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This was our first 'real' ski vacation and I was full of anticipation. Our friends had picked out this place because of its reputation as a family ski area with a very good ski school for kids as well as a large children's village. Serfaus lies in the Austrian Tirol mountains east of St. Anton and west of Innsbruck. The ski area which consists of Serfaus, Fiss and Landis has 185 kilometers of pistes with 53 lifts and is covered on one pass. Enough to keep us busy for a week.
We had decided to do the drive down over 2 days so reservations were made in a town north of the border between Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
At dinner the whole conversation revolved around what 'ít' would be like. Couldn't wait to hit the slopes. The next morning we (along with hundreds of other Dutchies) arrived in Serfaus.
The first few hours were like trying to walk for the first time. I felt so clumsy trying to ski with two left feet. But as most skiers know, warm chocolate milk (for some, with a touch of rum) is a cure all.
I was hoping for sunny days, fresh snow and some fantastic skiing....at least for a novice. I got what I hoped for. That was until Wednesday when I woke up with a sore throat, runny nose, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, fever feeling and the sky was grey with bad visibility. I agreed to meet the others for lunch, crawled back under the comforter and slept a few more hours. The extra zzz's helped but I still wasn't 100%. Glad I brought the Nyquil because the next day I was feeling alot better, at least enough to go the full day on skis, that is with the frequent stops for warm chocolate milk. And the rest of the week ? Blue skies with whispers of clouds.
All in all, this definitely met my expections. Since we (except for J) were new to this sport, we kept mainly to the blue and easy red slopes so we didn't take full advantage of the whole ski area. This was a place we were going to visit again.