A week in a very sunny Serfaus/Fiss
March 31, 2011
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A week of unrelenting sunshine wasn’t exactly what we were hoping for when we arrived in Fiss, but with Europe locked in under a huge high pressure system, hopes of snow evaporated like Charlie Sheen’s sanity. Still, there was great skiing to be had. Anywhere north-ish facing and high up held fluffy snow from the last storm a week earlier. The groomers did an epic job every night, as did the snowmaking on the runs to the resort. By the afternoons, spring conditions prevailed, and there was some seriously fun slush to be ripped.
Serfaus-Fiss is definately a fave of mine. The terrain is massive and varied, with off-piste options everywhere. Fiss is a delightful place to stay too. It’s easy to imagine a time when it was a simple farming village before the ski area was build, and there’s enough restaurants and bars to have some apres and evening fun. If there’s a next time, we’ll probably try to stay in Serfaus, just to contrast. And I suspect there might just be a next time …
8 days (vertical metres): 8100, 8400, 9300, 10,500, 9300, 8500, 6900, (St Anton 7700) = (total 68700)
50 days, 14 powder days, 415,300m vertical