorts where they had more influence. There was also a sense of inaccessibility about Serfaus although with transfer taxis from the regional airports, Serfaus is as good as many to get to. Serfaus has recently begun a push to sell itself to a wider market and the mix of visitors is growing. Ski holidays in Serfaus are likely to grow in numbers, so the sooner the better for a ski holiday in Serfaus, Fiss or Ladis.