Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is a winter sports dream for families, but it is also the up-and-coming spot for ski tourers and freeriders. It’s not surprising, as the most family-friendly ski area in the Alps is also one of the most varied ski touring hot spots, even right into spring.
A ski touring paradise – but only with the right equipment
Before we tell you about the best ski touring routes in the stunning mountain scenery around the Schlosshotel Fiss, we would like to emphasise that it is imperative to have the right equipment on the mountains, as well as experience and a proper assessment of conditions. Our specialists in the 5-star Schlosshotel Fiss’s on-site sports shop are happy to offer advice and help you to gather your equipment.
Set out with the right kit
Basic equipment comprises a rucksack, waterproof ski gear, a hat/helmet, gloves, sun cream, snow goggles and a change of vest. For your and your fellow skiers’ safety, you should carry an avalanche rescue beacon, an avalanche shovel, an avalanche probe, an ABS rucksack and a mobile phone. There should also be room in your rucksack for snacks! We recommend taking warm drinks (for example at least a litre of tea in a thermos flask), ready-made rolls and cereal bars for energy. We are of course available to provide advice and support with preparing your provisions.
- Urgtal ski tour experience: This beautiful high valley offers wonderful downhill runs for novices as well as experts. Ascent begins at the Almbahn upper terminal. Duration: approx. 1.5 hours.
- Smuggler’s tour to Switzerland (Samnaun): Cross the ski region, make two short ascents and then go down deep powder slopes while enjoying the wonderful scenery. Return by taxi. Duration: approx. 1.5 hours.
- ‘On top’ summit tour: Furgler, Glockspitze, Planskopf, Bliggspitze… for more athletic skiers with ambitions of reaching the summit. The extra effort is rewarded with stunning views overlooking snow-covered peaks and high-Alpine downhill runs.
The medium-difficulty Furglersee and Furglerjoch tour begins at the Komperdellbahn upper terminal (1,965m). The ascent through Lausbachtal is just under 3.5 hours with 1,050m elevation gain, leading to the Furglersee lake (2,458m) then the Furglerjoch (2,748m). From there you can carry on to the summit cross. The descent follows the same path. Use the pistes to return to Serfaus, descending around 1,600m.
Experience the entire length of the Urgtal valley on the medium-difficulty Planskopf Alpine tour. The start and end point is Hochgallmigg at 1,365m. The 9km ascent takes 3.5 hours with an elevation gain of 1,450m to the Planskopf at 2,804m. On the one-hour descent you can enjoy the sublime stillness of almost untouched snow.
The difficult high-Alpine Bliggspitze tour from the Taschachhaus is geared towards very experienced skiers. The 25km long tour starts at 1,880m in Mittelberg in Pitztal (there is a bus from Imst) and begins with an ascent through the Taschachtal to your overnight accommodation, the Taschachhaus. From there the tour continues through the Sexegetertal to the Bliggscharte, then to the Bliggspitze (3,454m). The tour ends back in Mittelberg.
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Freeride routes in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
If you like getting off-piste on a snowboard or skis, we recommend the 10 ski routes in the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis ski area. There are no exhausting ascents and the routes are accessible by cable car: a powder-snow dream in open terrain for experienced winter sports enthusiasts. Please note that full safety gear is also essential for freeriding.
The Skyline route starts at the beginning of the Frommesabfahrt run and leads through wonderful, varied freeriding slopes.
This wonderful route leads from the Jochabfahrt run over deeply snow-covered hills to the Königsleitheabfahrt run.
The Adlerroute starts in the middle of the Adlerpiste slope and leads through a pine forest right into the powder-snow paradise of northern Fiss.
This is the perfect route for ambitious freeriders. The maximum gradient of this route is 78%, so enjoy the ride if you’re brave enough!
You can find the starting point of the Kamikaze route at the Almbahn upper terminal (Crystal Cube) at 2,600m. The name says it all!
The slight incline on this route is ideal for anyone who wants to get a first taste of freeriding.
The Powder Nose route starts at the Sattelbahn upper terminal and leads to the Möseralm.
This route starts at the junction of the Sattelabfahrt and Gondeabfahrt runs.
This route starts at the Obere Scheidbahn upper terminal. With a 280m elevation loss, it then ends at the Moosbahn lower terminal.
The Pezidroute begins a few metres behind the Pezidbahn upper terminal (starting from the Arrez Non Stop downhill run).
- If you want to try something different, visit the bike park trails at the Waldbahn cable car station. They are converted into ski trails in winter! Morning Glory, Milky Way and Strada del Sole are all open for skiing. Small and large berms and jumps await as well as wooden Northshore trails.
Ski-in & ski-out
No travel, no queues, no waiting to get into the thick of the action on the slopes. Whenever and as often as you like. Schlosshotel Fiss guests take the lift straight to the ski slope, the taste of freshly roasted coffee still on their lips, and step right into their day’s skiing in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, one of the best ski resorts in the world.
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About the award-winning Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis ski area
The Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis ski area is a mecca for skiers, snowboarders and winter sports enthusiasts. With the action-packed pistes, tricky downhill runs and gentle slopes, the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis ski area has something to suit everyone. It also has a large range of top children’s ski schools and kids’ areas – ideal for a skiing holiday with the whole family. The current snow conditions and depth are perfect for skiing.