Fiss is a small village in a stunning setting. Surrounded by mountains in the Tyrolean Upper Inn Valley, it’s a haven for skiers, adventure-seekers and nature-lovers alike – all year-round. Set out from your boutique hotel in spring and summer for a walking, biking or climbing adventure through sublime countryside. When winter comes, you’ll have state-of-the-art facilities and over 200km of ski runs to glide down in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis.
From a winter wonderland to an idyllic summertime spot that’s bursting with colour.
Things to Do
Little adrenalin-seekers will love Fiss Summer Fun Park. Take them soaring over the rolling countryside on the Fisser Flieger – a breathtaking paragliding experience. Race down the hill on the Fisser Flitzer toboggan run. Then climb on board the see-saw-style Skyswing ride. If that doesn’t tire them out, there are forest parks, geocaching trails, climbing and ziplines to try.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the sport, Fiss puts you at the heart of a spectacular ski resort. Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis boasts over 200km of slopes of varying difficulty, with 16 chairlifts, 11 cable cars and even an underground railway. Young children can get to grips with the snow on fun terrains at Berta’s Kids Land. In the meantime, older thrill-seekers can test their speed at racing courses. There are also dedicated spots for snowboarders. If you visit mid-winter, head out after dark to try night skiing – a magical experience.
Whether on two feet or two wheels, be sure to escape to the countryside wrapped around Fiss. There are challenging Alpine hiking routes that reward you with sensational views, plus gentler cycling trails through woodland. From Fiss, follow the Panorama Enjoyment Trail – you’ll pass mountain huts and even well-placed hammocks along the way. Grab a map before heading off to find the best observation decks and photo opportunities.
Every four years, Fiss villagers uphold the theatrical custom of Blochziehen – or ‘block-pulling’. If you’re here for it, look out for locals wearing colourful masks hauling a symbolic pine tree through the village.
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