Healing for body and soul: If, in a region full of magnificent peaks, a mountain is known as the “Schönjoch” (Beautiful Ridge), then that means something!
Located high up on a sunny plateau in the west of Tirol, this 500-inhabitant village links up with neighbouring Serfaus and Fiss to form a large ski resort popular with international guests and locals alike.
Ladis’s history as a spa resort, however, dates back much further, as far as the Middle Ages – long before the word “spa” was used in its modern context and long before the invention of skiing. A sulphur spring and natural mineral water source in Obladis with high carbon dioxide levels were said to have healing powers and for centuries drew many visitors to the region. Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519) even ordered for the water to be tested, with his doctor reporting back to him that it was “one of the most healing waters in all of Germany”. Today, it is mostly the modern lifts and ski infrastructure in Ladis which make every stay in this beautiful village “one of the most healing” visitors could wish for.