Fiss, Austria

Fiss is a small and tranquil resort located close to the city of Landeck in the western section of the Austrian Tyrol region. This popular ski resort has close links with the nearby resorts of Serfaus and Ladis.

How to get there

The nearest airport to the resort is Innsbruck, which is well-served by flights departing from various airports around the UK. Driving from Innsbruck to Fiss should take just over one hour.

Alternatively, visitors may wish to take advantage of cheap flights destined for Munich, which is approximately 185 kilometres from Fiss.

Other options include travelling to Salzburg (275 kilometres away from the resort) and Vienna (570 kilometres away from Fiss).

If you do not want to rent a car from Innsbruck, consider taking a train to Landeck station and completing the journey to Fiss by either bus or taxi. Numerous tour operators and hotels will also be able to arrange transfers between Innsbruck and the resort for you.

Who does the resort cater for?

Intermediate skiers will be the happiest at Fiss and the same applies to the nearby resorts of Serfaus and Ladis. There are also some nursery slopes for less confident skiers and beginners, as well as some runs suitable for expert skiers.

Fiss is an excellent choice for families. The resort offers a wide range of entertainment options for children, including tobogganing, horse riding, sleigh rides, and slopes designed specifically for kids. Crèche facilities and supervised clubs suitable for older children are also available to occupy youngsters whilst their parents enjoy a few hours on the slopes.

The mini ski-doo course at the Komperdell lift in neighbouring Serfaus is also popular with families of all shapes and sizes.

Couples and groups of adults will also find plenty to keep them entertained in the region. There are numerous winter hiking paths available for those who want to take a break from the slopes whilst still enjoying the spectacular scenery offered by the Tirolean mountains. Alternatively, adults can try ice-skating or snowboarding in the snow park.

Nightlife revolves around a number of quiet restaurants and bars, so the resort is perfect for adults looking for a calm place to unwind. Those craving a more exciting nocturnal experience should visit the nightclub in Serfaus.

The Fiss Tourist Office website is a good source of information and photographs for anyone seriously considering the region for their next ski break. If you have any specific questions which are not answered by the website, call the tourist office on +43 (0)5476 62390, or send an e-mail to info@fiss.at.

Accommodation

The General Enquiry service on the tourist office website can be found here. Visiting this website is a great way to find accommodation in and around the resort suitable for your own needs. Numerous tour operators also offer package deals if you would prefer the convenience of not having to book your own flights and accommodation.

The vast majority of accommodation in the area is very child-friendly, with many hotels offering baby-sitting services and crèche facilities. There are numerous reasonably priced three and four star hotels. However, families and groups of adults may wish to consider renting an apartment or self-catered chalet.

One recommended hotel is the Hotel Fisser Hof. It is located in the centre of the town and is within walking distance of the resort’s main cable car system. The hotel is comfortable and the rooms are charming. There is a fantastic restaurant located within the hotel, which serves great local food.

Slope information

The resort of Fiss is closely linked with the resorts of Serfaus and Ladis, so purchasing a pass which covers the whole of this region will ensure that you get the most out of your break. The chairlift system is famous for its efficiency and can transport around 70,000 people every hour.

Snowfall is also reliable throughout the season, although snow cannons are used in order to guarantee good snow coverage at all times.

Intermediate skiers will be the happiest on the slopes of the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis region, since it has a wide range of blue and red runs. Beginners should head to the nursery slopes in Serfaus and take lessons at one of the local ski schools.

Experts should be kept entertained by the off-piste slopes and the black runs of Pezid. The Pezid runs begin at an altitude of 2770 metres, the highest elevation in the area surrounding Fiss.

Resort Vitals

  • 53 ski lifts
  • Resort elevation of 1440m
  • 160km of slopes in the Fiss-Serfaus-Ladis area
  • 146km of cross country skiing
  • 10 km of tobogganing runs
  • Highest altitude: 2770m