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March 22, 2024  |  Serfaus, Austria
A beautiful sunset over the village of Serfaus in Austria - March.

A beautiful sunset over the village of Serfaus in Austria - March.

Evening over Serfaus.

Evening over Serfaus.

This morning we said "Auf Wiedersehen" to the Zillertal valley and rode away on a train west through Innsbruck to spend our final week in Austria in a ski village called Serfaus. Serfaus is one of three small villages (along with Fiss and Ladis) at the base of the massive and aptly-named Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis ski area, which is located on the same mountain range but to the northeast of the famous Ischgl ski area and not far to the southeast of the even more famous St. Anton and Arlberg ski region.

Serfaus gives a very fine first impression. The landscape is lovely here, situated on a sunny bench high above the valley amongst rolling meadows, mountain vistas, and the big snowy mountainside of the ski area rising above all of it. The town is also [mostly] car-free with charming pedestrian streets and, oddly enough, a subway running underneath the main street to carry people from the parking area through town and to the ski area. No ski bus commutes here; we can just walk a short ways up the road to three gondolas accessing the enormous ski area directly above town.

We even got a welcoming sunset this evening, which I enjoyed photographing from the balcony of our hotel room! Hopefully that's a good omen for the week ahead! We are exited to explore the ski area tomorrow, and there's some snow in the forecast... so, it should be a fun last week in Tyrol.