Serfaus is a small town in the Austrian Alps and a ski resort equipped with the latest technology. It is located in the federal state of Tyrol and combines the slopes of the nearby villages – Fiss and Ladis into a common ski area. Winter sports enthusiasts will find everything here for a great holiday: a unique natural landscape, well-developed infrastructure and a consistently high level of service and comfort. The Serfaus ski sector includes more than 50 lifts of various types (from funicular to heated chairs and tows) as well as about 200 km of slopes (from blue to black) for snowboarders and skiers. The elevation changes here are from 1200 to 2800 m.
The resort is ideal for family holidays. For children, there are special slopes with lifts, combined into two children’s ski parks, three skating rinks, a ski school with professional instructors, animators work in many hotels, cafes and restaurants. See BRIDGAT.COM for climate and weather information of Austria.
How to get to Serfaus
The nearest airport to Serfaus is in Innsbruck (about 100 km), how to get to it is described in detail here. The easiest way to get from Innsbruck Airport to Serfaus is by taxi. The trip will cost about 250-400 EUR, travel time – about 1.5 hours (off. Taxi website in Serfaus). Also, many air carriers during the season organize a transfer to the resort for their passengers – this can be clarified before the flight. The prices on the page are for August 2021.
Another option is to take a train from Innsbruck to the Landeck station for 23 EUR, which is 25 km from Serfaus. Serfaus can also be reached by train from Munich (230 km), Salzburg (270 km) or Zurich (250 km). The two main carriers on this section of the journey are the Austrian Railways (off site in English) and the German Railways (off site in English). A bus runs from the Landeck station to Serfaus about 6 times a day, but it is more convenient and faster to get a taxi. The bus schedule of the local carrier VVT is at its office. website.
In Serfaus, they are very sensitive to the environment, so there are restrictions on vehicles: only local residents can use cars here. There are no buses for tourists; you can get to the hotel and unload things in a rented car. It is convenient to move around the city to the slopes on a silent metro (Dorfbahn Serfaus), consisting of 4 stations (“Parking” – “Church” – “Bank” – “Elevator”).
The Serfaus metro is considered the shortest in all of Europe.
A modern hovercraft runs from 8:00 to 18:00 daily, travel is free. The entire journey from the parking lot to the ski lift takes less than 10 minutes.
All hotels in Serfaus are suitable for families, but Bar Superior 4 * is considered the best for families with children: here, in addition to a children’s club with a daily entertainment program, there is a children’s pool with a mini-water park.
The most popular of the five-star hotels – Wellnesshotel Cervosa – is famous for its spa complex with 11 types of saunas. Each room has a balcony with magnificent mountain views.
Those who prefer budget accommodation will find affordable apartments and pensions with free Wi-Fi in Serfaus. You can also save on accommodation by staying in neighboring towns – Ladis or Fisse.
In the high season – from the second half of December to January, as well as in March, it is better to book rooms in popular hotels in advance – two months in advance.
What to bring
As a memento of your visit to the resort, you can buy a small souvenir with a ski theme: a mug, a key chain, a magnet or a funny hat (these are especially liked by snowboarders).
For those who appreciate local folklore and who are not alien to the spirit of the carnival, we advise you to bring national Tyrolean costumes from Serfaus. For men: leather breeches with embroidery and suspenders, a jacket or vest, and a felt hat is a must. For women: blouse with corset, skirt and embroidered apron.
Here, as in other parts of Austria, you can find pumpkin seed oil of excellent quality – the number one product for export. Those with a sweet tooth will appreciate the world-famous Mozart Kuegel marzipan sweets. Of the local strong alcoholic drinks, it is worth noting apricot schnapps and Stroh rum.
Cafes and restaurants
In Serfaus, several dozens of food stalls with national Tyrolean and European cuisine are open from morning to late evening. Right on the slopes there is an opportunity to have a bite to eat in small cozy cafes with hot pies and warm up with mulled wine. At an altitude of 1980 m, the Ski Lounge restaurant is located – here guests will be offered to take off their ski boots and change into soft slippers.
In high season, it is better to book a table in a restaurant for the evening in advance.
Restaurants Murmlirest and Starrest are open for children. The first will be remembered for its fabulous interior, and the second is more suitable for teenagers. But neither of them has hamburgers and french fries – only wholesome and healthy food.
The main local dish is goulash, which is both a soup and a second course. Italian cuisine is very popular in Serfaus – especially delicious homemade pizza is prepared in the Post restaurant.