The Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis region is known for its idyllic pistes, fantastic lifts and modern infrastructure. Away from the famous ski area, avid mountain athletes can look forward to wonderful experiences, great off-piste skiing and stunning landscapes.
Ski touring has been one of the biggest winter sports crazes for many years. Participants climb to the peaks of mountains on their skis and then ski back down into the valley. Enthusiasts are sure to tell you that ski touring is more than just a sport. By getting away from the pistes and the large crowds, you can enjoy nature in its purest form.
Before you start ski touring there are a few things you need to consider, including safety, equipment and physical fitness. Get these things sorted and remember a few key rules and you’ll be ready to enjoy unforgettable moments!
The SHF Backstage team has some tips and tricks for anyone thinking of ski touring in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. The most important thing for everyone to remember is that you should never go off-piste ALONE if you are inexperienced or unfamiliar with this sport.
Ski touring in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis: equipment
Anyone interested in ski touring needs their own kit. The standard kit includes touring skis, skins to wear during the ascent, touring shoes and, of course, safety equipment. If you do not have your own kit, you can hire what you need from our sports shop or arrange to borrow it from the Fiss-Ladis ski school.
It is vital that you have the right safety equipment, including an avalanche transceiver, a probe and a suitable shovel. Make sure you are familiar with your equipment before heading out into the snow.
Ski touring in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis: tours
Planning is a very important part of any ski tour. If you are inexperienced, it is advisable to join a guided tour offered by the Fiss-Ladis ski school or hire a mountain guide. Our region has plenty of touring routes.
With its many peaks, the Urg Valley is a great place for touring, while the high plateau offers idyllic ascents and descents. The Furgler – the highest mountain in the ski region at 3,002 metres – is an exhilarating high-altitude experience. Alternatively, you could try the smuggler tour to Samnaun in Switzerland. Whatever your plans, a ski tour in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is an absolute highlight for any mountain athlete.
Ski touring in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis: safety
Despite the beautiful natural surroundings, you must always be aware of the dangers presented by the Alpine region. Only experienced mountain athletes should set out into this region without a guide. Beginners and novices wishing to try out this sport should contact the ski school or hire a mountain guide.