Once a year – always in week 11 – I fly to the beautiful village of Serfaus. This village is located at an altitude of 1427 meters, on a sunny plateau above the Tyrolean Inn Valley and is definitely one of my favorites. I’ve been doing this for 6 years now. Always love to go back here. Through the years I’ve collected spots, tips, venues and things that I love to share with you in this blogpost.
#1. Fly to the Mountains
Book a flight to the mountains. Avoid a long drive and a possible traffic jam at the feared Fernpass. For me this means a flight from Amsterdam to Innsbruck. A taxi or rental car will take you from Innsbruck to the village of Serfaus in less than 1,5 hour.
#2. Stay the Luxury or the Ski in-Ski out Way
Serfaus offers a lot of hotels and apartments in various categories. If you like top notch luxury and service, there is only one place to stay. The 5 Star Wellnessresidenz Schalber, a chique, traditional house run by proud owner Alois Schalber and his great staff. If you’re keen on skiing the first track in the morning, The Cervosa Alm is definitely your place to stay. Ski in-ski out every day!
The Cervosa Alm; ski in-ski out
#3. Shop in Style
Schneeweiss will turn a smile on your face. Beautiful store and fine collection of brands.
#4. Dress-up to Hit the Slopes
I am wearing Goldbergh Luxury Sportswear in black and white and from head to toe. Love this Dutch brand and in particular their skinny ski pants. They fit perfectly and make you even look slimmer.
Goldbergh Luxury Sportswear
#5. Choose the perfect Ski Gear
Every year I rent my ski gear at Patscheider Sport Check-in. Always the Atomic Cloud 9 in black. This is not a ski for daredevils, it’s more a ski for lazy skiers. I admit that I am not the best skier in the world. I love to be in control and prefer blue and red slopes. The Cloud 9 gives me this safe feeling.
#6. Pick your favorite Slope
My favorite is the Planseggbahn slope. I love to do this one over and over again. It’s a combination of blue and red and what I love the most is the fact that this slope allows you to ski big round curves.
#7. Try some traditional Austrian dishes on the slope
I love Austrian cuisine. Thinking about Tiroler Gröstl, Wiener Schnitzel, Käsespätzle and Kaiserschmarrn really makes me smile. There are various places to have these traditional dishes on the slopes, Schalber Alm and Sport Alm are my favorites.
#8. Enjoy the best View
The best spot for an amazing view on the mountains is Masner. This is the area in the ski resort you need to be on a beautiful, sunny day. Rent a sun bed, sit down, relax and enjoy the view. There is nothing else you need up there!
#9. Relax at around 4 o’clock
After an intense day on the slopes it feels so good to get rid of your ski shoes. Close to the main gondola area Komperdell is Praemontan. Nice place where you can sit down and relax your feet for a while. Praemontan is a fine restaurant with a lovely terrace in the sun and a perfect view on one of the slopes. And by the way, they serve a very ‘rich’ dish of delicious Kaiserschmarrn, just what one needs after being on the slopes….
#10. Have a fine glass of Wine
My first time at Plangger was in Ischgl, a couple of years ago. I instantly loved the whole concept of choosing a fine glass of wine out of their wide collections of beautiful ones and enjoy it standing outside on the street. Luckily Serfaus has a Plangger too! This time we enjoyed our glass inside, in the so called ‘Genusslounge’. The beautiful, soft Das Phantom from Burgenland is now one of our best friends.
Plangger; Load of delicious goodies and specialties from the region
#11. Party till the crack of dawn
‘ Schluss ist erst wenn keiner mehr kann’ . Party hours: 13.00 – 01.00.
Patschi Pub is the place where I’ve experienced my first Après-Ski party ever. Brings back real good memories. Serfaus is not the typical party destination, but because of the fact that Patschi Pub is actually the only Après-Ski venue in the village, everybody gathers here and that makes it a great place to party.
See you next year in Serfaus?
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