Ski resort choice is key when planning a family ski holiday, so here are our top six family ski resorts in the Austrian Tirol
Family ski holidays need a lot of organisation: from ski in, ski out accommodation and large, easy-to-reach beginner areas, to flexible rental arrangements, excellent child-care facilities and a wide range of restaurants catering for multiple diets. Plus, an exciting variety of alternative activities is also key, as let’s face it, kids can get bored easily. Happily, with approximately 80 ski resorts and 3,000 kilometres of pistes showcasing modern lifts and resort infrastructure, the Austrian Tirol has a huge range of options to choose from. Here we list our favourite six…
Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau
With its excellent childcare facilities, ski lessons for beginners and wide range of runs, the Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau has everything a family needs, and more. Even though the resort has more than 100 km of pistes served by nearly 50 lifts, it offers a relaxed feel. Five local ski schools and two ski kindergartens mean that parents and children can benefit from top tuition. Approximately 85% of the slopes are covered with snow cannons, so the conditions remain consistent throughout the season. Plus, there are many other activities on offer, including sledging, snowshoeing and ice skating, and Innsbruck Airport is just 45 minutes’ drive by car. A week’s stay, for a family of four (two adults and two children), costs from €279 total. Price is for accommodation only. A six-day lift pass costs from €100 per child (aged 15 and under), and from €199.50 per adult. During the Easter holidays (1-17 March 2017) children (aged 15 and under) can ski for free. Return flights (London to Innsbruck) cost from £192 pp.